Angela Shierk, Ph.D., OTR

Assistant Professor

Occupational Therapy

Angela Shierk, Ph.D., OTR

Contact

ashierk@twu.edu
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Biography

Angela Shierk, OTR, PhD graduated with a masters in occupational therapy from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, and a PhD in occupational therapy from Texas Woman’s University. She has worked as an occupational therapist in pediatric settings including outpatient clinics, inpatient rehabilitation, and public schools. She is currently an assistant professor at Texas Woman’s University in the Department of Occupational Therapy, and a research occupational therapist at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. Her research focuses on improving upper limb function using a variety of modalities for children with cerebral palsy. Specifically, the research explores the effectiveness of constraint induced movement therapy (CIMT) with and without the use of an arm/hand exoskeleton, therapy following botulinum toxin injections, and the effectiveness of home programs. injections, and the effectiveness of home programs.

Education

Ph.D., Occupational Therapy, Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX
M.O.T., Occupational Therapy, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Texas
B.S., Exercise and Sport Sciences, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Expertise

Occupational Therapy; Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT); Upper Limb Function

Latest Articles

Constraint induced movement therapy in infants and toddlers with hemiplegic cerebral palsy: A scoping review
Occupational Therapy In Health Care (2021)
C Walker, H Roberts, Angela Shierk

Constraint Induced Movement Therapy Camp for Children with Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy Augmented by Use of an Exoskeleton to Play Games in Virtual Reality
Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics: A Quarterly Journal of Developmental Therapy (2020)
H Roberts, A Shierk, N J Clegg, D Baldwin, L Smith

A Repeat Dose of Pediatric Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (abstract)
Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology (2020)
H Roberts, A Shierk, N J Clegg, D Baldwin, L Smith

Development of a Pediatric Goal-Centered Upper Limb Spasticity Home Exercise Therapy Program for Use in a Phase-III Trial of AbobotulinumtoxinA (Dysport)
Physical & Occupational Therapy In Pediatrics (2018)
Angela Shierk, C. Jiménez-Moreno, R. Roberts, S. Ackerman-Laufer, G. Backer

Development of a pediatric goal-centered upper limb spasticity home exercise therapy program for use in a Phase-III trial of abobotulinumtoxinA (Dysport)
Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics: A Quarterly Journal of Developmental Therapy (2018)
A Shierk, C Jiménez-Moreno, H Roberts, S Ackerman-Laufer, G Backer

Augmenting Constraint Induced Movement Therapy with the Armeo®Spring Pediatric for Children with Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy: A Comparative Study (abstract).
Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology (2016)
M. Delgado, H. Roberts, Angela Shierk, L. Smith, N. Clegg

Evaluation of Cortical Plasticity in Children With Cerebral Palsy Undergoing Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy Based on Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy
Journal of Biomedical Optics (2015)
J. Cao, B. Khan, N. Hervey, F. Tian, M. Delgado

Review of Therapeutic Interventions for the Upper Limb Classified by Manual Ability in Children with Cerebral Palsy
Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (2015)
Angela Shierk, A. Lake, T. Haas

Cases

Lyrik: Amyoplasia Multiplex Congenita
in Cases in Pediatric Occupational Therapy: Assessment and Intervention | SLACK Inc (2015)
S. Cahill, P. Bower

Recent Presentations

Improved Hand Function in Children with CP with Repeat Doses of Augmented P-CIMT
Texas Woman's University Student Research Symposium (2021)
Symposium | A. Alfonso, H. Roberts, Angela Shierk

CIMT in Infants and Toddlers with Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy: A Scoping Review
American Occupational Therapy Association (2021)
Virtual | C. Walker, H. Roberts, Angela Shierk

CIMT in Infants and Toddlers with Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy: A Scoping Review
Texas Woman's University Student Research Symposium (2021)
Symposium | C. Walker, H. Roberts, Angela Shierk

Poster Presentation: Impact of abobotulinumtoxinA treatment on the assisting hand assessment in children with hemiparesis due to cerebral palsy: Results from an international, Phase 3, pivotal study.
International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (2021)
Poster | Angela Shierk, W Pyrzanowska, M Bonikowski, B Regnault, S Page

Improved Hand Function in Children with CP with Repeat Doses of Augmented P-CIMT
American Occupational Therapy Association (2021)
Virtual | A. Alfonso, H. Roberts, Angela Shierk

