Dr. Susan Cahill

Associate Professor/Director of MSOT Program, Exercise and Movement Science

Credentials:
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, 2012
M.A., Dominican University, 2004
B.S., University of Illinois at Chicago, 1997

Exceptional Service:

Elected by the membership of the American Occupational Therapy Association to serve as the Chairperson of the Commission on Practice.

Appointed member of the  National Board of Certification in Occupational Therapy Continuing Competency Maintenance Committee.

Scholarly Publications:

Cahill, S. (2019). Multi-tiered systems of support. InG. Frolek Clark & J. Polochino (Eds.), Best  practices for occupational therapy in schools (2nd ed), (pp.211-223). Bethesda, MD: AOTA Press.

Cahill, S., Suman, M., Wasko, A., & Petersen, K. (2018). Preparing youth with disabilities for air travel. OT Practice, 23 (20), 38-40.

Cahill, S. (2019). A frame of reference for school-aged children with anxiety and depression. In P.Kramer and J. Hinojosa (Eds.), Frames of reference for pediatric occupational therapy (4th ed), (pp.523-554). Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer.

Yancey, N. R., Cahill, S., & McDowell, M. (2018). Transformation in Teaching-Learning: Emerging Possibilities with Interprofessional Education. Nursing Science Quarterly, 31(2), 126-130.

Polo, K. & Cahill, S. (2017). Interprofessional collaboration to support children with diabetes.The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy, 5 (3), Article 3. doi.org:10.15453/2168-6408.1338.

Cahill, S. (2017). College students’ mental health: Creating supportive learning environments. OT Practice, 22(13), 22-24.

Publications:
Cahill, S. & Bowyer, P. (Eds.) (2015). Cases in Pediatric Occupational Therapy: Assessment and Intervention. Thorofare, NJ: Slack Inc.

Bowyer, P. & Cahill, S. (2009). Pediatric Occupational Therapy Handbook: A Guide to Diagnoses and Evidence-based Interventions. St. Louis, MO: Mosby.

Cahill, S., Bowyer, P., O’Brien, J., & Munoz, L. 2017(in press). Applying the Model of Human Occupation in pediatric practice: Working with children with sensory processing, motor, medical, and developmental issues.

In R. Taylor (Ed.), Kielhofner’s Model of Human Occupation (5th ed), (pp.362-376). Baltimore, MD: Wolters Kluwer. de las Heras de Pablo, C., Cahill, S., Raber, C., Moody, A., & Kielhofner, G. (2017). Observational assessments. In R. Taylor (Ed.), Kielhofner’s Model of Human Occupation (5th ed), (pp. 225-247). Baltimore, MD: Wolters Kluwer.

Cahill, S. (2017). Early intervention. In A. Wagenfied, J. Kalenberg, D. Honaker, (Eds.), Foundations of  Pediatric Practice for the Occupational Therapy Assistant (2nd ed.), (pp.301-312). Thorofare, NJ: Slack Inc.

Bazyk, S. & Cahill, S. (2015). School-based occupational therapy. In J. Case-Smith & J. O’Brien (Eds.), Occupational Therapy for Children (7th ed.), (pp. 664-703). St. Louis: Elsevier.

Cahill, S. (2015). Cooper: Developmental delay/Early intervention. In S. Cahill & P. Bowyer (Eds.), Cases in Pediatric Occupational Therapy: Assessment and Intervention, (pp.38-40). Thorofare, NJ: Slack Inc.

Cahill, S. (2015). Serena: At risk for learning and social emotional disabilities/School systems. In S. Cahill & P. Bowyer (Eds.), Cases in Pediatric Occupational Therapy: Assessment and Intervention, (pp.56-59). Thorofare, NJ: Slack Inc.

Cahill, S. (2015). Wilson: Learning disability/School systems. In S. Cahill & P. Bowyer (Eds.), Cases in        Pediatric Occupational Therapy: Assessment and Intervention, (pp.67-69). Thorofare, N Inc.

Cahill, S. (2015). Johanna: Cerebral palsy/School systems. In S. Cahill & P. Bowyer (Eds.),              Cases in

                Pediatric Occupational Therapy: Assessment and Intervention, (pp.69-73). Thorofare, NJ: Slack Inc.

