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Occupational Therapist III, Division of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Allied Health

513-803-3604

About Me

Academic Affiliation

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Allied Health

Clinical Divisions

Occupational Therapy

My Locations

My Education

PhD: The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2011.

My Publications

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. 2021.

Associations Between Early Structural Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Hammersmith Infant Neurological Examination, and General Movements Assessment in Infants Born Very Preterm. Harpster, K; Merhar, S; Priyanka Illapani, VS; Peyton, C; Kline-Fath, B; Parikh, NA. Journal of Pediatrics. 2021; 232:80-86.e2.

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.

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. 2021.

Novel diffuse white matter abnormality biomarker at term-equivalent age enhances prediction of long-term motor development in very preterm children. Parikh, NA; Harpster, K; He, L; Illapani, VS P; Khalid, FC; Klebanoff, MA; O’Shea, TM; Altaye, M. Scientific Reports. 2020; 10.

Commentary on "Integrated Electromyography: Discriminant Analysis and Prediction of Recovery 3 to 6 Years After Brachial Plexus Birth Injury ". Allgier, A; Harpster, K. Pediatric Physical Therapy. 2020; 32.

The methodological application of goal attainment scaling in pediatric rehabilitation research: a systematic review. Harpster, K; Sheehan, A; Foster, EA; Leffler, E; Schwab, SM; Angeli, JM. Disability and Rehabilitation. 2019; 41:2855-2864.

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. 2019; 1-10.

Patient-Centered Goal Setting in Developmental Therapy: Discordance between Documented Goals and Caregiver-Perceived Goals. Angeli, JM; Harpster, K; Huijs, L; Seid, M; Sheehan, A; Schwab, SM. Pediatric Quality and Safety. 2019; 4.

Patient- and caregiver-identified preferences: Dimensions of change in developmental therapy treatment goals. Angeli, JM; Harpster, KL; Hanson, E; Sheehan, A; Schwab, SM. Pediatric Rehabilitation. 2019; 22:39-46.