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Amy Lorino

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. 

Education

M.S., Columbia University, NY, NY

B.S., SUNY Oneonta, NY

Selected Publications

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. https://doi.org/10.1089/1076280041138252

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. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.48.9.836 

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.

Teaching Focus

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

Contact Info

Amy Lorino, MS, OTR/L
Amy Lorino
  • Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy Assistant Studies
  • Associate Program Director and Academic Fieldwork Coordinato
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