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Amanda Katherine Giles OTD, OTR/L

Amanda K. Giles OTD, OTR/L

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  • Associate Professor
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  • Rehabilitation Sciences
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  • Educational technology
  • Instructional design
  • Neurorehabilitation
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Biography

Dr. Amanda K. Giles, OTD, OTR/L is an Associate Professor in the Division of Occupational Therapy. She has over 14 years of teaching experience. She is the primary author of two educational mobile applications, GONI RehabLearning: Goniometry for Clinicians and MOBI: Mobility Aids, which are currently available on iTunes and Google Play app stores. She serves for the American Occupational Therapy Association as Chair for the Commission on Education Curriculum Committee and as a Leader on the AOTA Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Institute and Mentoring Program. She also serves as an Occupational Therapy Faculty Mentor for the MUSC CARES Therapy Clinic, a student-run free clinic that provides occupation therapy, physical therapy, and speech therapy to underinsured patients in the Charleston area. Her scholarly interests include educational technology and instructional design, including the use of simulated patient encounters, reflective video analysis, and e-learning development. Her clinical background is in acute care, adult rehabilitation, and mental health.

 

COURSES TAUGHT: Occupational Performance for Neurological Conditions I, Occupational Performance for Neurological Conditions I Lab, Occupational Performance for Neurological Conditions II/Neurorehabilitation II, Occupational Performance for Neurological Conditions II Lab/Neurorehabilitation II Lab, Occupational Performance for Musculoskeletal Conditions I Lab; Occupational Performance for Musculoskeletal Conditions II Lab, Surface Anatomy, Occupational Performance: Geriatrics, and Theoretical Foundations for Occupational Therapy, Independent Study, Research Experience, Transforming Healthcare (interprofessional), Synthesis and Application of Clinical Skills, Interprofessional Educational Technology, Scholarship I, II, and III, Capstone Planning, Capstone Proposal, and Post Professional Capstone Project, Advanced Instructional Design, Academic Teaching Skills

 

SELECT HONORS AND AWARDS

Americal Occupational Therapy Association Fellow Award, 2021

MUSC Innovator of the Year Award, 2019

American Occupational Therapy Association Emerging and Innovative Practice Award, 2018

I am a MUSC Innovator Award, 2018

MUSC Student Research Day Clin/Prof/Masters - Social Behavior, 1st place (Mentor), 2018

College of Health Professions (CHP) Teacher of the Year, 2017     

National Academy of Inventors, 2017

MUSC Student Research Day Innovation Award, 2nd place (Mentor), 2016

MUSC Pi Theta Epsilon Induction Ceremony Keynote Speaker, MUSC Chapter, 2014

MUSC OT Graduation Ceremony Keynote Speaker, 2014                                   

MUSC Pi Theta Epsilon Induction Ceremony Keynote Speaker, MUSC Chapter, 2010

MUSC Pi Theta Epsilon Honor Society: Co-President, MUSC Chapter2001

 

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

Grattan, E., & Giles, A. K. (2021). Collaborating with a transitional care unit to provide student hands on time: A win-win for hospital and academic institution. Journal of Occupational Therapy Education, 5(1), 1-13.

Giles, A. K., Annan, D., Gober, A., & Greene, L. (2018). E-Learning innovations: Implementation of video in an occupational therapy classroom. Journal of Occupational Therapy Education, 2(1), 1-13. Retrieved from https://encompass.eku.edu/jote/vol2/iss1/3

Giles, A. K., Carson, N. E., Breland, H. L., Coker-bolt, P., & Bowman, P. J. (2014). Use of simulated patients and reflective video analysis to assess occupational therapy students’ preparedness for fieldwork. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68, S57-S66. doi:10.5014/ajot.2014.685S03

 

TEXTBOOKS AND BOOK CHAPTERS

Giles, A. K. (2021). Chapter 15: Moving in the Environment. In Early’s Physical Dysfunction Practice Skills for the Occupational Therapy Assistant (4th Ed). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier, Inc.

 Giles, A. K., & Janes, W. (2020). Chapter 20: Educational technologies: Enhancing learning, engagement, and global connectedness. In Occupational Therapy Education: Past, Present, and Future. Thorofare, NJ: Slack, Inc.

Giles, A.K., & Seif, G. (2018). GONI RehabLearning – Goniometry for Clinicians. Mount Pleasant, SC: RehabLearning, LLC. Available from https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/goni-rehablearning-goniometry-for-clinicians/id1166330548?mt=8  and https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rehablearning.goni&hl=en_US

Giles, A. K., & Kraft, S. (2018). MOBI – Mobility Aids. Mount Pleasant, SC: RehabLearning, LLC. Available from https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mobi-mobility-aids/id1205309397?mt=8  andhttps://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.goodbarber.testgi

 

NON-PEER-REVIEWED MAGAZINES

Boyce, H., Cassilly, H, & Giles, A. K. (2017, Nov 13). Flipping the classroom using interactive mobile applications. OT Practice, 22(20), 16-17.

