Departments & Divisions
Karin Barnes, Ph.D., OTR
Berneice Castella Allied Health Chair in Aging Research
The area of expertise for Karin Barnes, Ph.D., is in occupational therapy for school-aged children with developmental disabilities and in public school settings. Her research areas are children with mental health difficulties, sensory integration disorders, pediatric hand skill development, pediatric burns and other developmental disabilites as well as public school team collaboration. Her teaching responsibilities include Occupational Therapy Process for School-aged Children, Service Delivery Practices in Public School Settings and Community Settings Courses.
She graduated from University of Kansas with a bachelor of science degree in Occupational Therapy and a master of science degree in Special Education for Severely, Multiple Handicapped. Her Ph.D. is from University of Texas at Austin in Special Education.
- 1999 - PhD - Special Education - University of Texas at Austin
- 1979 - MS - Special Education - University of Kansas
- 1975 - BS - Occupational Therapy - University of Kansas
- 9/1999 - Associate Professor - UTHSCSA, Pediatrics
- 9/1989 - Associate Professor - UTHSCSA, Occupational Therapy, San Antonio
Instruction & Training
- 8/2019 - Present, Occupational Therapy Process: Pediatric Process Part 2, The University of Texas Health Science Center
- 5/2019 - Present, Pediatric Service Delivery, The University of Texas Health Science Center
- 5/2019 - Present, Doctoral Capstone Proposal Development 1, The University of Texas Health Science Center
- 1/2019 - Present, Occupational Therapy Process: Pediatric Process Part 1, The University of Texas Health Science Center
- 5/2018 - Present, Evidence-Based Pract Capstone, The University of Texas Health Science Center
Research & Grants
Funding Agency US Department of Education Title Project Reaching More: Increasing Highly Qualified Occupational Therapists to Serve Children with Disabilities Status Complete Period 1/2013 - 12/2017 Role Principal Investigator Grant Detail Project Reaching More: Increasing Highly Qualified Occupational Therapists to Serve Children with Disabilities.
Absolute Priority of CFDA 84.325K (Focus D)
US Dept. of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services
Over a 5-year period, 32 MOT students were competitively selected as scholars and received additional instruction and professional development for working with children and their families from under-served areas. Additionally, 40 community OTs were provided with training in the supervision of MOT students as a means to increase the number of community OTs who are willing to supervise OT students on their required clinical rotations.
Funding Agency School of Heatlh Professions Title Berneice Castella Allied Health Chair in Aging Research Status Active Period 9/2013 - Present Role Principal Investigator Grant Detail Karin Barnes is the holder of this endowment and provided administrative support and leadership in the development of geriatric research in the Department of Occupational Therapy.
My role is to encourage Occupational Therapy faculty members to develop departmental research endeavors in the geriatric area, as well as provide oversight in the funded projects and budget of the endowment. Nine research projects have been funded. Currently I have a project funded through the Castella Endowment in which the activities of older adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities are being researched. Also,see Service Section for list of funded Occupational THerapy research projects.
