Date of Award


Degree Type

Capstone Project

Degree Name

Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD)


Occupational Therapy

First Advisor

Peggy McCourry

Second Advisor

Holly Grieves


My Doctoral Capstone Experience (DCE) focused on outcome measurements and better understanding business related elements within a private outpatient occupational therapy clinic. As described in the paper below, outcome measurements are important for a variety of reasons but can be difficult to implement in everyday practice for clinicians. Thus, I aimed to improve the ways that this clinic collected outcome measures so that it would be more manageable for the clinicians. For my DCE, I also sought to improve the physical environment at Sensory Systems Clinic West (SSCW) which was indicated as a barrier during the needs assessment by staff.

During my DCE, I was able to address and learn many aspects of business management. To do this, one of the main objectives was to update the clinic’s policy and procedure manual, the orientation binder and creating a telehealth policy and procedure manual for the clinic. This led to many different projects to achieve this objective and allowed me to learn a great deal related to business management. Overall, I was able to grow as a clinician through this unique experience and improve upon the environment and its inner working systems.