 

E-PUBLICATIONS

Giles, A. K., & Kraft, S. (2017). MOBI: Mobility Aids. Mount Pleasant, SC: RehabLearning, LLC. Mobile application published on the Google Play and iTunes stores.

Giles, A. K., Seif, G., & Bowman, P. (2016). GONI: Goniometry for Clinicians. Mount Pleasant, SC: RehabLearning, LLC. Mobile application published on the Google Play and iTunes stores.

Giles, A. K. (2016). Understanding the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework using the ICE Video Library. ICE Learning Center. Port Townsend, WA: International Clinical Educators, Inc.

Giles, A. K. (2016). Flipping the classroom. ICE Learning Center. Port Townsend, WA: International Clinical Educators, Inc.

Giles, A. K. (2016). Interview skills. ICE Learning Center. Port Townsend, WA: International Clinical Educators, Inc.

Giles, A. K. (2016). Facilitating sit to stand. ICE Learning Center. Port Townsend, WA: International Clinical Educators, Inc.

Giles, A. K. (2016). Dealing with frustration. ICE Learning Center. Port Townsend, WA: International Clinical Educators, Inc.

Giles, A. K. (2016). Documenting levels of assist. ICE Learning Center. Port Townsend, WA: International Clinical Educators, Inc.

Giles, A. K. (2016). Designing meaningful treatment plans. ICE Learning Center. Port Townsend, WA: International Clinical Educators, Inc.

Giles, A. K. (2016). Respiratory issues in acute care. ICE Learning Center. Port Townsend, WA: International Clinical Educators, Inc.

Giles, A. K. (2016). Compensatory strategies. ICE Learning Center. Port Townsend, WA: International Clinical Educators, Inc.

Giles, A. K. (2016). Using the ICE Video Library in the classroom. ICE Learning Center. Port Townsend, WA: International Clinical Educators, Inc.

Giles, A. K. (2016). Streaming videos on the ICE Video Library. ICE Learning Center. Port Townsend, WA: International Clinical Educators, Inc.

 

PEER-REVIEWED PRESENTATIONS 

Giles, A. K. (2021, April 9). Bridging the gap: A model comprehensive exam for transitioning from classroom to fieldwork [short course]. American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, virtual.

 Giles, A. K., Shirk, E., & Hawkins, T. (2021, April 9). Neurogenic bladder function: Evidence-based practices for occupational therapy [short course]. American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, virtual.

 George-Paschal, Giles, A., Piernik-Yoder, B., Pitonyak, J., & Taff, S. (2020, March 26-29). Scholarship of teaching and learning pre-conference institute [6-hour pre-conference institute]. American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Boston, MA. (Conference canceled)

 Giles, A. K., Shirk, E., & Hawkins, T. (2020, March 26-29). Neurogenic bowel and bladder function: Evidence-based practices for occupational therapy [short course]. American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Boston, MA. (Conference canceled; resubmitted for 2021).

 Giles, A. K. (2020, March 26-29). Bridging the gap: A model comprehensive exam for transitioning from classroom to fieldwork [poster]. American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Boston, MA. (Conference canceled; resubmitted for 2021).

 Giles, A. K., Coker-Bolt, P., Marik, T., Velozo, C., & Nash, C. (2020, March 26-29). Supporting collaboration through the development of an information database on student-run free occupational therapy clinics. Poster to be presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Boston, MA. (Conference canceled)

 George-Paschal, L., B., Pitonyak, J., B., Piernik-Yoder, Giles, A. K., & Taff, S. (2019, October). Outcomes of a National Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Institute and Mentoring Program for OT and OTA faculty. Paper presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association Education Summit, Las Vegas, NV.

 Giles, A. K., Bolton, T., Cleary, D., Gray, J. M., Hartmann, K., Patnaude, M. E., & Qualls, K. (2019, October). Designing a successful occupational therapy curriculum: Key ingredients and necessary resources. Round table discussion presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association Education Summit, Las Vegas, NV.

 Giles, A., Lebov, M., McLamb, S., Harrison, E., Coker-bolt, P. Kraft, S., Marik, T., Seif, G., Velozo, C., Wager, K. (2019, October). Community-based experiential learning: Using an interprofessional student-run free clinic to enhance student collaboration and critical thinking. Paper presented at the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions Annual Conference, Charleston, SC.

 Giles, A., Nash, C., Davis, S., Nettle, M., Bendre, S., Robertson, J., Wager, K., Coker-Bolt, P., Marik, T., Velozo, C., Kraft, S., & Seif, G. (2019, October). Tracking the rising trend of pro-bono clinics in health professions. Paper presented at the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions Annual Conference, Charleston, SC.

 Giles, A. K., George-Paschal, L., James, A. B., Piernik-Yoder, B., Pitonyak, J., & Taff, S. (2019, October). National scholarship of teaching and learning institute and mentoring program: Lessons and outcomes. Paper presented at the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference, Atlanta, GA. 

