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Blair C. Carsone

  • Assistant Professor
    Occupational Therapy Florida
  • Capstone Coordinator
    Occupational Therapy Florida
  • Program Director
    Occupational Therapy Florida

Dr. Blair Carsone is a licensed occupational therapist with over 9 years of experience in pediatrics and adults. She specializes in sensory processing, sensory-based feeding, and mindfulness. Her clinical practice includes work in outpatient, school-based, hospital, and skilled nursing settings. Currently an assistant professor and the Doctoral Capstone Coordinator at Gannon University's Department of Occupational Therapy, Dr. Carsone provides instruction in the entry-level doctorate program. Dr. Carsone is the Pi Theta Epsilon advisor. She provides consulting services specific to documentation, problem solution, program development, therapist training, and innovative practice development. Her research focus includes autism, sensory processing, and Beery VMI. 

 

2021    Concordia University, Chicago, IL

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Health and Human Performance
  • Dissertation: “Occupational therapy intervention and Beery VMI scores of children with autism spectrum disorder, brachial plexus injury, and cerebral palsy”

2013   Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL

  • Master of Occupational Therapy, graduated with honors
  • Research: “Life satisfaction and coping skills of fathers of children with disabilities” 

2010   Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH

  • Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science

Licensed Occupational Therapist, State of Florida, License # OT16455

Licensed Occupational Therapist, State of Ohio, License # OT008525

Nationally Board Certified Occupational Therapist, Certification # 321759

Certificate in Ayres Sensory Integration® including advanced training in the administration, scoring and interpretation of the comprehensive measures of sensory integration, including the EASI, SIPT & SPM. CLASI CASI # 2406

Certificate in Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) Feeding Approach

8/2021 to Present
Gannon University, Ruskin, FL
Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program

7/2021 to Present
Kids S.P.O.T., Hollywood, FL
Occupational Therapy Consultant

11/2019 to 7/2021
Kids S.P.O.T., Hollywood, FL
Occupational Therapy Department Supervisor

1/2019 to 11/2019
Continuing Healthcare of Boardman, Youngstown, OH
Occupational Therapist

6/2017 to 10/2018
Kids S.P.O.T., Hollywood, FL
Occupational Therapy Department Supervisor

5/2015 to 10/2018
Kids S.P.O.T., Hollywood, FL
Pediatric Occupational Therapist

12/2014 to 5/2015
Patty A. LaBella & Associates, Weston, FL
Pediatric Occupational Therapist

4/2014 to 10/2014
Vista Care Center of Boardman, Youngstown, OH
Occupational Therapist

2/2014 to 4/2014
Portage County Educational Service Center, Ravenna, OH
School Occupational Therapist
 

  • International Association for Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing
  • Florida Occupational Therapy Educational Consortium
  • American Occupational Therapy Association
  • Phi Theta Epsilon Occupational Therapy Honor Society, Nova Southeastern University
  • Sigma Alpha Lambda National Leadership and Honors Organization, Youngstown State University
  • Carsone, B. (2021). Occupational therapy intervention and Beery VMI scores of children with autism spectrum disorder, brachial plexus injury, and cerebral palsy (Publication No. 28318846) [Doctoral dissertation, Concordia University]. ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global.
  • Carsone, B., & Castelli, J. (2023). Supporting student success in fieldwork and capstone post-pandemic. FOCUS Quarterly, 3(1), 14-15.
  • Carsone, B., Green, K., Torrence, W., & Henry, B. (2023). Beery visual motor integration scores of children with autism spectrum disorder: Undergoing occupational therapy. International Journal of Special Education, 38(1), 43-46.
  • Carsone, B., Green, K., Torrence, W., & Henry, B. (2021). Occupational therapy and Beery VMI scores of children with autism spectrum disorder, brachial plexus injury, and cerebral palsy [version 1; peer review; 1 approved with reservations]. F1000Research, 10, 515.
  • Carsone, B., Green, K., Torrence, W., & Henry, B. (2021). Systematic review of visual motor integration in children with developmental disabilities. Occupational Therapy International, 2021, 1-9.
  • Carsone, B., & Lenhardt, R. (2023). Two case studies of pediatric traumatic brain injury: An interdisciplinary approach. Indian Journal of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy, 17(2), 11-14.
  • Carsone, B., & Smith, B. (2019). Cultivating mindfulness to alleviate boredom in school-age children. Alternative and Complementary Therapies, 25(3), 147-150.
  • Carsone, B., & Smith, B. (2021). Hand grip strength and function in older adults. Journal of Nursing and Occupational Health, 2(4), 295-299.
  • Carsone, B., & Smith, B. (2021). Nursing’s impact on pediatric sensory-based feeding difficulties: A commentary. Journal of Nursing and Occupational Health, 2(4), 300-303.
  • Carsone, B., Smith, B., Green, K., & Lenhardt, R. (2022). Sensory processing and visual motor integration of children with autism undergoing occupational therapy intervention. HSOA Journal of Physical Medicine, Rehabilitation and Disabilities, 8(2), 1-4.
  • Crouch, C., Smith, B., & Carsone, B. (2023). Therapeutic implications of electronic gaming for children with autism: A review. IJMCL, 5(1), 16-30.
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