Meira L. Orentlicher, Ph.D., OTR/L is an associate professor of occupational therapy at Touro College School of Health Sciences in New York City and a school-based occupational therapist. Her area of specialty includes the delivery of integrated related services that focus on functional outcomes. Dr. Orentlicher received her Bachelor of Occupational Therapy from Hebrew University in Jerusalem, in 1992, and her Advanced Masters degree in Occupational Therapy, with a specialization in developmental disabilities and pediatrics from New York University in 1995. She completed her doctoral work in the Department of Occupational Therapy of New York University in 2008. Her research focuses on the roles of related services in schools, specifically when providing integrated related services and during the transition from school to adult life. Dr. Orentlicher provides consultation and training to schools when shifting from medical based to educationally relevant models of intervention. She also serves as the professional development coordinator on the standing committee of the American Occupational Therapy Associations Early Intervention and Schools Special Interest Section (EISSIS). She presented numerous presentations and published articles and chapters on issues related to school based practice.
Creative School Based Strategies: Integrative Services and Best Practice Interventions
Student Transitions during their School Careers: Related Service Roles and Interventions
What others are saying:
Meira did a great job pulling in personal experiences and provided a refreshed way of thinking about school services. - Katie Salem
Great course, dealt with current issues. Made me rethink my role in the school. - Anita Walter
The depth of Meira's experience is clear in her excellent presentation about what constitutes best practice for related service professionals in the schools. Her answers to complicated questions on difficult issues are well-considered, and she encourages course participants to make specific decisions about how they will change their thinking and service models - one child at a time. I want all my colleagues to attend this course! -Julie Van Woerkom