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Donna Eichhorn
Assistant Professor
School of Allied Health
CALD 111
318-342-1613
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Donna B Eichhorn, MEd
Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy

Education

MEd

2006, Educational Administration & Supervision
University of Louisiana at Monroe

BS

1986, Occupational Therapy
Northeast Louisiana University

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Biographical Sketch

After graduating from Northeast Louisiana University (NLU) in December 1986 with a bachelor's degree in occupational therapy, I began my career as a staff occupational therapist at G. B. Cooley Early Intervention in West Monroe, LA. In 1990, I accepted a teaching position at NLU, now the University of Louisiana at Monroe, in the Occupational Therapy Program. I continued teaching OT until 2009, when I left the university to assume the role of principal at a local Catholic elementary school. While I enjoyed that position, I realized how much I missed the profession of occupational therapy and I returned to practice in home health. I was then fortunate enough to be able to return to teach at ULM in 2013 in the newly established Master of Occupational Therapy Program and I have been here since that time. In addition, I am also providing monthly contract occupational therapy services for Richland Parish School Board, which I thoroughly enjoy!

Licensure & Certification

Occupational Therapist Registered OTR, National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy. (February 23 1987 - March 31 2018)
Licensed Occupational Therapist, Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners. (June 25 1987 - September 30 2017)

Research Interests

Occupational therapy intervention in pediatrics, autism, geriatrics, advocacy for the profession

Recent Publications

Calk, P., Murphy, C., Eichhorn, D. (2016). Book Title - Health Literacy among Older Adults; Chapter Title - Fostering Independence through Health Literacy: An Occupational Therapy Perspective (pp. pp. 95-108). New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company.

Research Grants

Eichhorn, D. (Principal), Calk, P. (Co-Principal), "ULM Occupational Therapy Clinic for Adults who are Underserved" (Pending Funding Decision), Sponsored By Living Well Foundation, External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $53,822. (January 01 2019 - December 01 2019).
Calk, P. (Principal), Eichhorn, D. (Supporting), Murphy, C. (Supporting), Mike, E. (Supporting), Johnson, B. (Supporting), "Occupational Therapy Clinic to Promote Literacy in Children with Physical, Learning, and Behavioral Issues" (Funded), Sponsored By Living Well Foundation, External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $30,599. (January 01 2018 - December 31 2018).
Irwin, D. (Principal), Eichhorn, D. (Supporting), Calk, P. (Supporting), "Autism Center at the University Of Louisiana at Monroe" (Funded), Sponsored By Living Well Foundation, External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $34,060. (January 01 2017 - December 31 2017).
Irwin, D. (Principal), Eichhorn, D. (Supporting), Calk, P. (Supporting), "Autism Center at the University Of Louisiana at Monroe" (Funded), Sponsored By Living Well Foundation, External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $13,901. (January 01 2016 - December 31 2016).

Awards & Honors

None.

Courses Taught

OCCT 1006PATHOLOGY, 1 course(s)

OCCT 2026APPLIED LABORATORY, 1 course(s)

OCCT 2045THERAPEUTIC MEDIA, 1 course(s)

OCCT 5020FOUNDATIONS OCCT THERAPY, 2 course(s)

OCCT 5040KINESIOLOGY CONTEXT ACTIVITY, 6 course(s)

OCCT 5060OCCT THERAPY METHODS AND APP, 2 course(s)

OCCT 5070OT METHODS AND APP LAB, 6 course(s)

OCCT 5080APPLIED REASONING AND THEORY, 1 course(s)

OCCT 5100AT ENHANCE OCCT PERFORM, 4 course(s)

OCCT 5110OCCT THERAPY ASSESSMENT, 5 course(s)

OCCT 5120SPECIAL TOPICS CURRENT TRENDS, 4 course(s)

OCCT 5130APPLIED OT RESEARCH I-SEMINAR, 5 course(s)

OCCT 5140PSYCHOSOCIAL OT, 1 course(s)

OCCT 5160OBP CHILD, 5 course(s)

OCCT 5170APPLIED OT RESEARCH II, 5 course(s)

OCCT 5180MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION, 5 course(s)

OCCT 5200OT PRACTICE CHILD, 5 course(s)