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Margaret Morris
Contact Info:
Tufts University
Department of Occupational
574 Boston Ave.
Medford, MA 02155

Office: 617.627.5961
Fax: 617.627.3722
Magaret (Peggy) Morris
Senior Lecturer

Teaching Online Certificate (TOC) through Quality Matters®, 2018
VoiceThread® Certified Educator (VCE), 2017
Mindful Schools®, Mindfulness Fundamentals, 2016
OTD, Tufts University, 2011
CAPS, Tufts University, 2009
M.S. in Therapeutic Studies, 1987, Boston University
B.S. in Occupational Therapy, 1980, Utica College of Syracuse University

Board Certification in Pediatrics (BCP) 2012-2022, American Occupational Therapy Association
Occupational therapy evaluation and intervention in pediatrics, particularly contextual and strengths-based services.

Research Interests:

  • Pediatrics
    • Evaluation, including strengths-based evaluation, occupation-based evaluation, context & environment
    • Intervention, including models of occupation-based service provision, contextual services, collaboration, strengths-based, least restrictive environment
    • Program development, including systems approaches, strengths-based, mindfulness, social-emotional regulation, physical literacy
  • Teaching and Learning
    • Models of professional development, andragogy, self-regulated learning
    • Project-based learning, technology in teaching and learning, using visual analog scales in course evaluation, concept mapping
    • Online teaching and learning, course design (F2F, hybrid, online)

Recent Presentations:

  • A Strengths-Based Approach to Evaluating Occupation in Children and Youth, 2018, preconference presentation, AOTA annual Children & Youth conference
  • Train the Brain: Motor Learning Principles for School- based Therapists, 2018, AOTA annual conference Short Course, Salt Lake City, Utah, co-presenter C.Vialu
  • Use of Visual Analog Scales in Occupational Therapy Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2018, AOTA Annual Conference
  • Concept Mapping as Active Learning and Teaching Strategy, 2017, @Tufts University-wide Teaching Conference: Active Learning
  • Concept Mapping as One Inclusive Teaching and Learning Strategy, 2016, @Tufts University-wide Teaching Conference: Inclusive Excellence
  • Current Issues for Related Service Providers: Addressing What Matters, 2016, Therapies in the Schools Annual Conference, co-presenter J. Hollenbeck
  • Building an Evidence-based Action Plan to Achieve Functional Outcomes, 2016, Therapies in the Schools Annual Conference, co-presenter J. Hollenbeck

Recent publications:

  • Morris, M.L. & Hollenbeck, J. (2016). Evaluating Student Participation: Focus on Strengths in Your School-Based Evaluation (1st ed., vol. 21, pp. CE1-CE8). OT Practice.
  • Contributor: Scarlett, W.G. (2015). The SAGE Encyclopedia of Classroom Management
  • Morris, M.L. (2013, March). School-based collaborative consultation: Perspectives of occupational therapist and teacher dyads. Early Intervention & School Special Interest Section Quarterly, 20(1), 1-4.