Dr. April Doebert-Fischer has been a practicing Occupational Therapist for 8+ years. She is NBCOT certified. She has been teaching at Carroll University since 2016.
Prior to teaching, Dr. Doebert-Fischer worked as an Occupational Therapist in the area of Home Health and Skilled Nursing/ALF/CBRF. She worked alongside and supervised two certified occupational therapy assistants to provide optimal patient care to her caseload. She implemented a dementia caregiver program and assisted in fall reduction and rehospitalization programs. She served on the shared governance committee to help institute changes within the facility.
Her current scholarly projects are focusing on dementia and caregiver training and self-responsibility in student learning. She is also working on implementing IPE courses with other disciplines in the college of health sciences.
Courses Taught Medical Humanity Series OTH501, OTH504, OTH601; Occupations Across the Life Span OTH520, Fieldwork Level I OTH521 and OTH621, Interventions in Physical Dysfunction OTH565, Evaluation and Assessment OTH550, Supervision and Management OTH610
Areas of Specialization
Geriatrics, Skilled Nursing, Home Health, Dementia
What should students know about you?
I am very approachable and will always listen to student concerns. I believe in lifelong learning and participation in the profession and use knowledge gained to teach the students the most up to date information in healthcare, the profession and treatment techniques.