Ratzon, N., Alon, E., Schejter-Margalit, T., & Cahill, S. (2012). The younger worker: Transition services for             the adolescent and young adult with special needs. In B. Braveman & J. Page (Eds.), WORK:                Promoting participation & productivity through occupational therapy, (pp. 140-171).           Philadelphia, PA: F.A. Davis.

 Cahill, S. & Kielhofner G. (2008). Volition: Child-oriented intervention for the upper extremity. In A.

Eliasson and P. Burtner (Eds.) The Child with Cerebral Palsy: Management of the Upper Extremity             (pp.298-307). London: Mac Keith Press.

Kielhofner, G., Cahill, S., Forsyth, K., de las Heras, C., Melton, J., Rabner, C. & Prior, S. (2008).

Assessments: Structured methods for gathering client information. In G. Kielhofner A Model of Human Occupation: Theory and Application (4th ed.), (pp 217-236). Baltimore, MD: Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins.

 Cahill. S. (2007). Case study #5: Occupational adaptation in MOHO. In S. Dunbar (Ed.) Occupational

                Therapy Models for Intervention with Children and Families. (pp. 73-76). Thorofare, NJ: Slack

Incorporated.

Peer-reviewed Journals:

Thompson, S., Cech, D., Cahill, S. & Krzak, J. (under review). Linking content of the Pediatric Evaluation

of Disability-Computer Adaptive Test (PEDI-CAT) to the International Classification of unctioning,

Disability, and Health (ICF). Pediatric Physical Therapy.

Polo, K., & Cahill, S. (in press). Interprofessional collaboration with school nurses to support children

with diabetes at school: A national survey. Open Journal of Occupational Therapy.

Egan, B. E., & Cahill, S. M. (2017). National survey to identify mental health topics in entry-level OT and

OTA Curricula: Implications for occupational therapy education. Journal Occupational Therapy

                Education, 1 (1). Article 6, 1-14. Retrieved from http://encompass.eku.edu/jote/vol1/iss1/6

 Cahill, S. & Egan, B. (2017). Perceptions regarding occupational therapy involvement in school mental health: A pilot study. Open Journal of Occupational Therapy, 5 (1), Article 5.

 Knecht-Sabres, L., Gunn, J., Conroy, C., Getch, S., Cahill, S., Lee, M., Ciancio, M., Jaskolski, J.,

Palmisano, L., & Kristjansdottir, K. (2016). Effectiveness of an optional interprofessional

education event. Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences & Practice, 14 (4), Article 2.

Byjos, O., Dusing, J., Zartman, C., & Cahill, S. (2016). Perspectives of Individuals who Experienced

Bullying during Childhood. Open Journal of Occupational Therapy, 4 (Article 2). doi: 10.15454/2168-6408.1249

Cahill, S., Polo, K., Egan, B., & Marasti, N. (2016). Interventions to promote diabetes self-             management in

children & youth: A scoping review. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 70, 5.

 Egan, B., Cahill, S.,Huber-Lee, C., & Wallingford, M. (2016). The use of an evidence-based practice online

module to increase occupational therapy practitioners’ knowledge and skills. Internet Journal of

                Allied Health Sciences & Practice., 14 (2), Article 10.

Krantz, G., Tolan, V., Pontarelli, K., & Cahill, S. (2016). What do adolescents with               developmental

disabilities learn about sexuality and dating? A potential role for occupational therapy. Open

                Journal of Occupational Therapy, 4 (2), Article 5. http://dx.doi.org/10.15453/2168-6408.1208

Cahill, S. M. (2015). Perspectives on the use of standardized parents to teach collaboration to graduate

occupational therapy students. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 69 (Suppl. 2),

  1. http://dx.doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2015.017103

 Cahill, S.M., McGuire, B., Krumdick, N.D. & Lee, M.M. (2015). Rural practitioners’ involvement in

response to intervention. Journal of Occupational Therapy in Schools and Early Intervention, 8,

149-156.

Cahill, S., Egan, B., Wallingford, M., Huber-Lee, C., & Dess-McGuire, M. (2015). The results of a school-

based evidence-based practice initiative. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 69,

  1. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2015.014597

Cahill, S., McGuire, B., Krumdick, N., & Lee, M. (2014). A national survey of occupational               therapy

practitioners’ involvement in Response to Intervention. American Journal of Occupational

                Therapy, 68 e234-e240.

