vogtleLaura K. Vogtle, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Professor and Program Director, Postprofessional Master’s Program in Occupational Therapy

Office Phone:  205-934-7326
Office Fax:  205-975-7787
Office Location:  SHPB 338

Deparment(s) and Affiliations

Occupational Therapy

Areas of Research
Pain and fatigue management in adults with cerebral palsy; transition of children with chronic health conditions to adult care; benefits of physical activity on occupation; health promotion in persons with chronic and congenital health conditions.

Focus of Research
The focus of my work is addressing secondary conditions, environmental factors that alleviate and facilitate suchvogtle_research conditions, and their impact on life occupations in adults with conditions of childhood, such as cerebral palsy.  Physical activity is the intervention used in my work to address such conditions as fatigue, pain, mood and cognition.  Through collaboration with Lakeshore Foundation and United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Birmingham, the efficacy of physical activity as an adjunct to fatigue in particular has been identified.  Through qualitative studies, physical activity has been identified as a key factor in improving activities of daily living performance and work performance.  The next goal is to study differences between people with disabilities who do and do not engage in regular physical activity.

Past and current funding sources include CDC, OSEP, CP International Research Foundation and Hearst Foundation.

Recent and Selected Publications
McGill, T., & Vogtle, L.K.  (2001). Driver’s education for students with physical disabilities. Exceptional Children, 67(4), 455-466.

Vogtle, L.K. (2009). Pain in adults with cerebral palsy: Impact and solutions.  Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 51, 113-121.

Martin, R., Vogtle, L., Faught, E.., & Gilliam, F. (2003). Antiepileptic medications and health-related quality of life in senior adults with epilepsy: What we know from randomized clinical trials and suggestions for future research.  Epilepsy & Behavior, 4, 626-634.

Kilgo, J., Aldridge, J., Denton, B., Vogtle, L., Vincent, J., Burke, C., & Unanue, R. (2003).    Transdisciplinary teaming:  A vital component of inclusive services.  Focus on Inclusive Education, 1(1), 1-7.

Randall, H.G., Martin, R.C., Bambara, J., Faught, R.E., Vogtle, L.K., & Marsden, D. (2005). Cognitive functioning over 3 years in community dwelling older adults with chronic partial epilepsy.  Epilepsy  Research, 74, 91-96.

Martin, R.C., Vogtle, L.K., Gilliam, F., & Faught, E.  (2005). What are the concerns of older  adults living with epilepsy?  Epilepsy& Behavior,7, 297-300.

Martin, R., Griffith, H.R., Faught, E., Gilliam, F., Mackey, M., & Vogtle, L.  (2005). Cognitive functioning in community dwelling older adults with chronic partial epilepsy. Epilepsia, 46(2), 298-303.

Vogtle, L. K.  (2005).  Upper extremity intervention in cerebral palsy: A  neurodevelopmental approach.  In C. Pehoski & A. Henderson (Eds.)  Hand Function in the Child (2nd ed.)  (343-365).  St. Louis:  Mosby.      

Vogtle, L. K.  (2006). How to establish successful teams.  J. Kilgo (Ed).  In Transdisciplinary teaming in early intervention/early childhood special education (pp.17-24).  Olney,MD: Association for Childhood Education International.

Vogtle, L. K.  (2006).  What others should know about occupational therapists.  J. Kilgo (Ed).Transdisciplinary teaming in early intervention/early childhood special education (pp.47-52).  Olney,MD:  Association for Childhood Education International.

Vogtle, L.K.  (2007).  Integrated preservice pediatric team  education: The Transteam experience.  Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation, 1, 1;81-87.

Vogtle. L.K., Martin, R., Foushee, H.R., & Faught, R.E. (2007). A comparison of physicians' attitudes and beliefs regarding driving for persons with epilepsy. Epilepsy and Behavior, 10, 55-62.

Castillo, H., Sampson-Fang, L.S., Wiart, L., Vogtle, L.K., Darrah, J., Barry-Michaels, M., Hickman, R., McLaughlin, J., Logan, L., McLaughlin, J., Logan, L., Msall, M., Hoon, A., Walker, W., & Narayanan, U.  (2008). Effects of bisphosphonates in children with osteogenesis imperfecta: An AACPDM systematic review.  Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 51, 17-29.

Warren, M., Moore, J., & Vogtle, L.K. (2008). Search performance of healthy adults on cancellation tests. American Journal of  Occupational Therapy, 62,588 – 594.

Vogtle, L.K. (2010).  Impact of epilepsy in driving. In Chrysostomos P. Panayiotopoulos (Ed.). The atlas of epilepsies (2nd ed). New Dehli, India:  Springer.

Malone, L., & Vogtle, L.K. (2010).  Pain and fatigue consistency in adults with cerebral palsy. Disability and Rehabilitation, 32, 385-91.

Barstow, E., Bennett, D., & Vogtle, L.K.  (2011). Perspectives of  home safety: A comparison of low vision consumer opinion to standardized home safety assessments.  American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 65, 635-642.

Deacy, R., Yuen, H, Barstow, E., Warren, M., & Vogtle, L.K. (accepted for publication).  A survey ofthe low vision rehabilitation curricula in occcupational therapy and occupational therapyassistant programs.  American Journal of Occupational Therapy.