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Joanne Flanagan

Joanne Flanagan, ScD, OTR/L

Assistant Professor

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301 University Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77555-1142

P: 409-772-3040
F: 409-747-1615

Teaching Areas of Interest

Lifespan Development and Occupation, Personal Performance, OT Process in Pediatrics

Research Interests

Early identification of sensorimotor deficits in infants at risk for autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders; Play behaviors in Infants at risk for autism; Early intervention for children with autism and other developmental disabilities; Sensory processing challenges


Joanne Flanagan, ScD, OTR/L is an Assistant Professor iin the Department of Occupational Therapy in the School of Health Professions. Dr. Flannagan received her Bachelor of Science at Texas A&M University, her Aster of Science in Occupational Therapy at Washington University, and her Doctor of Science degree in Occupational Science at Towson University.

Prior to becoming an assistant professor, she completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the STAR Institute, and worked at Kennedy Krieger Institute and the National Institutes of Health, where she developed extensive clinical and research experience working with infant

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