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1 Amanda Acord-Vira, MOT, OTR/L, CBIS Contact Information: 30 Avery Drive Morgantown, WV Licenses: West Virginia Board of Occupational Therapy: License # 1059 Certifications: Certified Brain Injury Specialist: Certification # 6462 NBCOT: Certification # Education: West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV. Pursuing Educational Psychology Doctorate, accepted into program Summer George Washington University, Washington, D.C. Masters Certification in Special Education and Traumatic Brain Injury. May West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV. Masters of Occupational Therapy. May 2002 West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV. Bachelors of Health and Human Performance. May 2001 Professional Experience: Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy, West Virginia University,July 31, 2010 to present. Responsible for developing and teaching courses for junior and senior occupational therapy students. Courses include lecture and lab components. Responsible for placement of senior students for Level I Non-Traditional and Traditional Fieldworks. Other responsibilities include being the chair of SOTA and the community advisory board as well as a and member of division committees including clinic, fieldwork, student affairs, and admissions. Occupational Therapy Manager, Clinical Specialist II Neuro, Healthsouth MountianView Rehabilitation Hospital, Morgantown, WV, March 2007 to August Responsible for managing department of 20+ fulltime, part-time and per-diem occupational therapy staff, including occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, and occupational therapy aides. Daily responsibilities included scheduling, patient satisfaction, staff development, and program development. Other responsibilities included writing policies and procedures, budgeting, FTE management, marketing, and participation in hospital wide committees. Developed competencies for new equipment and diagnosis specific treatment approaches. Responsibilities included student and volunteer coordinator for the facility. This included organizing, monitoring and ensuring all standards met for placement of students at facility. Adjunct Faculty, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia. September July 2010 Responsible for developing and teaching courses for WVU s Occupational Therapy Department. The courses included Physical Impairment and Function 1 and Professional Foundations.

2 Occupational Therapy Senior, Healthsouth MountainView Rehabilitation Hospital, Morgantown, WV, July2003-March Responsible for assisting OT manager with daily operations, program development and staff development. Lead Occupational Therapist on the brain injury team, supervising COTA s and Aides. Primary responsibilities included completing evaluations, screenings, completing documentation and providing daily treatments for patients on the brain injury team. Other responsibilities included family education, training and community re-entry. Lead occupational therapist for the outpatient brain injury program (CARE), day treatment program focusing on increasing independence within community and at home. In addition, responsibilities included student and volunteer coordinator for the facility. This included organizing, monitoring and ensuring all standards met for placement of students at our facility. Clinical Supervisor for Level I and Level II occupational therapy students and occupational therapy assistant students. Occupational Therapist, Healthsouth MountainView Rehabilitation Hospital, Morgantown, WV, May 2002-July Responsibilities included completing evaluations, screenings, completing documentation and providing treatment sessions for adults with varying diagnosis. Diagnosis treated included CVA, SCI, TBI, Orthopedic, Cardiac, Pulmonary, and other Neurological diseases. Other responsibilities included supervising/mentoring level 1 fieldwork students and volunteers. Professional Memberships: American Occupational Therapy Association. Membership ID # West Virginia Occupational Therapy Association Ohio Occupational Therapy Association Honors and Professional Awards: Employee of the Month at Healthsouth MountainView Rehabilitation Hospital in January 2005 Clinician of the Year 2005 at Healthsouth MountainView Rehabilitation Hospital Manager of the Quarter (2 nd quarter 2007, 3 rd quarter 2008, 2 nd quarter 2010) at Healthsouth MountainView Rehabilitation Hospital Nomination for WVU School of Medicine 2011 Distinguished Teacher Award Nomination for WVU School of Medicine 2012 Distinguished Teacher Award WVU School of Medicine 2014 Distinguished Teacher Award Publications: Wheeler, S., Acord-Vira, A. Occupational Therapy Practice Guidelines for Traumatic Brain Injury. AOTA Press, in review. Wheeler, S., Acord-Vira, A., Davis, D. Effectiveness of interventions for adults with psychological and emotional impairments after traumatic brain injury: an evidence-based review. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, in review. Acord-Vira, A., Wheeler, S., Davis, D. Return to work following TBI: Strategies to facilitate productive activity in the community. AOTA Work and Industry Special Interest Section Newsletter, in review.