Funding Agency Del Rio Head Start Title Del Rio Head Start: Developmental Handwriting Screening and Parent/Teacher Inservice Status Complete Period 12/2014 - 12/2018 Role Principal Investigator Grant Detail As a component of my class, OCCT 6020 OT Process for School Aged Children, I teach the OT students the Shore Developmental Handwriting Screening and assign them developmental readiness topics to prepare as in-services. Later in the semester, under supervision and guidance of myself and Dr. Kimatha Grice, the entire class (40+ students) travel to Del Rio, Texas (a Texas-Mexican Border city) to provide handwriting screening and parent in-services at the Del Rio Hand Start. Each OT student participates in the hand writing screening and in one of six inservices to the children's parents. This reciprocal event prepares the OT students for screening and experience in an under-served community. The Head Start is provided with the screening results, which I supervise and submit and from the developmental readiness in-services we conduct. Funding Agency School of Health Professions Seed Grant Title Increasing Accessibility to Play, Activities of Daily Living, and Environments for Children with Disabilities Status Active Period 7/2016 - 6/2017 Role Principal Investigator Grant Detail
Allegretti AL, Barnes KJ, Berndt P. Impact of use a ride-on toy car by children with mobility impairment doi:10.5014/ajot.2018.72S1-RP204B; 2018 Nov. (American Journal Occupational Therapy; vol. 72). Allegretti AL, Barnes KJ, Berndt P. Scientific Research Panel: Impact of Use of Ride-on Toy Car by Children with Mobility Impairment; 2018 Jan. (American Journal of Occupational Therapy). Allegretti AL, Barnes KJ, Berndt AE. Ride-on toy car, an innovative and feasible method of mobility; 2017 Oct. (Journal of Allied Health; vol. 46, no. 4). Barnes KJ, Clegg, AD; Joseph, R; Allegretti, AL. Video Cases to Confirm and Expand Student Learning After Didactic Teaching of Interprofessional Practice; 2017 Jan. (Journal of Allied Health; vol. 45, no. 4). Grice, KO, Barnes, KJ, Vogel, KA. Use of Multiple Mini Interviews for Occuational Therapy Program Admissions; 2013 Apr. (AOTA Abstracts). Grice, KO, Barnes, KJ, Vogel, KA. The Influence of Burn Injury on Activity Participatoin of Children: A Pilot Study AOTA@abstractslonline.com; 2013 Apr. (American Occupational Therapy Association Abstracts). Barnes KJ. Teacher Assessment of Sensory Processing Abilitiles of Children with Hearing Impariment 15th International Congress of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists - Santiago, Chile; 2010 May. (World Federation of Occupational Therapists). Barnes KJ. Teacher and Parent Assessment of Sensory Processing Skills of Children with Hearing Loss; 2009 Apr. (AOTA Annual Conference Abstract). Barnes KJ, Beck AJ. Community Partnerships: Reciprocal Service-Learning in the TX Border; 2007 Sep. (TX Soc. of Allied Health Professionals Meeting Abstracts).
Barnes KJ, Beck AJ. Enabling Performance and Participation for Children with Developmental Disabilities. In: Christiansen, C. & Matuska, K. Ways of Living: Adapative Strategies for Special Needs 4th Ed. Bethesda: AOTA Press; 2011. p. 131-170. Barnes KJ, Vogel KA, Beck AJ. Occupational therapy for children with severe emotional disturbance in alternative educational settings. In: Susan Basyk, Editor. Mental Health Promotion, Prevention, and Intervention in Children and Youth: A Guiding Framework for Occupational Therapy. Bethesda, MD: AOTA Press; 2011. p. 207-230. Beck A.J., Barnes K.J. Encouraging Student Consciousness of the Political Through Community Fieldwork. In: Pollard, N; Sakellarious, D; Kronenberg, F. A Political Pracitice of Occupational Therapy. London: Elsevier lLd; 2008.
Peters C, Chang A, Morales A, Barnes KJ, Allegretti A. Assessments used in occupational therapy interventions for children with cerebral palsy: A scoping review Cadernos Brasileiros de Terapia Ocupacional/Brazilian Journal of Occupational Therapy 2019 Mar;27(1):168-185. Grice KO, Barnes KJ, Vogel KA. Influence of Burn Injury on Activity Participation of Children Journal of Burn Care and Research 2015 May;36(3):414-420. Heidi Schoenfeld, Cindy Coppola, Nicole Kertis, Barnes KJ. A Pilot Study: Impacting First Grade Written Literacy Through Teacher Education Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools, & Early Intervention 2009 Jan;2(1):6-19. Barnes KJ, Vogel KA, Beck AJ, Schoenfeld, HB, Owen SV. Self-regulation strategies of children with emotional disturbance Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics 2008 Oct;28(4):367-385. Barnes, K. J., Beck, A. J., Vogel, K. A., Oxford, K., & Murphy, D. L. Perceptions regarding school-based occupational therapy for children with emotional disturbances American Journal of Occupational Therapy 2003 May;57(3):337-341.