Lisa Jean Knecht-Sabres, DHS, OTR/L

Professor


Midwestern University
College of Health Sciences
Occupational Therapy Program
Alumni Hall, Suite #330-A
555 31st Street
Downers Grove, IL. 60515

Office: (630) 515-7216
e-mail: lknech@midwestern.edu 

EDUCATION

Doctor of Health Sciences, Occupational Therapy, University of Indianapolis, 2009

Master of Science, Occupational Therapy, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2003

Bachelor of Science, Occupational Therapy, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1988

RESEARCH SUMMARY

Research interests include enhancing students' readiness for fieldwork and entry level practice, adult learning theory, experiential learning, inter-professional education, and occupational engagement with adults and older adults.

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Knecht-Sabres, L., Shiffer, C., Krol, E., & Case, E. (2017). After a Stroke: Addressing the Needs of Caregivers. The American Occupational Therapy Association: SIS Quarterly Practice Connections, 22-24.  

Cusack, M., McDermott, A., Knecht-Sabres, L., Guzman, R. (2017). Engagement in Meaningful Occupations with Others Can Lead to a Happy Life at a Long-Term Care Facility. The Commuinque: Illinois Occupational Therapy Association Quarterly Newsletter, Issue 2.  

Knecht-Sabres, L. (2017).  Evaluation of Activities of Daily Living and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living.  In N. Mac Rae & K. Jacobs, & (Eds.), Occupational Therapy Essentials for Clinical Competence, 3rd Ed.  (249-264). Thorofare, NJ: Slack Inc. 

Knecht-Sabres, L. Gunn, J., Conroy, C., Getch, S., Cahill, S., Lee, M., Ciancio, M., Jaskolski, J., Palmisano, L., Kristjansdottir, K. (2016). Effectiveness of an Optional Interprofessional Education Event. Internernet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice (IJAHSP). October, 21; 14(4), Article 2.   

Walligford, M., Knecht-Sabres, L., Lee, M., & St. Amand, L. OT Practitioners' and OT Students' Perceptions of Entry Level Competency for Occupational Therapy Practice (2016). The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy. Volume 4, Issue 4, Article 10.  

Knecht-Sabres, L. & Guzman, R. (2016). Creative Ways to Decrease Occupational Deprivation in Skilled Nursing Facilities. The Commuinque: Illinois Occupational Therapy Association Quarterly Newsletter, Issue 2.  

Knecht-Sabres, L., Kammer, K., Kilian, M., & Veverka, K. (2016). Caregivers of Stroke Surivors: Exploring the Role of Spousal Caregivers through an Occupational Lens. The Internernet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice (IJAHSP), Jul 02; 14(3), Article 4.  

Knecht-Sabres, L., Egan, B., Wallingford, M., Kovic, M. (2015). Instructional strategies used to improve students' comfort and skill in addressing the occupational therapy process. Journal of Education and Training Studies, 3 (5), 18-25. 

Knecht-Sabres, L. (2014).  Evaluation of Activities of Daily Living and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living.  In K. Sladyk, K. Jacobs, & N. Mac Rae (Eds.), Occupational Therapy Essentials for Clinical Competence.  Thorofare, NJ: Slack Inc. 

Knecht-Sabres, L., Kovic, M., Wallingford, M., & St. Amand, L. (2013). Preparing Occupational Therapy Students for the Complexities of Clinical Practice.  The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy, 1 (3), 1-14.

Knecht-Sabres, L. (2013). Experiential Learning in Occupational Therapy: Can it Enhance Readiness for Clinical Practice? Journal of Experiential Education, 36 (1), 22-36

Knecht-Sabres, L., Kovik, M., St. Amand, L., Wallingford, M. (2012).  OT Students:  Meeting the Demands of Practice.  The Communique: Illinois Occupational Therapy Association Quarterly Newsletter. 

Knecht-Sabres, L. (2011). The Canadian Occupational Performance Measure (COPM): An Outcome Measure. The Communique: Illinois Occupational Therapy Association Quarterly Newsletter. 

Knecht-Sabres, L. (2010).  The use of experiential learning in an occupational therapy program: Can it  foster skills for clinical practice?  Occupational Therapy in Health Care, 24 (4),320-334. 

RECENT GRANTS:

Knecht-Sabres, L., Wallingford, M., Lee, M., Gunn, J., Getch, S., Krumdick, N., Anaya, E., & Workmam, G. The Impact of an Interprofessional Geriatric Training Experience on the Attitudes of Future Healthcare Providers Towards Work with Older Adults and Interprofessionalism.  Midwestern University CHS Geriatric Research and Education Facilitation Grant. 

Gunn, J., Lee, M., Knecht-Sabres, L., Conroy, C., Cahill, S., Kristjansdottir, K., Arguinnes, C., Sinack, C., Ciancio, M., Van Kanegan, K. A Geriatric Case-Based Interprofessional Educational Activity to Help Prepare Future Healthcare Providers for Working Collaboratively to Care for a Growing Older Adult Patient Population. Midwestern University CHS Geriatric Research and Education Facilitation Grant. 

Hanke, T., Knecht-Sabres, L., Lee, M., Huntington-Alfano, K., Kemencic, S., Palmissano, L, Elliot-Burke, T., Wallingford, M., Getch, S. An Interdisciplinary Falls Screening Event for Community Dwelling Older Adults. Midwestern University CHS Geriatric Research and Education Facilitation Grant. 

CURRENT TEACHING ACTIVITIES

College of Health Sciences-Illinois Occupational Therapy Program

OTHE 510: OT Foundations
OTHE 583: Neuroscince I
OTHE 585: OT Evaluation & Treatment III: Adults
OTHE 685: OT Evaluation & Treatment IV: Older Adults
OTHE 687: Adult Practice
OTHE 600: Gerontology Elective
OTHE 630: Research II
OTHE 631: Research III
OTHE 633: Research IV