Dr. Jennifer M. Yates


Occupational Therapy
Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

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Missouri State University
Occupational Therapy
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897



  • OTD, 2009, Belmont University
  • BS, Business Marketing, 2003, Missouri State University


  • OTE 720 Conditions I: Cognitive Dysfunction
  • OTE 725 Environmental Adaptations and Assistive Technology
  • OTE 730 Conditions II: Physical Dysfunction
  • OTE 745 Therapeutic Skills I: Practice with Adults and Older Adults
  • OTE 750 Therapeutic Skills II: Practice with Children and Adolescents
  • OTE 760 Wheelchair Seating and Mobility
  • OTE 760 Physical Agent Modalities
  • OTE 760 Pediatric Clinic
  • OTE 770 Professional Capstone: Issues, Diversity, and Ethics

Professional experience

  • Previous pediatric practice owner
  • Previous health care staffing owner
  • Physical Agent Modalities Certified
  • Myofascial Release Certified
  • Learning Without Tears
  • Attention and Self-Regulation

Research and professional interests

  • Defining similarities and differences between sensory vs. behavior vs. attention
  • Effectiveness of sensory adaptations and environmental modifications within the school setting
  • Doctoral thesis, "Determining the Variance in Linear Measurements Between Therapists using Typical Tools During a Wheelchair Evaluation"

Awards and honors

  • Nominated interdisciplinary leader - Leadership Education in Neurodevelopment and Related Disabilities (LEND), Vanderbilt University