Cahill, S., Rotter, J., Lyons, K., & Marrone, A. (2014). Survivors of brain injury: The narrative experiences

of being a college student. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy. 81 2), 93-101.

 Cahill, S. & Lopez-Reyna, N. (2013). Expanding school-based problem-solving teams to include

occupational therapists. Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools, & Early Intervention. 6(4),

314-325.

Askins, L., Diasio, B., Szewerniak, D., & Cahill, S. (2013). Children with developmental disabilities and

their motivation to play. Open Journal of Occupational Therapy, 1 (4), Article 4.

http://dx.doi.org/10.15453/2168-6408.1062

Cahill, S. & Suarez-Balcazar, Y. (2012). Using photovoice to identify factors that influence              children’s health. Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences & Practice, 10 (2).

 Cahill, S. (2010). The contributions made by occupational therapists in RtI: A pilot study. Journal of                     Occupational Therapy in Schools and Early Intervention, 3 (1), 3-10.

 Cahill, S. (2009). Where does handwriting fit in?: Strategies to support academic achievement.

Intervention in School & Clinic, 44 (4), 223-228.

 Taylor, R., Kielhofner, G., Smith, C., Butler, S., Cahill, S., Ciukaj, M., & Gehman, M. (2009). Volitional

change in children with autism: A single-case design study of the impact of hippotherapy on motivation. Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, 25 (2), 192-200.

 Cahill, S. & Bulanda, M. (2009). Using transformative learning theory to enhance professional

development. Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences & Practice, 7 (1), 1-7.

Cahill, S., Holt, C., & Cassidy, M. (2009). Collaborating with teachers to support achievement

through early intervening services. Journal of Occupational Therapy in Schools and Early Intervention, 1 (3/4), 263-270.

Cahill, S. & Suarez-Balacazar, Y. (2009). Promoting children’s nutrition and fitness in the urban

context. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 63 (1), 113-116.

Cahill, S. (2008). Teaching organizational skills through self-regulated learning strategies. TEACHING                     Exceptional Children Plus, 5(1), Article 3.

Cahill, S. & Mitra, S. (2008). Forging collaborative relationships to meet the demands of inclusion. Kappa

                Delta Pi Record, 44 (4), 149-151.

Cahill, S. (2006). Classroom management for kids who won’t sit still and other “bad apples. ”TEACHING

                Exceptional Children Plus, 3(1) Article 6.

Published Abstracts:

Byjos, O., Cahill, S., Dusing, J., & Zartman, C. (2016). Overcoming bullying: The narrative experiences of

adults and potential roles for occupational therapy. American Journal of Occupational Therapy,

70 (4_Supplement_1):  7011510187p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2016.70S1-PO1030

Cahill, S. & Egan, B. (2016). Learning together: Exploring instructional support personnel’s perceptions of

occupational therapists in school mental health: A pilot study. American                Journal of Occupational

Therapy, 70 (4_Supplement_1): 7011505092p1-7011505092p1. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2016.70S1-RP303B

McGuire, B., Cahill, S., Krumdick, N. & Lee, M. (2015). Rural school occupational therapists in

Response to Intervention (RtI): Doing more with less?. American Journal of Occupational

                Therapy, 69 (Supplement_1):6911505112p1. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2015.69S1-PO3088.

Egan, E., Huber-Lee, C., Dess-McGuire, M., Wallingford, M., & Cahill, S. (2015). An intervention to

promote the adoption of evidence-based practice (EBP) behaviors. American Journal of

                Occupational Therapy, 69(Supplement_1):6911510144p1. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2015.69S1-PO5087.

Other Professional Publications:

Cahill, S. M. & Egan, B.E. (2017). Identifying youth with mental health conditions at school. OT Practice,

22 (5), CE-1-CE-8.

Cahill, S. (2016). The American Occupational Therapy Association’s Societal Statement on Youth

Violence. Retrieved from: ttps://www.aota.org/~/media/Corporate/Files/AboutAOTA/OfficialDocs/AOTA-Societal-Statement-on-Youth-Violence-final-for-web-posting.pdf

Valkanos, C., Huber-Lee, C., & Cahill, S. M. (2016). Blue, yellow, red, green: Teaching self-regulation skills

to first graders. OT Practice, 21 (12), 7-11.

