Dr. Guzmán uses quantitative methods including classical test theory and Rasch methods to explore emergent areas of occupational therapy practice such as instrument development and validation, community-based learning, and telehealth practice. She has served as a research mentor for several student projects and has published research in pediatric movement disorders, learning disabilities and resilience and continues her work on future research and manuscripts. Julia is a member of review boards for several occupational therapy journals. She has presented multiple research projects at the State, national and international levels.
- Columbia University, Doctor of Education-EdD, 2021
- Misericordia University, Post-Professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD), 2012
- Dominican College of Blauvelt, Master of Science- Occupational Therapy, 2001
Peer-Reviewed Research Abstracts and Articles:
Guzmán, J.M. & Grajo, L.C. (2022) The Development and Preliminary Psychometric Properties of the TeleWrite: A Telehealth-Based Handwriting Assessment for School-Aged Children, Occupational Therapy in Health Care, DOI: 10.1080/07380577.2022.2025553
Guzmán, J. M. & Grajo, L. (2021). Preliminary Reliability and Validity of the TeleWrite: A Telehealth Assessment of Handwriting Skills. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 75, 7512500013. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2021.75S2-PO13.
Peer-Reviewed Book Chapters:
- Grajo, L., Guzmán, J.M., Szklut, S. & Philibert, D. (2019). Learning disabilities and developmental coordination disorder. In R. Lazaro, S. Reina-Guerra, & M. Quiben (Eds). Umphred’s Neurological Rehabilitation (7th ed.). Elsevier
- Grajo L., Guzmán, J.M. (2022). Children and youth with specific learning difficulties. In L. Grajo & Boisselle (Eds.) Adaptation, Coping, and Resilience in Children and Youth: A Comprehensive Occupational Therapy Approach. Slack