Lorie Gage Richards, PhD portrait
  • Chair, Occupational & Recreational Therapies
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Physical Therapy & Athletic Training
  • Associate Professor, Occupational & Recreational Therapies

Research Statement

In the decade of the brain, it was made evident that the central nervous system is  changes with experience throughout life. This discovery offers great promise for neurorehabilitation because it suggests that the type and amount of therapy provided to individuals with these conditions was important to their recovery. My research has focused on testing the efficacy of various motor rehabilitation interventions for promoting increased arm and hand function, and pairings of such interventions, for individuals with stroke. These interventions are based on principles of neuroplasticity (use it or lose it; repetition matters; ), neural function (e.g., interhemispheric inhibitory imbalance after stroke; pharmaseuticals to enhance neuroplasticity), motor learning (e.g., distributed vs massed practice), and biomechanics (e.g., restraining degrees of freedom during practice). I look forward to extending these ideas to the development of cognitive and visual rehabilitation strategies.

Research Keywords

  • visual rehabilitation
  • stroke
  • neuroplasticity
  • motor rehabilitation
  • cognitive rehabilitation

Presentations

  • Kitzenberg, P., Kenamore, Woolley, H., & Richards, L. (accepted 10/2017). Investigating Family Experiences and Sensory Correlations of Picky Eating Behaviors in Children. Poster to be presented at that the American Occupational Therapy Association annual conference, Salt Lake City, April 2017. Poster, Accepted, 10/17/2017.
  • Frieberg, D., Thompson, R., Woolley, H., & Richards, L. (accepted 10/2017). Understanding the Use of Family-Centered Principles by Early Intervention Occupational Therapists in the Development of Sensory Diets. American Occupational Therapy Association annual conference. Presentation, Accepted, 10/17/2017.
  • Woolley, H., Gray, S., Richards, L. (accepted 10/17). A Paradigm Shift: A multifaceted Community-based, Education, Research Clinic (CERC) Model to Meet the Diverse & Changing Needs of Onsite University. American Occupational Therapy Association annual conference. Presentation, Accepted, 10/17/2017.
  • Richards, L., Johnson, X., Mathy, P., Manwaring, S., Kirby, A., Woolley, H., Caywood, P., Johnson, M. (abstract accepted 11/17). Development of an Interdisciplinary Drama Intervention to Improve Social Skills in Preschool Children with Autism. American Occupational Therapy Association annual conference. Presentation, Accepted, 10/17/2017.
  • Watt, H., Woolley, H., Gray, S., Richards, L. (abstract accepted 11/17). Push-in or Pull-out? Factors influencing occupational therapists’ use of service delivery models in school systems in two western states. American Occupational Therapy Association annual conference. Presentation, Accepted, 10/17/2017.
  • Richards, L. (2017). Publishing your research. Talk presented to the faculty at Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan. October 24, 2017. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/2017.
  • Richards, L. (2017). Increasing Participation vs. Decreasing Impairment. Keynote talk presented at the 1st Asia-Pacific Occupational Therapy Symposium. Taoyuan, Taiwan, October 21, 2017. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/2017.
  • Richards, L. (2017). Setting Up Research in a Clinical Setting. Workshop presented at the 1st Asia-Pacific Occupational Therapy Symmposium, Taoyuan, Taiwan. October 20, 2017. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/2017.
  • Terrill, A., Reblin, M., MacKenzie, J., Berg, C., Cardell, B., Richards, L. (2017). A couples-based positive psychology intervention improves depressive symptoms in stroke survivors and care-partners. Poster presented at the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, 10/2017. won the Stroke ISIG Poster 2nd Place Award. Poster, Presented, 10/2017.
