Tania Rosa

Assistant Professor

JWU Faculty Since 2021

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Contact Info

Email
tania.rosa@jwu.edu
Phone
401-598-4768
Campus
Providence

About Tania

Tania Rosa, OTD, OTR/L has over sixteen years of clinical practice experience as an occupational therapist with a focus on pediatrics and family-centered practice. Her wide range of clinical experience includes working as part of a multi-disciplinary outpatient clinical team member, sensory integration practice, early intervention, private and public schools, and private practice.

Rosa has also served as an onsite clinical fieldwork educator for over ten years, supporting occupational therapy students to grow in their clinical practice. Working with and educating future occupational therapy practitioners has become a true passion of hers.

Rosa received her post-professional doctorate of occupational therapy from Quinnipiac University in 2021, where her capstone research focused on the role of school-based occupational therapy practitioners in the use of trauma-informed practice. Her practice and scholarly interests include the use of trauma-informed practices within pediatrics, collaborative teacher therapist relationships to support student success, sensory integration practice, and furthering the leadership role of occupational therapists within educational systems.

Education

  • Occupational Therapy Doctorate, Quinnipiac University
  • MS Occupational Therapy, Sacred Heart University
  • BS Psychology, Sacred Heart University

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm Possible! Audrey Hepburn

Teaching Interests

Occupational Therapy

Scholarly Interests

The use of trauma-informed practices within pediatrics
Collaborative teacher therapist relationships to support student success
Sensory integration practice
Furthering the leadership role of occupational therapists within educational systems

Courses

  • OTD8370: Occupational Therapy Practice IV
  • OTD8210: Management and Entrepreneurship
  • OTD7130: Assessment and Theory Across the Lifespan
  • OTD7030: Human Occupations Across the Lifespan
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Extra Curricular Roles

Member of American Occupational Therapy Association's School-Based Mental Health Community of Practice

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Professional Affiliations

American Occupational Therapy Association
Rhode Island Occupational Therapy Association

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Publications

  • Engaging All Learners: Assistive Technology Supports for Struggling Readers and Writers, Rhode Island Department of Education Technology Conference, Providence, RI, October 2015
  • Empowering All Learners: Assistive Technology in the Blended Learning Classroom, Rhode Island Department of Education Technology Conference, Providence, RI, October 2014
  • Harnessing the iPad to Engage and Empower All Learners, Therapies in School Conference, Framingham, MA, November 2013
  • Importance of Movement in Learning, Highlander-Dunn Institute Learning Differences Conference, Providence, RI, October 2010
  • The Difference between School-Based and Outpatient Occupational Therapy Service, Rhode Island Occupational Therapy Association, Warwick, RI, February 2009
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Honors And Awards

  • Outstanding Fieldwork Educator Award (2016), awarded by New England Occupational Therapy Education Council (NEOTEC)