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Patty Coker-Bolt

Patty Coker-Bolt, PhD, OTR/L

Patty Coker-Bolt, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA
Associate Professor
Division of Occupational Therapy
151-B Rutledge Avenue, MSC 962
Charleston, SC 29425

Office: B313
843-792-7491
cokerpc@musc.edu

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Education

  • Ph.D. Education, Capella University (2009)
  • MHS Health Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina (1999)
  • BS Occupational Therapy, Medical University of South Carolina (1998)
  • BS Special Education, Pennsylvania State University (1989)

Areas of Teaching

  • Early Infant Motor Skills and Muscle Development
  • Motor Development
  • Pediatrics – Disability and Occupational Therapy Treatment
  • Research Seminar

Research Interests

  • Infant Motor Development
  • Constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT) for children with hemiplegic type cerebral palsy
  • Play and playfulness in children with autism
  • Feeding intervention for infants with congenital heart defects

Recent Grants

  • 2013 - 2014  Principal Investigator
    “Building Global Capacity for Pediatric Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy in Low-Income Countries”
    MUSC Global Health MUSC Center for Global Health (CGH) pilot grant
    $20,000
  • January 2014  Co-Investigator
    "iPad, Therefore I Can"
    Department of Health Professions Interdivisional/Interdepartmental/ Intercollege Seed Grant Program
    $5,000
  • 2011 - 2016  Co-Investigator
    "South Carolina Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (SC LEND)"
    HRSA Grant
  • July 2012 - June 2013  Principal Investigator
    “Camp Hand to Hands”
    The Charles Web/Ed Croft Endowment, Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina
    $2,500
  • July 2013  Co-Investigator
    "Physical Therapy and Occupation Therapy CARES Clinic Pilot Project"
    CHP Becki A. Trickey Educational Enhancement Fund
    $2,500
  • May 1, 2013 - April 31, 2014  Principal Investigator
    “The STEP: The Specific Test of Early infant motor Performance”
    MUSC Specialized Center of Research (SCOR) Pilot Project
    $30,000

Recent Publications

  • Coker-Bolt, P., DeLuca, S., & Ramey, S. (2015). A partnership model to adapt and implement pediatric constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT) in Sub-Saharan Africa. Occupational Therapy International, 22(3):141-51.
  • Bentzley J, Coker-Bolt, P., Moreau N, Hope K, Ramakrishnan V, Brown T, Mulvihill D, Jenkins D. (2015). Kinematic measurement of 12-week head control correlates with 12-month neurodevelopment in preterm infants. Early Human Development, 91, 159-174.
  • Wager, K., Seif, G., Kraft, S., Coker-Bolt, P., Annan, D. (2015). MHA Students Partner with OT and PT Students to Successfully Select an EHR for a Student Run Free Medical Clinic. Journal of Health Administration Education, 4, 133-147.
  • Gray, J., Coker-Bolt, P., Gupta, j., Hissong, A., Hartmann, K., & Kern, S. (2015). The importance of interprofessional education in occupational therapy curricula. AOTA Position Paper.
  • Carson, N. & Coker-Bolt, P. (2015). Maralynne Mitcham: Educator, mentor, and innovator. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 69, 6901080010.
  • Dhan, L., Anson, C., Callahan, K., Coats, E., Slaughter, L., Coker-Bolt, P., & Velozo, C. (2015). Student-run free therapy clinics: Integrating service learning and care for uninsured clients. OT Practice.
  • Coker-Bolt, P., Woodbury, M., Perkel, J., Moreau, N., Hope, K., Ramakrishnan, V., Mulvihill, D. & Jenkins, D. (2014). Identifying premature infant at high and low risk for motor delays using motor performance testing and MRS. Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, 7, 219-232.
  • Seif GA, Coker-Bolt P, Kraft S, Gonsalves W, Simpson K, Johnson E. (2014). The development of clinical reasoning and interprofessional behaviors: service-learning at a student-run free clinic. Journal of Interprofessional Care. http://informahealthcare.com/doi/abs/10.3109/13561820.2014.921899.
  • Stokes, M., Cook, E., Sanders, C., & Coker-Bolt, P. (2014). The case for early power mobility: Developmental outcomes for a toddler born with a rare neuromuscular disorder. Technology Special Interest Section Quarterly, 24(4), 1–4.
  • Coker-Bolt, P., Garcia, T., & Nabor, E. (2014). Neuromotor: Cerebral Palsy. In Case-Smith & O’Brien, Occupational Therapy for Children (7th Ed). St. Louis, Mo: Mosby-Elsevier.
  • Coker-Bolt, P., Garcia, T., & Nabor, E. (2014). Cerebral Palsy. In Soloman & O’Brien, Pediatric Skills for Occupational Therapy Assistants (4th Ed.). St. Louis, Mo.: Mosby-Elsevier.
  • Coker-Bolt, P. (2014). Cerebral Palsy. Positioning and Handling. In Soloman & O’Brien, Pediatric Skills for Occupational Therapy Assistants (4th Ed.). St. Louis, Mo.: Mosby-Elsevier.
  • Martin, A., Johnson, L. Coker-Bolt, P., Moreau, N., Perkel, J., & Jenkins, D. (2013). A case exploration of early motor delays in an extremely premature infant. Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 6(1); 14-22.
  • Coker-Bolt, P., Ramey, S., & DeLuca, S. (2013). Operationalizing Pediatric Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy (P-CIMT): The core principles to inform training P-CIMT. In A Handbook of Pediatric Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy (P-CIMT): A Guide for Occupational and Physical Therapists, Researchers, and Clinicians. Bethesda, MD: American Occupational Therapy Association Press.
  • Coker-Bolt, P., Reidy, T., & Nabors, E. (2013). Alternative’ P-CIMT approaches: Understanding the how and why of clinical variations in Pediatric Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy (P-CIMT). In A Handbook of Pediatric Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy (P-CIMT): A Guide for Occupational and Physical Therapists, Researchers, and Clinicians. Bethesda, MD: American Occupational Therapy Association Press.

