Ph.D., Educational Psychology, 2008, Rutgers University, Graduate School of Education, New Brunswick, NJ.
Dissertation: “Working Memory and Field Dependence in Children’s Ability to Copy Figures within a Misleading Context.”
M.A., Learning Disabilities, 1994, Montclair State University, Upper Montclair, NJ.
B.S., Occupational Therapy, 1981, Kean University, Union, NJ.
University of Scranton, Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, Fall, 2008 to present.
Rutgers University, Department of Educational Psychology, instructor for undergraduate course, “Exploring Teaching as a Profession,” 2006.
Montclair State College, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, creator and instructor for graduate level course, “Neuromotor
Development of the Young Child,” 1995 – 1996, Union County College, Occupational Therapy Assistant Program, Adjunct Instructor, 1983 – 1984.
Professional Positions Held
OT Ideas, Inc., Randolph, NJ, Owner and Private Practice Occupational Therapist,1988 – 2008.
Harding Township Public School, New Vernon, NJ, Occupational Therapist, 1995 – 2001.
Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, NJ, Staff Occupational Therapist, 1981 – 1984.
Coté, C. A. (2014). Haptic scanning strategies in children and adults. OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health, 34, 4-11.
Coté, C. A. (2011). An external validity study of the Visual Memory subtest of the Test of Visual Perceptual Skills, Third Edition. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 74, 484-488.
Coté, C.A. (2011, September). Levels of processing in visual perception tasks. Early Intervention & School Special Interest Section Quarterly, 18, 1-4.
Coté, C. A., (2009). The influence of a misleading context on a design copying task with learning-disabled and non-disabled children, American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 63, 481-489.
Coté, C. A. and Golbeck, S. (2007). Pre-schoolers’ feature placement on own and others’ person drawings. International Journal of Early Years Education, 15, 231-243.
Coté, C. A. and O’Donnell, A. M. (2007). Field dependence and stimulus complexity in a figure copying task. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 105, 1159-1170.
Coté-Loikith, C. (2005). Development of visual attention. In M. Gentile, (Ed.), Vision issues in pediatrics: A guide for therapists, Rockville, MD, AOTA.
Coté-Loikith, C. (1997). Visual perception: Development, assessment and intervention. In M. Gentile (Ed.), Functional visual behavior: A therapist’s guide to evaluation and treatment options, Rockville, MD, AOTA.
Juried Conference Presentations
Limitations in children’s attention on a cross-modal matching task. Annual Meeting of the Jean Piaget Society, Chicago, June 5, 2013.Visual perception as a dynamic system: Updating our theories of development and change. American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, San Diego, April 27, 2013.
Strategies for visual analysis in children with and without disabilities, American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Philadelphia, April 15, 2011.
Visual attention: It’s more than staying on task, Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Scranton, PA, October 22, 2010.
The influence of a misleading context on a design copying task in learning-disabled and non-disabled children,” The 39th Annual Meeting of the Jean Piaget Society, Park City, UT, June 5, 2009.
Visual attention: It’s more than staying on task, American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Houston, TX, April 26, 2009.
Why are diagonals so hard? New Jersey Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Union, NJ, October 28, 2007.
Drawing within a misleading context: Evidence of the development of field independence and working memory, European Conference on Developmental Psychology, Jena, Germany, August 25, 2007.
Of tadpoles and bellybuttons: The effect of suggestion on preschoolers’ person drawings, Piaget Society Annual Meeting, Baltimore, June 2, 2006.
Information processing and the development of visual perception skills, New York State Occupational Therapy Conference, October 21, 1993.
Motor planning in children as measured by electromyography (EMG),” Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Scranton, PA, October 23, 2010.
Fall, 2011: CTLE Teaching Enhancement Grant, $1,065.
Spring, 2011: Leahy Faculty Research Program, Eye-tracking measures of developmental and ability differences in tests of visual discrimination and visual memory, $1,420.
Spring, 2011: Faculty Research Grant, Eye-tracking measures of developmental and ability differences in tests of visual memory and visual discrimination. $940.
Spring, 2010: Faculty Research Grant, EMG recording of motor planning activity in children with and without disabilities. $2,000.
Fall, 2010: Faculty Research Grant, Eye-tracking measures of developmental and ability differences in tests of visual memory and visual discrimination. $350.
Fall, 2010: HRSA Federal Grant (through College of Professional Studies) Equipment for nursing and allied health care critical to the education of future health care professionals. Used for the purchase of an eye-tracker. $99,000 (shared with Exercise Science).
Licensed Occupational Therapist, State of Pennsylvania
National Board Certified Occupational Therapist
Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association, Co-Chair of the 2010 Annual Conference.
New Jersey Occupational Therapy Association, Chairman of the Annual Conference, 1989 – 1996.
New Jersey Occupational Therapy Association, Executive Board Member, 1993 – 1998.
Affiliations and Memberships
American Occupational Therapy Association
Society for Research in Child Development
Cognitive Development Society