Shannon Levandowski, EdD, OTD, MS, OTR, BCP, SCSS

Associate Clinical Professor

Academic Fieldwork Coordinator: Denton, Dallas & Houston

Occupational Therapy

Shannon Levandowski, EdD, OTD, MS, OTR, BCP, SCSS

Contact

slevandowski@twu.edu
940-898-2801
MCL 814

Biography

Dr. Levandowski is an Associate Clinical Professor and the Academic Fieldwork Coordinator for the Texas Woman’s University School of Occupational Therapy. She oversees the clinical education experiences, including fieldwork, for occupational therapy students in Denton, Dallas and Houston. Dr. Levandowski presently serves as the Chairperson for the American Occupational Therapy Association’s (AOTA) Academic Fieldwork & Capstone Coordinator Academic Leadership Council. As part of this role, she serves on AOTA's Commission on Education. Dr. Levandowski is an AOTA Credentialed Leader in Academia and holds two AOTA Board certifications in Pediatrics and School Based Practice.  At Texas Woman's, Dr. Levandowski is a member of the University College of Health Sciences Dean's Distinguished Fellows.  Within the community, Dr. Levandowski continues to serve the pediatric population in both home health and school based settings. 


Education

Ed.D., Innovation & Leadership, St. Thomas University, Miami, Florida
Cert., Master's Certificate in Behavioral Interventions in Autism, University of Mass-Lowell, Lowell, MA
O.T.D., Occupational Therapy, Boston University, Boston, MA
M.S., Occupational Therapy, Boston University, Boston, MA
B.S., Occupational Therapy, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI
B.A., Early Childhood Education, Clemson University, Clemson, SC

Expertise

Clinical Education; Professional Behaviors; Clinical Reasoning; Supervision & Leadership Models; Pediatric Practice; School Based Practice; Autism Spectrum Disorders; Behavioral Disorders

Latest Articles

Looking Back: Fieldwork Education Marks 75 Years at Texas Woman's University
Revista OT (2019)
Shannon Levandowski

Reflections from Fieldwork Educators in Specialty Practice
OT Practice Magazine (2018)
Shannon Levandowski, Laurie Stelter, Rocio Alvarenga, Kari Williams, Jack Ruelas

Are You Ready to Graduate
Revista OT (2018)
Shannon Levandowski

Fieldwork: Tackle Your Fears & Embrace the Excitement
Revista OT (2018)
Shannon Levandowski

Book Review: Occupational Therapy Essentials for Clinical Competence
Occupational Therapy In Health Care (2018)
Shannon Levandowski

Reflections on a Fieldwork Coordinator Community of Practice
OT Practice Magazine (2017)
Laurie Stelter, Shannon Levandowski, Karen Ratcliff, Rocio Alvarenga, Kari Williams

Recent Presentations

Development and Administration of the AOTA FWPE
MOTEC (2021)
Virtual | Shannon Levandowski, Neil Harvison

Trauma Informed Instruction: Application to FW 2
AOTA Academic Leadership Council (2021)
Virtual | Shannon Levandowski, Heidi Plach

Occupational Therapy Students' Perspectives: Occupations & Reflections During the Pandemic
AOTA COVID 19 & OT Live Webinar (2020)
Round Table | Shannon Levandowski, Heidi Plach, Deek Cunningham

Ideas to Support Experimental Learnning Ranging from Lab Skills to Fieldwork
AESIS Open House COVID Sessions (2020)
Symposium | Shannon Levandowski, Tina DeAngelis

AOTA Commission on Education & Academic Education SIS
AOTA Spring 2020 ALC Meeting: Virtual (2020)
Symposium | Tina DeAngelis, Bridgett Piernik-Yoder, Shannon Levandowski

Fieldwork Education Course
Vanderkooi Lectureship/Continuing education workshop (2019)
Podium | Shannon Levandowski

