Linda L. Levy
Linda Levy, MA, OTR/L, FAOTA, is an associate professor emerita and fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association. She received her basic professional training in occupational therapy and completed graduate studies in health systems planning and gerontology at the University of Pennsylvania. Her areas of clinical specialization include adult psychosocial dysfunction, geropsychiatry and gerontological rehabilitation. In the pre-professional MOT program, she taught in the areas of psychsocial theory and intervention for both adults and older adults; core professional concepts; health care systems; group dynamics; and clinical conditions in older adults. In the post-professional distance learning professional enhancement certificate and occupational therapy doctorate programs, she taught Concepts in Gerontological Rehabilitation I and II.
Levy was the first recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award from the College of Health Professions (now College of Public Health). She has published widely in occupational therapy and rehabilitation literature, presented numerous workshops and seminars, and serves on a number of editorial boards. She was one of 16 nationally designated experts appointed to the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research Panel on Screening for Alzheimer's and Related Dementias by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Forum for Quality and Effectiveness in Health Care. She was a consultant and interventionist to a multi-site study funded by the National Institute on Aging entitled Project REACH (Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer's Caregiving Health), and coordinator for Temple's Cultural Access Initiative, in collaboration with ARTREACH, Inc. She was appointed chairperson, Cognitive Intervention Specialty Board Certificate Panel, under auspices of the Commission on Continuing Competence and Development of the American Occupational Therapy Association. She was selected by Gov. Edward Rendell to serve as one of six primary delegates from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to the 2005 White House Conference on Aging. In addition, she continues to be a primary author of AOTA's core texts in cognitive models for intervention in occupational therapy, and core models for psychosocial intervention in neurocognitive disorders.