Temple University

Top Watermark

Linda L. Levy

Linda L. Levy MA, OTR/L, FAOTA

Associate Professor Emeritus of Rehabilitation Sciences

 

Biography

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. 

Publications/Presentations

Levy, L. (2012, in preparation). Psychosocial essentials: Stress, coping, efficacy and adaptation. In M. Corcoran (Ed.), Neurorehabilitation for individuals with major neurocognitive disorders. Rockville, MD: The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.

 

Levy, L. (2011). Cognitive information processing. In N. Katz (Ed.), Cognition and occupation across the life span: Models for intervention in occupational therapy, (3rd ed)(p. 93-115).  Rockville, MD: The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.

 

 Levy, L. (2011) Cognitive Aging. In N. Katz (Ed.), Cognition and occupation across the life span: Models for intervention in occupational therapy, (3rd ed) (p. 117-141). Rockville, MD: The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.

Levy, L. & Burns, T. (2011).  The Cognitive Disability Model Reconsidered: Rehabilitation of adults with dementias.In N. Katz (Ed.), Cognition and occupation across the life span: Models for intervention in occupational therapy, (3rd. ed.) (p. 407-441). Rockville, MD: The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.

Burns, T. & Levy, L. (Feb. 2006). Neurocognitive practice essentials in dementia: Cognitive-disabilities model reconsidered.  OT Practice, CE1-8.

 

Levy, L. (2006).  Psychosocial practice essentials in neurorehabilitation: Stress, coping, and adaptation.  In G. Giles (Ed.), Core concepts in neurorehabilitation (pp. 91-122). Bethesda, MD: The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.

 Levy, L. (2005). Information processing, cognition, and memory. In N. Katz (Ed.), Cognition and occupation across the life span: Models for intervention in occupational therapy, (2ed. ed., pp. 305-327). Rockville, MD: The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.

 Levy, L. (2005).  Cognitive aging in perspective: Implications for occupational therapy practitioners. In N. Katz (Ed.), Cognition and occupation across the life span: Models for intervention in occupational therapy, (2ed. ed., pp. 327-347). Rockville, MD: The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.

 Levy, L. & Burns, T. (2005).  Cognitive disabilities reconsidered: Rehabilitation of older adults with dementias. In N. Katz (Ed.), Cognition and occupation across the lifespan: Models for intervention in occupational therapy, (2ed. ed., pp. 347-389).  Rockville, MD: The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.

 Corcoran, M., Gitlan, L., Levy, L., Eckhardt, S., Earland, T., Shaw, G., & Kearney, P. (2002). An occupational therapy home-based intervention to address dementia-related problems identified by family caregivers.  Alzheimer’s Care Quarterly, 3(1), 82-90.

 Levy, L. (2001). Memory processing and older adults: What practitioners need to know.

OT Practice, 5, CE1-8

 Levy, L. (1999). Information processing and dementia, Part II: Cognitive disability in perspective. OT Practice, 4(11), CE1-8.

 Levy, L. (1999). Information processing and dementia, Part I. Memory: An overview for cognitive rehabilitative intervention. OT Practice, 4(9), CE1-8.

 Levy, L. (1998). Cognitive disabilities model in rehabilitation of older adults with dementia. In N. Katz (Ed.), Cognition and occupation in rehabilitation: Cognitive models for intervention in occupational therapy (pp. 195-221). Bethesda, MD: The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.

 

 Levy, L. (1998). Cognitive changes in later life: Rehabilitative implications. In N. Katz (Ed.), Cognition and occupation in rehabilitation: Cognitive models for intervention in occupational therapy (pp. 307-322). Bethesda, MD: The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.

 Levy, L. (1998). Depression in the elderly: Recognizing and treating this public health concern. Advance for Directors in Rehabilitation, 7(11), 15-16.

 Levy, L. (1997).  Health and impairment in older adults; Biological factors; Cognitive

factors; Emotional factors; Social factors; and Cognitive intervention in disability.  All designed as modules in Gerontology Practice in Occupational Therapy: A Self-Paced Clinical Curriculum for Practitioner Continuing Education (24 contact hours). Rockville, MD: The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.

 Levy, L., with fellow members of the Clinical Practice Guidelines Panel. (1996). Recognition and initial assessment of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias: Clinical Practice Guideline No. 19. Rockville, MD: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Agency for Health Care Policy and Research. AHCPR Pub. No. 97-0702.

 Levy, L. (1996). Health and impairment: The performance context.  In K.O. Larson, R. Stevens-Ratchford, L. Pedretti, & J. Crabtree (Eds.), The role of occupational therapy with the elderly (ROTE)(2d ed., pp. 167-196), Rockville, MD: The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.

 Levy, L. (1996). Adaptation and the aging adult. In K.O. Larson, R. Stevens-Ratchford, L. Pedretti, & J. Crabtree (Eds.), The role of occupational therapy with the elderly (ROTE)(2d ed., pp. 209-218), Rockville, MD: The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.

