Jennifer Kaldenberg, MSA, OTR/L, SCLV, FAOTA

Jen Kaldenberg, MSA, OTR/L, SCLV, FAOTA

Title
Clinical Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy
Academic Fieldwork Coordinator
Office
635 Commonwealth Ave, SAR-621
Email
jenmk@bu.edu
Phone
617-353-2728; Fieldwork fax: 358-3475
Education
MSA in Health Care Administration, Central Michigan University, 1998.
BS in Occupational Therapy, University of New Hampshire, 1992.
Website or Lab
BU Sargent Level II Fieldwork (LIIFW)
CV
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Courses Taught

Entry-level MS in Occupational Therapy courses

SAROT501: Integrative Seminar II and LIFW

This course is the second in a four-seminar sequence designed to develop and enhance professional reasoning processes by integrating knowledge and skills from previous educational and work experiences and from concurrent OT courses with weekly fieldwork experiences. This seminar focuses on reasoning related to theories of learning and behavior change; the assessment, intervention, and documentation process; use of theory and research evidence in practice; therapeutic rapport and communication; and other professional topics and issues as they relate to working with persons and populations of all ages in a variety of OT practice contexts. Self-directed and collaborative learning, class participation, reflective writing for application and analysis of learning, case-based learning, and ongoing development of a professional portfolio are essential aspects of this seminar.

SAROT589: Orientation to Practice

This graduate course in occupational therapy is designed to orient and introduce students to current and emerging areas of practice. Guest faculty and practitioners will share their experience and expertise for various areas of practice to aid students in understanding the typical contexts of fieldwork experiences that will be an integral part of the curriculum. This course is intended to introduce students to common types of client populations across the lifespan and typical interventions and goals for areas of practice addressing mental health, pediatrics, and physical disabilities occupational needs and services. Goals, guidelines, policies and procedures for participating in the academic program's Level I (LIFW) and Level II (LIIFW) fieldwork programs will be reviewed. Training in confidentiality/privacy laws will be provided to support students in abiding by professional ethics and behaviors. Additionally, opportunities for professional development within and outside of the University will be highlighted.

SAROT590: Fieldwork Seminar/Field Experience Fee

Fee is equal to the cost of two credits. The Fieldwork Seminar is for students completing the didactic coursework in the program. Topics preparing for the transition from the academic setting to the practice setting, program policies and procedures, criteria for evaluating student performance, supervision issues, fieldwork experience responsibilities and information on certification, licensure and the job search.

SAROT593: Level II Fieldwork I

Full-time, on-site clinical experience.

SAROT594: Level II Fieldwork II

Full-time, on-site clinical experience.

SAROT595: Level II Elective Fieldwork

Optional (via petition) full-time, on-site clinical experience.

Visit Boston University’s entry-level MSOT program.

Post-professional distance education OTD courses

SAROT611: Low Vision

Visit Boston University’s online post-professional OTD clinical doctorate program.

Scholarly, Research, and/or Practice Interests

Prof Kaldenberg comes to Boston University with 20 years of experience primarily working with older adults in a variety of settings. For the past 13 years, she has worked for the New England College of Optometry and their clinical affiliate the New England Eye Institute, specializing in working with individuals with visual impairment. She has had the opportunity to educate occupational therapy students and practitioners as well as optometry students and practitioners in the role of occupational therapy in working with individuals with visual impairment and the functional implications of vision loss. She will continue to be involved in research and clinical practice in the area of low vision.

