Laura Schaffer

Clinical Assistant Prof
Health Professions - Occupational Therapy
Office hours
4049 Health Science Center
608.785.8462
lschaffer@uwlax.edu

Specialty area(s)

Physical Dysfunction

Neurological Conditions and Treatment

Acute care and inpatient rehabilitation

Facilitator of Regional Spinal Cord Injury Support Group

GoBabyGo!

Strong interest in interprofessional Education and community based practice

Brief biography

Born and raised in the Milwaukee area

Lives on a hobby farm in Barre Mills, WI with husband and 3 children

Joined UWL Faculty 2015

Currently obtaining Post-Professional Doctoral Degree from UW-Madison

 

 

Current courses at UWL

Physical Dysfunction II

Biomechanics

Critical Analysis of Practice

Health Care Systems

Lab Manager/facilitator for Adult Clinic with community volunteers spring semester

Professional history

Children's Hospitals and Clinics (outpatient) -2003-2005

Gundersen Health System (acute care and inpatient rehabilitation) - 2005-2015

Research and publishing

Current

 - Retrospective study on use of Robot Assisted Therapy in inpatient rehabilitation 

 - Interprofessional Education with GoBabyGo! 

- Capstone project- Developing a role for occupational therapy at a free community medical clinic

Education

Bachelor of Science (2000) - University of WI-La Crosse
Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy (2003) - College of St. Catherine

Post professional Doctoral degree - UW-Madison - projected graduation date May, 2019