 Giles, A. K. (2019, October). Breaking boundaries of traditional textbooks via mobile apps: Student perceptions before and after exposure. Paper presented at the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference, Atlanta, GA.

 Giles, A. K., & Grattan, E. (2019, October). Crossing the border between classroom and clinic: Linking student hands-on time with free patient carePaper presented at the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Giles, A. K. (2019, July). Textbooks: There’s an app for that! (but how do students feel about it?). Paper presented at the South Carolina Conference for Innovations in Teaching and Learning, Charleston, SC.

Giles, A. K., & Weisser-Pike, O. (2019, April 19-22). Changing attitudes towards technology: A multi-institutional study on student perceptions of mobile apps replacing textbooks before and after app use. Poster presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.  *Selected for the AOTA Young Scientist Theater involving oral presentation.

George-Paschal, L., Bilics, A., Giles, A., James, A., Piernik-Yoder, B., Pitonyak, J., & Taff, S. (2019, April 19-22). Scholarship of teaching and learning pre-conference institute. 6-hour workshop presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.

 Mitchell, S., Fletcher, C., Hazel, K., & Giles, A. (2019, February). Textbooks: There’s an app for that! Poster presented at the South Carolina Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, North Charleston, SC.

 Smith, J., Knowles, K., Leaphart, R., Locklear, R., & Giles, A. (2019, February). Standardizing gait pattern terminology for use in an interprofessional mobile application. Poster presented at the South Carolina Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, North Charleston, SC.

Giles, A. K., & Sweetman, M. (2018, October). Professional development for occupational therapy faculty. Short course presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association Education Summit, Louisville, KY.  

Giles, A. K., & Bartholdi, M. (2018, June). Upper extremity splinting applications. Continuing education workshop (6 hours) for the South Carolina Area Health Education Center, Wadmalaw, SC.

Bell, C., Giles, A. K., Hayden C., & Higgins, S. (2018, April). (SIS) AESIS Annual Program - Beyond clickers and flipped classrooms: Innovative technology in occupational therapy Education. Short course presentation at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.

Giles, A. K. (2018, April). Should mobile applications replace textbooks in the occupational therapy classroom? Short course presentation at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.

Giles, A. K., & Davis, J. (2018, April). Teaching the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework using Meaningful Patient Videos. Poster presentation at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.

Giles, A. K., & Grattan, E. (2018, April). Collaborating with a transitional care unit to provide student hands-on time in long-term acute care: A win-win for hospital and academic institution. Poster presentation at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.

Jansen, A., Kraft S., Seif G., Giles A., Coker-Bolt, P., & Wager K. (2018, March). Patient satisfaction in CARES: A pro bono clinic. Probono Network Conference, Chester, PA.  

Roettger G, Semones A, Kraft S, Seif G, Giles A, Coker-Bolt P, Wager K. (2018, March). Integrating College of Medicine students in a therapy pro bono clinic increases their understanding of neurological rehabilitation. Probono Network Conference, Chester, PA. 

Sargeant M, Kraft S, Seif, G, Wager K, Coker-Bolt P, Giles A. (March 2018). The financial impact of a student-run free clinic in a state without Medicaid expansion. Probono Network Conference, Chester, PA. 

Giles, A. K., & Bartholdi, M. (2018, June). Upper extremity splinting applications. Continuing education workshop (6 hours) for the South Carolina Area Health Education Center, Mount Pleasant, SC.

Giles, A. K., & Carson, N. (2017, October). Centennial to Bicentennial: OT education through the lens of the Slagle lectures. Short course presentation at the American Occupational Therapy Association Education Summit, Fort Worth, TX.

Giles, A. K. (2017, October). Student perceptions of a new mobile application in a flipped lab. Short course presentation at the American Occupational Therapy Association Education Summit, Fort Worth, TX.

Coker-Bolt, P., & Giles, A. K., Seif, G., Kraft, S., & Velozo, C. (2017, October). How to start and sustain a successful interprofessional student-run free clinic: Linking the classroom to clinical practice. Short course presented at the Collaborating Across Borders Conference, Banff, Alberta, Canada.

Giles, A. K., Seo, N., Woodbury, M. (2017, July). Advancing practice with innovative technology. Continuing education seminar presented at the Medical University of South Carolina Maralynne D. Mitcham Inaugural Lectureship, Charleston, SC.

Pape, S., Giles, A. K., Coker-Bolt, P., Tom, L., Mathis, K., Illges, A. L., & Baxley, A. (2017, April). How to start a successful student-run free clinic: A multi-institutional panel. Short course presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Giles, A. K., & Davis, J. (2017, March). Flip the classroom: Engage critical thinking with an innovative, evidence-based approach using meaningful patient videosShort course presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Giles, A. K., Kraft, S., & Henderson, R. (2017, March). MOBI: An interprofessional mobile application for teaching use of ambulatory assistive devicesConference Research Highlight oral presentation and poster presentation presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Darms, M., Whitson, M., Kraft, S., Seif, G., Giles, A., Coker-Bolt, P., Velozo, C. (2017, March). Do we measure up? Systematic outcome measure collection in a student run clinic. Paper presented at the Probono Network Conference, Chester, PA. 

