OT with doctorate joins COOK/Urban Skills Center staff

June 7th, 2011 by admin

Donna Adhoot, OTD, obtained her doctorate from the University of Southern California

The Board of Directors and the Leadership Team of TIEE welcome Mrs. Donna Adhoot, OTD, OTR/L, who has joined the staff of the COOK Education Center and Urban Skills Center to provide Occupational Therapy as required by student Individualized Education Plans.

Donna received her Doctorate of Occupational Therapy from the University of Southern California’s Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy in 2008. To complete her degree, she conceptualized and implemented a 6-week program, called “Super Sibs,” which was an occupation-based support group for siblings of children with autism.

Donna obtained a baccalaureate, Cum Laude, in 1994 from UCLA and she obtained her Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy from USC in 2007.

Since obtaining her doctorate, Donna has served as Head Occupational Therapist for the Inglewood Adult Day Health Care Center and Temple Isaiah Preschool in Los Angeles, and she was Pediatric Occupational Therapist at Therapy in Action in Tarzana.

A member of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and the Occupational Therapy Association of California (OTAC), Donna is a multi-talented individual who has a rich record of volunteerism, interests in Asian cooking and yoga, and a speaker of three languages other than English, including Farsi, in which she is fluent.

On joining TIEE, Donna reports: “I am glad to be part of a dedicated team where the students are first priority and the methods are evidenced based. As the new OT, I plan on supporting students and staff to reach the next level”.