Scholarship

Recent Presentations

  • Lieberman, D., Arbesman, M., Berger, S., Kaldenberg, J., Chang, P.F., Padilla, R., Powell, J., Radomski, M., & Wheeler, S. (April, 2014). (AOTA) Systematic Review on Occupational Tehrapy and Adults with Traumatic Brain Injury. Presentation at the annual meeting of the American Occupational Therapy Association, Baltimore, MD.
  • Kaldenberg, J. (January, 2014). Adults with Low Vision: Implications & Assistive Technology. Presented at the ATIA Conference, Orlando, FL.
  • Kaldenberg, J. & Smallfield, S. (September, 2013). Occupational therapy practice guidelines for older adults with low vision. Presented at the Envision Conference, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Kaldenberg, J. (2013, May).  Vision and Neurological Insult. Presentation at Community Rehab Care, Medford, MA.
  • Kaldenberg, J.,& Smallfield, S. (2013, April). Occupational Therapy Practice Guidelines for Older Adults with Low Vision. Presentation at the annual meeting of the American Occupational Therapy Association, San Diego, CA.
  • Kaldenberg, J. & Berger, S. (2012, April).  Older Adults and Vision Loss: What You Need to Know. Presentation at the annual meeting of the American Occupational Therapy Association, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Kaldenberg, J. & Leland, N. (2012, April). Vision and falls.  Short course presented at AOTA Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Lieberman, D., Arbesman, M., Berger, S., Kaldenberg, J., Smallfield, S., Lium C. J., Justiss, M. (2011, April). Evidence-based literature review on occupational therapy and older adults with low vision.  Presentation at the annual meeting of the American Occupational Therapy Association, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Berger, S., Liu, C.L., Kaldenberg, J., Smallfield, S., & Justiss, M. (2011, November). Low Vision Rehabilitation for Older Adults: Review and Recommendation (symposium chair and discussant). Presentation at the annual scientific meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Boston, MA.
  • Kaldenberg, J. (2010, April). Vision and the environment. Presented at AOTA Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.
  • Kaldenberg, J. & Sokol-McKay, D. (2010, April).  Home with a vision.  Presented at AOTA Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.
  • Kaldenberg, J. & Berger, S. (May, 2010).  Lighting and its relationship to visual function of older adults: A pilot study.  Poster presentation at the World Federation of Occupational Therapy Congress, Santiago, Chile.
  • Kaldenberg, J. (2010, September).  Low vision.  RIOTA meeting, Providence, RI.
  • Kaldenberg, J. (2010, Oct).  The ins and outs of AOTA board and specialty certification.  Institute presented at MAOT Annual Conference, Westford, MA.
  • Kaldenberg, J., Berger, S., & Leland, N. (2010, Oct.).  Older adults and falls: An evidence-based approach.  Presentation at the annual meeting of the Massachusetts Association of Occupational Therapy, Westford, MA.
  • Kaldenberg, J. (2009, April).  Low vision.  Presented at NHPT Association Meeting, Manchester, NH.
  • Berger, S. Kaldenberg, J. (2009, April).  Low vision and leisure: Let’s have fun.  Presentation at the annual meeting of the American Occupational Therapy Association, Houston, TX.
  • Kaldenberg, J. (2008, February).  Lighting and independence: elder’s right to sight project.  Presented at International Conference on Aging, Disability and Independence, St. Petersburg, FL.
  • Kaldenberg, J. (2008, March).  The role of occupational therapy in working with older adults with low vision.  Invited presentation presented at Therapeutic Services, Inc., New York, NY.
  • Kaldenberg, J. & Berger, S. (2008, April). Essential skills for working with older adults with low vision.  Presentation at the annual meeting of the American Occupational Therapy Association, Long Beach, CA.
  • Kaldenberg, J. & Leland, N.(2008, April).  Vision and falls: recognizing risk through screening and prevention.  Presented at AOTA Annual Conference, Long Beach, CA.
  • Louch, M., Brown, K., Elliot, S., Kaldenberg, J., Roberts, P., Sabata, D., & Urish, C. (2008, April).  AOTA board certification and specialty certification: who, what, where, how…help.  Workshop  presented at AOTA Annual Conference, Long Beach, CA.
  • Berger, S., Kaldenberg, J., Escher, A., & Huefner, K. (2008, Sept.).  Lighting and contrast: Environmental issues for older adults.  Presentation at the annual meeting of the Massachusetts Association of Occupational Therapy, Westford, MA.
  • Kaldenberg, J., Berger, S., & Escher, A. (2007, April).  Lighting and its relationship to visual function of older adults: A pilot study.  Presentation at the annual meeting of the American Occupational Therapy Association, St. Louis, MO.
  • Kaldenberg, J., & Bettenhausen, D. (2007, April).  Eccentric viewing and preferred retinal locus: essential skills in vision rehabilitation.  Presented at AOTA Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO.
  • Kaldenberg, J. (2007, April).  Low vision rehabilitation.  Presented at New Brunswick Optometric Association, New Brunswick, Canada.
  • Kaldenberg, J. & Berger, S. (2007, June). The role of occupational therapy in working with older adults with low vision. Presented online for Optelec, Inc.
  • Kaldenberg, J. (2007, November).  Lighting levels at senior housing.  Poster presentation presented at the Annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Dallas, TX.
  • Kaldenberg, J. Sokol-McKay, D., Betenhausen, D., Weisser-Pike, O., Knott, L., & Mattingly, W.(2006, April).  Using optical devices in low-vision rehabilitation.  AOTA Annual Conference, Charlotte, NC.
  • Berger, S., Kaldenberg, J., & Knott, L. (2006, April). Current evidence for three low vision interventions: Lighting, eccentric viewing, and prism use.  Presentation at the annual meeting of the American Occupational Therapy Association, Charlotte, NC.
  • Kaldenberg, J. (2006, June).  Building an elder friendly environment: lighting and function.  Panel member at Fourth Annual Boston Health Vision Conference, Boston, MA.
  • Kaldenberg, J. & Berger, S. (2006, July).  Evidence on low vision interventions. Poster session presented at the meeting of the World Federation of Occupational Therapy, Sydney, Australia.
  • Kaldenberg, J. (2006, September).  The role of the occupational therapy practitioner in working with adults with low vision.  The Annual meeting of South Dakota Occupational Therapy Association, Sioux Falls, SD.
  • Berger, S. & Kaldenberg, J. (2006, Oct.). Board and specialty certification:  Where to begin? Presentation at Massachusetts Association of Occupational Therapy, Westford, MA.
  • Kaldenberg, J., Chu, G., & Berger, S. (2006, Nov.). Lighting levels at senior housing sites in metro Boston, Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Dallas, TX.

