Amy Lorino

  • Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy Assistant Studies
  • Associate Program Director and Academic Fieldwork Coordinato

Amy Lorino is the academic fieldwork coordinator for Mercy's OTA program.    She has 30 years of experience as an occupational therapist.   Her clinical expertise is with adult/older adult populations across the continuum of health care.  She also served in formal rehabilitation management and leadership roles and in a full-time academic role for an OT assistant program.  Ms. Lorino has been a fieldwork educator for Level I and Level II OTA students and has collaborated with, supervised, and mentored many OT assistants throughout her career.  She has a strong commitment to OT Assistant education. 

M.S., Columbia University, NY, NY

B.S., SUNY Oneonta, NY

OT Practice for the Assistant: An Overview

OT Practice for the Assistant: Adulthood and Maturity

OT Practice for the Assistant:  Advanced Clinical Practice I

OT Practice for the Assistant:  Advanced Clinical Practice II

Lorino, A. (2018).  (2018). Consult PRN: When do patients need occupational therapy?  Home Healthcare Now,  36, 395. doi: 10.1097/NHH.0000000000000726

Cook, A., & Burkhardt, A. (2004). Aromatherapy for Self-Care and Wellness. Alternative and Complementary             Therapies, 10(3), 151–155.

Cook, A. (March 2004).  Using social cognitive theory to develop health education programs for older adults.  American Occupational Therapy Association Gerontology Special Interest Section Quarterly, 27, 1-3.

 Cook, A., & Burkhardt, A. (1994). The effect of cancer diagnosis and treatment on hand function. The American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 48(9), 836–839. 

Chapters Published in Books:

Miller, P.A. & Cook, A. (2008).  Intervention across the continuum.  In Coppola, S., Elliot, S.J., & Toto, P.E. (Eds.), Strategies to advance gerontology excellence: Promoting best practice in occupational therapy (pp. 383-420).  Maryland: AOTA.

Cook, A. & Miller, P. (1996).  Prevention of falls in the elderly.  In Role of occupational therapy with the elderly (pp. 663-668). (Rev. ed.). Maryland: AOTA.