Amy J. Thomas, OTD, OTR/L

Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy

Educational Background

  • OTD, Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • MS, Alvernia University, Reading, PA.
  • B.S. in Music Education,West Chester University, West Chester, PA.

             

Biography

Dr. Thomas joined Alvernia as an Assistant Professor in 2014. Her current teaching responsibilities include Activity Analysis, Research Design, Fieldwork Seminar, and Occupational Performance-Pediatrics.

As a practioner, Dr. Thomas worked exclusively in school-based practice specializing in the treatment of individuals with autism spectrum and related disorders. In addition to clinical practice, Dr. Thomas conducted workshops on Evidence-based Intervention Strategies for Individuals with Autism, Understanding Autism, Relationship Building, and Sensory Environments. Her research interests include positive educational, vocational, life skills, and behavior support for individuals with autism spectrum disorder, and supports for paraprofessional and professional's assisting students with an autism spectrum disorder.