• Dr. Tana Carson is and Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy at the Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

    Dr. Carson has clinical expertise in vestibular rehabilitation, ASD, ADHD, anxiety and Tics/Tourette’s. Her research interests include evidence-based practices, sensory processing and neurodevelopmental disorders. She has ongoing projects aimed at developing treatments to better address auditory hyper-reactivity sensory features of autism spectrum disorders.

    She is also passionate about community services and is the Co-Founder and Vice President of All Kidz Inc., a not for profit charity, and serves on the planning committee for the Kids 4 Kids Triathlon, an annual charity event.

    She served as an occupational therapist at UF Health’s Pediatric Outpatient Rehab Clinic at Magnolia Parke for six years and now serves as a full-time faculty member at Florida International University and adjunct faculty at the University of Florida.

    Dr. Carson is a three-time University of Florida graduate, having received her Bachelor’s in Neurobiological Science, Master’s in Occupational Therapy and a PhD in Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience from the Department of Psychology.

research interests

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
    Auditory hyper-reactivity sensory

selected scholarly works & creative activities

full name

  • Tana Carson