Quinnipiac University
Elizabeth Jane Kloczko Wescott

Clinical Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy

Elizabeth Kloczko Wescott, OTD, OTR/L received her Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from University of Scranton and her post-professional OTD from Quinnipiac University. For 11 years Elizabeth worked with the adult neurological population at NYU Langone Medical Center Rusk Rehabilitation. Elizabeth is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor at Quinnipiac University primarily teaching in neuroscience, neurorehabilitation and capstone. Elizabeth works at SIGHT Multispecialty Center, an outpatient vision rehabilitation center. She has presented both locally and nationally on topics including neurological visual assessment and intervention, spinal cord injury, concussion management, neurorehabilitation, and adaptive sports. Elizabeth is a liaison for the rehabilitation, disability, and participation special interest section for ConnOTA. Elizabeth is actively involved with a CT based adaptive water and snow ski program.

Education

  • BS, University of Scranton
  • MS, University of Scranton
  • OTD, Quinnipiac University

Areas of Expertise

  • Sports
  • Interprofessional Education
  • Neurorehabilitation/Neurosurgery
  • Concussion Management
  • Vision Rehab/Low Vision

Organization

  • Occupational Therapy

Office Location

  • Medicine, Nursing, Health Sci 362M

Mail Drop

  • NH-HSC

Experience

Quinnipiac University

Clinical Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy

Hamden, CT

2018 - Present

Quinnipiac University

Visiting Faculty

Hamden, CT

2017 - 2018

Sacred Heart University

Adjunct Faculty

Fairfield, CT

2014 - 2017

NYU Langone Medical Center Rusk Rehabilitation

Clinical Specialist

NY, NY

2005 - 2016

Selected Publications

Perceptions of Concussion and Recovery in the Collegiate Athlete

Elizabeth Kloczko Wescott, OTD, OTR/L; Erica Di Meo, Mairead Gormley; Abigail Herman; Jessica Leonard

AOTA INSPIRE, Virtual (2021)

An Interprofessional Approach to Recognizing Stigma and Changing Perceptions of a Chronic Health Condition: An ME/CFS Case Study.

Kimberly Hartmann, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA; Magdalena Lukaszewicz MHS, CHSE, PA C; Katherine Grevelding, PT, EdD, DPT, OCS, ATC; Elizabeth Kloczko Wescott, OTD, OTR/L; Maya Doyle, MSW, PhD, LCSW; Lisa DeGennaro, PharmD, BCPS, CDE; Erin Fusco, RN BSN, OCN, FNP BC, ANCC, DNP

JCIPE Conference: Interprofessional Care for the 21st century. , Virtual , Thomas Jefferson (2021)

Educational Response to Perceptions of Collegiate Athletes on Concussion Recovery and Reporting

Elizabeth Kloczko Wescott, OTD, OTR/L; Gabrielle Buckman; Dayna DiMarco; Mackenzie Egan; Elena Harvey

ConnOTA SIS CE, Virtual (2021)

Concussion and the Collegiate Student: Impact on Quality of Life, Academic Participation, and Coping

Elizabeth Wescott, OTD, OTR/L, Salvador Bondoc, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA, BCPR, CHT, Barbara Nadeau, PhD, OTR/L, Emily Czaja, Anna DeSimone, Alexandra Goldstein, Brittney Gravel, Megan Hayward, Noelle Johnson, Melissa Ricciuto, Katelyn Santos

Annual American Occupational Therapy Association Conference (2020)

Management of Spasticity: Clinical Implications and Intervention.

Elizabeth Wescott, OTD, OTR/L and Erin Lampron, PT, DPT, NCS

Brain Injury Association of Connecticut Annual Conference, Virtual (2020)

Introduction to orthotics: A clinical reasoning and problem-solving approach

Bondoc, S., Kloczko, E.

Orthotic Provision to Manage Spasticity 5th ed. (Elsevier 2019)

The Impact of Adaptive Sports on the Occupations of Work and Social Participation as Perceived by Athletes and Their Love Ones

Wescott, E., OTD, OTR/L, Bochese, B., Burdge, A., Demetriades, A., Hinds, A., Horne, B., Intemann, W., Nork, B., Winters, B.

American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference , New Orleans, Louisiana (2019)

Impact of Concussion on the Collegiate Student: Classroom Implications

Wescott, E., Nadeau, B., Bondoc, S. Contributing authors: Czaja, E., DeSimone, A., Goldstein, A., Gravel, B., Hayward, M., Johnson, N., Ricciuto, M., Santos, K.

Lilly Conference Bethesda Designing Effective Teaching, Bethesda, Maryland (2019)

Concussion and the Collegiate Student: Impact on Quality of Life, Academic Participation, and Coping

Wescott, E., Nadeau, B., Bondoc, S., Czaja, E., DeSimone, A., Goldstein, A., Gravel, B., Hayward, M., Johnson, N., Ricciuto, M., Santos, K. (2019).

3rd Concussion Diagnosis and Management Conference: Providing Care Across the Continuum, Lowell, MA, Emerson (2019)

Positive Self-efficacy, Quality of life, and Health Outcomes from engagement in Adaptive Sports: Implications for Occupational Therapy Involvement

Kloczko, E., Adrianna Anlas; Joe Huberman; Nicole Lee; Rachel Massicotte; Miriam Whittington; Danielle Wilson

AOTA Conference, Salt Lake City Utah (2018)

Impact of Adaptive Sports: As Perceived by Athletes and Their Loved Ones

Kloczko, E., Brooke Bochese, Alyssa Burdge, Alece Demetriades, Amy Hinds, Bailey Horne, William Intemann, Brianna Nork, Brielle Winters

ConnOTA SIS (2018)

The influence of adaptive sports on self-efficacy

Kloczko, E., Anlas, A., Huberman, J., Lee, N., Massicotte, R, Whittington, M., Wilson, D.

Disabled Sports USA Online (2018)

Management of Visual Deficits with Neurological Etiology – Implications for Practice Patterns and Inter-professional Collaboration

Kloczko, E.

American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Conference, Chicago, Illinois (2016)

Professional Designation