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Meira Orentlicher, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Coordinator of Research and Development, Occupational Therapy, Professor

Dr. Meira L. Orentlicher

Education

  • New York University, New York, NY. Doctor of Philosophy in Occupational Therapy (2008)
  • New York University, New York, NY. Master of Arts in Advanced Occupational Therapy with Specialization in Developmental Disabilities/Pediatrics (1995)
  • The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel. Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (1992)

Clinical Specialty

  • School based occupational therapy, transition from school to adult life

     Instructor of continuing education workshops on a variety of topics related to school based occupational therapy practice at Therapeutic Resources, Astoria, NY & Education Resources, Medfield, MA.

     

    HONORS

     

Research Agenda

Transition from school to adult life, person-centered planning, consumer-directed disability programs, collaboration in school-based practice

Professional Service

  • Editor, Transition Today and Tomorrow Column, Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools, & Early Intervention
  • Member, Transition Workgroup, American Occupational Therapy Association
  • Manuscript Reviewer, OT Practice
  • Volunteer, Conference Planning Committee, American Occupational Therapy Association’s Annual Conference
  • Member: AOTA, NYSOTA, WFOT, OJOTC, TASH, CEC, Society for Disability Studies

Honors:

 

  • Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association (2015)
  • Distinguished Leadership Award (2014), Occupational Therapy Department, Touro College
  • Service Commendation (2013, 2012), American Occupational Therapy Association
  • Women Leadership Honor (2012), Hebrew Institute of White Plains

 

 

 

 

Teaching Responsibilities

  • OT 495-496 Research Design & Statistics I&II
  • OT 695-696 Research I&II

Publications

  • Orentlicher, M. L., Demchick, B. D., Gibson, R.W., Persch, A. C., Case, D., Jackson-Pena, H., & Schoonover, J. (2014, September). Secrets from the field: Secondary transition resources and tips. Early Intervention & School Special Interest Section Quarterly, 21(3), 1–4.
  • Orentlicher, M. L., Handley-More, D., Ehrenberg, R., Gross, M., & Markowitz, L. (2014, June). Inter-professional collaboration in schools: A review of current evidence. Early Intervention & School Special Interest Section Quarterly, 21(2), 1–3.
  • Handley-More, D., Hollenbeck, J., Orentlicher, M. L., & Wall, E. (2013, September). Education reform initiatives and school-based practice. Early Intervention & School Special Interest Section Quarterly, 20(2), 1–4.
  • Handley-More, D., Wall, E., Orentlicher, M. L., & Hollenbeck, J. (2013, June). Working in early intervention and school settings: Current views of best practice. Early Intervention & School Special Interest Section Quarterly, 20(2), 1–4.
  • Orentlicher, M.L. (2013). Best practices in postsecondary transition planning with students (pp. 245-259). In G. Frolek Clark & B. E. Chandler (eds.), Best practices for occupational therapy in schools. Bethesda, MD: AOTA Press.
  • Handley-More, D., & Orentlicher, M.L. (2013, November 25). Continuing education article: Positive behavior interventions and supports: A role for occupational therapy in schools. OT Practice, 18(21), CE-1-CE-8.
  • Olson, L.J., & Orentlicher, M.L. (2012). CE on CD: Autism topics part II: Occupational therapy service provision in an educational context: Topic 4: Transition from school to adult life for youth with ASD. Bethesda, MD: AOTA Press.
  • Orentlicher, M.L. (2011, January 24). Continuing education article: Person-centered planning: An innovative approach for transition planning. OT Practice, 16(1), CE-1-CE-8.


    Presentations:

Participatory Action Research on the Experiences of Students Receiving Consumer-Directed Budgets during Transition.” Coauthor: M. Frattarola-Saulino. 2014 AOTA Annual Conference, American Occupational Therapy Association, Baltimore, MD, April 2014

Pre-Conference Institute: Transition from school to adult life: OT’s roles and opportunities.” 63rd Conference on Exceptional Children, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, Greensboro, NC, November 2013

“Best practices in the transition from school to adult life.” Coauthors: S. Schefkind, L. Crabtree, A. Asher, D. Pierce, C. Csanyi, T.M. Carlson Carroll. 2013 AOTA Annual Conference, American Occupational Therapy Association, San Diego, CA, April 2013

 Participatory Action Research with individuals receiving self-determined funding.” Coauthor: M. Frattarola-Saulino. 2013 International TASH Conference, Chicago, IL, December 2013

“EISIS Annual Program: Providing services in the natural environment.” Coauthors: L.L. Jackson, M. Muhlenhaupt, G. Frolek Clark, Y. Swinth, E. Wall, J. Polochino. 2012 AOTA Annual Conference, American Occupational Therapy Association, Indianapolis, IN, April 2012

“Transitioning: How can related service providers support transitions for students with disabilities when transitioning from school to adult life.” 12th Annual Therapies in the School Conference, Education Resources Inc., Framingham, MA, November 2011

“Putting IDEA into practice: What do recent mandates, regulations and future directions mean for therapists practicing in the school setting.” 12th Annual Therapies in the School Conference, Education Resources Inc., Framingham, MA, November 2011

Transition from school to adult life, consumer directed supports & occupational therapy.” Coauthors: C. Dougan, & J. Culbertson. 2011 AOTA Annual Conference, American Occupational Therapy Association, Philadelphia, PA, April 2011

“Are you ready to provide secondary transition services?” Coauthors: D. Pierce, S. Schefkind, & T. Mankey. 2011 AOTA Annual Conference, American Occupational Therapy Association, Philadelphia, PA, April 2011

Transitioning upstream: One family’s experience of consumer-directed & agency supports.” Coauthors: C. Dougan, & J. Culbertson. 2011 International TASH Conference, Atlanta, GA, December 2011.