Anne Cronin, Ph.D.

Center for Excellence in Disabilities (CED)
West Virginia University
959 Hartman Run Road, Research Park
Morgantown, WV 26505
 
Phone: 304-293-0443
Email: acronin@hsc.wvu.edu
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Last Updated: July 20, 2015

Anne Cronin
 

Discipline Coordinators: Occupational Therapy
 
Discipline(s): Occupational Therapy
 
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership

Vita/Bio

Anne Cronin received her bachelors in occupational therapy from University of Missouri was employed for several years as an occupational therapist working in both institutional and community setting with both children and adults with developmental disabilities. After earning her doctorate in medical sociology at the University of Florida, Dr. Cronin joined the faculty at WVU in 1997. She is a board certified in pediatrics through the American Occupational Therapy Association and has participated in several grant-funded service projects with early childhood and developmental disabilities foci. Anne has published in both professional journals and textbooks. In addition to teaching both undergraduates and graduate students, Dr. Cronin has collaborated with WVUCED in the development of several service projects, and generated clinic based research projects in the area of parenting and feeding.

Dr. Cronin's current research priorities are: Environmental contexts in caregiving; Client/Caregiver perceptions of functional change during OT intervention; Food selectivity and eating problems associated with autism spectrum disorders; Efficacy of OT intervention with persons with autism spectrum disorders; Efficacy of OT intervention with persons with feeding and swallowing disorders; and Asynchronous development and social stress. Recent publications include: Cronin, A . and Mandich, M (2005) Human Development and Performance throughout the lifespan. Clifton Park, NY: Thomson-Delmar Learning. Cronin, A.F. (2004) Mothering A Child With Hidden Impairments, American Journal of Occupational Therapy. 58 (1): 83-92. Cronin, A.F. (2003) Chapter 5: Traumatic Brain Injury in Children, pp. 49-59 in C. Royeen (ed.), Pediatric Issues in Occupational Therapy: a compendium of leading scholarship, AOTA Press: Bethesda, MD. Cronin, A.F. (2002) Asynchronous development and sensory integration intervention in the gifted and talented population. Davidson Institute for Talent Development. Direct Link to Article. Cronin, A.F. (2002) Asynchronous Parenting. Davidson Institute for Talent Development. Direct Link to Article. Cronin, A.F. (2001) Traumatic Brain Injury in Children. American Journal of Occupational Therapy. Volume 55 (4): 377-384.