Positions

Overview

  • Shelley Mulligan PhD., OTR/L received her Doctor of Philosophy, Special Education, University of Washington, in 1997; Master of Science, Occupational Therapy, Colorado State University, 1990, and Bachelor of Science, Occupational Therapy, University of Western Ontario, CAN, 1985. She currently is Associate Professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy, University of New Hampshire. Dr. Mulligan is also core faculty with the NH-ME MCH-LEND program, which is a leadership training program to prepare leaders to work in fields supporting children with neurodevelopmental disabilities and their families. She has published extensively in the area of sensory integration, and her program of research involves the evaluation of sensory motor functions and sensory processing disorders in children. She is co-author of a new measure of sensory processing, called the Sensory Processing 3 Dimensions Assessment which is scheduled for publication in 2021. Dr. Mulligan also serves as a court-appointed special advocate (CASA-GAL), guardian ad litem for children who have abused or neglected in NH.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2021 Item Analysis, Age Trends, and Internal Consistency Reliability of the Children’s Occupational Performance Questionnaire (COPQ)American Journal of Occupational Therapy.  75. 2021
    2021 Validity of the Occupational Performance Scale of the Sensory Processing Three Dimensions MeasureAmerican Journal of Occupational Therapy.  75. 2021
    2021 Characteristics of Idiopathic Sensory Processing Disorder in Young Children.Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience.  15:647928. 2021
    2019 Initial Studies of Validity of the Children's Occupational Performance Questionnaire.OTJR Occupation, Participation and Health Occupational Therapy Journal of Research.  39:135-142. 2019
    2019 The Sensory Processing 3-Dimensions Scale: Initial Studies of Reliability and Item AnalysesOpen Journal of Occupational Therapy.  7. 2019
    2019 Initial Studies of Validity of the Sensory Processing 3-Dimensions Scale.Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics.  39:94-106. 2019
    2018 Scientific Research Panel 304C Reliability and Item Analyses of the Sensory Processing 3-Dimensions ScaleAmerican Journal of Occupational Therapy.  72:7211500055p1-7211500055p1. 2018
    2017 Defining and measuring the occupational performance of childrenJournal of Occupational Therapy, Schools, and Early Intervention.  10:107-120. 2017
    2017 Identification of Sensory Processing and Integration Symptom Clusters: A Preliminary Study.Occupational Therapy International.  2017:2876080. 2017
    2015 Case Study Analyses of Play Behaviors of 12-Month-Old Infants Later Diagnosed with AutismJournal of Occupational Therapy, Schools, and Early Intervention.  8:1-16. 2015
    2014 An examination of occupation-based, client-centered, evidence-based occupational therapy practices in New Hampshire.OTJR Occupation, Participation and Health Occupational Therapy Journal of Research.  34:106-116. 2014
    2013 Examination of a Museum Program for Children with AutismJournal of Museum Education.  38:308-319. 2013
    2012 Sensory and motor behaviors of infant siblings of children with and without autism.American Journal of Occupational Therapy.  66:556-566. 2012
    2011 Validity of the Postrotary Nystagmus Test for Measuring Vestibular FunctionOTJR Occupation, Participation and Health Occupational Therapy Journal of Research.  31:97-104. 2011
    2011 Verification and clarification of patterns of sensory integrative dysfunction.American Journal of Occupational Therapy.  65:143-151. 2011
    2009 Application of Psychobiological Measures in Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy ResearchOTJR Occupation, Participation and Health Occupational Therapy Journal of Research.  29:163-174. 2009
    2007 An examination of the relationships between motor and process skills and scores on the sensory profile.American Journal of Occupational Therapy.  61:154-160. 2007
    2005 Behavioral and physiologic response measures of occupational task performance: a preliminary comparison between typical children and children with attention disorder.American Journal of Occupational Therapy.  59:426-436. 2005
    1998 Patterns of Sensory Integration Dysfunction: A Confirmatory Factor AnalysisAmerican Journal of Occupational Therapy.  52:819-828. 1998
    1998 Clinical reasoning case studies as teaching tools.American Journal of Occupational Therapy.  52:125-132. 1998
    1991 THE EFFECTIVENESS OF SENSORY STIMULATION IN THE TREATMENT OF CHILDREN WITH SEVERE HEAD-INJURIESOTJR Occupation, Participation and Health Occupational Therapy Journal of Research.  11:213-226. 1991

    Teaching Activities

  • OT and Sensory Integration Taught course 2022
  • OT and Sensory Integration Taught course 2022
  • Research Methods Taught course 2022
  • Mind-Body Systems-Pediatrics Taught course 2021
  • OT Eval &Intervention Children Taught course 2021
  • OT and Sensory Integration Taught course 2021
  • Behavior&Development Children Taught course 2021
  • Mind-Body Systems-Pediatrics Taught course 2020
  • OT Eval &Intervention Children Taught course 2020
  • OT Eval&Intervention Child Lab Taught course 2020
  • OT and Sensory Integration Taught course 2020
  • Behavior&Development Children Taught course 2020
  • OT Eval & Interv for Children Taught course 2020
  • Mind-Body Systems-Pediatrics Taught course 2019
  • OT and Sensory Integration Taught course 2019
  • OT and Sensory Integration Taught course 2019
  • Behavior&Development Children Taught course 2019
  • Mind-Body Systems-Pediatrics Taught course 2018
  • OT Eval&Intervention Child Lab Taught course 2018
  • OT Eval&Intervention Child Rec Taught course 2018
  • OT Eval&Intervention Child Rec Taught course 2018
  • OT and Sensory Integration Taught course 2018
  • OT and Sensory Integration Taught course 2018
  • Behavior&Development Children Taught course 2018
  • Engagement in Research Taught course 2017
  • Mind-Body Systems - Pediatrics Taught course 2017
  • OT and Sensory Integration Taught course 2017
  • Behavior&Development Children Taught course 2017
  • Engagement in Research Taught course 2016
  • Leadership OT Systems of Pract Taught course 2016
  • OT and Sensory Integration Taught course 2016
  • Behavior&Development Children Taught course 2016
  • Adv Rsrch Exp/OT Taught course 2015
  • Engagement in Research Taught course 2015
  • Leadership OT Systems of Pract Taught course 2015
  • Leadership OT Systems of Pract Taught course 2015
  • OT and Sensory Integration Taught course 2015
  • Adv Rsrch Exp/OT Taught course 2014
  • Engagement in Research Taught course 2014
  • OT Eval&Intervention Child Lab Taught course 2014
  • OT and Sensory Integration Taught course 2014
  • Behavior&Development Children Taught course 2014
  • Research Methods Taught course 2014
  • Education And Training

  • B.S. Occupational Therapy, University of Western Ontario
  • M.S. Occupational Therapy, Colorado State University
  • Ph.D. Special Education, University of Washington
  • Full Name

  • Shelley Mulligan