• Dr. Carpenter is a Birmingham native and have been practicing occupational therapy for 13 years. She received her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy degree from The University of South Alabama in 2007 and her post-professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy degree from Quinnipiac University in 2018. She has experience working in skilled nursing, outpatient orthopedics, and acute care; however, her specialty lies with pediatric care, especially feeding, eating, and swallowing. In pediatrics, she has worked in early intervention, school system services, and outpatient pediatrics. She also holds the American Occupational Therapy Association’s (AOTA) specialty certification for feeding, eating, and swallowing (SCFES).
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2021 Home and Parent Training Strategies for Pediatric Feeding Disorders: The Caregivers’ PerspectiveOpen Journal of Occupational Therapy.  9:1-21. 2021
    2019 Home and Parent Training Strategies for Pediatric Feeding Disorders: The Caregiver PerspectiveAmerican Journal of Occupational Therapy.  73:7311505217p1-7311505217p1. 2019
    2019 Telehealth as a supplemental service to treat pediatric feeding delays and disorders 2019

    Research Overview

  • Pediatric feeding topics

    Interprofessional Education activities

    Use of Snooezelen principles in sensory integration

    Telehealth service delivery
  • Education And Training

  • Doctorate in Occupational Therapy / Therapist, Quinnipiac University 2018
  • Master of Occupational Therapy in Occupational Therapy / Therapist, University of South Alabama 2008
  • Bachelor of Science or Mathematics in Health Services / Allied Health / Health Sciences, University of South Alabama 2006
  • Full Name

  • Kathryn Carpenter