Alison Foura, MS, OTR/L

Instructor

Education Background

  • M.S. Thomas Jefferson University
  • B.S. East Stroudsburg University

Biography

Before joining the department as a full-time faculty member in the Fall of 2017, Professor Alison Foura had served as an adjunct instructor in Alvernia's Occupational Therapy Department since 2006. After earning her B.S. degree from East Stroudsburg University in Psychology, with a concentration in Mental Health, she went on to attain her M.S. degree in Occupational Therapy from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. She has spent much of her career working in prediatric practice, but has also worked in adult rehabilitation and mental health settings. The bulk of her pediatric work has centered on early intervention with children age birth to three years old and their families, school based occupational therapy services and outpatient therapy services. She founded and continues to run a private pediatric therapy practice in the local community which provides these program. Professor Foura has been involved with the developement of many new community based programs for children and families in the areas she serves. She continues to be passionate about recognizing needs of individuals and communities, and meeting those needs with new and sustainable programming to help clients thrive in their individual settings and circumstances.

Current teaching responsibilities include Activity Analysis, Occupational Therapy Process, Advocacy and Public Policy, and Research Design. Outside of teaching and occupational therapy, she enjoys spending time with her three daughters, husband, and two dogs. She is active in the local community and her church, and enjoys traveling and seeing the world through her kids' eyes as they grow.

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