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