About Consuelo M Kreider
Consuelo Kreider, PhD, OTR/L is a Clinical Assistant Professor where she teaches in the Doctor of Occupational Therapy program. Her clinical expertise is in community-based occupational therapy working with children, youth, and families with neurodevelopmental and psychosocial challenges. Dr. Kreider has received funding from the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health for investigation of the development of skills, strategies, and supports for fostering the social functioning and self-management of young people with learning, attention, and autism disorders who are transitioning to adult roles and contexts.
Supports developed through her research have been adopted by the University of Florida and have been recognized as an Institute of Education What Works Clearinghouse intervention for post-secondary educational settings.
Occupational Therapist Resistered OTRNational Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc.
My research is both basic and applied. I seek to simultaneously understand and to improve the everyday lives of young people with neurodevelopmental learning, attention, and autism disorders as they transition to adult roles and contexts.
I conduct application-oriented research (i.e., use-inspired basic research; Stokes, 1997) with an overarching objective of understanding the interrelationships among an individual’s knowledge, diverse abilities and skills, and environmental supports in impacting performance and, ultimately, outcome paths. My applied work uses this understanding to develop and test supports and interventions for fostering the self-management and social functioning (i.e., everyday life functioning) of young people with developmental neuropsychological conditions.