Recent Publications

  • Kaldenberg, J. (2014). Optimizing vision and visual processing.  In M. Vining & C. Trombly (Eds) Occupational Therapy for Physical Dysfunction, seventh edition, Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.
  • Jacobs, K., Kaldenberg, J., Markowitz, J., Wuest, E., Hellman, M., Umez-Eronini, A., Arsenault, M.,  Walker, B., Hall, V., Ciccarelli, M., Parsons, R., & Barr, A. (2013). An ergonomics training program for student notebook computer users: Preliminary outcomes of a six-year cohort study. Work, 44(2), 221-30.
  • Berger, S., McAteer, J., Schreier, K., & Kaldenberg, J. (2013).  Occupational therapy intervention to improve leisure and social participation of older adults with low vision: A systematic review. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 67 (3), 272-278.
  • Kaldenberg, J., & Smallfield, S. (2013). Occupational therapy practice guidelines for older adults with low vision. Bethesda, MD: AOTA Press.
  • Leland, N., Kaldenberg, J.,& Lee, I. (2012). Watching their steps: Integrating vision intervention into daily practice to limit fall risk at skilled nursing facilities. OT Practice, 17(11), 7-12.
  • Weisser-Pike, O., & Kaldenberg, J. (March, 2010). Occupational therapy approaches to facilitate productive aging for individuals with low vision. OT Practice, 15 (3), CE 1-8.
  • Chu, Y.K., Kaldenberg, J., & Huefner, K. (2009). The elder’s right to sight collaborative: A new model of eye care delivery for the elderly. Optometry, 80, 651-656.
  • Huefner, K., Kaldenberg, J., & Berger, S. (June, 2008).  Vision related issues facing older adults: The role of occupational therapy.  Gerontology Special Interest Section Quarterly.
  • Berger, S. & Kaldenberg, J. (2008). Health conditions associated with aging. In S. Coppola, S. Elliot & P, Toto (Eds), Strategies to advance gerontology excellence.  Bethesda: AOTA Press.
  • Kaldenberg, J. & Flax, M. (2008). Evaluation and intervention for deficits in reading and writing.  In M. Warren (Ed), Self paced clinical course: Low vision: Occupational therapy evaluation and intervention with the older adult. Bethesda: AOTA Press.
  • Wagenfeld, A., & Kaldenberg, J. (eds.), (2005) ­ Developmental foundations of pediatric practice for the occupational therapy assistant. Thorofare, NJ: Slack.
  • Kaldenberg, J. (2005) Visual perceptual dysfunction and low vision rehabilitation. In Kaldenberg, J. & Wagenfeld, A., Developmental foundations of pediatric practice for the occupational therapy assistant. Thorofare, NJ: Slack.
  • Jamara, R., Kaldenberg, J., Chu, G., & Frank, L. (2004) New contrast sensitivity function screening chart compared to the pelli-robson contrast sensitivity function chart.  Optometry and Vision Science. (Suppl.), 81.
  • Kaldenberg, J. (2002) Quality management. In K.Jacobs& A. Solomon (Eds.), Management skills for the OTA. Thorofare, NJ: Slack.
  • Kaldenberg, J. (2001, June). Elder education: An alternative Level I model. OT Practice, 18-19.

Professional Activities

  • Commission for Falls Prevention, 2013-Present
  • Roster of Accreditation Evaluators, ACOTE, 2010-Present
  • Editorial Board of WORK: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation, 2009-Present
  • Board for Advanced and Specialty Certification AOTA, 2006-2010
  • AOTASB Low Vision Panel Member, 2004-2006
  • Occupational Therapy Editorial Review Board, SLACK, Inc.
  • Professional Advisory Committee Nashoba Nursing Service
  • Member, AOTA Strategic Planning Ad Hoc Committee
  • New England Occupational Therapy Education Council
  • Massachusetts Occupational Therapy Association
  • American Occupational Therapy Association

Awards and Honors

  • Certificate of Appreciation, NEOTEC, 2011
  • Fellow, AOTA, 2010
  • Service Commendation – AOTA, 2010
  • Service Commendation- AOTA, 2009
  • Service Commendation – AOTA, 2006

Licenses and Certifications

  • Specialty certification in low vision AOTA, 2005-Present
  • Certification as CLVT by ACVREP, 2002–Present
  • Massachusetts License #6876, 1999-Present
  • North Dakota License, 1993-1999