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Colleen A DeRitis

Allied Health Education

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Colleen DeRitis, MA, OTR/L, ACE-CPT, COS-C, Cert LSVT-Big Colleen A DeRitis is a licensed and registered OT with more than 22 years of clinical experience across a variety of settings. Mrs. DeRitis holds a Specialty Certification in Environmental Modification which facilitates aging in place and independent living for clients with life-limiting conditions. As an adjunct faculty member at New York University, Long Island University, Dominican College and State University of New York-Downstate, Mrs. DeRitis has taught courses on Advanced Treatment Techniques, Clinical Conditions Across the Life Span, Therapeutic Environmental Design, and Biopsychosocial Maturation. She also has developed curriculum as part of an OT Internship Program for new graduates, a workforce retraining for home health aides, and created and implemented an OT Telehealth Pilot Study for home care. Mrs. DeRitis contributed a chapter to the National Occupational Therapy Certification Exam Review Study Guide (Cottrell ) on Mastery of the Environment. She earned her MA in occupational therapy from New York University, received her BA from Saint Joseph’s College. In addition, in 2014, she received her certification as a personal trainer and in LSVT Big, an evidence-based approach to working with patients with Parkinson’s Disease.