Occupational Therapists

An occupational therapist is a person who has graduated from an entry-level occupational therapy program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) or predecessor organizations, or approved by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT), or an equivalent international occupational therapy education program; has successfully completed a period of supervised fieldwork experience required by the occupational therapy program; has passed a nationally recognized entry-level examination for occupational therapists, and fulfills state requirements for licensure, certification, or registration. An occupational therapist provides interventions based on evaluation and which emphasize the therapeutic use of everyday life activities (i.e., occupations) with individuals or groups for the purpose of facilitating participation in roles and situations and in home, school, workplace, community and other settings. Occupational therapy services are provided for the purpose of promoting health and wellness and are provided to those who have or are at risk for developing an illness, injury, disease, disorder, condition, impairment, disability, activity limitation, or participation restriction. Occupational therapists address the physical, cognitive, psychosocial, sensory, and other aspects of occupational performance in a variety of contexts to support engagement in everyday life activities that affect health, well-being, and quality of life. *

Specialization: Driving and Community Mobility

Occupational therapists can optimize and prolong an older driver's ability to drive safely and ease the transition to other forms of transportation if driving cessation becomes necessary. By identifying strengths as well as physical or cognitive challenges, occupational therapists can evaluate an individual's overall ability to operate a vehicle safely and recommend assistive devices or behavioral changes to limit risks. Occupational therapy practitioners offer a continuum of services related to community mobility, from evaluation of driving performance, through counseling and support for lifestyle changes, to maintaining independence and quality of life. **




Mr. Charles Allison JR. MS, OTR/L
Erika Arvizu OTR
Kelly Ann Bihlear OT
Julianne Bird OTR/L
Mrs. Rhonda Bishop OTR/L, DRS
Mrs. Mary Jane Cecci OTR/L
Mrs. Stacey Champion
Terri Chaney OT
Mrs. Mary Charlton MS OTR/L
Tricia Coppola-Passariello OT
Mr. Thomas Crumpton II LOT, MOT
Sandi Cullinen OTR, CHT
Mrs. Wendy Davis OTR/L
Julie Dominik
Mr. Michael Flis
Candice Fountain
Elizabeth Green OT
Mrs. Lisa Hammond OTR, CDRS
Ms. Carol Hawthorne OTR/L
Brooke Holt
Mrs. Laura Hoole OTR
Robert Hunley JR. COTA/L
Darrin Hurdsman
Mrs. Lori Inman OTR
Kelly Jones
Mrs. Mischa Jones OTR
Mr. Dewey Kahn II DRS, CDI, OTR/L
Scott Kemp OT
Wendy Kondo
Mrs. Marlis Lane OTR CDRS
Mrs. Katie Lawler OTR/L, DRS
Holly Layman OTR
Kathryn Lopez OTR/L, MHS, CDRS
Mrs. Amy Luebchow
Patricia Mainil
Katherine Mcdonald OT
Ms. Bridget Minnick OTR/L
Miriam Monahan
Mrs. Elizabeth Nelson
Mrs. Diana Partain MOT, OTR/L
Frank Pilarski III OTR/L, CDRS
Violet Potocki OTR/L, CDRS
Deborah Purcell MOT,OTR
Mrs. Virginia Raposo
Ms. Beth Rolland OTR, CDRS
Leslie Romanchick OTR
Ms. Karen Roth OT
Ms. Susan Salzberg OTR/L
Danielle Seitz OTR/L
Constance Shaffer OTR L
Mrs. Farrell Sheffield OTR/L, CDRS
Mrs. Cheneata Shelton MS/OTR/L
Mike Slade
Shannon Smith OTR
Ms. Pamela Speckbrock OTR
Rhonda Stowe OTR/L
Mr. Chad Strowmatt LOT
Mr. Michael Swindler OTR/L
Kimberly White MS, OTR/L
Joan Williams
Mr. Sean Yarbrough OTR/L

* Source: The Guide to Occupational Therapy Practice, 2nd edition. Bethesda: American Occupational Therapy Association, 2007. [7/1/2008: title changed, definition added, source added] Additional Resources: The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) does offer voluntary specialty certification for a Driving & Community Mobility Occupational Therapist if the applicant meets the following requirements: <ul> <li>Professional or technical degree or equivalent in occupational therapy. <li>Certified or licensed by and in good standing with an AOTA recognized credentialing or regulatory body. <li>Minimum of 2,000 hours of experience as an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant. <li>600 hours of experience delivering occupational therapy services in the certification area to clients (individuals, groups, or populations) in the last 3 calendar years. Service delivery may be paid or voluntary. <li>Verification of employment. </ul> AOTA Fact Sheets: Older Driver

** Source: The Guide to Occupational Therapy Practice, 2nd edition. Bethesda: American Occupational Therapy Association, 2007. [7/1/2008: title changed, definition added, source added] Additional Resources: The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) does offer voluntary specialty certification for a Driving & Community Mobility Occupational Therapist if the applicant meets the following requirements: <ul> <li>Professional or technical degree or equivalent in occupational therapy. <li>Certified or licensed by and in good standing with an AOTA recognized credentialing or regulatory body. <li>Minimum of 2,000 hours of experience as an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant. <li>600 hours of experience delivering occupational therapy services in the certification area to clients (individuals, groups, or populations) in the last 3 calendar years. Service delivery may be paid or voluntary. <li>Verification of employment. </ul> AOTA Fact Sheets: Older Driver