Laura K. Vogtle, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

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Professor & Director, Post Professional Program

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Laura is a Professor of occupational therapy. She has a PhD in Educational Psychology, with a major in Program Evaluation, and a Master's Degree in Educational Psychology with a major in Educational Research, both from the University of Virginia. Her bachelor's degree is in occupational therapy from Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Vogtle has 35 years of experience in occupational therapy, having worked as a pediatric clinician at both Children's Hospital of DC and the Kluge Children's Rehabilitation Center in Charlottesville, VA. In addition, she has extensive consulting experience with Early Intervention programs and school systems; she also has both clinical and research experience in assistive technology. Since joining the faculty at UAB, she has studied outcomes following BOTOX injections, quality of life issues in elderly persons with epilepsy, and transportation problems for persons with epilepsy. She has been participating faculty in a Department of Education Transdisciplinary Team training grant for professionals working in Early Intervention settings for the last nine years. Most recently her interests have focused on the use of physical activity interventions for the prevention of secondary conditions in persons with disabilities and sources of pain in adults with cerebral palsy. She has worked with researchers at Lakeshore Foundation on projects related to this topic. Dr. Vogtle is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), the International Federation of Adapted Physical Activity, the Alabama Occupational Therapy Association (ALOTA), and the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine.