Dr. Armstrong-Heimsoth is Assistant Clinical Professor for the Department of Occupational Therapy at Northern Arizona University on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus. Dr. Armstrong-Heimsoth graduated with her post-professional doctoral degree in occupational therapy from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in spring of 2014. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Human Development & Family studies from the University of Missouri in 1992 and her Master’s degree in occupational therapy from the University of Southern California in 1997. Additionally she is a certified Consumer Health Information Specialist from the Medical Library Association. Dr. Armstrong-Heimsoth has 21 years clinical occupational therapy experience across all pediatric practice areas including: neonatal intensive care, intensive care, cardio-vascular intensive care, outpatient, early intervention, home health and school based practice. Her research interests include health literacy, neurodevelopmental disabilities, infant motor and sensory development, pediatric practitioners practice patterns and beliefs, and parent empowerment through education. Dr. Armstrong-Heimsoth created this project based upon a clinical need seen repeatedly in practice. Parents, caregivers and individuals with chronic health conditions have to have reliable and trustworthy information in order to manage health and advocate for wants/needs.
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