Great things happen in our lab!

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Great things are happening in SDL

Our team is working hard to prep our lab’s intervention space. We can’t think of a better bonding experience than putting together sensory equipment! Plus our intervention mats arrive in just a few weeks. Great things are happening in SDL!

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The Swings Are Up!


We are excited to announce that the swing structures are now in place and have been fully tested by lab staff!

In-Service at Magnolia Parke


This week, Dr. Bodison and Dr. Howell visited UF Health Rehab Center – Magnolia Parke to present about Sensory Integration and research activities. It was great meeting with Occupational, Physical, and Speech Therapists in the field and sharing ideas directly related to patient care!

Recipient of McKnight Brain Institute Grant!


We are excited to announce that SDL was awarded an essential equipment grant from the McKnight Brain Institute. These funds will be used to purchase an fMRI equipment package that includes MRI rated goggles to make neuroimaging for the kids easier!  

Scooters, Swings, and More


New lab equipment has been unboxed and tested! We are so excited for our intervention equipment including swings, scooters, a scooter ramp, and a ball pit.


Welcome to the Lab, Jordan Major!


Sensory Development Lab welcomed our newest PhD candidate this week. Jordan Major, MOT, OTR/L moved from California to Gainesville, where she is enrolled in UF’s PhD program in Occupational Therapy. Read Jordan’s bio to learn more about our new lab member!


The First Piece of Lab Equipment Has Arrived

July 7, 2022

We are excited to begin assessing vestibular postural mechanisms as part of our research studies!

SDL’s First Lab Meeting

June 20, 2022

During the lab’s first meeting, lab mission and goals were discussed as well as plans for current and future research studies.

Lab Leadership Retreat

May 10, 2022

Lab Director, Dr. Bodison, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Research, Dr. Howell, and Lab Manager, Elizabeth spent the day developing lab protocol, discussing future projects, and planning the logistical components of the lab.

Lab Construction is Complete

April 14, 2022

Lab remodel completed! Next up…intervention equipment.


First Community Event for ASD Intervention

March 19, 2022

Lab leadership attended the 2022 STOMP the SWAMP for Autism where they spread the word about the upcoming ASD sensory intervention research study. The fundraising event hosted by the UF student group, Impact Autism, benefited the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities.

Sensory Development Lab Construction is Coming Along

February 24, 2022

We are hoping to be in the space soon to get things together and enroll our first participants in Fall 2022.

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