Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University
Jefferson College of Rehabilitation Sciences
Department of Occupational Therapy

Lorch, Arlene

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Arlene Lorch, OTD, OTR/L, CHES

Contact Dr. Lorch

901 Walnut Street
Suite 600
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 503-9612
(215) 503-2950 fax


Doctorate, Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA
MS, Arcadia University, Glenside, PA
BS, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

CHES (Certified Health Education Specialist)

University Appointment

Assistant Professor

Professional Societies

Member and Roster of Accreditation Evaluators
    (educational programs), American Occupational
    Therapy Association (AOTA)1997-2006
AOTA Proposal Reviewer for Annual Conference Program
    1999 - 2013
Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association
American Association for Health Education
National Commission for Health Education Credentialing
Riverview Home Board of Trustees "Unusual Incident
    Committee" Safety and Prevention Task Force

Research & Clinical Interests

Development of cognitive skills in persons with Mild Cognitive Impairment
Use of Faculty Peer Review in Occupational Therapy
Occupational Therapy intervention for persons with low vision
Faculty time use and activity patterns

Awards and Honors

Dean's Faculty Achievement Award 2015-16, Jefferson College of Health Professions
Fieldwork Educator Award Recipient, Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association 2013
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