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Apr 27 2014

School of Engineering and Computing Sciences Expo

Apr 27 2014

School of Engineering and Computing Sciences Honors Reception

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SAE Car Show

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Energy Minor Information Session

Apr 29 2014

NYIT Connect-to-Tech High School Showcase

Tricia A. Nicholes

Tricia A. Nicholes, M.S., OTR/L

Assistant Professor and Academic Fieldwork Coordinator
E-mail: tnichole@nyit.edu

Education

  • Nova Southeastern University, North Miami Beach, FL
    Ed.D. Candidate Human Services Administration
    Expected Graduation 2012

  • New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), Old Westbury, NY
    Master of Science Occupational Therapy, 2003

  • New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), Old Westbury, NY
    Bachelor of Science Interdisciplinary Studies, 2001

  • State University of New York at Farmingdale, Farmingdale, NY
    Associate in Science Business Administration, 1997

Professional Experience

New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), Old Westbury, N.Y. Jan. 2008-Present
Assistant Professor and Academic Fieldwork Coordinator:
Responsibilities include preparation and delivery of lectures to graduate students on topics such as administration, motor control, neurological impairments, and physical disabilities. Prepare course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts. Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions. Evaluate and grade students' class work, laboratory work, assignments, and papers. In addition to maintaining student attendance records, grades, and other required records. Responsible for coordination of fieldwork placements for both level I and level II students. Responsible for maintaining OT lab and ordering equipment.

Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, N.Y., Jan. 2008-June 2008
Clinical Assistant Professor:
Responsibilities include preparation and delivery of Neuroscience lectures to practicing professionals (both COTA and OTA) seeking their Master of Science in Occupational Therapy. Other responsibilities include preparation of course materials such as exams, homework assignments, and handouts. Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions. Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers. In addition to maintaining student attendance records, grades, and other required records.

Mineola Union Free School District, Mineola, N.Y., Nov. 2005-Jan. 2008
Occupational Therapist:
Providing school-based occupational therapy evaluations and treatment to children grades K-5. Responsibilities include providing in-service training to faculty, staff and parents. Facilitate ongoing collaboration with teachers to address the classroom needs of the children, both classified and non-classified. Attend and report at all necessary CSE, sub-CSE, IST, and 504 meetings. Accomplishments include implementing a school wide exercise program that is performed daily within the classrooms and co-writing the district OT manual.

New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), Old Westbury, N.Y., Sept. 2007-Dec. 2007
Adjunct Assistant Professor:
Responsibilities include preparation and delivery of lectures to graduate students on topics such as motor control, neurological impairments, and physical disabilities. Prepare course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts. Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions. Evaluate and grade students' class work, laboratory work, assignments, and papers. In addition to maintaining student attendance records, grades, and other required records.

Metro Therapy Inc., Hauppauge, N.Y., Nov. 2003-Nov. 2005
Occupational Therapist, Supervisor:
Providing school-based occupational therapy evaluations and treatment to children grades K-12. Treatments include balance training, increasing strength, increasing endurance, addressing sensory issues, improving fine motor skills, improving visual motor skills, improving social skills, and improving overall classroom performance. Caseload comprised of diagnoses such as ADD, ADHD, Autism, PDD, OCD, behavioral disorders, FTT, sensory disorders, and CP.

St. Charles Hospital, Port Jefferson, N.Y., Nov. 2003-Nov. 2004
Occupational Therapist, Per Diem:
Treating patients primarily on the neurology, orthopedic, and pediatric acute rehab units. Treatment focuses on ADL training, balance activities, transfer training, and functional mobility. Responsible for evaluations, and daily treatment notes.

St. Charles Hospital, Port Jefferson, N.Y., July 2003-Nov. 2003
Occupational Therapist, Leave Replacement:
Responsible for 6 treatment hours daily, in a sub-acute physical disability setting. Caseload comprised of many diagnoses, including CVA, THR, TKR, Guillain Barre, COPD, CABG, and functional decline. Responsible for evaluations, weekly progress notes, and discharge summaries for entire caseload.

Professional Affiliations

  • Vice-Chair, NYS Occupational Therapy Association Long Island District, 2006-Present
  • Legislative Chair, NYS Occupational Therapy Association Long Island District, 2004-2006
  • Treasurer, Metropolitan Occupational Therapy Education Council (MOTEC), 2008-Present

Awards

  • New York Institute of Technology Outstanding Alumni, 2005

Community Involvement

  • NYS Emergency Medical Technician/Member of E. Farmingdale Volunteer Fire Company

Licenses

  • New York State Occupational Therapist License #012852