Dr. Meghan Suman

Assistant Professor/OT Fieldwork Coordinator, Occupational Therapy

Credentials:
OTD, Chatham University, 2015
M.S., Washington University in St. Louis, 2003
B.A., Augustana College, 2001

Exceptional Service:

Board Member: American Occupational Therapy Association Board for Advanced and Specialty Certification.

Manuscript Reviewer, American Occupational Therapy Association National Conference.

Manuscript Reviewer, Illinois Occupational Therapy Association State Conference.

Service:
American Occupational Therapy Association 2018 Annual Conference Proposal Reviewer

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy: Item Writing Committee

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy: Item Enhancement Committee

Scholarly Presentations:

Rioux, J., Suman, M., Friend, R., & Robinson, M.(2019, April). AOTA Board and Specialty Certification. Presented at the meeting of the American Occupational Therapy Association, New Orleans, LA.

Suman, M. (2018, September). Next steps: The path to advanced and specialized practice in OT. Presented at the meeting of the Illinois Occupational Therapy Association, Naperville, IL.

Wallingford, M., Ford, V., Killian, C., Kvasnicka, R., Preissner, K, Menninger, B. & Suman, M.(2018, September). Fieldwork 101: Strategies for new fieldwork educators in 2018. Presented at the meeting of the Illinois Occupational Therapy Association, Naperville, IL.

Cahill, S., Zahos, M., Suman, M., & Petersen, K.(2018, September). Ready to fly! A travel preparation program for students with special needs. Poster session presented at the meeting of the Illinois Occupational Therapy Association, Naperville, IL.

Cahill, S., Zahos, M., Suman, M., & Petersen, K.(2019, April). Ready to fly! A travel preparation program for students with special needs. Poster session presented at the meeting of the American Occupational Therapy Association, New Orleans, LA.

Presentations:
Suman, M., Kiraly-Alvarez, A., Ford, V., Killian, C., Kvasnicka, R., Menninger, B., Weaver, M. (2017, November). Occupational therapy fieldwork: Strategies for new fieldwork educators. Lecture presented at Illinois Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Normal, IL.

Suman, M., Rioux, J., Robinson, M., Blair, S., Dalchow, J., Friend, R., Wagenfeld, A. (2018, April). AOTA board certification and specialty certification. Lecture presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.

Scholarly Publications:

Cahill, S., Suman, M., Wasko, A., & Petersen, K. (2018). Preparing Youth with Disabilities for Air Travel. OT Practice.

Suman, M. (2019). Intellectual disabilities. In G. Frolek Clark, J. Rioux, & B. Chandler (Eds), Best practices for occupational therapy in schools. Bethesda, MD: AOTA Press.

Publications:
Rioux, J., Romeo, C., Sauber, T., & Suman, M. (2017). Q&A with AOTAs Board for Advanced and Specialty Certification. OT Practice, pp 17-18.

Suman, M. & Provident, I. (2018). Using online professional development to increase self-efficacy in school-based occupational therapy fieldwork educators. Journal of Occupational Therapy Education, 2(1).