|Posted on May 1, 2011 at 1:55 AM|
Two occupational therapists of Indian origin received top honors for their contributions to the profession and healthcare in general.
Dr. Shah has been an occupational therapist, educator, leader, and a researcher for over 50 years. He is currently an associate professor of Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. He is also a member of the Association of Asian/ Pacific OTs in America, and serves its board as the membership recruitment coordinator for New Jersey and is chair of the research committee.
Asher has provided pediatric therapy services in four countries (the United States, Canada, Belgium, and India) and currently works with the Sycamore Community Schools in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is also an adjunct faculty member with occupational therapy and occupational therapy assistant programs in Cincinnati, addressing topics of autism, sensory integration, and cultural diversity. In 2010, she was also admitted to American Occupational Therapy Association’s (AOTA) Roster of Fellows. She currently serves AOTA as the Chair of the Developmental Disabilities Special Interest Section, and is a member of the Association of Asian/ Pacific OTs in America. Asher received her occupational therapy degree from Seth GS Medical College in Mumbai, India, and has a master’s degree from the University of Southern California. Additionally, she has a master’s degree in special education from the SNDT University, in Mumbai, India.
To learn more about her visit to India, please visit her blog:
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