Keller, C., Semones, A., Hanmer, E., Kraft, S., Seif, G., Giles, A., Coker-Bolt, P., Velozo, C. (2017, March). Integrating college of medicine students increases understanding of neurological rehabilitation.  Paper presented at the Probono Network Conference, Chester, PA. 

Giles, A. K. (2017, February). Review of goniometry and an introduction to the GONI app. Short course presented at the South Carolina Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Columbia, SC. 

Davidson, L., Shoemaker, K., Wisher, M., Kraft, S., Seif, G., Giles, A., Velozo, C., Coker-Bolt, P. (2016, May). Classroom to the clinic: The impact of a student-run free therapy clinic. Poster presented at the South Carolina Chapter of Physical Therapy Annual Conference Poster Presentation, Charleston, SC. 

Stone, C., Karlesky, N., Huschart, J., Schneider, L., Kraft, S., Seif, G., Coker-Bolt, P., Velozo, C., Giles, A. (2016, May). The doctor is in: Teaching a medical student the role of therapy.  Poster presented at the South Carolina Chapter of Physical Therapy Annual Conference, Charleston, SC.  

Yount, H., Wright, R., Hayden, G., Hunsucker, L., Maddrey, R., Kraft S., Seif, G., Coker-Bolt, P., Giles, A., Velozo C. (2016, May). HEP reminders: Texting the way to patient success. Poster presented at the South Carolina Chapter of Physical Therapy Annual Conference, Charleston, SC.  

Giles, A. K., Coker-Bolt, P., Dahns, L., Pena, L., Fitzmaurice, C., Ludovise, R., Hope, K., Husband, M., Atkinson, S., & Velozo, C. (2016, April). Student-run free clinic: An innovative service learning opportunity. Poster presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

Giles, A. K., Bowman, P., Crabtree, O., Lowe, K., Perry, J., Richardson, L., Stoughton, A., Walsh, J., & Atkinson, S. (2016, April). Flipping the lab: Use of an Android/iOS mobile application. Poster presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

Giles, A. K., Annan-Coultas, D., Coultas, J., Seif, G., Bowman, P. J. (2015, April). Flipping the OT and PT lab: Development of an e-learning module.  Paper presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Nashville, TN.

Muntz-pope, B., Tomsic, P. F., Brawley, C. A., Futrell, N. A., & Giles, A. K. (2014). Evaluating ThinkFirst Injury Prevention Programs using pre- and post-tests: Can we show changes in knowledge and behavior in school children? Paper presented at the South Carolina Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Annual Conference, Myrtle Beach, SC.  

Giles, A. K., Seif, G., Annan-Coultas, D., Coultas, J., Bowman, P. J. (2014, October). Flipping the OT and PT lab: Development of an e-learning module.  Paper presented at the Association of Schools for Allied Health Professions Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV.

Giles, A. K., Bowman, P.J., Coker-Bolt, P., Carson, N. E., Breland, H. L.  (2013, October). Making it Real: Using Simulated Patients to Assess Students’ Preparedness for Level II Fieldwork. Paper presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association Education Summit, Atlanta, GA.

Bowman, P. B., & Giles, A. K. (2013, July). Splinting and therapeutic taping for the upper extremity. Continuing education seminar presented at the Medical University of South Carolina Maralynne D. Mitcham Inaugural Lectureship, Charleston, SC.

Giles, A. K., Chera, B., Ramsey, R. B., Imam, S. Z., Ali, S. F. & Banik, N. L. (2002, November). Progressive neurotoxic effect of MPTP in the cerebellum of C57BL/6N mice.  Poster presented at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.

Giles, A. K. & Woodbury, M. (2002). Effectiveness of an injury prevention program among elementary-school children.  Paper presented at the South Carolina Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Columbia, SC.

 

INVITED CONTINUING EDUCATION PRESENTATIONS 

Giles, A. K. (2020, August 25). Innovative lab assignments using ICE videos. Virtual continuing education presentation for the International Clinical Educators Summer Series.

Giles, A. K. (2020, August 11). Improving student documentation skills using ICE videos. Virtual continuing education presentation (1 hour) for the International Clinical Educators Summer Series.

Giles, A. K. (2019, April). Changing attitudes towards technology. Poster presented at the South Carolina Occupational Therapy Association Lowcountry District Meeting, Charleston, SC. 

Giles, A. K., & Bartholdi, M. (2018, June). Upper extremity splinting applications. Continuing education workshop (6 hours) for the South Carolina Area Health Education Center, Wadmalaw, SC. 