Student Perspectives on Level 1 Faculty Led Experiential Learning in a Community Based Setting.
AOTA Annual Conference & Expo 2019 (2019)
Poster | Shannon Levandowski

Safety in Numbers: Connections & Support Systems
AOTA AFWCC - ALC (2018)
Podium | Shannon Levandowski, Heidi Plach

Texas Woman's University Fieldwork Educator Course
Vanderkooi Lectureship/Continuing education workshop (2018)
Podium | Shannon Levandowski

Promoting Fieldwork Success during Clinical Rotations: Development and Implementation of Targeted Action Plans
12th International Conference on Practice Teaching and Field Education in Health and Social Work 'Innovation in Practice Learning and Field Education' (2018)
Faculty Workshop | Shannon Levandowski, Alicia Lohmann

Chair's Welcome & Wrap Up
AOTA AFWCC - ALC (2018)
Podium | Shannon Levandowski

Participation & Engagment: The Power of Occupation
HOSA International 2018 Educational Symposia (2018)
Podium | Shannon Levandowski

Educating Entry Level 2 Fieldwork Students: Framing Specialist Expectations
AOTA Annual Conference & Expo 2018 (2018)
Poster | Shannon Levandowski, Laurie Stelter, Karen Ratcliff, Rocio Alvarenga, Kari Williams

Educating Entry Level Fieldwork 2 Students: Framing Specialist Expectations
TOTA 2017 Mountain Central Conference (2017)
Podium | Shannon Levandowski, Laurie Stelter, Kari Williams, Rocio Alvarenga, Karen Ratcliff

Current Level FW 2: Student and Clinician Perspective
Vanderkooi Endowed Lecture Series (2017)
Podium | Shannon Levandowski

Addressing Fieldwork Challenges from Support to Ethical Dilemmas
TOTA (2016)
Podium | Shannon Levandowski, Laurie Stelter, Kari Williams, Rocio Alvarenga, Jack Ruelas

Promoting Fieldwork Sucess during Level 2 Rotations: Development & Implementation of Targeted Action Plans
TOTA (2016)
Podium | Shannon Levandowski, Alicia Lohmann

Online Peer Mentoring: A Fruitful 10 Year Journey
Massachusetts Association for Occupational Therapy, Inc (2016)
Poster | Erika Kemp, Shannon Levandowski, Karen Jacobs

Texas Occupational Therapy Fieldwork Consortium: Promoting Fieldwork Best Practice: Supervision, Feedback and Medicare/Medicaid.
Texas Occupational Therapy Association Conference (2015)
Podium | Shannon Levandowski, Jack Ruelas, Laurie Stetler, Kari Williams, Rocio Alvarenga

Flexible Scheduling and Workloads – Effective Use of Therapist Time in School Setting
Wisconsin State School Based OT/PT Conference (2015)
Podium | Shannon Levandowski

Professional Affiliations

  • AOTA
  • TOTA

Honors & Awards

  • Chairperson - AOTA Academic Leadership Council AFWCC, AOTA (2020)
  • 2020 Distinguished Alumni Acheivemeent Award, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee (2020)
  • Univerisal Design Champion, Texas Woman's University (2019)
  • AOTA Speciality Certified in School Systems, AOTA (2019)
  • AOTA Board Certified in Pediatrics, AOTA (2019)
  • AOTA Credentialed Leader in Academia, AOTA (2019)
  • Chairperson - AOTA Academic Leadership Council AFWCC, American Occupational Therapy Association (2019)
  • AOTA Academic Leadership Institute, American Occupational Therapy Association (2019)
  • AOTA Academic Leadership Institute, American Occupational Therapy Association (2018)
  • Chairperson - AOTA Academic Leadership Council AFWCC, American Occupational Therapy Association (2018)
  • Therapist of the Quarter, KidsCare Therapy (2017)
  • AOTA Distinct Value to OT - Children & Youth, AOTA (2016)