Kate Barlow, OTD is an Assistant Professor at American International College. She is also the current ambassador for the CDC’s Learn the Signs. Act Early. program for the state of Massachusetts. Dr. Barlow received her BS in Occupational Therapy from Boston University, and her MS and OTD from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has over 20 years of clinical experience that includes public school practice, early intervention, a pediatric hospital-based outpatient clinic and management. Dr. Barlow’s area of clinical expertise is pediatric feeding, eating and swallowing, which she has presented on at the OT state conferences of CT, MA, NH and VA, as well as guest lectured on the topic at Western New England University, Shenandoah University and Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Barlow’s passion is in global outreach. She founded the International Interprofessional Mentorship Program that currently provides mentorship to over 100 therapists in developing countries in Africa and South America.
Barlow, K., Pizur-Barnekow, K., Hughes, R., & Webber, D. (2019, December). Occupational therapists as ambassadors for the CDC’s “Learn the Signs. Act Early” program. OT Practice, 24(12), 30-31, 30-31.
Barlow, K. & Salemi, M. (2019). Childhood occupations: The prevalence of childhood engagement in chores. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 73, 7311500058. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO8025
Barlow, K. (2019, Summer). Act early. Know the signs. The Voice, Massachusetts Speech- Language Hearing Association, p.9
Barlow, K. & Reynolds, S. (2018). A mixed-methods study examining developmental milestones and parental experiences in Ghana. The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy, 6(2), Article 5. doi.org/10.15453/2168-6408.1407
Nafai, S., Barlow, K., & Stevens-Nafai, E. (2017). OT in Morocco: Sustaining service learning trips through telehealth. OT Practice, 22(2), 20-22.
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