Associate Professor Emerita
Linda Levy, MA, OTR/L, FAOTA, is an Associate Professor Emeritus of Rehabilitation Sciences and Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association. She received her basic professional training in occupational therarpy 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 has 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 PEC (Professional Enhancement Certificate) and DOT programs, she taught Concepts in Gerontological Rehabilitation I and II.
She was the first recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award from the College of Health Professions. She has published widely in the occupational therapy and rehabilitation literature, presented numerous workshops and seminars, and serves on a number of Editorial Boards She was one of sixteen nationally designated experts appointed to the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research Panel on Screening for Alzheimer's and Related Dementials 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 corrdinator 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.