Harris, M., Maturo, D., Campbell, A., Nagy, K., Cahill, S., & Egan, B. (2016). Does the Use of DVD Training

Impact the Competence of Occupational Therapy Students in Manual Handling? [Critically

                Appraised Paper] Gallagher, A.M., Gilligan, R., & McGrath, M. (2014). The effect of DVD training

on the competence of occupational therapy students in manual handling: A pilot study.

International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 21(12), 575-583.

Frolek Clark, G., Cahill, S. M., & C. Ivey. (2015). School practice documentation: Documenting and

organizing quantitative data. OT Practice, 20 (15), 12-15.

 Cahill, S.M., Clone, J., Wilson, M., & Moroni, A. (2015). Friends, fun, and fitness: A 6-week program for

adolescents with Down syndrome. Developmental Disabilities Special Interest Section Quarterly,

38 (2), 1-4.

 D’Amico, M., & Cahill, S. M. (2015). Addressing sexuality with individuals with developmental disabilities

and their families across the lifespan. Developmental Disabilities Special                Interest Section

                Quarterly, 38 (1), 1–4.

Cahill, S. & Pagano, J. (2015). AOTA Fact Mental Health Sheet: Reducing Restraint and Seclusion: The

Benefit and Role of Occupational Therapy. Retrieved at:

http://www.aota.org//media/Corporate/Files/Practice/Children/SchoolMHToolkit/Reducing-

Restraint-and-Seclusion.pdf

Cahill, S., Frolek Clark, G., Olson, L., & Polochino, J. (2014). Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ): Response

to Intervention for School-Based Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants.

Retrieved at: http://www.aota.org/-/media/corporate/files/secure/practice/children/faq-

school-based-revised-09-2014.pdf

Bazyk, S., Berthelette, M., Cahill, S., Frolek Clark, G.., Csanyi, C., McCloskey, S., McGuire, B., Ivey, C.,

Jackson, L., Kane, E., Olson, L., Polochino, J., Ray, S., Sanchez, S.,               Schoonover, J., Nanof, T., &

Schefkind, S. (2012). AOTA Practice Advisory on                Occupational Therapy in Response to Intervention. Retrieved from: http://www.aota.org/Practitioners-Section/Children-and youth/Browse/School/RtI/Practice-Advisory.aspx

Cahill, S. (2012, September). Exploring new territories in the schools. American Occupational Therapy

                Association’s Early Intervention and School Special Interest Section Quarterly, 19 (3), 1-3.

Cahill, S., Clark, G., Csani, C., Ivey, C., Jackson, L., McClosky, S., McGuire, B., Olson, L., Polochino, J., & Ray, S (2012). Response to intervention: Your questions answered. OT Practice, 17 (3), 18-20.

Cahill, S. M. (2012). Clinical reasoning to support participation: How occupational therapists make

                decisions in the schools. University of Illinois at Chicago).ProQuest Dissertations

and Theses, 183. Retrieved from http://proxy.cc.uic.edu/docview/1151138310?accountid=14552. (1151138310)

 

Cahill, S. & Schefkind, S. (2011). How to pick a toy: Checklist for Toy Shopping. Retrieved from:

http://www.aota.org/Consumers/consumers/Youth/Play/Toy.aspx?FT=.pdf

(AOTA consumer Fact Sheet)

Cahill, S. (2011). Supporting the achievement of students with behavioral needs in RtI. ILOTA

                Communiqué.

Cahill, S., Daniel, D., Nelson-Stitt, M., Braeger, S., Dostal, A., & Hirter, S. (2009). Creating               partnerships to

promote health and fitness in children. OT Practice, 14 (6), 10-13.

Goertz, H., Benedict, B., Bui, O., Peitz, S., Ryba, R., & Cahill, S. (2008). The American Occupational

Therapy Association’s Societal Statement on Youth Violence. Retrieved from:

http://www.aota.org/media/Corporate/Files/AboutAOTA/OfficialDocs/SocietalStmts/AOTAS%20Societal%20Statement%20on%20Youth%20Violence.pdf

Cahill, S. (2008). Using MOHO in educational settings. OT Advance, 24 (21), 25-26.

Daniel, D., Nelson-Stitt, M., & Cahill, S. (2008). Promoting healthy lifestyles in school children. ILOTA

               Communiqué.

