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Occupational Therapy Fieldwork Coordinator, Full-time

Olivia Hammond

Olivia Hammond is the fieldwork coordinator for the Associate in Science in Occupational Therapy Program at Penn State Mont Alto. Her focus as an educator is to engage occupational therapy assistant students in the teaching-learning process to gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence to practice in the physical disabilities settings. As a certified hand therapist and an OT her passion is in working with post-surgical patients in outpatient settings.  Olivia’s experience has included driving evaluations, functional capacity evaluations, ergonomic/worksite analysis, acute care, and home health care.

Teaching-Learning Philosophy
I attempt to consistently offer hands-on and experiential learning to foster students’ growth. I hope to inspire students to continue to improve their skills and utilize evidence-based practice to prepare for life after the classroom. While my classes focus on adaptive equipment and physical disabilities, I strive to continuously have the students look at the whole person, to incorporate the psychosocial aspect of physical disabilities into daily treatments. 

Continuing Education Courses

American Occupational Therapy Association Conference, April 2014, AOTA

Philadelphia Hand Conference, April 2013, Hand Rehabilitation Foundation

Combined Program Directors and Fieldwork Coordinators Meeting, November 2012, AOTA

Kinesio tape, February 2012, Kinesio Taping Association International

Education and Certifications
Graduate Certificate, Hand and Upper Quarter Rehab, 2005, Drexel University
M.B.A., Business Administration, 2003, Mount Saint Mary’s University
BS, Occupational Therapy, 1997, Elizabethtown College

Certified Hand Therapist, 2006-Present
National OT Registration, 1997-Current  

MD State Occupational Therapy Licensure, 1997-Current
PA State Occupational Therapy Licensure, 1997-Current