Andrea Carr Tyszka, MS, OTR/L, SIPT

Assistant Professor

atyszka@salus.edu     

Educations:   

  • MSOT, Temple University
  • BSOT, Temple University
Role at Salus:
  • Faculty, Occupational Therapy Department

Clinical Specialty:

  • Pediatrics, Sensory Integration

Selected Representative Publications:

  • Tyszka, A. C. & Farber, R. S. (2010) Exploring the relation of health-promoting behaviors to role participation and health-related quality of life in women with multiple sclerosis: A pilot study. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 64, 650-659.
  • Tyszka, A. C. & Farber, R. S. (2006) Study Examines the effects of health promotion in women with MS. MS Connection, Fall 2006, p. 25.

Presentations:

  • 2014 Tyszka, A. & Farber, R.  The Relationship of Health-Promoting Behaviors & Participation for Women with MS: Application of the ICF.  Poster session presented at: 2014 AOTA Annual Conference & Expo; Baltimore, MD.
  • 2013 Tyszka, A., Amariti, K., Carroll, C., Abbott-Gaffney, C.  Creating Sensory Smart Classrooms: Merging Sensory Processing and Universal Design.  Short course presented at: NJOTA 39th Annual Conference; Mt. Laurel, New Jersey.
  • 2010 Farber, R. & Tyszka, A.  The Relationship of Health-Promoting Behaviors & Participation for Women with Multiple Sclerosis: Application of the ICF for Rehabilitation Practitioners.  Poster session presented at: North American Collaborating Center Conference: Enhancing our understanding of the ICF; June 23 & 24, 2010; National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland.
  • 2009 Understanding and Meeting Sensory Needs at Orchard Friends School. In-service presented to faculty members at Orchard Friends School, Riverton, New Jersey.
  • 2009 An Overview of Demystification.  Workshop presented to a parent committee at Orchard Friends School, Riverton, New Jersey. 
  • 2006-2012 Exploration of Health-Promoting Behaviors, Health-Related Quality of Life, and Role Fall 2012   Participation of Women with Multiple Sclerosis.  Research results presented to occupational therapy students at Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • 2006 A Teacher’s Guide to Navigating the Sensory Processing Information Highway. In-service presented to faculty members at Orchard Friends School, Moorestown, New Jersey. 
  • 2004-2006 Assistive Technology in the Classroom: Unlocking the Door to Education. Guest lecture Spring 2006 and lab presented to occupational therapy students at University of the Sciences, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 2006 Lunch and Learn: OT Strategies for the Classroom.  Brown-bag faculty luncheon presented with Colleen Carroll, OTR, at Haddonfield School District, Haddonfield, New Jersey.
  • 2005 School Based OT: More than Just Handwriting.  Faculty in-service presented with Colleen Carroll, OTR, at Haddonfield School District, Haddonfield, New Jersey.
  • 2004  A Teacher’s Guide to Navigating the Sensory Processing Information Highway.  In-service presented to faculty members at Haddonfield School District, Haddonfield, New Jersey. 
  • 2004 Current Issues in School Based Practice.  Guest lecture presented with Bonni Rubin-Sugarman, MA, at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 
  • 2003  Sensory Integration Dysfunction.  Workshop presented to the Committee for Children with Special Learning Needs (CCSLN), Haddonfield School District, Haddonfield, New Jersey.
  • Television, Newspaper and Other Media
    • CBS-3 (March 14, 2006).  Interviewed for story: Mothers with Multiple Sclerosis.
    • Interactive Network for Continuing Education (2004).  Interviewed for educational CD-ROM: Multiple Sclerosis: What Do We Know?  What Should We Do?

Service and Professional Activities

  • 2010 Consultant, MS Medical Communications Strategy, Caudex Medical
  • 2009-2012 Professional Advisory Board, Temple University, Department of Occupational Therapy
  • 2006 Student Scholar Forum with Winnie Dunn, Gary Kielhofner, and Joan Rogers, Temple University, Department of Occupational Therapy
  • 2005 Curriculum Committee for ECLC/Kindergarten Program, Haddonfield School District
  • 2003 Autism Task Force, Haddonfield School District
  • 2000 Core Values Committee, Bancroft Neurohealth

Professional Organizations

  • American Occupational Therapy Association
  • New Jersey Occupational Therapy Association
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society

06.23.2014