  • Einerson, J., Cardell, B., Richards, L.G., & Terrill, A.L. (2017). Occupational loss and perceived burden: Addressing care-partner needs post-stroke. Poster to be presented at the Utah Occupational Therapy Association (UOTA) annual conference, Salt Lake City, UT, November 18,2017. Presentation, Accepted, 09/2017.
  • Porter, A., Johnson, J., Noren, C., & Richards, L. (abstract accepted 09/17). Activity Measure for Post-Acute Care “6-clicks” Activity and Cognitive Scores are Associated with Acute Care Discharge to Home. American Occupational Therapy Association annual conference. Presentation, Accepted, 09/2017.
  • Einerson, J., Cardell, B., Richards, L., & Terrill, A.L. (abstract accepted 09/17). Occupational loss and perceived burden: Addressing care-partner needs post-stroke. American Occupational Therapy Association annual conference. Presentation, Accepted, 09/2017.
  • Terrill, A.L., Cardell, B., Einerson, J., Mackenzie, J.J., Majersik, J., & Richards, L. (abstract accepted 09/17). A couples-based positive psychology intervention improves depressive symptoms, participation, and quality of life after stroke. American Occupational Therapy Association annual conference. Presentation, Accepted, 09/2017.
  • Newman, P., Woolley, H., Richards, L. (abstract accepted 09/17). Relationship investigation of body mass index percentile and sensory-based motor disorder. American Occupational Therapy Association annual conference. Presentation, Accepted, 09/2017.
  • Keith, L. & Richards, L. (accepted). Lifestyle Modification Group for Lymphedema and Obesity Results in Significant Health Outcomes. Poster accepted for presentation at the Lymphedema Symposium, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, November 3-4, 2017. Poster, Accepted, 07/2017.
  • Walter, C.S., Schaefer, S.Y., Dibble, L.E., Hayes, H.A., Watson, J.M., & Richards, L. (accepted). Priming Error Detection to Augment Learning of a Motor Task: A Proof-of-Principle Study. Poster accepted for presentation at the American Society for Neurorehabilitation. Baltimore, MD, November 9-10, 2017. Poster, Accepted, 07/2017.
  • Richards, L. (2017). Using and Making Evidence for OT Practice. Keynote talk presented at the VII Congreso Internacional de Estudiantes de Terapia Occupational. Alicante, Spain, May 12-13, 2017. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/11/2017.
  • Adluru, G, Hodgson, K, Majersik, J, Richards, L & DiBella, E. (2017). Estimation of microstructure measures in stroke subjects with a rapid DSI acquisition. Abstract accepted to the ISMRM 2017. April, 2017. Honolulu, HI. Presentation, Presented, 04/26/2017.
  • Hodgson, K., Adluru, G., Richards, L., Majersik, J., & DiBella, E. (2017). Correlation of microstructure differences in di􀃗usion MRI scans with Fugl-Meyer assessment scores in stroke subjects. Presentation at the ISMRM2017 conference, Honolulu, HI. April 2017. Presentation, Presented, 04/2017.
  • Richards, L., & Giuffrida, C. Practice Based Evidence (PBE): An Innovative Approach to Defining Therapeutic Interventions in In Patient Rehabilitation. Talk presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association annual conference, Philadelphia, March 28 2017. Conference Paper, Presented, 03/2017.
  • Classen, S., Richards, L., Alavera, L., Bendixon, R., Page, S., & Persh, A. (2017). Demystifying peer review for OTJR and AJOT readers: Editors and reviewers tell it all. Workshop presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association annual conference, Philadelphia, PA. March 2017. Presentation, Presented, 03/2017.
  • Terrill, A,Reblin, M, Mackenzie, JJ, Einerson, J, Cardell, E, Berg, C, Majersik, JJ, & Richards, L. (2017). Promoting resilience in couples after stroke: Feasibility testing of a dyadic positive psychology-based intervention. Presentation at the International Stroke Conference, Houston, TX. February 22, 2017. Presentation, Presented, 02/22/2017.
