Occupational Therapy Program

Paula Spyropulos MA, OTR/L

Academic Fieldwork Coordinator
Paula Spyropulos photo

Office Location

208C

Faculty Office Hours Fall 2016

Office hours by appointment

Phone

207-753-6676

Academic Degrees

  • M.A. in Occupational Therapy, University of Southern California
  • B.S. in Occupational Therapy, Quinnipiac University

Profile

Paula joins the MOT program with experience in a variety of settings including: Adult Rehabilitation, Pediatrics, Public Schools, Private Practice, Home Health, Outpatient Clinics (adults and children), Skilled Nursing Facilities, Long Term Care and Disability Insurance. She has been both a direct care practioner and held various leadership and management roles in healthcare and health insurance industries.

Paula’s long-term interest in the relationship between sensory integration and learning and behavior has guided her practice. Her Masters thesis was focused on sensory integration, sensory processing and learning challenges.  More recently, she has studied how changes in the environment and the task requirements support ongoing participation in work and at home, aging and living in place.

In her free time, Paula enjoys cruising about Casco Bay and beyond, the deserts of the west, designing and creating jewelry, cooking and entertaining, and spending time with Jack, her other half, and Olive, her liver and white English Springer Spaniel.

Areas of Expertise

Pediatrics
Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests (WPS/USC) - Completed the USC 610 Sensory Integration Program at the Ayres Clinic in Torrance, CA
Return to Work/Stay at Work
Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS)
Management & Leadership

 

Professional Activity

New Ventures Maine Ambassadors Leadership Program Southern Maine Region