Ph.D., Occupational Therapy, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 2001
M.S., Occupational Therapy, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, 1993
B.S., Occupational Therapy, Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA, 1989
OCTH/PHTH 7254 Issues and Interventions for Children with Neurological Disabilities
OCTH/PHTH 7940 Community Problem Solving
OCTH 7712 Clinical Reasoning
RS 6253 Family and Diversity
Peer reviewed (Published)
Hoppes, S., Bender, D., & DeGrace, B.W. (2005). Service-learning is a perfect fit for occupational and physical therapy education. Journal of Allied Health, 34, 35-38.
Werner DeGrace, B. (2004). Families, children with autism and everyday occupations. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 58,
Werner DeGrace, B. (2003). Occupation based and family–centered care: A challenge for current practice. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 57,
Dunbar, S. B. & Werner-DeGrace, B. (2001). Occupational therapy models for today's practice with children and families. OT Practice, 6 (21),
Barnekow, K., Frolek Clark, G., DeGrace, B. W., Petry, J., Rhodes, D. Schefkind, S., Tomchek, S. Wagman, L. & Wolfe, B. (2009). +-FAQ: What is the Role of Occupational Therapy in Early Intervention, Bethesda: AOTA.
Dunbar, S. B. & Werner-DeGrace, B. (2001). Occupational therapy models for today's practice with children and families. OT Practice, 6 (21), 15-18.
DeGrace, B. W. & Castles, T (2008). Parent Involvement, Book Chapter for IM McEwen (Ed.) Providing Physical Therapy Services under Part B and Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 2nd Ed.
Alexandria, VA; Section on Pediatrics, American Physical Therapy Association.
DeGrace, B. (2007). The Occupational adaptation model: Application to child and family interventions. In S. Dunbar (Ed.), Occupational Therapy Models for Intervention with Children and Families
, Slack Publishing.
Kornblau, B. L., Lou, J., Weeder, T., & Werner, B. (2000). Occupational therapy and theories of career choice and vocational development. In B. L. Kornblau & K. Jacobs (Eds.), Principle and Practices of Work. Rockville, MD: American Occupational Therapy Association.
DeGrace, B. (2007). The SCERTS Model. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics.27(3),
DeGrace, B. (2005). Autism: A comprehensive occupational therapy approach. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics.25(3),
2008: Web-based Preparation of Occupational and Physical Therapists to Provide Early Intervention and Related Services, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (Project Co-Director, 15% FTE, total amount $799,900)
2007: Preparation of Occupational Therapists and Physical Therapists to Provide Early Intervention and Related Services, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (Project Occupational Therapy Director, 15% FTE, total amount= $782,200).
2005: Families of Children with Severe Autism: Ways of Living and Coping, University of Oklahoma College of Allied Health (Principal Investigator, $6,900).
2002: Service Provision for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Early Intervention, University of Oklahoma College of Allied Health (Principal Investigator, $4,300).
2002: Preparation of Occupational Therapists and Physical Therapists to Provide Early Intervention and Related Services for Children with Low Incidence Disabilities, a 5-year personnel preparation grant, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (Occupational Therapy Faculty, 10% FTE, total amount = $1,482,780).
Caregiver Perspectives of School Related Services Under The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments of 1997 (IDEA ’97).
Examining the Effectiveness of a State Wide Training Addressing Challenging Behaviors,
Positive Behavior Support in Early Intervention
Working with families and their children with challenging behaviors and autism School based practice
Develop and implement a multi-level , partially mandated training for Department of Health and Department of Education Early Intervention professionals addressing autism spectrum disorders and challenging behaviors.
Department of Health, ongoing. Provide technical assistance for children with challenging behaviors for families in Oklahoma’s early intervention program.