Stefanie Bodison

Stefanie Bodison, OTD, OTR/L

Assistant Professor And Director Of Sensory Development Lab

Department: HP-OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
Business Phone: (352) 273-9883

About Stefanie Bodison

Stefanie Bodison, OTD, OTR/L, is an Assistant Professor, in the Department of Occupational Therapy, College of Public Health and Health Professions, at the University of Florida. Dr. Bodison is an internationally renowned expert in sensory integration theory, assessment, and intervention. Her research program uses multimodal neuroimaging methods to investigate the neural correlates of sensory processing as a foundation for the development of sensorimotor and social-emotional skills in neurotypically developing children and those with neurodevelopmental disorders. Dr. Bodison has received research grants from the Department of Defense, the NIH National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, and the Southern California Clinical Translational Science Institute to study developing sensorimotor networks in children with autism, prenatal alcohol exposure, and sensorineural hearing loss. Her research program strives to elucidate sensory brain-behavior relationships to inform the development and refinement of rehabilitation interventions for children and adolescents. Dr. Bodison has (co)authored over 30 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters; is an Associate Editor for the American Journal of Occupational Therapy; and has presented over 100 scientific papers and clinical trainings across the globe. She also has clinical expertise in the development of feeding and eating skills in very young children.

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Accomplishments

A. Jean Ayres Award
2019 · American Occupational Therapy Foundation
Margaret S. Rood Award of Professional Promise
1994 · University of Southern California
OT National Honor Society – Phi Theta Epsilon
1993 · University of Southern California
Trojan Spirit Award
1992 · University of Southern California

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2021
OTH6818 Clinical Competence Seminar
2022
HSC4970 Public Health and Health Professions Senior Honors Thesis

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric NDT Approach (C/NDT)
    Neuro-Developmental Treatment Association
  • Registered Occupational Therapist (OTR)
    National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy
  • Swallowing Assessment, Evaluation and Intervention (SWC)
    California Board of Occupational Therapy

Research Profile

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0003-1412-1033

Publications

2022
Feeding and Eating Issues in Children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders
An Evidence-Based Guide to Combining Intervention with Sensory Integration in Pediatric Practice.
2022
Sensory Processing: A Conceptual Model
An Evidence-Based Guide to Combining Interventions with Sensory Integration in Pediatric Practice.
2021
Brain Development in the Early Years
Best Practices for Occupational Therapy in Early Childhood. 89-98
2020
A Systematic Review of Interventions to Improve the Occupation of Play in Children With Autism
OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health. 40(2):83-98 [DOI] 10.1177/1539449219880531.
2020
Structural Brain Development: Birth Through Adolescence
Neural Circuit and Cognitive Development.
2019
An Examination of Sensory-Related Terminology Across Disciplines: Part One
SIS Quarterly Practice Connections. 4(2):5-7
2018
Motor and Praxis Differences in Individuals with ASD
Autism Across the Lifespan: A Comprehensive Occupational Therapy Approach, 4th Edition. 35-58
2018
Specific Sensory Techniques and Sensory Environmental Modifications for Children and Youth With Sensory Integration Difficulties: A Systematic Review
The American Journal of Occupational Therapy. 72(1):7201190040p1-7201190040p11 [DOI] 10.5014/ajot.2018.029413.
2018
State of the Science of Sensory Integration Research With Children and Youth
The American Journal of Occupational Therapy. 72(1):7201170010p1-7201170010p4 [DOI] 10.5014/ajot.2018.721003.
2017
Psychometrics and Clinical Utility of Sensory Processing Assessments for Children
The American Journal of Occupational Therapy. 71(4_Supplement_1):7111500034p1-7111500034p1 [DOI] 10.5014/ajot.2017.71s1-po3070.
2017
Using a Multifaceted Approach to Working With Children Who Have Differences in Sensory Processing and Integration
The American Journal of Occupational Therapy. 71(2):7102360010p1-7102360010p10 [DOI] 10.5014/ajot.2017.019281. [PMID] 28218599.
2016
Deficits in Proprioception Measured in Children With Somatodyspraxia
The American Journal of Occupational Therapy. 70(4_Supplement_1):7011500062p1-7011500062p1 [DOI] 10.5014/ajot.2016.70s1-po5120.
2015
Developmental Dyspraxia and the Play Skills of Children With Autism
The American Journal of Occupational Therapy. 69(5):6905185060p1-6905185060p6 [DOI] 10.5014/ajot.2015.017954. [PMID] 26356662.
2015
Engaging the Community in the Dissemination, Implementation, and Improvement of Health-Related Research
Clinical and Translational Science. 8(6):814-819 [DOI] 10.1111/cts.12342. [PMID] 26546337.
2015
Sensorimotor Integration in Typical Children and Those With Autism: Brain Structural and Functional Connectivity
The American Journal of Occupational Therapy. 69(Supplement_1):6911505014p1-6911505014p1 [DOI] 10.5014/ajot.2015.69s1-rp101d.
2014
Motor Control and Motor Learning Processes in Autism Spectrum Disorders
Handbook of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders, 4th Edition: Assessment, Intervention, Policy and the Future.
2014
Occupational Therapy Practice Framework: Domain and Process (3rd Edition)
The American Journal of Occupational Therapy. 68(Supplement_1):S1-S48 [DOI] 10.5014/ajot.2014.682006.
2012
A Little Lady With a Big Problem or the Weight of the Issue
ICAN: Infant, Child, & Adolescent Nutrition. 4(2):101-105 [DOI] 10.1177/1941406412440826.
2012
Development of the Comprehensive Observations of Proprioception (COP): Validity, Reliability, and Factor Analysis
The American Journal of Occupational Therapy. 66(6):691-698 [DOI] 10.5014/ajot.2012.003608. [PMID] 23106989.
2012
Exploring the sensory basis of developmental dyspraxia in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Seeing and Perceiving. 25 [DOI] 10.1163/187847612×646848.
2012
Proprioceptive Processing Difficulties Among Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders and Developmental Disabilities
The American Journal of Occupational Therapy. 66(5):621-624 [DOI] 10.5014/ajot.2012.004234. [PMID] 22917129.
2011
Verification and Clarification of Patterns of Sensory Integrative Dysfunction
The American Journal of Occupational Therapy. 65(2):143-151 [DOI] 10.5014/ajot.2011.000752.

Grants

Sep 2021 ACTIVE
15/24 The Healthy Brain and Child Development National Consortium
Role: Project Manager
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIDA
Sep 2021 ACTIVE
8/21 ABCD-USA CONSORTIUM: RESEARCH PROJECT SITE AT CHLA
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: CHILDRENS HOSP LOS ANGELES via NATL INST OF HLTH NIDA
Jun 2021 ACTIVE
Assessing Heterogeneity of Treatment Response with Diffusion MRI Tractography in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: US ARMY MED RES ACQUISITION

Education

MS in Clinical, Biomedical, and Translational Sciences
2017 · University of Southern California
Postdoctoral Fellowship
2011-2013 · University of Southern California
Doctorate of Occupational Therapy
2010 · University of Southern California
MA in Occupational Therapy
1994 · University of Southern California
BS in Occupational Therapy
1992 · University of Southern California

Contact Details

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PO Box 100164
1225 CENTER DR # 2121
GAINESVILLE FL 32610