Support Your School in the 2022 St. Catherine Challenge!

SCC Pledge
  • Improve delivery of quality care by supporting evidence-based practice.
  • Earn prizes and national recognition for your school at the AOTA Annual Conference.
  • Support AOTF grants that are essential first-round funding necessary to collect and analyze data, publish findings, apply for larger grants, and conduct future studies.

Douglene Jackson, PhD, OTR/L, LMT, ATP, BCTS


Dr. Douglene Jackson is an occupational therapist (OT) with over 20+ years of experience in the rehabilitation field, primarily with individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities across the lifespan in schools, hospitals, clinics, and community-based settings. She holds a PhD in Special Education in Early Childhood, a Master’s in Occupational Therapy degree, a Bachelor’s degree in Rehabilitation Services with a concentration in counseling, a Diploma in Massage Therapy, and various professional certifications, including assistive technology, telehealth, and sensory integration. Dr. Jackson owns and operates GIFTS Institute, LLC and provides consultation, professional development, individual and group therapy, and advocacy. She has worked in academia and is an experienced researcher, having written grants and awarded funding, with her research interests including health and educational disparities, early childhood, telehealth, and assistive technology. Dr. Jackson has...