- Education:Bachelor of Arts, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
Master of Science, Haifa, Israel
Doctor of Occupational Therapy, Boston University
Scholarly, Research, and/or Practice Interests
- Clinical practice working with families and their children who are dealing with sensory-processing, learning, social-emotional, and motor challenges. She has pursued advanced certificates in DIR/Floortime, sensory processing, and feeding interventions.
- Research areas include family-centered care and the scholarship of teaching and learning including mentorship, interprofessional education and collaboration, and on-line teaching and learning. She has published in the American Journal of Occupational Therapy, OT in Health Care, OT Practice, and in the textbook Occupational Therapy Essentials for Clinical Competence, 3rd edition (2016).
- Prior to joining Boston University, Liat was Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy at Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU) where she developed and taught on-campus and online courses on occupational therapy foundations, assessments and interventions for children, and leadership and management. At SVSU she founded a peer-mentoring program for occupational therapy students, and co-founded the Center for Teaching Excellence for faculty.
Post-professional Distance Education OTD courses:
SAR OT930: Doctoral Project
This is an on-line graduate course in the post-professional OTD program. Concurrent with each full semester (fall, spring, summer) in the OTD program, students register for one credit of the Doctoral Project. In the fourth semester of the program, students register for 3 credits of the Doctoral Project course. The Doctoral Project is organized around the student's proposed innovation in practice. It is in the form of a series of qualifying tasks, each of which represents a critical phase of the proposal. Guidance in the doctoral project will be through a combination of three elements: Faculty advising and mentorship, peer mentorship and a.Circle of Advisors composed of a minimum of two professionals with content expertise in the doctoral project. The project outcomes include: Description of a short-coming, gap or specific need in the student's area of practice; compilation of a theoretical and evidence base to support the proposed project; description of the proposed program; evaluation plan; funding plan; dissemination plan; executive summary and Fact Sheet. (1 credit each full semester until completed, 3 credits in the final semester - a minimum of 6 credits) (Credits: Var)