  • Writing panel discussion. Tools for Success Series. The Office of HS Faculty and Academic Affairs. University of Utah. (2016). November 15. Salt Lake City, UT. Other, Presented, 11/15/2016.
  • Richards, L. (2017). Setting Up Research in a Clinical Setting. Workshop to be presented at the 1st Asia-Pacific Occupational Therapy Symposium, Taoyuan, Taiwan. October 20, 2017. Other, Accepted, 11/01/2016.
  • Walter, C., Olivier, G., Richards, L., Schaefer, S. Motor skill transfer of functional tasks: Is task similarity important? Society for Neuroscience annual meeting, November 14, 2016, San Diego, CA. Poster, Presented, 11/2016.
  • Terrill, A., Reblin, M., MacKenzie, J., Einerson, J., Cardell, B., Berg, C., Majersik, J., & Richards, L. (2016). Promoting resilience after stroke in dyads (ReStoreD) through a positive psychology intervention. American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, Chicago, IL: October/November 2016. Poster, Presented, 11/2016.
  • Friberg, D., & Richards, L. Understanding the Use of Family-Centered Principles by Early Intervention Occupational Therapists in the Development of Sensory Diets. Utah Occupational Therapy Association annual conference. November 5, 2016. Presentation, Presented, 11/2016.
  • Majersik, J, Bennett, A, Brennan, KC, DiBella, E, Adluru, G, Richards, L.Memantine for Enhancement of Stroke Motor Recovery: a Pilot Trial. Abstract submitted for presentation at the International Stroke Conference, Febuary 2017. Presentation, Other, 11/2016.
  • Keith, L., & Richards, L. Lifestyle Redesign(R)-inspired Program for Obesity. Abstract for presentation submitted to the American Occupational Therapy Association annual conference. Conference Paper, Other, 10/2016.
  • Richards, L. (2016). Neuroplasticity and Neurorehabilitation: How should we harness it? Keynote address at the Asia-Pacific Occupational Therapy Symposium, October 20-22, 2017. Invited Talk/Keynote, Accepted, 06/21/2016.
  • Richards, L., Classen, S., Page, S., Alverez, L., Bendixen, R., D'Amico, M., Doucet, B., Smith, D., & Jiridowic, T. (2016) .AJOT and OTJR Editors share tips to get your manuscript published. Workshop presented to the American Occupational Therapy Association annual conference. Chicago, April 2016. Conference Paper, Presented, 04/2016.
  • Watt, H., & Richards, L. (2016) Factors influencing occupational therapy practitioners use of push-in & pullout service delivery models in school system. Presentation at the American Occupational Therapy Association annual conference, Chicago, April 10, 2016. Conference Paper, Accepted, 04/2016.
  • Alicia Bennett, A., Brennan, K., DiBella, E., Adluru, G., Richards, L., & Majersik, J. (2016). Memantine for Enhancement of Stroke Motor Recovery. Submitted to the International Stroke Conference. Conference Paper, Presented, 02/18/2016.
  • Terrill, A., Reblin, M., MacKenzie, J., Einerson, J., Cardell, B., Berg, C., Majersik, J., & Richards, L. (2016). Promoting resilience after stroke in dyads (ReStoreD) through a positive psychology intervention. Presented at the Rehabilitation Psychology 2016 Conference, Atlanta, GA: February 2016. Poster, Presented, 02/2016.
  • Ganesh Adluru , G., Adluru, N., Bennett, A., Anderson, J., Richards, L., Majersik, J., Edgley, S., & DiBella. E. (submitted). Hemispheric asymmetry of white matter tracts in stroke and normal subjects. Abstract submitted to the 2016 ISRM annual meeting. May 2016, Singapore. Conference Paper, Other, 11/2015.
  • Terrill, A., Reblin, M., McKenzie, J., Einerson, J., Cardell, B., Berg, C., Majersik, J., & Richards, L. (submitted). Promoting resilience after stroke in dyads (ReStoreD) through a positive psychology intervention. Submitted to the annual Rehabilitation Psychology 2016 conference, . Conference Paper, Submitted, 10/30/2015.
