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Karen L. Harpster, PhD, OTR/L


  • Occupational Therapist III, Division of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy
  • Assistant Professor, UC Department of Allied Health

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Publications

Functional goals and intervention planning in children with cerebral visual impairment. Schwartz, T; Harpster, K; Liveccae, A; Middlecamp, C. Journal of AAPOS. 2022; 26:e30-e31.

Magnetic resonance spectroscopy brain metabolites at term and 3-year neurodevelopmental outcomes in very preterm infants. Illapani, VS P; Edmondson, DA; Cecil, KM; Altaye, M; Kumar, M; Harpster, K; Parikh, NA. Pediatric Research. 2022; 92:299-306.

Exploring the Need for Education on Cortical Visual Impairment Among Occupational Therapy Professionals and Teachers of Students With Visual Impairments. Harpster, K; Hamilton, S; Lusk, KE; Seastone, AM; Fox, AE; Rice, ML; Schwartz, T. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness. 2022; 116:451-460.

Restricted Eating in Preschoolers with Autism: Mother Stressors and Solutions. Burkett, K; Haggard, ML; Van Rafelghem, D; Harpster, K. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 2022; 52:2589-2597.

Brain microstructural antecedents of visual difficulties in infants born very preterm. Chandwani, R; Harpster, K; Kline, JE; Mehta, V; Wang, H; Merhar, SL; Schwartz, TL; Parikh, NA. NeuroImage: Clinical. 2022; 34.

An iPad-based intervention to improve visual-motor, visual-attention, and visual-perceptual skills in children with surgically treated hydrocephalus: A pilot study. Harpster, K; Weckherlin, N; Engsberg, JR; Powell, SK; Barnard, H; Kadis, D; Dodd, JN; Garrett, ML; Mangano, FT; Limbrick, DD; et al. Child's Nervous System. 2022; 38:303-310.

Association between brain structural network efficiency at term-equivalent age and early development of cerebral palsy in very preterm infants. Kline, JE; Yuan, W; Harpster, K; Altaye, M; Parikh, NA. NeuroImage. 2021; 245.

ICF-inspired goal-setting in developmental rehabilitation: an innovative framework for pediatric therapists. Angeli, JM; Schwab, SM; Huijs, L; Sheehan, A; Harpster, K. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice. 2021; 37:1167-1176.

Early micro- and macrostructure of sensorimotor tracts and development of cerebral palsy in high risk infants. Chandwani, R; Kline, JE; Harpster, K; Tkach, J; Parikh, NA; Altaye, M; Arnsperger, A; Beiersdorfer, T; Bridgewater, K; Cahill, T; et al. Human Brain Mapping. 2021; 42:4708-4721.

Effects of intraventricular hemorrhage on white matter microstructural changes at term and early developmental outcomes in infants born very preterm. Yuan, W; Tamm, L; Harpster, K; Altaye, M; Illapani, VS P; Parikh, NA. Neuroradiology. 2021; 63:1549-1561.