Giles, A. K., & Bartholdi, M. (2017, December). Upper extremity splinting applications. Continuing education workshop (6 hours) for the South Carolina Area Health Education Center, Mount Pleasant, SC. 

Giles, A. K., Seo, N., & Woodbury, M. (2017, July). Advancing practice with innovative technology. Continuing education seminar (1 hour) presented at the Medical University of South Carolina Maralynne D. Mitcham Inaugural Lectureship, Charleston, SC.

Bowman, P. B., & Giles, A. K. (2013, July). Splinting and therapeutic taping for the upper extremity. Continuing education seminar (6 hours) presented at the Medical University of South Carolina Maralynne D. Mitcham Inaugural Lectureship, Charleston, SC.

 

INVITED NATIONAL PRESENTATIONS

Giles, A. K., Bolton, T., Cleary, D., Gray, J. M., Hartmann, K., Patnaude, M. E., & Qualls, K. (2019, October). Commission on Education curriculum update. Presentation for the American Occupational Therapy Association Academic Leadership Council, Las Vegas, NV.

Giles, A. K., Bolton, T., Cleary, D., Gray, J. M., Hartmann, K., Patnaude, M. E., & Qualls, K. (2019, April). Designing an occupational therapy curriculum faculty guide. Presentation for the American Occupational Therapy Association Academic Leadership Council, New Orleans, LA

 

INVITED UNIVERSITY PRESENTATIONS 

Seif, G., Ballister, M, Giles, A., McNeal, P., Smith, C. (2020, April). Innovative lab (and lecture) workgroup report. Presentation for the MUSC CHP Faculty Assembly, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC.

Giles, A. K. (2019, October). Simulation techniques. Presentation for the MUSC Apple Tree Foundations in Teaching and Learning Series, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC.

Giles, A. K. (2019, May). Innovations in instructional design: Making the acquisition of knowledge more effective, efficient, and appealing. Presentation for the College of Health Professions Advancement Council, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC.

Giles, A. K. (2019, April). Interprofessional educational mobile application: Manual muscle testing. Presentation for the Medical University of South Carolina Innovation Summit, Charleston, SC.

Giles, A. K. (2019, April). RehabLearning: Changing attitudes towards technology. Presentation for the Medical University of South Carolina Startup Showcase, Charleston, SC.

Hortman, M., Walters, A., Wisnewski, C., Krywko, D., Blumer, J., Brennan, E., D’Alton, S., Giles, A., Mukerghee, R., Nichols, M., Posten, K., Shirley, D., & Vuthiganon, J. (2018, May). Lightning Rounds of Effective Strategies for Student Engagement. Presentation for the Medical University of South Carolina Innovation Week, Charleston, SC.

Giles, A. K. (2018, June). Should mobile applications replace textbooks in the occupational therapy classroom?Presentation for the College of Health Professions Faculty Assembly, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC.

Giles, A. K. (2018, April). The role of occupational therapy in post-stroke rehabilitation. Invited lecture presented in the College of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC.

Giles, A. K. (2017, April). Current trends in post-stroke upper extremity rehabilitation. Invited lecture presented in the College of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC.

Giles, A. K. (2017, April). Innovations in health professions education. Invited lecture presented to the MUSC Board of Trustees, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC.

Giles, A. K. (2017, March). Current trends in occupational therapy education. Invited lecture presented at MUSC Discover, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC.

Bowden, M., Giles, A. K., Mauldin, M., & Smith, G. (2014, April).  Online education: The faculty perspective. Panel presentation presented at the meeting of the Faculty Senate Town Hall, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC.

Annan-Coultas, D., Bowden, M., Giles, A.K., Melancon, M., Moore, E., Mund, A., & Zoller, J. (2014, April).  Technology behind the distance. Panel discussion presented at the meeting of the Medical University of South Carolina, College of Health Professions, Charleston, SC.

Bowman, P. B., & Giles, A. K. (2013, July). Splinting and therapeutic taping for the upper extremity. Continuing education seminar presented at the Medical University of South Carolina Maralynne D. Mitcham Inaugural Lectureship, Charleston, SC.

Giles, A. K. (2006, October).  Functional independence measure.  Invited lecture presented in the Division of Occupational Therapy, College of Health Professions, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC.

 

MUSC PERRY V. HALUSHKA RESEARCH DAY PRESENTATIONS

Lebov, M., Harrison, E., & McLamb, S., Giles, A., Marik, T., Coker-Bolt, P., Kraft, S., Seif, G., Velozo, C., & Wager, K. (2019, November). Community-based experiential learning: Using an interprofessional student-run free clinic to enhance student collaboration and critical thinking. Poster presented at the Medical University of South Carolina Student Research Day, Charleston, SC.