  • Richards, L., & Terrill, A. (2015). How do I make sense of all this evidence??? Skills in the evidence part of evidenced-based practice. Invited presentation at the annual Utah Occupational Therapy Association conference, Salt Lake City, October 24, 2015. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/24/2015.
  • Walter, C., Edgley, S., Smith, J., Paulter, M., & Richards, L. (2015). Sildenafil for Stroke Recovery. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Society for Neurorehabilitation, Chicago, IL: October 2015. Poster, Presented, 10/2015.
  • Keith, L., and Richards, L. Lifestyle Modification Group for Lmphedema and Obesity Results in Significant Positive Outcomes. Poster presented at the NIH Symposium: The Third Circulation: Lymphatics as Regulators of Health and Disease. Rockville, MD Sept. 29-30, 2015. Poster, Presented, 08/2015.
  • Aluru, G., Adluru, N., Moeller, S., Richards, L., DiBella, E. Simultaneous multi-slice diffusion spectrum imaging for rapid acquisition of miscrostructure measures in stroke patients. Poster presented at the 2015 ISMRM Workshop on Simultaneous Multi-Slice Imaging: Neuroscience & Clinical Applications, Pacific Grove, CA. July 19-22, 2015. Poster, Presented, 07/2015.
  • Richards, L., Bendixen, R., D'Amico, Doucet, B., Mulcahey, M.J., Page, S., Smith, D., Brown, T., Murphy, S., & Rao, A. Getting your research published. Short Course presented at the annual conference of the American Occupational Therapy Association, Nashville, TN: April 17, 2015. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/17/2015.
  • Richards, L., Classen, S., Page, S., Alverez, L., Bendixon, R., D'Amico, M., Smith, D., Jirikowic, T., Doucet, B. (2015).AJOT and OTJR editors share tips to get your manuscript published. Short course at the American Occupational Therapy Association conference. Nashville, TN. April 17, 2015. Presentation, Presented, 04/17/2015.
  • Adluru, G., Bolster, B., Frost, R., Richards, L., & DiBella, E., (2014). Undersampled simultaneous multi-slice readout-segmented EPI diffusion acquisition with a patch-based low rank constraint. Abstract submitted to present at ISMRM, Toronto, Canada, May 2014. Other, Submitted, 11/2014.
  • Ganesh Adluru, G., Bolster, B., Frost, R., Richards, L., and DiBella, E. Undersampled simultaneous multi-slice readout-segmented EPI diffusion acquisition with a patch-based low rank constraint. Abstract submitted to the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Toronto, Canada, May 2015. Other, Submitted, 11/2014.
  • Richards, L (2014) Evidence for Neuroplasticity: Implications & Complications for Stroke rehabilitation. Talk presented at the Intermountain Stroke Conference, Murray, UT., October 20, 2014. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/20/2014.
  • Ganesh A., Gur, Y., Anderson, J., Richards, L., Adluru, N., & DiBella, E. Assessment of white matter microstructure in stroke patients using NODDI. Presentation at the 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Chicago, Illinois, August 26-30, 2014. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 06/2014.
  • Richards, L. Evidence for Neuroplasticity: Implications & Complications for Occupational Therapy. Presented at the annual Stroke Symposium, Salt Lake City, UT, May 17, 2014. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/17/2014.
  • Richards, L. Unilateral Neglect Theories and Interventions: Evidence and Implications for OT. Presentation at the annual Stroke Symposium, Salt Lake City, UT, May 17, 2014. Presentation, Presented, 05/17/2014.
  • Richards, L., Mitchell, K., & Freestone, B. (2014). Unilateral Neglect Theories and Interventions: Evidence and Implications for OT. Talk presented at the annual conference of the American Occupational Therapy Association, April 3, 2014. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/03/2014.
  • Richards, L. (2014). Unilateral Neglect Theories and Interventions: Evidence and Implications for OT. Keynote presentation at the annual Kansas Occupational Therapy Association conference, Kansas City, September 12, 2014. Invited Talk/Keynote, Accepted, 04/2014.