3 OTR/L (2015). What is the evidence that cognitive behavioral therapy interventions to address psychosocial, behavioral, and/or emotional impairments and skills improve occupational performance for individuals with traumatic brain injury? AOTA critically appraised topics and papers series: Traumatic brain injury. AOTA. OTR/L (2015). What is the evidence that psychological education and counseling interventions to address psychosocial, behavioral, and/or emotional impairments and skills improve occupational performance for individuals with traumatic brain injury? AOTA critically appraised topics and papers series: Traumatic brain injury. AOTA. OTR/L (2015). What is the evidence that goal attainment and goal directed therapeutic interventions to address psychosocial, behavioral, and/or emotional impairments and skills improve occupational performance for individuals with traumatic brain injury? AOTA critically appraised topics and papers series: Traumatic brain injury. AOTA. OTR/L (2015). What is the evidence that peer mentoring interventions to address psychosocial, behavioral, and/or emotional impairments and skills improve occupational performance for individuals with traumatic brain injury? AOTA critically appraised topics and papers series: Traumatic brain injury. AOTA. OTR/L (2015). What is the evidence that physical exercise interventions to address psychosocial, behavioral, and/or emotional impairments and skills improve occupational performance for individuals with traumatic brain injury? AOTA critically appraised topics and papers series: Traumatic brain injury. AOTA. OTR/L (2015). What is the evidence that specific skills training interventions to address psychosocial, behavioral, and/or emotional impairments and skills improve occupational performance for individuals with traumatic brain injury? AOTA critically appraised topics and papers series: Traumatic brain injury. AOTA. Presentations: Sustaining Successful Community Participation Following Brain Injury: West Virginia Occupational Therapy Association Mini Conference. 1.5 hour presentation. September 19, Succeeding at Life s Occupations Following Brain Injury: Occupational Therapy.com. 1 hour presentation. August 26, Effects of Virtual Reality on Clients with a CVA: American Occupational Therapy Association. 2 hour presentation. April 17, Strategies to Promote Successful Parenting Following CVA: West Virginia Board of Occupational Therapy. 1.5 hour presentation. March 27, 2015 FIM Scores Influencing Discharge Destination Following CVA. Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy State Conference. 2 hour poster presentation. October 31, COPM and the Satisfaction with Life Scale Interview Questionnaires of Neurologic Injuries: An analysis of their relationship. Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy State Conference. 2 hour poster presentation. October 31, 2014.

4 Executive Cognitive Functions following Traumatic Brain Injury: Overview and Strategies to Facilitate Community Participation. Ohio Occupational Therapy State Conference. October 24, Evidence Based Systematic Review on Occupational Therapy and Adults with Traumatic Brain Injury. American Occupational Therapy Conference. April 3, Occupational Therapy Interventions in Parenting for a Young Survivor of Stroke. American Occupational Therapy Conference. 2 hour poster presentation. April 4, Caregiver Role Changes Through the Stages of Recovery of Pediatric Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury. American Occupational Therapy Association Conference. 2 hour poster presentation. April 3, 2014 A Complex Occupation: Parenting following a stroke. Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association Annual State Conference. 2 hour presentation. November 8, 2013 Early Onset Rehabilitation Following Stroke Enhances Functional Potential. Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association Annual State Conference. 2 hour poster presentation. November 8, Special Education Teacher s Perception of Playground Accessibility as Compared to Actual Accessibility. Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association Annual State Conference. Poster presentation. November 8, Journey of Returning to Work Following Major Trauma. Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association Annual State Conference. 1 hour presentation. November 9, Strategies to promote successful community participation for individuals with acquired brain injury: Maryland Occupational Therapy Association Annual State Conference. 1.5 hour presentation. October 27, Interdisciplinary team perspectives on barriers to discharge home following inpatient rehabilitation stay: Maryland Occupational Therapy Association Annual State Conference. 1.5 hour poster presentation, October 26, 2012 and 1.25 hour poster presentation on October 27, Return to Work Success for an Individual with Severe Brain Injury and Global Aphasia: American Occupational Therapy Association National Conference. 2 hour poster presentation. April 27, 2012 Return to Work Success for an Individual with Severe Brain Injury and Global Aphasia: West Virginia Occupational Therapy Association. 1 hour presentation. October 22, Advances in Technology in Brain Injury Rehabilitation : Brain Injury Association of WV Conference hour presentation. October Advances in Technology in Brain Injury Rehabilitation : Western Maryland Regional Medical Center hour presentation. September Professional Behaviors for Fieldwork, WVU Senior OT Students, 50 minute presentation, March 2008, 2009, Continuing Education: AOTA 95th Annual Conference & Expo: AOTA, Nashville, TN. April Ohio Occupational Therapy State Conference: Mason, OH. October 24-25, Stroke Interventions: Summit Professional Education, Morgantown, WV. July 13, AOTA 94th Annual Conference & Expo: AOTA, Baltimore, MD. April 2014.