Nash, C., Davis, S., Harris, B., Nettle, M., Robertson, J., & Bendre, S., Giles, A., Coker-Bolt, C., Marik, T., Velozo, C., Wager, K., Seif, G., & Kraft, S. (2019, November). Student and faculty run pro bono clinic national data collection. Poster presented at the Medical University of South Carolina Student Research Day, Charleston, SC.

Mitchell, S., Fletcher, C., Hazel, K., Giles, A. K. (2018, November). Textbooks: There's an app for that! Poster presented at the Medical University of South Carolina Student Research Day, Charleston, SC.

Smith, J., Leaphart, R., Knowles, K., Locklear, R., Monsch, E., McGowen, S., Kraft, S., & Giles, A.(2018, November). Standardizing gait pattern terminology for use in an inter professional mobile application. Poster presented at the Medical University of South Carolina Student Research Day, Charleston, SC.

Boyce, H., Bensch, A., Cassilly, H., Jones, A., Kraft, S., Monsch, E., & Giles, A. (2017, November). E-learning Innovation: An Interprofessional Mobile Application for Teaching Ambulatory Assistive Devices. Poster to be presented at the Medical University of South Carolina Student Research Day, Charleston, SC. 

Ajamian, N., Hensley, E., Bowman, P., Seif, G., Patel, S., Coultas, J., & Giles, A. K. (2016, November). Interdisciplinary development and application of a new mobile app: An innovative flipped lab approach. Poster presented at the Medical University of South Carolina Student Research Day, Charleston, SC. 

Walsh J., Crabtree, O., Richardson, L., Perry, J., Lowe, K., Stoughton, S., Atkinson, S., Giles, A. (2015, November). E-learning Innovations: Developing and evaluating the effectiveness of an interactive e-learning module. Poster presented at the Medical University of South Carolina Student Research Day, Charleston, SC.

Tomsic, P. F., Brawley, C. A., Futrell, N. A., Muntz-Pope, B., & Giles, A. K. (2014, November).Effectiveness of ThinkFirst Injury Prevention Program in changing knowledge, attitudes, and behavior amongst middle school children. Poster presented at the Medical University of South Carolina Student Research Day, Charleston, SC.

Giles, A. K., Chera, B., Ramsey, R. B., Imam, S. Z., Ali, S. F. & Banik, N. L. (2002). Progressive neurotoxic effect of MPTP in the cerebellum of C57BL/6N mice. Poster session presented at the Medical University of South Carolina Student Research Day, Charleston, SC.

McCollum, A., Giles, A. K., Ridlehoover, E., Korybski, M., Gnau, C. & Woodbury, M. (2002). Effectiveness of an injury prevention program among elementary-school children.  Poster presented at the Medical University of South Carolina Student Research Day, Charleston, SC.

 

STUDENT MENTORING ACTIVITIES

Clinical Doctoral-level projects

Tomsic, P. (Summer/Fall/Spring 2020-2021). Harnessing video technology to enhance clinical reasoning skills in occupational therapy students.

Propst, E. (Summer/Fall/Spring 2020-2021). Using a progressive video case-series to improve occupational therapy students’ preparation for following a case through the plan of care.

Flynn, D. (Summer/Fall/Spring 2020-2021). Using yoga to increase hip mobility and core strength in individuals after spinal cord injury.

Abes, A. (Summer/Fall/Spring 2020-2021). Creation of an Online Curriculum Development Resource Based Off of the Framework for Occupational Therapy Curriculum Design 

Bullock, B. (Summer/Fall/Spring 2020-2021). How Does the Implementation of the Powerfully You Program Impact Self-Regulation Skills of Grade School Students? 

 Lee, K. (Summer/Fall/Spring 2020-2021). Examining the implementation and efficacy of Powerfully You, a social emotional learning curriculum, in a school specific for those with an Autism Diagnosis 

Lattro, K. (Summer/Fall/Spring 2020-2021). Creation of a Faculty Manual for Integrating Mobile Applications into Innovative Learning Environments

Masters-level projects

 Ross, S. (Fall 2020). Development and use of Quizlet as a classroom resource and study tool

Fraboni, K. & Jones, C. (Summer/Fall 2020). Critical review of upper extremity manual muscle testing app content

Harris, B., McFadden, A., Campbell, C. (Summer/Fall 2019). Critical review and development of manual muscle testing content for the scapula, elbow, and hand.

Jessup, G. & Matthiessen, A. (2019). Critical review and closed captioning of goniometry videos.

 Jones, C. & Fraboni, K. (Summer/Fall 2019). Critical review and development of manual muscle testing content for the shoulder.

Lebov, M., McLamb, S., & Harrison, E. (Summer/Fall 2019). Community-based experiential learning: Using an interprofessional student-run free clinic to enhance student collaboration and critical thinking.

 Nash, C., Davis, S., Nettle, M., Bendre, S., & Robertson, J. (Summer/Fall 2019). Tracking the rising trend of pro-bono clinics in health professions education.

