Jim Hinojosa, Ph.D., OT, FAOTA

"Excellence in a Time of Hyperchange"

Photo of Jim HinojosaDr. Jim Hinojosa is a professor and chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy at New York University. Currently, Hinojosa serves as the member-at-large on the American Occupational Therapy Association Commission on Continuing Competence and Professional Development. He also served as chairperson of the Commission on Practice of the American Occupational Therapy Association, on the Executive Board of the association, and on the Board of Directors of the American Occupational Therapy Foundation. In recognition of his leadership, the American Occupational Therapy Association presented him with their highest honor, the Award of Merit, in 1994. Hinojosa has an extensive record of publications including more than 90 articles and chapters and six textbooks, including "Perspectives in Human Occupation: Participation in Life," "Frames of Reference in Pediatric Occupational Therapy," "The Texture of Life: Purposeful Activities in Occupational Therapy" and "Occupational Therapy Evaluation: Obtaining and Interpreting Data."

Hinojosa’s specialty is pediatrics and his research focuses on therapist collaboration with families. For the last three years, he has been investigating the "occupation" of homework and how it influences family life when it is superimposed on more traditional home occupations such as cooking, cleaning and doing laundry. His project looks at the development of homework management strategies for families with children with disabilities. Another offshoot of the project has been the development of strategies to integrate home-based therapy into family routines by carrying over strategies used to integrate homework into family life.

Other sessions held

"Occupational Therapy and the Treatment of Vision Loss"
Speaker: Cheryl Terpening Frueh, OTR, COT

"Studying the Effectiveness of Handwriting Without Tears: The Search for Evidence-Based Practice in a Real-Life Setting"
Speaker: Paula W. Jamison, Ph.D., OTR

"Low-Cost Office Ergonomic Solution"
Speaker: Suzanne M. Bade, MPH, OTR

"Starting Your Own Evidence-Based Research: A Workshop"
Speaker: Richard Cooper, Ed.D, OTR, FAOTA

"Hand Therapy Update: Recent Advances in Hand Therapy"
Speaker: Timothy M. Mullen, M.S., OTR, CHT

"Current Occupational Therapist Practice in the Field of Home Modification Assessments and Design"
Speakers: Christian Michael Petrovich, M.S., OTR; Deborah-Lindstrom-Hazel, Ph.D., OTR; and Joseph Smolarkiewicz, OTR

"Driver’s Rehabilitation: Safe Return to Driving for Persons with Brain Injury"
Speakers: Tammy Westfall, OTR, and Larry Klug, M.A., CDRS, CDT