Lauren E Stone
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Dr. Lauren Stone Kelly, OTD, OTR/L has worked as an occupational therapist since 2013 with populations throughout the lifespan in various settings. Lauren earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from DePaul University, her Master of Science of Occupational Therapy degree from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and her Doctor of Occupational Therapy degree from Boston University Sargent College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences.
While she has worked with people across the lifespan, Lauren's primary clinical expertise is with pediatric populations. She has worked passionately with children with neurologic, neuro-developmental, and neuro-oncology diagnoses in community and group settings, inpatient, day rehabilitation and outpatient therapy settings. Lauren has a special interest in advancing clinical knowledge and practice in the field of OT to benefit these populations. She has presented at several state and national conferences and continues to contribute to the profession through scholarship focused on pedagogical research, telehealth intervention, pediatric handwriting, pediatric oncology and neuro-oncology rehabilitation, pain management, and community accessibility.
As a teacher, Lauren has a passion for clinical education to prepare students to be involved, creative, innovative and compassionate clinicians who are competent and confident to utilize their skills in traditional and non-traditional settings providing occupational therapy services.
Dr. Stone Kelly currently serves as a faculty advisor to the North Central College Beta Sigma chapter of Pi Theta Epsilon, a service oriented honor society for occupational therapy students. She also collaborates with various community partners and families to offer mutually beneficial therapeutic services supporting OT student professional development and hands on learning.
Dr. Stone Kelly is also the Doctoral Capstone Coordinator for the developing entry-level OTD program at the college. She serves as director and liaison for all students, sites and faculty related to the capstone project and experience required as part of the degree program.Download CV
Stone Kelly, L. E. (2022). Peer mentoring in an entry-level occupational therapy program: Student experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. Open Journal of Occupational Therapy, 10(3), 1–15. https://scholarworks.wmich.edu/ojot/vol10/iss3/8
Stone Kelly, L. E. (2022). Impacts & student experiences of a course-based peer mentoring program during a global pandemic [Poster Session]. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 76(Supplement_1), 7610505087p1. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2022.76S1-PO87
Stone Kelly, L. E. & Wright, A. (2022). Zoom handwriting: The effectiveness of a virtual community-based handwriting camp on handwriting legibility [Poster Session]. American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 76(Supplement_1), 76105101841p1. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2022.76S1-PO184
Stone Kelly, L. E., & Wright, A. (2022). Telehealth handwriting: Outcomes of a virtual community-based camp for school-age children [Manuscript in process].
Stone Kelly, L. E., & Wright, A. (2023). Telehealth handwriting: Outcomes of a virtual community-based camp for school-age children [Poster Session]. American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Kansas City, MO.
Stone, L. E. (August 2022). Student-run community camps as level I fieldwork: Faculty or clinician led experiences [Virtual short course]. Illinois Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Online. https://www.loom.com/share/84734d09897e45c189ad93e0057be5d0
Stone Kelly, L. E., & Menninger, B. (2023). Student-Run Community Camps as Level I Fieldwork: Faculty or Clinician Led Experiences [Short course presentation]. American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Kansas City, MO.
Stone Kelly, L. E. (November, 2023). Pediatric mental health as a level I fieldwork: Faculty & clinician led community groups [Short course presentation]. Illinois Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference. [Course accepted for presentation]
Stone, L. (August 2020). Occupational therapy’s role in early stages of pediatric cancer: Advancing the profession in an emerging practice area [Short course presentation]. American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Boston, MA. (In-person conference cancelled d/t COVID-19 – Presented virtually as part of an alternate conference webinar series).
Stone, L. (2018). The eyes have it: a visual-vestibular rehabilitation program for pediatric oncology and neuro-rehabilitation (Doctoral dissertation, Boston University). OpenBU. https://hdl.handle.net/2144/32725
Stone, L., Brady, S., & Kirk, G. (April 2019). Pain experiences in pediatric inpatient rehabilitation [Poster Session]. American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.
Stone, L. (November 2017). Let’s play! Increasing accessibility & improving participation at the DuPage Children’s Museum [Poster Session]. Illinois Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Springfield, IL.