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Supawadee Lee

Assistant Professor
Founding Program Director Occupational Therapy

College of Health Professions

College of Health Professions

Location
  • @Pleasantville
    Lienhard Hall L23D

Biography


Dr. Lee is chairperson and assistant professor of the Occupational Therapy Department, College of Health Professions, Pace University at the Pleasantville campus. She is also the founding director of the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program (MSOT), which is the first blended (hybrid) weekday OT program in NY. Dr. Lee graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Chiang Mai University and a Master of Science degree in Anatomy from Mahidol University, Thailand. She received her Master of Arts degree in Advanced Occupational Therapy in Developmental Disabilities/Pediatrics and a Ph.D. degree in Advanced Occupational Therapy, both from New York University. Prior to joining Pace CHP faculty in summer 2017, Dr. Lee had taught in Occupational Therapy programs at all levels including BS/MS, MA, OTD, and PhD for nearly 20 years in both traditional and blended formats. She had served as an exam item writer for the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc. (NBCOT®) for 7 years. Dr. Lee's research interests are in the areas of visual perception, handwriting, and mobile technology in children with special needs. She has published her studies in peer- reviewed journals and presented at state, national, and international professional conferences. Dr. Lee's clinical focus has been Pediatric Occupational Therapy. She currently maintains her clinical practice as a pediatric occupational therapist and evaluator in NYC. Dr. Lee is certified in Sensory Integration from the University of Southern California and Western Psychological Services (USC/WPS).

Education


BS, Chiang Mai University
Occupational Therapy

MA, New York University, New York
Advanced Occupational Therapy in Developmental Disabilities/Pediatrics

MS, Mahidol University
Anatomy

PhD, New York University, New York
Advanced Occupational Therapy

Awards and Honors


American Occupational Therapy Association Academic Leadership Institute , April 2020 - Credentialed Leader in Academia
Pace University, January 2020 - Technology Grant for Instructional Innovation
Pace University, September 2018 - Scholarly Research Grant
Pace University, December 2017 - Kenan Award
Long Island University, 2014 - Faculty Development Funds
Long Island University, 2013 - Faculty Development Funds
Long Island University, 2012 - Faculty Development Funds
Gannon University, 2006 - President's Award for Excellence in Educational Technology
Gannon University, 2005 - Faculty Development Program Grant in Educational Technology
New York University, 2002 - Visiting Professorship
New York University, 2000 - Teaching Assistantship
New York University, 1999 - Teaching Assistantship
Thailand, 1996 - Royal Government Scholarship
Anatomy Association of Thailand, 1993 - Scientific Presentation Award
Thailand, 1991 - University Development Corporation Scholarship

LICENSURES & CERTIFICATES

  • NY, - NY OT License # 014392
  • University of Southern California and Western Psychological Services (USC/WPS), - Sensory Integration Certification # 2475
  • National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, - NBCOT Certification # 1066396

Publications


Reiter, K. L., Helgeson, L. & Lee, S. C. (2018). Enhancing Professionalism Among OT Students: The Culture of Professionalism. Journal of Occupational Therapy Education. Vol 2 (Issue 3) , pages 1-15.

Lee, S., Zhang, Z. & Rodriguez, A. (2018). Mobile applications for promoting visual perceptual skills: A systematic review.

Lee, S. C. (2015). The effect of a community-based program on the development of at-risk preschoolers. Vol 69

Lee, S. C. (2013). Addressing children's handwriting and visual perceptual difficulties using iPad applications in occupational therapy practice. Vol 1

Lee, S. C., Grey, C., Gurfinkel, M., Leb, O., Stern, V. & Sytner, G. (2013). The effect of computer-based intervention on enhancing visual perception of preschool children with autism: A single subject design study. Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools, & Early Intervention. Vol 6 , pages 31-43.

Lee, S. C. & Hinojosa, J. (2010). Inter-rater reliability and concurrent validity of the preschool play scale with preschool children with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools, & Early Intervention. Vol 3 (Issue 2) , pages 154 -167.

Lee, S. C., Muccio, B. E. & Osborne, N. L. (2009). The Effect of Chaining Techniques on Dressing Skills of Children with Moderate Mental Retardation: A Single-Subject Design Study. Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools, & Early Intervention. Vol 2 (Issue 3) , pages 178-192.

Lee, S. C. (2006). A frame of reference for reversal errors in handwriting (A Historical Review of visual-perceptual theory). Vol 13 (Issue 1) , pages 1-4.

