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Laurette Olson, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA


Program Director

Graduate Occupational Therapy Program

Laurie Olsen


  • Ph.D., Occupational Therapy, New York University
  • MA, Occupational Therapy, New York University
  • BA, Fairfield University

Laurette Olson, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA, is professor and program director of the developing Occupational Therapy program in the School of Arts & Science. She has over 30 years of experience as a practicing occupational therapist and has written and presented extensively about a number of topics related to child and adolescent occupational therapy practice. Dr. Olson serves as a member of the AOTA work group on School Mental Health, as well as the work group on Response to Intervention. In 2011, she was named a Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association for her work addressing the mental health needs of children and their families.

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