Janice Tona

PhD, OTR

Janice Tona

PhD, OTR

Janice Tona

PhD, OTR

Clinical Associate Professor
Occupational Therapy Program Director

Research Topics

Understanding the functional implications of neuropsychiatric disorders including Tourette Syndrome and Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS), and application of sensory tools to reduce disruptive behaviors in adolescence with psychosocial needs. Optimizing oral health for individuals with disabilities at home and in the dental office using sensory, motor, and behavioral interventions.

Contact Information

526 Kimball Tower

Buffalo NY, 14214

Phone: (716) 829-6741

Fax: (716) 829-3217

tona@buffalo.edu

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Selected Publications

  • Calaprice, D., Tona, J., Parker-Athill, C., & Murphy, T. (2017). A survey of PANS characteristics and course. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology (Jan 31.[Epub ahead of print]). DOI: 10.1089/cap.2016.0105
  • Karnes, M., Vallone, D., Tona, J., McGee, A., & Mooney, T. (2017). Knowledge Retention following a continuing education seminar for health professionals: Lessons learned about the research-to-practice gap.International Journal of Health, Wellness, and Society, 7(1), 73-84.
  • Tona, J., T., Bhattacharjya, S., & Calaprice, D. (2017). Impact of PANS and PANDAS exacerbations on occupational performance: A mixed-methods study. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 71, 7103220020. 
  • Tona, J. (2016). Sensory and motor considerations for children with PANDAS/PANS. In P. Dorn (Ed) PANDAS and PANS in School Settings: A Handbook for Educators. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers. 
  • Tona, J., & Posner, T. (2011) Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders: A New Frontier for Occupational Therapy Intervention. OT Practice. November 14.
  • Fish DR, Tona J, Burton H, Wietig PT, Trevisan M, Ohtake PJ. (2011). Integrating public health and allied health education through a core curriculum: an action research approach. Journal of Allied Health,40(1), e7-14.
  • Dorman, C. Nowotny, L., Woodin, M., Schweitzer, J., Cohen, R., & Tona, J. (2009). Using Sensory Tools for Teens in Mental Health. OT Practice. November 23. 
  • Tona J. & Schneck C. The efficacy of upper extremity inhibitive casting: a single subject pilot study. The American Journal of Occupational Therapy 47, 901-910, 1993.