Recent Presentations

  • Hayden G, Bennett B, Coats E, Graul A, Hubbuch J, Kraft S., Seif G, Coker-Bolt P. "Lessons Learned and Results from Patient Outcome Measures at the MUSC student run free clinic CARES Therapy Clinic.” Student Society of Free Medical Clinics Conference, Feb 2015. Atlanta, GA.
  • Bannan C, Brenner J, Doherty K, Davidson L, Neal L, Slaughter E, Williams M, Kraft S, Coker-Bolt P, Seif G, Wager K, Annan Coultas D. "Interprofessional Approach to Electronic Health Records Implementation at a Student Run Clinic." Student Society of Free Medical Clinics Conference, Feb 2015. Atlanta, GA.
  • Coats E, Callahan K, Pena L, Slaughter E, Knowles M, Harris C, Kraft S, Seif G, Coker-Bolt P. "Client-centered Care? Patient satisfaction with services provided at C.A.R.E.S. Therapy Clinic." Student Society of Free Medical Clinics Conference, Feb 2015. Atlanta, GA.
  • Kraft S, Wager K, Seif G, Coker-Bolt P, Annan-Coultas D. "The assessment and implementation of an electronic health record in an interprofessional student-run free clinic." ASAHP Conference, Oct 2014. Las Vegas, NV.
  • Coker-Bolt, P., Hope, K., Ramakrishnan, V., Brown, T., Mulvihill, D., & Jenkins, D. "Novel Motor Test at 12-weeks Correlates with 12-month Bayley Motor Scores." Scientific Poster presentation. Pediatric Academy of Science (PAS), May 2014. Vancouver, Canada.
  • Coker-Bolt, P., Kraft S, Seif G, Simpson K, Johnson E, Gonsalves W. "The Economic Impact of a Student Run Free Clinic as a Safety Net Provider for Uninsured Patients." Poster presentation. Institute of Medicine Global Forum on Innovations in Health Professional Education, May 2014. Washington, DC.
  • Seif G, Coker-Bolt P, Kraft S, Simpson K, Johnson E, Gonsalves W. "A student run free clinic impacts student clinical reasoning as measured by the Self-Assessment of Clinical Reflection and Reasoning." Poster presentation. Institute of Medicine Global Forum on Innovations in Health Professional Education, May 2014. Washington, DC.
  • Coker-Bolt, P., Carson, N., Kern, S., Herge, S., Hartmann, K., Hissong, A., Harvison, N. "Integrating Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice Throughout OT Academic, Service Learning, and Fieldwork Education." The American Occupational Therapy National Conference and Exposition, Apr 2014. Baltimore, MD.
  • Coker-Bolt, P. Garcia, T., Nabers, E., Ramey, S., DeLuca, S., Case-Smith, J. "Pediatric Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy (P-CIMT): How To Implement in Today’s Practice Environment." The American Occupational Therapy National Conference and Exposition, Apr 2014. Baltimore, MD.
  • Coker-Bolt, P., Beckett, J., Johnson, A., Olbrich, K. "Atypical Head Movements at 12 Weeks Correlates With Bayley Motor Outcomes at 12 Months." The American Occupational Therapy National Conference and Exposition, Apr 2014. Baltimore, MD.
  • Coker-Bolt, P., Ochsner, C. Thompson, J., Syretz, C., Haselden, M. "Identification of Early Motor Risk Markers in At-Risk Infants for Developmental Disorders and Clinical Implications." Poster presentation. The American Occupational Therapy National Conference and Exposition, Apr 2014. Baltimore, MD.
  • Coker-Bolt, P., Peirson, P., Stokes, M., Coats, E., Stec, B., Callahan, K., Kraft, S., & Seif, G. "Student-run free clinic: An innovative service learning opportunity." The American Occupational Therapy National Conference and Exposition, Apr 2014. Baltimore, MD.
  • Foster, A, Kraft S. Seif G, Coker-Bolt P. "The Effectiveness and Challenges of physical, occupational, and speech therapy treatment in a patient with a basal ganglia stroke in a student run interprofessional therapy clinic-a case report." International Student Run Free Clinic Association Conference, Jan 2014. Phoenix, AZ.
  • Gonsalves W, Seif G, Kraft S, & Coker-Bolt P. "How a Student Run Free Clinic Improved Interprofessionalism And Clinical Reasoning." STFM Conference on Medical Student Education, May 2014. San Antonio, TX.
  • Coker-Bolt, P. "Integration volunteer work into service learning: Using service learning to build clinical reasoning skills." AOTA Education Summit, Oct 2013. Atlanta, GA

Recent Honors & Awards

  • Fulbright Specialist Program Roster, 2015
  • American Occupational Therapy Association Roster of Fellow Award (FAOTA), 2014
  • MUSC Health Science Foundation Teacher-Mentor Award, 2012
  • Charleston Magazine “Giving Back Award” Volunteer of the Year, 2011
  • American Occupational Therapy Foundation / Patterson Foundation Award for Community Volunteerism, 2011
  • MUSC College of Health Professions Teacher of the Year Nominee, 2011
  • MUSC College of Health Professions Excellence in Service Award, 2010
  • Charleston Regional Business Journal Influential Women in Business Volunteer Category Award, 2010
  • MUSC College of Health Professions Teacher of the Year Nominee, 2010
  • MUSC College of Health Professions Teacher of the Year Nominee, 2009
  • MUSC Health Science Foundation Developing Teacher Award, 2006
 
 
 

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