Cahill, S. (2007, March). Facilitating playfulness in children with emotional difficulties. American

                Occupational Therapy Association’s Mental Health Special Interest Section Quarterly, 30 (1), 1-4.

Cahill, S. (2007, September). A perspective on response to intervention. American Occupational Therapy

                Association’s School System Special Interest Section Quarterly, 14 (3), 1–4.

Preissner, K., Peterson, E., & Cahill, S. (2007). Sharing your clinical expertise: Options, benefits, and steps

to make it happen! ILOTA Communiqué.

Preissner, K., Cahill, S., & Peterson, E. (2007). Teaching opportunities for clinicians. OT Practice, 12 (18),

17-19

Cahill, S. (2006). Inspiring self-determination in students with special needs. ILOTA Communiqué.

Cahill, S. (2006). Providing mental health services in the schools. OT Practice, 11 (22), 13-16.

Cahill, S. (2006). Supporting participation of children with autism spectrum disorders. OT Practice, 11

(16), 9-10.

Scholarly Presentations:

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

Dorsey, J., Cahill, S., Synovec, C., Boop, C.,Gibbs, V., Metzger, L., & Herr, B. (2019, April). Using AOTA’s  Official Documents for Advancing Knowledge and Professional Advocacy. Short course presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association Conference. New Orleans, LA.

Lieberman, D., Dorsey, J., Boop, C., Synovec,C., Lannigan, L., Cahill, S., Gibbs, V., & Herr,B. (2019, April). The OT Practice Framework: Domain and Process Revision Update. Short course presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association Conference. New Orleans, LA.

Petersen, K., Cahill, S., Suman, M., Wasko, A., & Zahos, M. (2019, April). Preparing Students with Special Needs for Air Travel. Poster presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association Conference. New Orleans, LA.

Cahill, S. (2019, February). Back to basics: Supporting the mental health of the i-generation. Lecture presented at Texas Womans University, School of Occupational Therapy. Dallas, TX.

Presentations:

Presentations at Professional Meetings (Peer Reviewed):

Kiraly-Alvarez, A., Wallingford, M., Cahill, S., Knecht-Sabres, L., & Kovic, M. (2017, March). Adapting the

student Evaluation of the Fieldwork Experience Form to assess occupation-based practice during

fieldwork. Poster presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association Conference.

Philadelphia, PA.

Cahill, S. & Mahaffey, L. (2016, October). Considering occupational therapy’s role in school mental

health. Short course presented at the Illinois Occupational Therapy Association Conference,

Naperville, IL.

Cahill, S. & Dilfer, K. (2016, October). Providing trauma-informed OT services in early intervention and

school-based practice. Workshop presented at the Illinois Occupational Therapy Association

Conference, Naperville, IL.

 

Liberman, D., Arbesman, M., Cahill, S., Marshina, M., Reder, R., & Zelnick, D. (2016, April). Knowledge

translation: Integrating evidence into clinical practice. Short course presentation at the

American Occupational Therapy Association. Chicago, IL.

Byjos, O., Dusing, J., Zartman, C., Cahill, S. (2016, April). Overcoming Bullying: What we can learn from

the Narrative Experiences of Adults, a poster presented at the American Occupational Therapy

Association National Conference, Chicago, IL.

Cahill, S. & Polo, K. (2016, April). Collaborating with School Nurses to Support Children with Diabetes at

School, a poster presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association National

Conference, Chicago, IL.

Cahill, S. & Egan, B. (2016, April). Learning Together: A Pilot Study Exploring Instructional Support

Personnel’s Perceptions of OTs in School Mental Health, 1 hour research paper presentation

presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association National Conference, Chicago, IL.

Egan, B. & Cahill, S. (2016, April). SIS MHSIS Buzz Session: Reflections on a Strategic Occupational

Therapy Initiative to Promote Positive Mental Health, An AOTA sponsored 1 hour short course at

the American Occupational Therapy Association National Conference, Chicago, IL.

Egan, B., Cahill, S., & Polo, K. (2016, April). A Study of Occupation-based Intervention Use: Support and

Barriers, A poster presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association National

Conference, Chicago, IL.

