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Department of Occupational Therapy

Margaret (Peggy) Morris

Senior Lecturer
O.T.D., OTR/L BCP
Post-Professional Program Coordinator

Margaret (Peggy) Morris

Senior Lecturer
O.T.D., OTR/L BCP
Post-Professional Program Coordinator

Phone 617-627-5961
Collaborative Learning & Innovation Complex (CLIC)
574 Boston Ave, Medford, MA
Education: 
O.T.D., Tufts University, 2011
CAPS, Tufts University, 2009
M.S. in Therapeutic Studies, Boston University, 1987
B.S. in Occupational Therapy, Utica College of Syracuse University, 1980
Expertise: 

Board Certification in Pediatrics (BCP) 2012-2022, American Occupational Therapy Association
Occupational therapy evaluation and intervention in pediatrics, particularly contextual and strengths-based services

Research Interests: 

Pediatrics

  • Evaluation, including strengths-based evaluation, occupation-based evaluation, context & environment
  • Intervention, including models of occupation-based service provision, contextual services, collaboration, strengths-based, least restrictive environment
  • Program development, including systems approaches, strengths-based, mindfulness, social-emotional regulation, physical literacy

Teaching and Learning

  • Models of professional development, andragogy, self-regulated learning
  • Project-based learning, technology in teaching and learning, using visual analog scales in course evaluation, concept mapping
  • Online teaching and learning, course design (F2F, hybrid, online)
Selected Professional Activities: 
  • Teaching Online Certificate (TOC) through Quality Matters®, 2018
  • VoiceThread® Certified Educator (VCE), 2017
  • Mindful Schools®, Mindfulness Fundamentals, 2016
Selected Publications and Presentations: 
  • Morris, M.L. & Hollenbeck, J. (2016). Evaluating Student Participation: Focus on Strengths in Your School-Based Evaluation (1st ed., vol. 21, pp. CE1-CE8). OT Practice.
  • Contributor: Scarlett, W.G. (2015). The SAGE Encyclopedia of Classroom Management
  • Morris, M.L. (2013, March). School-based collaborative consultation: Perspectives of occupational therapist and teacher dyads. Early Intervention & School Special Interest Section Quarterly, 20(1), 1-4.