PhD Nova Southeastern University- Occupational Therapy
Sleep & Sensory Processing
Integration of Occupational Therapy occupation-based models with OT theory
Dr Spira’s work can be found in several journals including:
Spira, G. & Kupietsky, A. (2005). Oral defensiveness: Children with a dysfunction of sensory regulation. Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry, 29(2), 119-122.
Spira, G. (2020). Use of visual imagery as an alternative to written assignments. 2019 Pedagogicon Conference Proceedings.4.
Spira, G. & Keener, A.S. (2021). Tacit to Explicit Knowledge Transfer in a University Health Care Program: Use of Student-Professor and Professor-Professor Collaboration. Pedagogicon Conference Proceedings. 1.
Spira, G. & Ito, M (2021). A sensory intervention to improve sleep behaviours and sensory processing behaviours of children with Sensory Processing Disorders. Irish Journal of Occupational Therapy. 49(1).
Clinical experience as an occupational therapist, rehabilitation senior, and Occupational Therapy Director in rehabilitation, burn care, & SNF settings, pediatric out-patient and school settings, & home health care settings.
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
World Federation of Occupational Therapy (WFOT)
Kentucky Occupational Therapy Association (KOTA)
KOTA: Eastern District co-chair; Chair- African-American Caucus of KOTA
Member of the Occupational Therapy task force of the Kentucky Department of Behavioral Health
American Association of University Professors (AAUP)
Editor and reviewer: Study for the Science of Occupation Conference submissions, AOTA Conference submissions, KOTA Conference submissions, Kentucky Journal of Undergraduate Scholarship, Journal of Occupational Therapy Education.
Rafiki Cultural Center of African Heritage- Board of Directors member & Secretary