Jefferson Graduate Featured in Today in OT

Melissa Muller, OTD, OTR/L, recently completed the doctoral program for occupational therapy at Jefferson’s School of Health Professions, Department of Occupational Therapy.

She sat down with Today in OT, to discuss her capstone project during which she researched the Young Empowerment Stroke Support (YESS) program for younger stroke survivors, a program which she designed.

Patient and Occupational Therapist, Melissa Muller, use an iPad

Brent (left), a member of the Young Empowerment Stroke Support group, works with Melissa Muller, OTD, OTR/L, to look up resources for leisure activities in his area on the iPad.

“People in this younger population are finding their needs are not met,” said Dr. Muller in her interview.

The YESS program specifically addresses challenges that these patients may face like childcare, working, driving, leisure, and sexuality.

Dr. Muller published findings regarding the program in in Occupational Therapy in Health Care. Her co-authors are Jefferson faculty.


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