Thompson, S., Cech, D., Krzak, J., Cahill, S. (2016, February). Linking content of the pediatric evaluation

of disability-computer adaptive test (PEDI-CAT) to the international classification of functioning,

disability, and health (ICF). Poster presented at the 2016 American Physical Therapy Association

(APTA) Combined Sections Meeting (CSM), Anaheim, CA.

Egan, B., Polo, K., & Cahill, S. (2015, November). Using Photo-Elicitation to Develop a Grounded Theory

of Occupation-based Intervention in Illinois, A poster presented at the Illinois Occupational

Therapy Association conference, St. Charles, IL.

Schefkind, S. & Cahill, S. (2015, November). Building a Collaborative Culture for Student Mental Health,

1 hour presentation presented at the 20th Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental

Health, New Orleans, LA.

Cahill, S. & McGuire, B. (2015, April). OTD, OTR/L Rural School OTs in Response to Intervention (RtI):

Doing More With Less? A poster presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association

National Conference, Nashville, TN.

Cahill, S., Egan, B., Huber-Lee, C., & Wallingford, M. (2015, April). DrOT, OTR/L An Intervention to

Promote the Adoption of Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) Behaviors, A poster presented at the

American Occupational Therapy Association National Conference, Nashville, TN.

Conroy, C., Gunn, J., Cahill, S., Ciancio, M., Getch, S., Knecht-Sabres, L., Wilson, J., Jaskolski, J.,

Kristjansdottir, K., Palmisano, L., Arquines, C., & Romano, F. (2015, April). The Results of a One-

Day Interprofessional Education Experience for Health Professional Students, Poster presented

at Armstrong University’s Interprofessional Health Care Summit Conference, Savannah, GA.

Cahill, S., Krumdick, N., & Lee, M. (2014, October). Rural School OTs in RtI: Doing More with Less?

Research Platform presented at the Illinois Occupational Therapy Association annual

conference, Lisle, IL.

Krantz, G., Tolan, V., Pontarelli, K., & Cahill, S. (2014, October). What do Adolescents with

Developmental Disabilities Need to Know About Sexuality and Dating? An Examination of

Educators’ Perspectives, Research Platform presented at the Illinois Occupational Therapy

Association annual conference, Lisle, IL.

Clone, J., Wilson, M., Moroni, A., & Cahill, S. (2014, October). Friends, Fun, & Fitness: Lessons Learned

from a Successful Physical Activity Program for Teens with Down Syndrome, A short course

presented at the Illinois Occupational Therapy Association annual conference , Lisle, IL.

Huber-Lee, C., Cahill, S., Egan, B., Dess-McGuire, M., &  Wallingford, M. (2014, October). Weaving

Evidence into the Tapestry of School Based Practice: A Collaborative Partnership, A poster

presented at the Illinois Occupational Therapy Association conference, Lisle, IL.

McGuire, B. & Cahill, S. (2014, April). Results from a National Survey of Occupational Therapy

Practitioners’ Involvement in Response to Intervention, Poster presented at the American

Occupational Therapy Association Annual National Conference, Baltimore, MD.

Cahill, S., Egan, B., Wallingford, M., & Huber-Lee, C. (2014, April). The Effectiveness of an Evidence-

Based Practice Initiative for School Therapists, Research Work in Progress Poster presented at

the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual National Conference, Baltimore, MD.

Cahill, S., McGuire, B., (2013, October). Preliminary Results from a National Survey of Occupational

Therapy Practitioners’ Involvement in Response to Intervention, Poster presented at the Illinois

Occupational Therapy Association annual conference. Peoria, IL.

Schefkind, S. & Cahill, S. (2013, October). Promoting Positive Behavior & Learning for All Students

through Recess, 1 hour presentation presented at the 18th Annual Conference on Advancing

School Mental Health, Arlington, VA.

Cahill, S. (2013, October). Collaborating with OTs to Support Student Role Development, Poster

presentation presented at the 18th Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health,

Arlington, VA.

Cahill, S. (2013, April). Occupational Therapists’ Clinical Reasoning during Problem Solving in RtI, 1

research paper presentation presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association

National Conference. San Diego, CA.

Cahill, S. (2012, November).  Occupational Therapy Practitioners Problem Solving in RtI, 1.5 hour

presentation at the Illinois Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference. Lisle, IL.

