Arlene Lorch, OTD, OTR/L, CHES
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 503-2950 fax
Most Recent Peer-reviewed Publications
BS in Occupational Therapy, University of Pennsylvania,
MS in Health Education, Arcadia University, Glenside, PA
Doctorate in Occupational Therapy, Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA
CHES (Certified Health Education Specialist)
Assistant Professor, 2008
Clinical Instructor, 1996
Research and Clinical Interests
Development of cognitive skills in persons with Mild Cognitive Impairment
Use of Peer Review in Occupational Therapy Curricula
Occupational Therapy intervention for persons with low vision and depression.
Longitudinal evaluation of occupational therapy intervention outcomes in the assisted living environment.
The role of socialization in maintaining cognitive function in older adults.
OT 357 Evaluations
OT 467 Health Services Administration and Professional Development
OT 480/482 Fieldwork Level II Fieldwork Educator
American Occupational Therapy Association, Member and Roster of Accreditation Evaluators (educational programs) 1997-2008 Proposal reviewer for conference programs 2002-2010
Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association. Member
Proposal reviewer for conference program, 1999-2008
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
Association of Caribbean Occupational Therapists
American Association for Health Education
National Commission for Health Education Credentialing
Member, Riverview Home Board of Trustees "Unusual Incident Committee"
Safety and Prevention Task Force
Awards and Honors
Fred and Sadye Abrams Award for Excellence in Clinical or Laboratory Instruction 2004-2005
AOTA Service Award recipient for service as an occupational therapy program accreditation evaluator, 1997-2006
Academic Educator Award Recipient Presented by the Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association 2002