Occupational Therapy Program

Paula Spyropulos MA, OTR/L

Academic Fieldwork Coordinator
Paula Spyropulos photo

Office Location

187B

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 held direct care and various leadership and management roles in healthcare and 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, European travel, designing and creating jewelry, cooking and spending time with Captain Jack, her other half, and Olive, her English Springer Spaniel.

Areas of Expertise

AOTA Fieldwork Educator Certificate
Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS)
Return to Work
Management & Leadership
Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests (WPS/USC)

Professional Activity

Matter of Balance Coach