Colleen Schneck

Colleen Schneck, Sc.D., OTR/L, FAOTA

Department of Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science Chair and Professor


  • B.S. Eastern Michigan University
  • M.S. Boston University
  • Sc.D. Boston University, Therapeutic Studies

Research/Academic Interests

  • Sensory processing problems in children and adolescents
  • Topics of interest to pediatric occupational therapists and school system personnel


Dr. Schneck’s work can be found in several journals including:
  • Leigers, K., Myers, C., Schneck, C. (2016). “Social Participation in Schools: A Survey of Occupational Therapy Practitioners”. American Journal of Occupational Therapy.
  • Martin, S., Welborn-Mabrey, D., Kitzman, P., Effgen, S., Schneck, C. (2015). “Reliability of the Test of Pretend Play- A pilot study”. Journal of Disability and Rehabilitation.
  • Schneck, C. M., Brandenburger-Shasby, S., Myers, C. T., Smith, M. A. (2012). The Handwriting Without Tears versus Teacher-Designed Handwriting Instruction in a first grade classroom. Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention,5(1), 31-42.
  • Myers, C. T., Schneck, C. M., Effgen, S. K., McCormick, K. M., Shasby, S. B. (2011). Factors associated with therapists’ involvement in children’s transition to preschool. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 65, 76-85.

Associations/Affiliations/Work History

  • Clinical experience in pediatric occupational therapy for over 20 years in a variety of settings including school systems
  • Kentucky Occupational Therapy Foundation Board, Member (at large)
  • Related Services Advisory Committee; Kentucky Department of Education, Member (at large)
  • Research Committee; Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Center; Lexington, Kentucky, Member (at large)
  • American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference Proposals
  • SIS Practice Conference Proposals


  • Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association