CIMT in Infants and Toddlers with Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy: A Scoping Review
Texas Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference (2020)
Virtual | C Walker, H Roberts, A Shierk

Improved Hand Function in Children with CP with Repeat Doses of Augmented P-CIMT
Texas Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference (2020)
Virtual | A Alfonso, H Roberts, A Shierk

Impact of abobotulinumtoxinA treatment on the assisting hand assessment in children with hemiparesis due to cerebral palsy: Results from an international, Phase 3, pivotal study
European Academy of Childhood Disability Virtual Congress (2020)
Poster | A Shierk, W Pyrzanowska, M Bonikowski, A S Grandoulier, M R Delgado

Coaching Caregivers to Implement Constraint Induced Movement Therapy for Young Children with Unilateral Cerebral Palsy Onsite and Virtually
American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (2020)
Poster | A Shierk, H Roberts, N J Clegg, D Baldwin, J VanPelt

Invited Presentation: Constraint induced movement therapy along childhood
Association of Professionals in Occupational Therapy Conference (2020)
Faculty Workshop | H Roberts, A Shierk

Invited Presentation: Home Therapeutic Program for Spastic Children, after Botulinum Toxin Application
International Conference of the Mexican Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Neurodevelopmental Disorders (2020)
Faculty Workshop | A Shierk

Invited Presentation: Constraint induced movement therapy: Implementation in Mexico
International Conference of the Mexican Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Neurodevelopmental Disorders (2020)
Faculty Workshop | H Roberts, A Shierk

Invited Presentation: A green light intervention for children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy: Constraint induced movement therapy
Pre-Brandon Carrell Symposium (2020)
Symposium | H Roberts, A Shierk

Cultural Symposium: Cultural Variations in the Implementation of Pediatric Constraint-Induced Therapy in Developing Countries
American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (2019)
Symposium | S. DeLuca, P. Coker-Bolt, Angela Shierk, H. Roberts, S. Ramey

Identification of Common Bimanual Performance Goals of Children Participating in Constraint Induced Movement Therapy in a Group Setting
American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (2019)
Poster | Angela Shierk, H. Roberts, N. Clegg, D. Baldwin, L. Smith

Constraint Induced Movement Therapy With ArmeoSpring Pediatric for Children With Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy: A 6 Month Follow Up Study
Pre-Brandon Carrell Symposium (2019)
Poster | H. Roberts, Angela Shierk, N. Clegg, D. Baldwin, L. Smith

Considerations for Implementing a Constraint Induced Movement Therapy Program (CIMT)
American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine Annual Meeting (2018)
Poster | H. Roberts, Angela Shierk

Development of a Pediatric Upper limb Spasticity Home Exercise Program For Use in a Phase-III Study of AbobotulinumtoxinA
SFERHE 2017 (Société Francophone d'Etudes et de Recherche sur les Handicaps de l'Enfance) (2017)
Poster | Angela Shierk, H. Roberts, M. Delgado, C. Vilain

Development of a Pediatric Upper Limb Spasticity Home Exercise Program for Use in a Phase-III Study of AbobotulinumtoxinA
American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine Annual Meeting (2017)
Poster | Angela Shierk, H. Roberts, M. Delgado, C. Vilain

Integrated Management Using Botulinum Toxin A for Upper Extremity Hypertonia in Children With Cerebral Palsy
American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine Annual Meeting (2016)
Symposium | M. Delgado, N. Dursan, Angela Shierk

Augmenting Constraint Induced Movement Therapy With the Armeo®Spring Pediatric for Children With Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy: A Comparative Study
American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine Annual Meeting (2016)
Poster | M. Delgado, H. Roberts, Angela Shierk, L. Smith, N. Clegg

The Effect of Standardization and Training on Inter- and Intra-Rater Reliability of the Modified Ashworth Scale in Children With Cerebral Palsy
American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine Annual Meeting (2015)
Poster | M. Delgado, N. Clegg, C. Rushing, Angela Shierk

Professional Affiliations

  • American Occupational Therapy Association
  • Texas Occupational Therapy Association

Honors & Awards

  • Chancellor's Research Fellowship, Texas Woman's University (2020)
  • Transformative Practice Award, American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (2019)
  • Best Scientific Poster, AACPDM 2016 Annual Meeting (2016)