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

Toth-Cohen, Susan

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Susan Toth-Cohen, PhD, OTR/L

Contact Dr. Toth-Cohen

901 Walnut Street
6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 503-9610
(215) 503-2950 fax


PhD, Educational Psychology, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
MS, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
BS, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

University Appointment

Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy
Director, Post-Professional OTD Program

Professional Societies

Society for Technology in Education
American Occupational Therapy Association
Gerontological Society of America
Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association

Research & Clinical Interests

Scholarship of teaching & learning
Health literacy
Cultural issues in healthcare
Clinical reasoning
Qualitative research
Evidence based practice

Awards & Honors

2017 James B. Erdmann, PhD Award for Excellence in Interprofessional Education
Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching, Thomas Jefferson University, 2005
Dean's Faculty Achievement Award, Thomas Jefferson University, 2002


Most Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications

  1. Perceptions about Authentic Leadership Development: South African Occupational Therapy Students' Camp Experience
  2. Beyond research literature: Occupational therapists' perspectives on and uses of "evidence" in everyday practice
  3. Impact of an educational module on occupational therapists' use of elderspeak and attitudes toward older adults
  4. “No hablo inglés” client-centered occupational therapy practice with spanish-speaking clients
  5. Development and evaluation of a hospital-based peer support group for younger individuals with stroke
  6. Evidence-based practice in occupational therapy curricula
  7. Family-centered occupational therapy and telerehabilitation for children with autism spectrum disorders
  8. The everyday routines of families of children with autism: Examining the impact of sensory processing difficulties on the family
  9. Facilitating OT leaders
  10. The university of plymouth sexual health SIM experience in second life®: Evaluation and reflections after 1 year
  11. Second life® project development as a venue for interdisciplinary collaboration
  12. Web 3D for public, environmental and occupational health: early examples from second life.
  13. Using cultural-historical activity theory to study clinical reasoning in context
  14. Addressing spirituality for clients with physical disabilities
  15. Designing for learning in 3-D virtual worlds: The university of plymouth sexual health SIM experience in second life
  16. Factors influencing appraisal of upset in black caregivers of persons with Alzheimer disease and related dementias
  17. Universal tailored access: Automating setup of public and classroom computers
  18. Role perceptions of occupational therapists providing support and education for caregivers of persons with dementia
  19. Preliminary outcome evaluation efforts: Utilization review and patient health survey results
  20. Therapists' experiences with computer-assisted instruction in hand therapy