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

Office: 617.627.5961
Fax: 617.627.3722
Email
Magaret (Peggy) Morris
OTD, OTR/L BCP
Senior Lecturer

Education:
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

Expertise:
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.