Prerna Lal

Assistant Professor

Department of Occupational Therapy

CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

    Prerna Lal is Assistant Professor in Department of Occupational Therapy – Manipal College of Health Professions, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal. 

    She is : 

    Academic Responsibilities:

    •         VII & VIII Semester BOT Class Coordinator
    •         Clinical Supervisor (Neuro-medicine and General Medicine in Kasturba hospital) 
    •         Subject in-charge - Assessment in OT – I, Enabling Occupations
    •          Research Guide for Interns
    •          Research Co-Guide for MOT
    •          Project Coordinator

    Additional:

    •          Library In-charge
    •          Teacher guardian for 1st year BOT students.

     

     

SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING

Subject Semester / Year
ASSESSMENT IN OT-I II Semester/ I BOT
ENABLING OCCUPATION V Semester/ III BOT
OT IN NEUROLOGICAL CONDITION VI Semester/ III BOT
Occupational Therapy in Neuro- Rehabilitation – I III Semester/ II MOT

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
Masters of Occupational Therapy Neuro-rehabilitation SOAHS Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Karnataka. 2014
Bachelor of Occupational therapy Occupational Therapy DIRD College G.G.S.I.P University, New Delhi 2012

Experience

Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Department of Occupational Therapy – MCHP, Manipal Assistant Professor Clinical Staff Oct 2016 – till date

AREAS OF INTEREST, EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH

Area of Interest

ADL training in Neurorehabilitation, especially with stroke rehabilitation, Guillain berre syndrome, degenerative conditions, head injury, occupational therapy interventions for in older adults such as Low vision rehabilitation, fall related interventions and functional retraining

Area of Expertise

Promoting occupational therapy interventions for elder’s population in India and also research on exploring interventions for women in prison and preventing exploitation and recovery process for women recovery from sex trafficking.

Area of Research

Normative performance, Indian older Adults

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

Professional Affiliation

  •  Life Member of All India occupational Therapy Associations (AIOTA)
  •  Member of Academic Council of Occupational Therapy (ACOT

Professional Contribution :

  • Poster Presentation titled “Normative performance of Indian older adults on modified Jebsen Hand function test” at AIOTA conference 2017

 

 

Work Experience

Organisation Role Tenure
Octave Speech & Hearing Centre, Koramangala, Bangalore Clinical staff- client assessment & intervention planning for children with special needs. October 2014-May 2015
Columbia Asia Referral Hospital, Yeshwantpur & Hebbal, Banglore Clinical Staff- Client Assessment &intervention planning for Neuro-medicine and surgery Unit. Conducting employee training sessions. June 2015-October 2016

Scoping Review: Impact of stress on Occupational Performance in Adolescence

February 2018 Ms. Florance Newton Mr. Vishnu Ramkumar & Mr. Vinoth Kumar Ms.Prerna

Role of occupational therapy for women in prisons and post prisons life: A Scoping Review

February, 2020 Ms. Jemy Thankam Vinoj Ms. Ashiney Merin Joseph Ms. Rhema Rebecca Jacob Ms. Sharon Emilia Clare

    Is it worth being occupational therapist??

    15th August 2019, Arogyavani

    Newspaper article discuss about the challenges faced by occupational therapist being health professionals and its possible rewards. Basically, it provides a brief description about our profession and its pros and cons as from career point of view. This article was published in kannada version in Arogyavani. The article was a part of student project.

    Role of occupational Therapist in Vietnam

    29th july 2019

    Article explains about the Occupational therapy role with a case example and its various discipline where occupational therapy can provide its services. The article was a part of student project. Haidoung Medical Technical university website.

    Steadying hand for adrift souls

    22nd September 2019

    The Hindu. Article explain about how occupational therapist can act as a medicine for various people who are unable to manage burden from the external environment and leading stressful life. Instead of taking a pill, occupational therapist and various health profession can help people to step closer for better life knowing the fact that demands are going to be there and will never disappear.

    Overtaxed Life

    The Daijiworld 16th september 2019.

    Article explain about how people are bound to have stressful life and inspite of knowing that they need help, just because of stigma they don’t seek as in the society it will be consider as mental illness.