  • Richards, L. (2014). Evidence for Neuroplasticity: Implications & Complications for Occupational Therapy. Keynote talk presented at the annual Kansas Occupational Therapy Association conference, September 12, 2014. Invited Talk/Keynote, Accepted, 04/2014.
  • Richards, L., Mitchell, K., Freestone, B. Intervention for Unilateral neglect. Short course to be presented at the annual American Occupational Therapy Conference. Baltimore, MD, April 3, 2014. Conference Paper, Refereed, Accepted, 09/23/2013.
  • Richards, L., Stein, J., Fasoli, S., & Patten, C., Translating Research into Clinical Practice: Rehabilitation Robotics after Stroke. Invited Stroke ISIG Translating Research to Practice Symposium. To be presented at the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine conference, November 15, 2013. Invited Talk/Keynote, Accepted, 06/2013.
  • Costa, D., & Richards, L. Preventing falls in community dwelling older adults. Poster presented at the annual American Occupational Therapy Association conference, San Diego, April 27, 2013. Poster, Presented, 04/27/2013.
  • Davis, S., Richards, L., Hanson, C., Singletary, F., Morris, H., Dunn, M., Fitch, M., Hoisington, B., Sethi, A., & Nadeau, S. Distributed versus Condensed Task Practice Yields Similar Outcomes in Upper Extremity Stroke Rehabilitation. Poster presented at the Brooks Rehabiliation Research Day, Jacksonville, FL, October 18, 2012. Poster, Presented, 10/18/2012.
  • Richards, L., Davis, S., patterson, T., Sethi, A., Nadeau, S. (2012). Should we strength train or just skill train post-stroke? Paper presented at the annual American Occupational Therapy Association conference, Indianapolis, IN., 04/28/12. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/28/2012.
  • Richards, L. Robotic-assisted therapy and neural correlates of response to therapy. Paper presented at the 1st annual Occupational Science Research Summit. St. Louis, MO: March 13, 2011. Conference Paper, Presented, 03/13/2012.
  • Richards, L. Evidence for Neuroplasticity: Implications & Complications for Occupational Therapy. Keynote address presented at the 2012 International Occupational Therapy Conference, Hong Kong, China: Feb. 25, 2012. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/25/2012.
  • Conway, T., Bruney, T., Fretheim, S., Richards, L., Warner, T. The Interdisciplinary Assessment & Treatment of Learning Disabilities: A Team’s use of Neurodevelopmental Models & Empirical Methods to Produce Successful Outcomes. Montreal, Canada: February 17, 2012. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 02/17/2012.
  • Conway, T. & Richards, L. (October, 2011). Interdisciplinary Assessment and Treatment of Language-based Learning Disabilities: The Theoretical Importance of Sensory Processing. A Keynote talk at the biannual meeting of the Institute and Symposium on Sensory Processing Disorder, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Conference Paper, Presented, 10/2011.
  • Improving Stroke Rehabilitation: Spacing Effect and D-Cycloserine - Preliminary Report. Poster presented at the American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections meeting. Poster, Presented, 02/12/2011.
  • Transcranial magnetic stimulation and MRI-BOLD resting state connectivity responses to intensive rehabilitation in chronic hemiparetic stroke. Poster presented at Society of Neuroscience. Poster, Presented, 11/17/2010.
  • Reliability of measures of adaptive variability of upper extremity post stroke. Poster presented at Society of Neuroscience. Poster, Accepted, 11/17/2010.
  • Bilateral limb coupling for reaching to spatially separated objects. Poster presented at Society of Neuroscience. Poster, Presented, 11/14/2010.
  • Does movement speed and/or rhythm enhance upper extremity flexibility post stroke? Poster presented at the 2010 North American Society for Sports Psychology and Physical Activity. Poster, Accepted, 06/09/2010.