Lee, S. C. (2002). How to treat children with attention deficit/hyperactive disorders. Thai Journal of Occupational Therapy. Vol 7 , pages 6-9.

Hinojosa, J., Sproat, C., Lee, S. C. & Anderson, J. (2002). Shifts in parent-therapist partnerships: Twelve years of change. American Journal of Occupational Therapy. Vol 56 , pages 556-563.

Lee, S. C. (2002). Thai pediatric occupational therapists' attitude toward parents' involvement in occupational therapy processes. Thai Journal of Occupational Therapy. Vol 7 , pages 23-30.

Lee, S. C. (2001). Addressing sensory issues in children. Chiang Mai, Thailand: Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences Press.

Lee, S. C. (2001). Gravitational insecurity in children. Thai Journal of Occupational Therapy. Vol 6 , pages 7-10.

PRESENTATIONS


Lee, S. (2020, April). AOTA's 2020 Virtual Conference Series | Ideas and Connections. Redefined. Pediatric OTs' Experience in Using Mobile Applications in Practice. American Occupational Therapy Association, Virtual Conference.

Lee, S. C. (2018, July). RESNA's 2018 Annual Conference. Mobile Applications for Promoting Visual Perceptual Skills: A Systematic Review. Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA), Arlington, VA.

Lee, S. C. (2018, April). 2018 AOTA Annual Conference & Expo. Learning and Study Strategies Inventory (LASSI) and Academic Performance of Occupational Therapy Students. American Occupational Therapy Association, Salt Lake City, UT.

Lee, S. C. (2018, April). 2018 AOTA Annual Conference & Expo. Sensory Processing Abilities and Activities of Daily Living Skills in Preschoolers with Autism Spectrum Disorder. American Occupational Therapy Association, Salt Lake City, UT.

Lee, S. C. (2017, October). The NJOTA's 2017 Annual Conference. Effects of Sensorimotor Activities on Sensory Processing Abilities in Children. New Jersey Occupational Therapy Association, Monmouth, NJ.

Lee, S. C. (2015, July). Summer Honor Institute. Adaptive Equipment in Occupational Therapy. Long Island University .

Lee, S. C. (2015, April). The 95th AOTA Annual Conference & Expo. The Effect of a Community-based Program on the Development of At-risk Preschoolers. American Occupational Therapy Association, Nashville, TN.

Lee, S. C. (2014, June). The 16th International Congress of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists . Childhood Lupus Aquatic Program (CLAP). World Federation of Occupational Therapists, Yokohama, Japan.

Lee, S. C. (2014, June). The 16th International Congress of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists . The Developmental Enhancement, Monitoring, and Screening Program for Families at Risk (the DEMS Program). World Federation of Occupational Therapists, Yokohama, Japan.

Lee, S. C. (2013, October). Introduction to the Profession of Occupational Therapy for Health Science Students. Long Island University .

Lee, S. C. (2013, August). The 7th International Convention on Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology. Enhancing Children's Handwriting and Visual Perceptual Skills Using iPad Applications in Occupational Therapy Practice. Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology, Gyeonggi, Republic of Korea.

Lee, S. C. (2013, April). Creating and Using Rubrics on Blackboard. Long Island University .

Lee, S. C. (2012, November). Introduction to the Profession of Occupational Therapy for Health Science Students. Long Island University .

Lee, S. C. (2012, April). Constructing Effective Multiple Choice Test Items. Long Island University .

Lee, S. C. (2012, February). The Pacific Rim Special Education Research Consortium Conference. Computer-based Visual Perceptual Intervention and Preschool Children with Autism. Santa Barbara, CA.

Lee, S. C. (2010, November). NYSOTA Conference. Principles of Sensory Integration Theory and Practice. New York Occupational Therapy Association, New York, NY.

Lee, S. C. (2010, November). NYSOTA Conference. Understanding Autism: Neurological Perspectives and Issues Related to Occupational Therapy. New York Occupational Therapy Association, New York, NY.

Lee, S. C. (2010, April). The 90th AOTA Annual Conference & Expo. Incorporating Computer-Based Program in OT Intervention for Children with Visual Perceptual Deficits and Children with Handwriting Difficulties. American Occupational Therapy Association, Orlando, FL.

Lee, S. C. (2010, April). The 90th AOTA Annual Conference & Expo. The Effect of a Computer-Based Intervention Program on Visual Perceptual Skills of Preschool Children With Autism. American Occupational Therapy Association, Orlando, FL.