Campbell, C., Harris, B., Henderson, K., Jessup, G., Jones, C., Matthiessen, A., & McFadden, A. (Summer/Fall 2019). Critical review of manual muscle testing. 

 Knowles, K. (Spring 2019). Student Perspective of participation in a research group (independent study paper).

Mitchell, S., Collins, J., Ward, A., & Taylor, C. (Fall 2018). Cognition and aging (CEU presentation for Generation H.O.P.E.). 

Knowles, K., Leaphart, R., Locklear, R., & Smith, J. (Spring/Summer/Fall 2018). Gait terminology and educational technology. 

Fletcher, C., Hazel, K., & Mitchell, S. (Summer/Fall 2018). Student perceptions of apps replacing textbooks.

Bensch, A., Jones, Autumn, & Laura, J. (Summer/Fall 2017). Student perceptions of mobile apps replacing textbooks.

Boyce, H., & Cassilly, H. (Summer/Fall 2017). Student perceptions of flipping the classroom with mobile apps.

Baxley, A., Faerber, K., & Neiling, A. (Summer/Fall 2016). Interdisciplinary development of a new mobile app (MOBI) for teaching ambulatory assistive devices.

Hensley, E., & Ajamian, N. (Summer/Fall 2016). Implementation of a new mobile app GONI using a flipped lab approach (analysis and presentation of data).

Harris, L. (Summer/Fall 2016). Evaluating the effectiveness and student perceptions of an interactive e-learning module GONI (manuscript).

Ajamian, N., Barnes, S., Harris, H., Hensley, E., Keller, C., Maddrey, R., Miller, E., & Williams, T. (Summer 2016). Interdisciplinary development of a new mobile app (MOBI) for teaching ambulatory assistive devices.

Bristol, S. (Spring 2016). Cognitive, physical and psychosocial benefits of therapeutic horseback riding and how OT can get involved.  

Alewine, H., Faerber, K., & Nguyen, C. (Spring 2016). Development of e-learning tools for functional mobility. 

Atkinson, S., Crabtree, O., Perry, J., & Walsh, J. (Fall 2015). Effectiveness of goniometry e-learning modules (analysis and presentation of data).

Crabtree, O., Lowe, K., Perry, J., Richardson, L., Stoughton, A., & Walsh, J. (Summer 2015). Development of an e-learning mobile application: GONI app.

Tomsic, P., Brawley, C., & Futrell, N. (Spring 2015). It’s a no brainer: The role of occupational therapy in preventing SCI and TBI amongst children.

Tomsic, P., Brawley, C., & Futrell, N. (Fall 2014). Effectiveness of ThinkFirst Injury Prevention Program in changing knowledge, attitudes, and behavior amongst middle school children.

 

GRANT FUNDING

Title: Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation Grant: CARES Therapy Student-Run Free Clinic Funds

Agency: Dominion Energy

Date: July 2019

Role: Co-PI

Amount: $3500

Impact: Purchased supplies to serve underinsured patients at the CARES Therapy Clinic 

 

Title: Interprofessional Educational Mobile Application: Manual Muscle Testing (MMT)

Agency: MUSC Shark Tank

Date: May 2019

Role: PI

Amount: $15,000 (MUSC) and $15,000 (DHP in kind)

Impact: Currently being used to create an interprofessional mobile application textbook on MMT to help students and faculty worldwide

 

Title: E-learning Innovations: Developing and integrating meaningful case study videos into mobile applications for the OT and PT curriculum

Agency: MUSC Department of Health Professions Interdivisional/Interdepartmental/Intercollege Seed Grant

Date: October 2017-October 2018    

Role: PI

Amount: $4945

 

Title: E-learning Innovations: An Interprofessional Mobile Application for Teaching Ambulatory Assistive Devices

Agency: MUSC Department of Health Professions Interdivisional/Interdepartmental/Intercollege Seed Grant

Date: July 2016 – July 2017   

Role: PI

Amount: $9,630

 

Title: E-learning Innovations: Changing what’s possible with a marketable mobile application

Agency: MUSC Changing What’s Possible Through Innovation and Technology Grant

Date: June 2015 – June 2016            

Role: PI

Amount: $31,000

 

Title: E-learning Innovations: Changing what’s possible with a marketable mobile application

Agency: MUSC College of Health Professions Department of Health Professions, Support Funds

Date: June 2015 – June 2016                        

Role: PI

Amount: $8,000

 

Title: E-learning Innovations: Changing what’s possible with a marketable mobile application

Agency: MUSC Technology Applications Center for Healthful Lifestyles (TACHL), Support Funds

Date: June 2015 – June 2016                        

Role: PI

Amount: $10,000

 

Title: E-learning Innovations: Developing and evaluating the effectiveness of an interactive e-learning module

Agency: MUSC Department of Health Professions Interdivisional/Interdepartmental/Intercollege Seed Grant

Date: July 2014 – July 2015   

Role: PI

Amount: $5,450

 

