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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 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.