Lee, S. C. (2009, April). The 89th AOTA Annual Conference & Expo. Effect of Labeling and Distinctive Features of Objects on Recognition and Categorization of Preschoolers With Developmental Disabilities. American Occupational Therapy Association, Houston, TX.

Lee, S. C. (2009, April). The 89th AOTA Annual Conference & Expo. The Association Between Visual Perception And Handwriting Abilities In Children With And Without Handwriting Difficulties In Grades 1 – 3. American Occupational Therapy Association, Houston, TX.

Lee, S. C. (2007, September). The NATTAP Conference. Play Assessment in Preschool Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders, The Network of Autism Training and Technical Assistance Programs. The Network of Autism Training and Technical Assistance Programs , Columbus, OH.

Lee, S. C. (2007, April). The 87th AOTA Annual Conference & Expo. Reliability and Validity of the Preschool Play Scale (Revised) with Preschool Children with Autism. American Occupational Therapy Association, St. Louis, MO.

Lee, S. C. (2006, April). The 86th AOTA Annual Conference & Expo. Chaining Techniques and Dressing Skills of Children with Moderate Mental Retardation. American Occupational Therapy Association, Charlotte, NC.

Lee, S. C. (2001, November). OT Annual Conference. Addressing Sensory Issues in Children. Chiang Mai University and Occupational Therapy Association of Thailand, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Lee, S. C. (1998, May). The Effectiveness of Verbal Labeling and Highlighting of the Distinctive Features of Objects for Enhancing Visual Discrimination of Preschoolers with Developmental Disabilities. New York University, New York University.

Lee, S. C. (1996, February). Children's Development: 0-5 years and Developmental Screening. Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Lee, S. C. (1995, February). Children's Development: 0-5 years and Developmental Screening. Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Lee, S. C. (1994, February). Children's Development: 0-5 years and Developmental Screening. Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Lee, S. C. (1993, April). Anatomy Annual Conference. Microvasculature of Dorsal Root Ganglia in the Common Tree Shrew (Tupaia Glis). Anatomy Association of Thailand, Cholburi, Thailand.

Grants, Sponsored Research and Contracts


Implementation of 3D Printing Technology in Fabricating Orthoses in Occupational Therapy
Lee, S. 2020 . Technology Grant for Instructional Innovation , Pace University , $1,000.00. Funded.

Mobile Applications for Promoting and Evaluating Visual Perceptual Skills in Preschool Children With Special Needs
Lee, S. C. 2018 - 2019. Pace University , $2,996.25. Funded.

Childhood Lupus Aquatics Program: CLAP
Lee, S. C. & Foo, W. Health and Wellness Institute: Long Island University , Other , $3,000.00. Funded.

The Developmental Enhancement, Monitoring and Screening Program for Families at Risk: The DEMS program
Lee, S. C., Coffin, D., Gropack, S. & Ronan, M. Health and Wellness Institute: Long Island University $3,000.00. Funded.

A Comparison of Computer-based and Therapeutic Practice Interventions on Improving Visual Motor Abilities of Preschoolers with Autism
Lee, S. C. Long Island University $4,000.00. Funded.

Pediatric Occupational Therapy Virtual Lab
Lee, S. Gannon University $1,500.00. Funded.

The Effect of Computer-based Intervention and Traditional Individual Intervention On Enhancing Visual Perception of Children with Developmental Disabilities
Lee, S. C. Gannon University $4,574.00. Funded.

Play Development in Typical Children and Children With Mental Retardation
Lee, S. C. Chiang Mai University $1,500.00. Funded.

The Effectiveness of Occupational Therapy Program in Improving Social Skills of Children with Autism
Lee, S. C. Chiang Mai University $1,200.00. Funded.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS


Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA)

World Federation of Occupational Therapists

Alpha Eta Society

New York State Occupational Therapy Association

American Occupational Therapy Association

COLLEGE SERVICE

  • College of Health Professions Evidence-based Practice Poster Day Planning Committee [Committee Member]
  • College of Health Professions IPE/P Ad-Hoc Committee [Committee Member]
  • College of Health Professions Faculty Council [Committee Member]
  • College of Health Professions Interprofessional Education Leadership Committee [Committee Member]
  • College of Health Professions Leadership Team [Committee Member]
  • College of Health Professions Clinical Placement Committee [Committee Member]

UNIVERSITY SERVICE

  • Westchester Scholarly Research Committee [Committee Member]
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