Lauren Holahan, MSOT, OTR/L

Office Phone: (919) 428-7201
Fax: (919)-966-2007


  • PhD Candidate, UNC-CH
  • MS, Occupational Therapy, UNC-CH
  • BA, Biology, Duke

Personal Statement

Lauren joined the faculty in 2007 and is the Occupational Therapy and Medicaid Consultant to the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. She is an Occupational Therapist with 19 years experience in public schools, hospital, and outpatient settings. Prior to joining the faculty, Lauren led the Durham Public Schools occupational therapy program for 5 years.

Selected Presentation and Workshop, Titles/Topics

  • School-based Physical & Occupational Therapy: An Educationally Integrated Approach
  • Ethics of School-based Practice
  • Medicaid Cost Recovery in Public Schools
  • Embedding Movement in Classroom Instruction
  • Integrating the OT Practice Framework and Standard Course of Study in School-based Practice
  • Specially Designed Interventions: Why We Need Related Services
  • Progress monitoring IEP Goals
  • Best Practices in School-based Therapy Documentation
  • Implementation Science as a Framework for Improving School-Based Therapy Practice
  • Workload Analysis in Special Education and Related Services
  • Program Management and Improvement
  • School Based OT Evaluation and Assessment
  • Performance Evaluation of Related Service Providers
  • Sensory Processing and Behavior