Sheridan Sharkey Ferland, OTD, OTR/L

Sheri Sharkey Ferland, OTD, OTR/L

Sheri Sharkey Ferland
Lecturer, Department of Occupational Therapy
635 Commonwealth Ave, SAR-543
OTD, Boston University Sargent College
MS in Occupational Therapy, University of New Hampshire
BS in Occupational Therapy, University of New Hampshire

Scholarly, Research, and/or Practice Interests

Sheri Sharkey is originally from Narragansett, Rhode Island. She received her BS/MSOT degree from the University of New Hampshire and is a recent graduate of Boston University’s OTD program right here at Sargent. Her clinical experience includes working on a traumatic brain injury unit at an acute inpatient rehabilitation hospital with neurologically impaired adults. She has a specific interest in tone management, splinting, and casting. For the past five years, Sheri’s focus has been on geriatric home-based OT while working full time for a home health agency. She aided in the development of an interdisciplinary Parkinson’s disease protocol for best practice in home health at her agency. Sheri also has a specific interest in caregiver education in all OT adult practice settings.

MSOT Courses Taught

SAR OT526: Functional Movement: Analysis and Assessment

This occupational therapy course examines changes in gross and fine movement skills across the life course, and the relation of these changes to occupational performance. In addition, students learn biomechanical, ecological systems, and dynamical systems' principles underlying human movement and their application to functional activities including seating, transfers, and mobility. Principles covered in lecture are applied through practical experiences and discussions during the application sessions. (Credits: 4)

Please note that BU is transitioning to the Entry-level OTD program.