Research Groups

  • Liana Ho, Graduate Student. Masters of Occupational Therapy. 08/16/2015 - 12/15/2016.
  • Heather Hemmingway-Hales, Graduate Student. MOT. 08/16/2015 - 12/15/2016.
  • Shawnee Smith, Graduate Student. Masters of Occupational Therapy. 08/16/2015 - 12/15/2016.
  • Brynan Halsey, Graduate Student. MOT. 08/16/2015 - 12/15/2016.
  • Courtney McDonald, Graduate Student. MOT. 08/16/2015 - 12/16/2016.
  • Jennifer Farnsworth, Graduate Student. MOT. 08/16/2015 - 12/15/2016.
  • Rachel Shackelford, Graduate Student. MOT. 08/16/2015 - 12/15/2016.
  • Bronson Lott, Graduate Student. Masters of Occupational therapy. 08/16/2015 - 12/15/2016.
  • Jason Timothy, Graduate Student. MOT. 08/16/2015 - 12/15/2016.
  • Melanie Francis, Graduate Student. MOT. 08/16/2015 - 12/15/2016.
  • Deborah Stauffer, Graduate Student. MOT. 08/15/2015 - 12/15/2016.
  • Colton Savage, Graduate Student. MOT. 08/15/2015 - 12/15/2016.
  • Christina Likes, Graduate Student. MOT. 08/15/2015 - 12/15/2016.
  • Brian Connors, Graduate Student. Rehabilitation Science Doctoral Program. 09/2014 - present.
  • Daniel Cheever, Graduate Student. Division of Occupational Therapy. 09/2014 - present.
  • Ariel Cook, Graduate Student. Division of Occupational Therapy. 09/2014 - present.
  • Jessica Swensen, Graduate Student. Division of Occupational Therapy. 09/2014 - present.
  • Spencer Coleman, Graduate Student. Division of Occupational Therapy. 09/2014 - present.
  • Michelle Tucker, Graduate Student. Division of Occupational Therapy. 09/2014 - present.
  • Elizabeth Castillo, Graduate Student. Division of Occupational Therapy. 09/2014 - present.
  • Bonnie Fernelious, Graduate Student. Division of Occupational Therapy. 09/2014 - present.
  • David Scott, Graduate Student. Division of Occupational Therapy/Masters of Occupational Therapy. 09/01/2013 - 05/2014.
  • Abby DeLawder, Graduate Student. Division of Occupational Therapy/Masters of Occupational Therapy. 09/01/2013 - 05/2014.
  • Gina MacDonald, Graduate Student. Division of Occupational Therapy/Masters of Occupational Therapy. 09/01/2013 - 05/2014.
  • Connie Keith, Graduate Student. Division of Occupational Therapy/Masters of Occupational Therapy. 09/01/2013 - 05/2014.
  • Christopher Walters, Graduate Student. Rehabilitation Science Doctoral Program. 01/01/2013 - present.

Grants, Contracts & Research Gifts

  • Feasibility of an Intervention to Ease Difficulties with Oral Hygiene Routines and Preventative Dentistry for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Sensory Over-Responsiveness. PI: Lorie Richards. University of Utah Seed Grant program, 01/01/2017 - 12/31/2017. Total project budget to date: $17,117.00
  • Building Social Skills in Children with ASD Characteristics through Process Drama. PI: Richards, Lorie. Co-PI(s): Johnson, Xan. Development, 01/2016 - present. Total project budget to date: $46,000.00

Research/Scholarship Projects

  • Enhancing oral hygiene and dental care for individuals with sensory processing deficits through Occupational Therapy-Dentistry Collaboration. PI: Lorie Richards. 08/16/2015 - present.
  • Cueing by therapists in stroke rehabilitation. PI: Lorie Richards. 08/15/2015 - present.
  • Measuring motor impairment in individuals with TBI. PI: Lorie Richards. 08/01/2015 - present.
  • Relationship of sensory processing with obesity in children. PI: Paula Kitzenberg. 07/01/2015 - 04/2016.
  • Sildenafil in Stroke Rehabilitation. PI: Lorie Richards. 01/01/2015 - present.
  • Perceptions of School-based occupational therapists regarding push-in services. PI: Lorie Richards. 01/01/2014 - present.

Research Equipment and Testing Expertise

  • I have an expertise in designing and conducting clinical trials in rehabilitation. I have years of experience testing upper extremity motor function, both using clinical measures and kinematic measures captured with 3-D motion analysis. I have some experience with collecting transcranial magnetic stimulation data using neuronavigation teachnology. Contact: Lorie Richards , 801-585-1069 , 520 Wakara Way.

Languages

  • American Sign Language, basic.
  • English, fluent.
  • French, functional.
  • Spanish, functional.

