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Occupational Therapist III, Division of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Allied Health


About Me

Academic Affiliation

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Allied Health

Clinical Divisions

Occupational Therapy

My Education

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

My Publications

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; 32:128-128.

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.

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:e199-e199.

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

Discovering the sense of touch: protocol for a randomised controlled trial examining the efficacy of a somatosensory discrimination intervention for children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy. McLean, B; Blakeman, M; Carey, L; Ward, R; Novak, I; Valentine, J; Blair, E; Taylor, S; Bear, N; Bynevelt, M; et al. BMC Pediatrics. 2018; 18.

Commentary on "Hand-Arm Bimanual Intensive Therapy Improves Prefrontal Cortex Activation in Children With Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy ". Harpster, K; Foci, F. Pediatric Physical Therapy. 2018; 30:100-100.

Commentary on "comparing Unimanual and Bimanual Training in Upper Extremity Function in Children with Unilateral Cerebral Palsy ". Harpster, K; Miller, V. Pediatric Physical Therapy. 2017; 9:306-306.

Feasibility of Pediatric Game-Based Neurorehabilitation Using Telehealth Technologies: A Case Report. Reifenberg, G; Gabrosek, G; Tanner, K; Harpster, K; Proffitt, R; Persch, A. American Journal of Occupational Therapy. 2017; 71:7103190040p1-7103190040p8.

Changes of White Matter Diffusion Anisotropy in Response to a 6-Week iPad Application-Based Occupational Therapy Intervention in Children with Surgically Treated Hydrocephalus: A Pilot Study. Yuan, W; Harpster, K; Jones, BV; Shimony, JS; McKinstry, RC; Weckherlin, N; Powell, SS; Barnard, H; Engsberg, J; Kadis, DS; et al. Neuropediatrics: journal of pediatric neurobiology, neurology and neurosurgery. 2016; 47:336-340.