Audrey L. Zapletal, MS, OTR/L

Contact Ms. Zapletal

901 Walnut Street
6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 503-9615
(215) 503-3499 fax


BS, Boston University, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences (Sargent College), Boston, MA
MS, Thomas Jefferson University, School of Health Professions, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

Sensory Integration and Praxis Test: Southern California Sensory Integration Tests - 2003
Advanced Certification in Sensory Processing Disorders Level I: Sensory Processing Disorders Foundation with Dr. Lucy Jane Miller - 2009

University Appointment

Assistant Professor - 2011 to present
Graduate Admissions Coordinator - 2007 to present

Courses Taught

OT627 Program Design and Evaluation
OT311 Health and Health Conditions
OT308 Concepts in Neurodevelopment
OT552 Intervention: Enhancing Human Performance

Research and Clinical Interests

Understanding the benefits of using Standardized Patients and High-Fidelity Simulation
Encounters in OT Education
Understanding the effects of fine motor skill development on handwriting performance
Describing sensory and motor skills in children diagnosed with Sex Chromosome Abnormalities
Enhancing participation of children with physical disabilities in a camp setting

Professional Memberships

American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
AOTA: Sensory Integration - Special Interest Section (Programming Board Member) 2009-2011
Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association (POTA)
Center City's Intensive Care Nursery Special Interest Section (Creator and Chair) 2009-2011
Camp Dream Street in Mississippi - Advisory Board Member 2006 - present

Awards And Honors

2011 Fred and Sadye Abrams Award for Exellence in Laboratory Teaching, Thomas Jefferson University, School of Health Professions, June 2011
Thomasina Award for Bravery in Teaching, Thomas Jefferson University, College of Health Professions, May 2007
Appreciation Award, KS&A (Knowledge, Support and Action) Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania October 18, 2006
Rookie of the Year Award, KenCrest Adult and Children's Services, Philadelphia, PA November 18, 2001
Florence G. Hunter for Professionalism, Boston University, Sargent College, Boston, MA May 19, 1999