Karla Ausderau, PhD, OTR/L

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3195 Medical Sciences Center | (608) 262-0653 | kausderau@wisc.edu

  • Education

    Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2012.
    Ph D, University of Southern California, Division of Occupational Science, 2009.
    Major: Occupational ScienceDissertation Title: Mothers' experiences with feeding children with a gastrostomy tube: Recontextualizing mothers' daily occupations
    MA, University of Southern California, Division of Occupational Science, 2000.
    Major: Occupational Therapy
    BA, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1997.
    Major: Occupational Therapy

Select Awards & Honors

Training in Grantsmanship for Rehabilitation Research (TIGRR), NICHD. (2013).
Theodore Tjossem Postdoctoral Fellow Award, 45th Annual Gatlinburg Conference. (2012).
Postdoctoral Scholar Award for Research Excellence, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (2011).

Research Interests

• Studying daily occupations, specifically eating and mealtimes, among families and children with autism spectrum disorders to elucidate the impact on the child’s health, family wellness, and overall daily participation

• Researching sensory features in children with autism spectrum disorder, including their development and the impact on daily participation

Select Presentations

"Auserdau, K . (Presenter & Author),Juarez, M . (Author Only),"
(1970),The Impact of Autism Spectrum Disorders and Feeding Challenges on Family Mealtimes, Congress of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists, World Federation of Occupational Therapy, Yokohama, Japan.
"Auserdau, K . (Presenter & Author),Sideris, J . (Author Only),Little, L . (Author Only),Furlong, M . (Author Only),Bulluck, J . (Author Only),Baranek, G . (Author Only),"
(1970),Sensory Subtypes in Children with ASD and Associated Outcomes: Latent Profile Transition Analysis Using a National Survey of Sensory Features, International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR), International Society for Autism Research (INSAR), San Sebastian, Spain.
"Auserdau, K . (Presenter & Author),"
(1970),Narrative, Phenomenological and Ethnographic Approaches to Studying Human Action in Context, American Occupational Therapy Association 90th Annual Conference (AOTA), American Occupational Therapy Association, San Diego, California.
"Auserdau, K . (Presenter & Author),Furlong, M . (Author Only),Sideris, J . (Author Only),Little, L . (Author Only),Bulluck, J . (Author Only),Baranek, G . (Author Only),"
(1970),Characterizing Sensory Features in Children with ASD: Behavior and Physiology, Gatlinburg Conference on Research & Theory in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, NICHD R13HD38335, San Antonio, Texas.
"Benedict, R . (Presenter & Author),Larson, E . (Presenter & Author),Auserdau, K . (Presenter & Author),Farrar-Edwards, D . (Author Only),Chen, R . (Presenter & Author),"
(1970),Update on Current Occupational Therapy Research: Autism: Caregiving, Sensory Features & Feeding; Cerebral Palsy: Interventions, Child & Caregiver Outcomes; Stroke: Disparities & Treatment , Annual Conference of the Wisconsin Occupational Therapy Association, Wisconsin Occupational Therapy Association, MIddleton, WI.
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"Auserdau, K . (Presenter & Author),Sideris, J . (Author Only),Little, L . (Author Only),Baranek, G . (Author Only),"
(1970),Sensory Subtypes in Children with ASD: Latent Profile Analysis using a National Survey of Sensory Features, International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR), International Society for Autism Research (INSAR), Toronto, Ontario.
"Auserdau, K . (Presenter & Author),Sideris, J . (Author Only),Little, L . (Author Only),Baranek, G . (Author Only),"
(1970),National Survey of Sensory Features in Children with ASD: Sensory Experience Questionnaire (3.0) Sensory Factors and Associated Outcomes, American Occupational Therapy Association 90th Annual Conference (AOTA), American Occupational Therapy Association, Indianapolis, IN.
"Auserdau, K . (Presenter & Author),Sideris, J . (Author Only),Little, L . (Author Only),Baranek, G . (Author Only),"
(1970),National Survey of Sensory Features in Children with ASD: Sensory Patterns Association with Autism Severity, Gatlinburg Conference on Research & Theory in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, NICHD R13HD38335, Annapolis, MD.

Select Grants & Sponsored Projects

2014 - 2017 - "School Age Parents' Grant - InSPIRE," State,
2014 - 2015 - "The Development of a Comprehensive Feeding Assessment for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders," University of Wisconsin-Madison,
2013 - 2014 - "The Impact of Feeding Disorders in Children with Autism on Mother Well-Being," Private,
2012 - 2014 - "The Assessment of Feeding Disorders and Impact on Family Mealtimes in Children with Autism,"

Department Service

Department of Kinesiology Graduate Studies Committee (present).
Committee Member (2012 - present).

Address graduate studies program challenges, program development and review

Department of Kinesiology Scholarship Committee (present).
Committee Member (2012 - present).

Oversee occupational therapy scholarships

Occupational Therapy Admissions Committee (present).
(present).
Occupational Therapy Appeals Committee (present).
Committee Member (2013 - present).

Address student failures and appeals

Occupational Therapy Graduate Program Committee (present).
Committee Member (2012 - present).

Participate in development and monitoring of occupational therapy program

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Department of Kinesiology Merit Committee (2014 - present).
Committee Member (present).
Department of Kinesiology Tactical Planning Committee (2014 - present).
Committee Member (present).
Karla Ausderau