Publications

  • Keith, L., Rowsemitt, C., & Richards, L. (accepted). Lifestyle Modification Group for Lymphedema and Obesity Results in Significant Health Outcomes. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine.. Accepted, 10/2017.
  • Pizzi, M.A. & Richards, L.G. (2017). Promoting Health, Well-Being, and Quality of Life in Occupational Therapy: A Commitment to a Paradigm Shift for the Next 100 Years. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 71(4):7104170010p1-7104170010p5. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2017.028456.PMID: 28661379. Published, 09/2017.
  • Terrill, A., Reblin, M., MacKenzie, J., Cardell, B., Einerson, J., Berg, C., Majersik, J., & Richards, L. (accepted). Development of a Novel Positive Psychology-Based Intervention for Couples Post-Stroke. Accepted, 08/2017.
  • Cassidy, T., Richards, L., & Eakman, A. (2017). Feasibility of a Lifestyle Redesign®-inspired Intervention for Well Older Adults. American Journal of Occupational Therapy. 71:7104190050p1-7104190050p6. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2017.024430.. Published, 07/2017.
  • Peters HT, Richards L, Basobas B, Faieta J, Page S. (2017). Changing Their Minds: Enhancing Post-Stroke Occupational Performance Using Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation. Journal of Motor Behavior, 49, 8-19, DOI: 10.1080/00222895.2016.1191417. Published, 01/2017.
  • Sethi, A, Stergiou, N., Patterson, T., Patten C., & Richards, L. (2017). Speed and rhythm affect temporal structure of variability in reaching post stroke: a pilot study. Journal of Motor Behavior. 49, 35-45, DOI: 10.1080/00222895.2016.1219304. In press, 01/2017.
  • Terrill, A, Einerson, J, Reblin, M, MacKenzie, J, Cardell, B, Berg, C, Majersik, J, Richards, L. (2016). Promoting Resilience in Couples After Stroke: Testing Feasibility of a Dyadic Positive Psychology-Based Intervention. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 97 (10), e62-e63. Published, 11/2016.
  • Cramer, S., Wolf, S., Adams, Jr., H., Chen, D., Dromerick, A., Dunning, K., Ellerbe, C., Grande, A., Janis, S., Lansberg, M., Lazar, R., Palesch, Y., Pautler, M., Richards, L., Roth, E., Savitz, S., Wechsler, L., Wintermark, M., & Broderick, J. (submitted). Stroke Recovery & Rehabilitation Research: Issues, Opportunities, And NIH StrokeNet. Stroke. Accepted, 09/22/2016.
  • Wittenberg, G., Richards, L., Jones-Lush, L., Roys, S., Gullapalli, R., Yang, S., Guarino, P., & Lo, A. (2016). Predictors and brain connectivity changes associated with arm motor function improvement from intensive robotic practice in chronic stroke. F1000Research, 5, 2119 (doi: 10.12688/f1000research.8603.1). Published, 09/2016.
    https://f1000research.com/articles/5-2119/v1
  • Winstein CJ, Stein J, Arena R, Bates B, Cherney LR, Cramer SC, Deruyter F, Eng JJ, Fisher B, Harvey RL, Lang CE, MacKay-Lyons M, Ottenbacher KJ, Pugh S, Reeves MJ, Richards LG, Stiers W, Zorowitz RD; on behalf of the American Heart Association Stroke Council, Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing, Council on Clinical Cardiology, and Council on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research. Guidelines for adult stroke rehabilitation and recovery: a guideline for healthcare professionals from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association [published online ahead of print May 4, 2016]. Stroke. doi: 10.1161/STR.0000000000000098. Published, 05/04/2016.
    http://stroke.ahajournals.org/lookup/doi/10.1161/S...
  • Adluru, G., Bolster, Jr., B.D., Frost, R., Richards, L., & DiBella, E.V. (2015). Undersampled simultaneous multi-slice readout-segmented EPI diffusion acquisition with a patch-based low rank constraint. Proceedings of the ISMRM 23rd Annual Meeting & Exhibition 2015, May 30- June 05, 2015, Toronto, Canada. Accepted, 12/2015.
  • Richards, L. (2015). Welcome from the new Editor-in-Chief. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 69, 1-3. Published, 12/2015.
  • Koski, J., & Richards, L. (2015). Reliability and Sensitivity to Change of Goal Attainment Scaling in Occupational Therapy Non-classroom Educational Experiences. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 69 (supplement_2), 6912360010p1-6912360010p5. doi:10.5014/ajot.2015.018242. Published, 09/2015.