5 Ken Diviney: Family perspective of Traumatic Brain Injury. West Virginia University, Morgantown WV. March 15, West Virginia Occupational Therapy Association State Conference: Morgantown, WV. October 13, AOTA 92 nd Annual Conference & Expo: AOTA, Indianapolis, IN. April 26-28, Rehabilitation of the Adult with Traumatic Brain Injury: Strategies to Facilitate Successful Community Participation: WV Traumatic Brain Injury Services & Center for Excellence in Disabilities, Morgantown, WV. December 2, AOTA 91st Annual Conference & Expo: AOTA, Philadelphia, PA. April 14-16, Community Participation Following Brain Injury: Brain Injury Association of West Virginia, South Charleston, WV. October 21 & 22, FES Ergometry: Restorative Therapies. December 2, Contact Hours Manual Therapy of the Upper Extremity: Therapy Network Seminars, Morgantown, WV. August 15 & 16, Contact Hours FCT Casting: Giltech LTD., Morgantown, WV. March 30, Contact Hours. 24-Hour Rehabilitation Nursing Workshop: Documenting the Evidence & Supporting the Burden of Care: UDS, Morgantown, WV. December 17, Contact Hours FCT Casting: Giltech LTD., Morgantown, WV. December 16, Contact Hours Occupational Therapy Research Seminar: WVU, Morgantown, WV. August 28, Contact Hour. An Interdisciplinary Approach to Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation: Spinal Cord Injury Seminars, Inc., Morgantown, WV. April 4& 5, Contact Hours The Wave of the Future: Hanger and Healthsouth Computerized Prosthetics & Orthotics. Morgantown, WV. October 17, Contact Hours. Improving Upper Extremity Motor Recovery Following Stroke with the SaeboFlex and FTM Arm Training Program: Healthsouth MountainView Rehabilitation Hospital, Morgantown, WV. July 22 & 23, Contact Hours Brain Injury: New Sciences, Best Practices, and Future Innovations: North American Brain Injury Society, Amelia Island, FL. September 22-24, Contact Hours. The Adjunct Faculty Workshop: WVU, Division of OT, Morgantown, WV. August 5-6, Contact Hours. Neuro 2: Developing Function in the Upright Posture and Gait for Adults with Hemiplegia: Healthsouth MountainView Rehabilitation Hospital, Morgantown, WV. November 6 & 7, Contact Hours. Depression & Anxiety: Walter Byrd, MD Associate Professor of Psychiarty-WVU, Morgantown, WV. July 8, Contact Hour An Interdisciplinary Approach to Neurotrauma Care: Contemporary Forums, Tampa, FL. May 6-8, Contact Hours Statewide Training to Enhance Agency Resources for Traumatic Brain Injury, STEAR TBI, Beckley, WV. May 22 & 23, Continuing Education Hours.

6 Management of the Stroke Patient: Healthsouth MountainView Rehabilitation Hospital, Morgantown, WV. July 19, 2002, 3.0 Contact Hours. Issues in Functional Recovery Following Traumatic Brain Injury. West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, September 8, 2001, 2.5 Contact Hours.

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