Shashank Mehrotra

Assistant Professor

Department of Occupational Therapy

CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

    Shashank Mehrotra is an Assistant Professor in Department of Occupational Therapy, Manipal College of Health Professions , Manipal.

    He is:

    • BOT Teaching Faculty
    • I BOT Class Coordinator
    • Clinical Staff- Community Practice in Occupational Therapy  and Oncology
    • Interns and PG Clinical Supervisor (Community Practice)
    • In-charge for Department Library 

 

SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING

Subject Subject code Semester
Biomechanics and Kinesiology II BOT
Occupational Performance: Personal and Contextual Factors II BOT
Occupational Therapy in Rehabilitation III BOT
Occupational Therapy in Community Practice IV BOT
Occupational Therapy Practice Issues IV BOT

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
Masters of Occupational Therapy Neuro-Rehabilitation SOAHS, Manipal Academy of Higher Education. 2015
Bachelors of Occupational Therapy SOAHS, Manipal Academy of Higher Education. 2013

Experience

Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
MCHP, Manipal Academy of Higher Education ASSISTANT PROFESSOR BOT Teaching, Clinical teaching, Research August 2015- Till Date

Meeting community needs through collaborative partnerships: A case study of a novel awareness program for learning disability using creative art forms

2017-01-12 Sebestina Anita Dsouza

This publication was part of project named “ASHA: An awareness program for learning disability” which was financially supported by Lions and Lioness Club, Manipal, Udupi. Role (Principle investigator/Co-Investigator): Principal Investigator Publications (If any): Title, Journal. Year Month; Volume (Issue): Page No. Meeting community needs through collaborative partnerships: A case study of a novel awareness program for learning disability using creative art forms, World Federation of Occupational Therapists Bulletin, 2017 April, 73:2, 125-127, DOI: 10.1080/14473828.2017.1308085 Research period: January 2016- February 2017 (The project was carried out at different timelines in community). Description (Funding description if any): This publication was part of project named “ASHA: An awareness program for learning disability” which was financially supported by Lions and Lioness Club, Manipal, Udupi.

AREAS OF INTEREST, EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH

Area of Interest

Basic and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living, Neuro-rehabilitation, Geriatrics and Gerontology, Hand Splinting, Functional Competency.

Area of Expertise

Stroke Rehabilitation, Balance and Vestibular training, Upper-limb and Functional Mobility retraining in neurological disorders, Cumulative Trauma Disorders, Community Practice.

Area of Research

ADL & IADL related assessments and interventions, Stroke rehabilitation, Maximizing functional abilities in people with Cumulative Trauma disorders, Active Ageing among older adults.

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

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

Meeting community needs through collaborative partnerships: A case study of a novel awareness program for learning disability using creative art forms.

2017-01-12 Sebestina Anita Dsouza

Learning disability (LD) is a prevalent problem among Indian children. Due to poor awareness among teachers and parents, children with LD face many challenges in school that adversely affect their self-confidence and career prospects. The present case study describes a novel community-based awareness program for LD. Occupational therapy students performed street plays, a culturally relevant art form in public places and schools, depicting the symptoms of LD, effect on the child and family and management. The program also involved a pilot workshop for 20 primary school teachers emphasizing on early signs and symptoms, their critical role in early identification during the formative years of a child, behavioral issues and management strategies. The program required engagement of key stakeholders, namely the university, healthcare team, district education department, schools, civic authorities and philanthropists in the community. It demonstrates how occupational therapists could liaison and develop creative partnerships to serve community needs. World Federation of Occupational Therapists Bulletin, 73(2), 125-127. DOI: 10.1080/14473828.2017.1308085

Self-management Skills for Occupational Therapists.

2017-01-12 Sebestina Anita Dsouza

Mehrotra, S., & Dsouza, S. (2017). Self-management Skills for Occupational Therapists. In Dsouza. S. A., Galvaan. R., Ramugondo. E. L. (Eds.), Concepts in Occupational Therapy: Understanding Southern Perspectives (368-384) Manipal. Manipal University Press.

Activities of Daily Living and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living in patients with Schizophrenia: A Scoping Review of Occupational Therapy Literature

2017-01-08 Karyn Medonza Farzana Palathingal Sumit Prasad

The objective of this study was to identify existing occupational therapy literature related to ADL and IADL in people with schizophrenia.