  • Wittenberg, G., Richards, L.,Jones-Lush, L., Roys, S.,Gallipoli, R., Yang, S., Guarino, P., & Lo, A.(submitted). Predictors of functional improvement and brain effects with intensive arm practice after stroke. Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology. Submitted, 08/2015.
  • Koski, J., & Richards, L. Reliability and Sensitivity to Change of Goal Attainment Scaling in Occupational Therapy Non-classroom Educational Experiences. Submitted to the American Journal of Occupational Therapy. Submitted, 12/07/2014.
  • Ganesh Adluru, G., Adluru, N., Moeller, S., Zhang, H., Richards, L., &. DiBella, E. (2014). Simultaneous multi slice diffusion spectrum imaging for rapid acquisition of microstructure measures. 2015 IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, New York, NY April 16-19.. Submitted, 11/2014.
  • A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial of D-cycloserine and Distributed Practice as Adjuvants to Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy After Stroke. Nadeau SE, Davis SE, Wu SS, Dai Y, Richards LG. Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2014 Apr 26. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24769437. Published, 04/2014.
    http://nnr.sagepub.com/content/early/2014/04/24/15...
  • Richards, L., Davis, S., Nadeau, S., Patterson, T., & Sethi, A.(submitted). Constraint-Induced Therapy with Resistance Exercise Post-Stroke: a Pilot RCT. Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development. Submitted, 11/19/2013.
  • Nadeau, S., Davis, S., Wu, S., Dai, Y, & Richards, L. (submitted). A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial of D-Cycloserine and Distributed Practice as Adjuvants to Constraint Induced Movement Therapy after Stroke. Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair. Submitted, 09/23/2013.
  • Sethi, A., Richards, L., Patterson, T., McGuirk, T, Patten, C., & Stergiou, N. (Submitted). Test-retest reliability and minimal detectable change of approximate entropy to quantify adaptability during upper extremity movements post stroke. Physical Therapy. Submitted, 05/10/2013.
  • Sethi, A., Richards, L., Patterson, T., McGuirk, T., Patton, C., Stergiou, N. (submitted). Speed and rhythm affects temporal variability in reaching movements post stroke. Journal of Motor Control. Submitted, 05/2013.
  • Woodbury, ML., Velozo, CA., Richards LG., Duncan PW. (2013). Rasch Analysis Staging Methodology to Classify Upper Extremity Movement Impairment After Stroke. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 94, 1527-1533. In press, 03/11/2013.
  • Sethi, A., Patterson, T., McGuirk, T., Patten, C., Richards, L., Stergiou N. (2013). Temporal structure of variability decreases in upper extremity movements post stroke. Clinical Biomechanics. Jan 18. doi:pii: S0268-0033(12)00262-8. 0.1016/j.clinbiomech.2012.11.006. [Epub ahead of print]. Published, 01/18/2013.
  • Woodbury, ML., Velozo, CA., Richards LG., Duncan PW. (submitted). The use of Rasch analysis to classify upper extremity movement impairment after stroke. Submitted, 11/21/2012.
  • Sethi, A, Patterson T, McGuirk T, Patten C, Richards L, Stergiou N. Temporal structure of variability decreases in upper extremity movements post stroke. Clinical Biomechanics. In press, 09/24/2012.
  • Richards, L., Davis, S., Nadeau, S., Patterson, T., Sethi, A. (submitted). Brief Communication: Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy Combined with Progressive Resistance Exercise: a Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial. Submitted, 06/29/2012.
  • Sethi, A., Patterson, T., McGuirk, T., Richards, L (submitted). Reliability of approximate entropy during reach to grasp movements post stroke. Journal of Hand Therapy. In press, 02/2012.
  • An Economic Analysis of Robot-assisted Therapy for Long-Term Upper-Limb Impairment after Stroke. Stroke. In press, 07/14/2011.
  • Reliability of Kinematics While Performing Different Tasks in Individuals Post Stroke. Journal of Motor Behavior. Accepted, 02/23/2011.
  • The Management of Stroke Rehabilitation Working Group. VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Stroke Rehabilitation Guideline Summary.Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development. 2010;47. Accepted, 11/09/2010.