Title: Educational technology journal club

Agency: Valerie West Educational Technology Enhancement Fund

Date: 2014      

Role: Co-investigator

Amount: $2,125

 

Title: Evidence in education and practice (CREATOR) project

Agency: MUSC Department of Health Professions Interdivisional/Interdepartmental/Intercollege Seed Grant

Date: July 2014 – July 2015   

Role: Co-investigator

Amount: $6,000

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

National

AOTA Commission on Education Curriculum Committee, Chair, March 2019-Present

AOTA Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Institute and Mentoring Program, Leadership Team, 2017-Present

American Journal of Occupational Therapy, Reviewer, 2020

Journal of Occupational Therapy Education, Reviewer, 2018-2020

AOTA Annual Conference Reviewer, 2017

 University

MUSC Honor Council, Faculty Representative, 2018-Present

MUSC CARES Student-Run Free Therapy Clinic, Faculty Advisor for Operations Committee, Spring 2015-Present

MUSC CARES Student-Run Free Therapy Clinic, Volunteer OT Clinician, 2012-Present

MUSC IP Day, Back-Up Facilitator, 2021

MUSC Innovation Day Planning Committee, 2019, 2020, 2021

MUSC South Carolina Conference on Innovations in Teaching and Learning Committee, 2018-2019

MUSC Healthcare Simulation Center Steering Committee, 2017-2019

MUSC CARES Student-Run Free Therapy Clinic, Faculty Advisor for Clinician SchedulersSpring 2015- Fall 2019

MUSC Yes Campaign Committee, CHP Co-Representative, 2017

MUSC Healthcare Simulation Center Utilization Review Committee, 2016            

MUSC Inaugural South Carolina Conference on Innovations in Teaching and Learning Committee, 2016-2017

College

CHP Faculty Assembly, Curriculum Committee, 2020-Present 

OT Program Curriculum Schedule Coordinator (Summer, Fall, Spring Semesters), 2015-Present

Pro Bono Honor Society OT Coordinator, 2017-Present

OT Pinning Ceremony Coordinator, 2017- Present

OT Faculty Search Committee (two positions), 2021-Present

MUSC Entry-Level OTD Accreditation On-site Prep and Visit, 2021

CHP Student Appeal Committee, April 2021

CHP Student Appeal Committee, February 2021

Speech-Language Pathology (Neuro) Faculty Search, Chair, 2020

Innovative online lab workgroup, Spring 2020

CHP Student Appeals Committee, Chair, Fall 2019

CHP Faculty Council, Development & Assessment of Teaching Effectiveness (DATE) Chair, 2019-2020

CHP Online/Hybrid Learning Strategic Planning Committee, Spring 2019

CHP Student Appeal Committee, Chair, Fall 2018 (2 cases)

MUSC Exhibit Table Committee, AOTA Education Summit, Chair, 2018

CHP Honor Council, Faculty Advisor2014-2018

CHP Faculty Council, Awards Committee Chair, 2018-2019

CHP Student Appeals Committee, Summer 2018

MUSC Expo Table Committee, AOTA Annual Conference, Chair, 2018

OT Faculty Search, Chair, 2018

CHP Development and Assessment of Teaching Effectiveness (DATE), Evaluator, 2018

CHP Educational Technology Advisory Group, 2018

MUSC Entry-Level OTD Accreditation Preparation, 2017

CHP Space Planning Committee, 2017

MUSC CARES Therapy Logo Brand Approval Task Force, 2017

MUSC CARES Therapy Clinician Mentorship Program Development Task Force, 2017

CHP Faculty Council, Development & Assessment of Teaching Effectiveness (DATE) Chair, 2017-2018

CHP Instructional Design Book Club–What the Best College Teacher Do, Co-Coordinator, 2016

CHP Faculty Practice Task Force, 2016    

CHP Faculty Assembly Board, DATE Co-Chair, 2016-2017

CHP Information Architecture Task Force (web design), 2016

CHP Educational Strategic Plan Task Force, 2016

CHP Educational Technology Task Force, 2016

CHP Instructional Design Book Club–How Learning Works, Co-Coordinator, 2016

CHP Development and Assessment of Teaching Effectiveness (DATE), Evaluator, 2016

CHP Educational Technology Journal Club, Co-Coordinator, 2015

CHP Strategic Plan Workgroup: Focus on educational opportunities, 2015-2016

CHP Simulation Task Force, 2015                                   

MUSC Entry-Level Master of Science in Rehabilitation Science, OT Accreditation Preparation, 2013

CHP Space Utilization Task Force, 2013-2014

CHP Faculty Practice Task Force , 2013-2014

CHP Alumni Association Board, Ambassador for Occupational Therapy, 2004-2006

 

PROFESSIONAL WEBSITES FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONS EDUCATORS

Giles, A. K. (n.d.). RehabLearning: Educational mobile applications for on-the-go learners. www.rehablearning.com

Giles, A. K. (n.d.). RehabLearning. Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/RehabLearning