Linda Rini, OTD, MS, OTR/L, CLC

Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy MS

School of Health Sciences

Linda Rini OTD, MS, OTR/L, CLC

Clinical Specialty

School-based pediatrics, young adult 


  • Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA, post-professional OTD
  • Dominican College, Orangeburg, NY, BS/MS
  • Suffolk County Community College, AAS

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Academic Achievement, Dominican College
  • Dean’s List, Dominican College
  • Nominated, Fieldwork Educator of the Year, MOTEC
  • Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

Recent Presentations

  • Using Education and Coaching to Promote Occupational Balance in Postgraduate Students – Post Professional OTD Capstone, submitted for publication
  • A Non-Traditional Level II Fieldwork Experience to Support the Post-Professional Transition from COTA to OTR: A Replicable Case Study - NYSOTA conference short course and AOTA poster presentation
  • Utilization of Occupational Therapy Services for Postsecondary Students: A Scoping Review - NYSOTA conference research poster presentation
  • Understanding the Unique Challenges of the Mature Adult Occupational Therapy Student: Personal Reflections and Lessons Learned - poster presentation –work in progress
  • Hands On Implementation of Sensory Strategies to Promote Student Success – Wantagh UFSD teacher training
  • Development of Motor Skills in Kindergarten – Wantagh UFSD
  • Nurturing Your Child’s Sensory System and Building Their Motor Skills – Wantagh SEPTA
  • Sensory Strategies for the Speech Therapist – LISHA continuing education course, interdisciplinary education

Professional Service

  • Level I and II Fieldwork Supervisor
  • Member, Committee to Build Leadership, Dominican College
  • Member, Student Advisory Council, Dominican College
  • Member, AOTA
  • NYSOTA, Conference Committee Volunteer

Teaching Responsibilities

  • OTHN 310 Fundamentals and Foundations of OT Practice
  • OTHN 664 OT in School Based Practice
  • OTHN 720, Occupational Justice (ppOTD)
  • OTHN735: Health, Wellness and Occupation (ppOTD) – TA