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Virtual Mentoring for New OTPs and OT/OTA students

  • 21 Sep 2022
  • 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM (UTC-04:00)
  • ZOOM


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Virtual Mentoring for New OTPs and OT/OTA students

Dates:  September 21st 7-8 pm Meeting over zoom

Topic:  Smart Strategies for School-Based OT Practitioners.

Speakers: Lori Bernardi MOT, OTR/L

This will be Lori’s 19th year of practicing as a school-based OTP. After working as an early childhood educator, she began her OT career as an occupational therapy assistant, which she obtained from Bay Path College. Years later, she completed her masters in OT through Bay Path University. Lori currently works for the Rocky Hill Public schools in Connecticut. She has returned to Bay Path University for a third time, working toward her OTD degree with a concentration in advanced general practice. During her time as a school-based practitioner, she has advocated for OT participation in school-wide initiatives to support an inclusive environment for student learning. In her leisure time, Lori is an avid runner and biker. She loves spending time with her family and fur kids and volunteers with New England Donor Services. 


Cost: Free to MAOT members. Non-members $10.00 each, $5.00 for students. MAOT membership forms will be available at the meeting, or can be downloaded from this website.

$5.00 for practitioners from other state associations 

SIG Membership: This is a SIG open to all members either those looking to mentor and/or new OTPs and students. The goal of this SIG will be to support new graduates as they transition to practice from a student role and to offer topics such as documentation management strategies, how to find evidence and evaluations to support practice, CEUS exploration/skill development academics/fieldwork, ethics in the workplace, how to manage your time, guest presenters of varied specialty/areas of interest in practice, and other topics as requested by membership.

Objectives: (Sep 21st)

Participants will demonstrate an increase in knowledge of school-based therapy practice components.

Participants will come away with an awareness of the duties and responsibilities of a school-based OT practitioner.

Participants will increase awareness of tools and resources available to entry-level school-based practitioners.

 We hope to see you there!!

We are looking for speakers for November and next year. Please email if you are interested in sharing a topic or have a mentor topic request.

Chairperson: Colleen Muse OT, OTD, OTR

Massachusetts Association for Occupational Therapy, Inc. (MAOT)
P.O. Box 850543 Braintree, MA 02185   Email:

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