Cahill, S., Ray, S., & Olson, L. (2012, October). Incorporating Sensory Strategies in PBS 1 hour

presentation at the 17th Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health, Salt Lake City,

UT.

Vaughn, C., Preissner, K., & Cahill, S. (2010, April). The Potential Role for Occupational Therapy in

Weight Management for Youth Who Are Overweight or Obese, Poster presented at the

American Occupational Therapy Association annual conference. Orlando, FL.

Cahill, S. & Lopez-Reyna, N. (2008, June). PhD Understanding Repetitive Behaviors in Children with

Autism: Are they Communicating?, Presentation at the International Learning Conference.         Chicago, IL.

Cahill, S., & Bulanda, M. (2008, April). Transformative Learning Theory, Continuing Education, &

Occupational Therapy Practitioners, Poster presented at the American Occupational Therapy

Association annual conference. Long Beach, CA.

Kramer, J., Cahill, S., & Bowyer, P. (2008, April). Applying the Model of Human Occupation to School-

based Practice, 1 ½ hour presentation to the members of the American Occupational Therapy

Association describing how OTs can use assessment tools based on the MOHO to inform

intervention to meet the educational needs of children with and at-risk for disabilities. Long

Beach, CA.

Cahill, S., Suarez-Balcazar, Y., Daniel, D., Nelson-Stitt, M.,  Doyle, J., & Wilson, R. (2008, March).

Empowering Elementary Students to Make Healthy Choices through Photovoice, Poster

presented at the Consortium for Lowering Obesity in Chicago’s Children (CLOCC) Quarterly

Meeting. Chicago, IL.

Bowyer, P., Kramer, J., & Cahill, S. (2007, July). Using The Model Of Human Occupation in Client-

Centered, Occupation-Based Pediatric Contexts 15:30 – 16:25. 1 hour extended discussion at the

Canadian Occupational Therapy Association annual conference, St. John’s, Newfoundland,

Canada.

Kramer, J., Cahill, S., & Bowyer, P. (2007, April).  Supporting Inclusion: Occupational Therapy Processes

and Assessments,1 hour presentation to attendees of the 7th Annual Second City Disability

Studies in Education Conference. Chicago, IL.

Cahill, S. (2007, April). Occupational Therapy’s Role in Response to Intervention: The Pre-referral Process

and Special Education, 1 ½ hour presentation at the American Occupational

Therapy Association national conference.  St. Louis, MO.

Cahill, S. & Preissner, K. (2007, April). Facilitating the Development of Assessment Skills

Through Problem-based Learning, Poster presented at the American Occupational Therapy

Association’s annual conference. St. Louis, MO.

Kramer, J., Bowyer, P., Cahill, S. (2007, April). The Model of Human Occupation Supporting Child-

centered, Occupation-based Practice across Contexts, 6 ½ hour pre-conference institute

at the American Occupational Therapy Association national conference. St. Louis, MO.

Cahill, S. (2006, September). Supporting Participation of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, 1 ½

hour presentation at the Illinois Occupational Therapy Association annual conference. Springfield, IL.

Kramer, J. Cahill, S., & Bowyer, P. (2006, September).  Addressing Motivation in Intervention using the

Pediatric Volitional Questionnaire, 3 hour workshop presented at the Illinois

Occupational Therapy Association annual conference. Springfield, IL.

Preissner, K. & Cahill, S. (2006, September). Using Problem-based Learning to Teach the Assessment

Process, Poster presentation at the Illinois Occupational Therapy Association’s annual

conference. Springfield, IL.

Peterson, E., Preissner, K., & Cahill, S. (2006, April). Transitioning to Academia: Your Roadmap to

Success, 1 ½ hour presentation at the American Occupational Therapy Association national conference. Charlotte, NC.

Peterson, E., Preissner, K., & Cahill, S. (2005, November). Transitioning to Academia: Your Roadmap to

Success. 1 ½ hour presentation at the Illinois Occupational Therapy Association annual

conference. Oak Brook, IL.

Major Professional Honors:

Named the 26th Annual Endowed Vanderkooi Lecturer by Texas Woman’s University, School of Occupational Therapy.

Service commendation awarded by the American Occupational Therapy Association for leading an AOTA Pediatric Virtual chat

Service commendation awarded by the American Occupational Therapy Association for service related to the Approved Provider Review Program (2014-2017)