 Levy, L. (1996).  Cognition and the aging adult. In K.O. Larson, R. Stevens-Ratchford, L. Pedretti, & J. Crabtree (Eds.), The role of occupational therapy with the elderly (ROTE)(2d ed., pp. 197-208), Rockville, MD: The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.

 Levy, L. (1996).  Mental disorders in aging adults.  In K.O. Larson, R. Stevens-Ratchford, L. Pedretti, & J. Crabtree (Eds.), The role of occupational therapy with the elderly (ROTE)(2d ed., pp. 219-227), Rockville, MD: The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.

 Levy, L. (1996). Cognitive integration and cognitive components. In K.O. Larson, R. Stevens-Ratchford, L. Pedretti, & J. Crabtree (Eds.), The role of occupational therapy with the elderly (ROTE)(2d ed., pp. 569-592), Rockville, MD: The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.

 Levy, L. (1996). Activity and social role retention: The practice of occupational therapy. In R. Cottrell (Ed.), Purposeful Activity: The Heritage and Future of Occupational Therapy (pp. 423-435). Rockville, MD: The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.

 Levy, L. (1993).  Frames of reference in occupational therapy. In H. Hopkins & H. Smith (Eds.), Willard and Spackman's Occupational Therapy, (8th Ed., p. 62). Philadelphia: Lippincott.

 Levy, L. (1993).  Theory base. In H. Hopkins & H. Smith (Eds.), Willard and Spackman's Occupational Therapy, (8th Ed., pp. 59-62). Philadelphia: Lippincott.

 Levy, L. (1993). Behavioral frame of reference. In H. Hopkins & H. Smith (Eds.), Willard and Spackman's Occupational Therapy. (8th Ed., pp. 62-66). Philadelphia: Lippincott.

 Levy, L. (1993).  Cognitive disability frame of reference. In H. Hopkins & H. Smith (Eds.), Willard and Spackman's Occupational Therapy. (8th Ed., pp. 67-71). Philadelphia: Lippincott.

 Levy, L. (1993).  Model of human occupation frame of reference. In  H. Hopkins & H. Smith (Eds.), Willard and Spackman's Occupational Therapy, (8th Ed., pp. 76-79). Philadelphia: Lippincott.

 Levy, L. (1993).  Psychodynamic frame of reference. In H. Hopkins & H. Smith (Eds.), Willard and Spackman's Occupational Therapy, (8th Ed., pp. 81-85). Philadelphia: Lippincott. 

 Levy, L. (1993). Human development across the life span: Late adulthood. In H. Hopkins & H. Smith (Eds.), Willard and Spackman's Occupational Therapy, (8th Ed., pp. 130-137) Philadelphia: Lippincott.

 Levy, L. (1993).  The health care delivery system today. In H. Hopkins & H. Smith (Eds.), Willard and Spackman's Occupational Therapy (8th Ed., pp. 357-368) Philadelphia: Lippincott.

 Levy, L. (1992). The use of the cognitive disability frame of reference in rehabilitation of cognitively disabled older adults. In N. Katz (Ed.), Cognitive Rehabilitation: Models for Intervention in Occupational Therapy (pp. 22-50). Boston: Andover Medical Publishers.

 Levy, L. (1990).  Activity, social role retention, and the multiply disabled aged. In D. Gibson (Ed.), Evaluation and Treatment of the Psychogeriatric Patient (pp. 1-30). New York: Haworth.

 Levy, L. (1990).  Activity, social role retention, and the multiply disabled aged: Strategies for intervention. Occupational Therapy in Mental Health: A Journal of Psychosocial Practice and Research, 10:3, 1-30.

 

Presentations

Levy, L. (2005, October 7). Psychosocial practice essentials in rehabilitation: “Authentic” occupational therapy.  Paper presented at the 28th Annual Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association Conference. Valley Forge, PA.

 Levy, L. (2005, May). Best practice with clients with Alzheimer’s disease. Paper presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association Conference and Exposition.  Long Beach, CA.

 Levy, L. (2005, May). AOTASB Open Forum: Proposed core competencies for cognitive intervention specialty certification from the perspective of chair of the cognitive intervention specialty certification panel. Presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association Conference and Exposition.  Long Beach, CA.

 Levy, L. (2003, May). Memory processing and the older adult: Enhancing cognitive function. RehabEducators  Continuing Education. Fairlawn, Ohio.

 Levy, L. (2002, June). Rehabilitation and dementia: State of the practice. RehabEducators Continuing  Education. Fairlawn, Ohio.

 Levy, L. (2002, June). Understanding, assessing, and enhancing cognitive function in older adults: An  overview for rehabilitation practitioners. RehabEducators Continuing Education. Fairlawn, Ohio.

 Corcoran, M., Levy, L., Earland, T., & Shaw, G. (2001, April).  Going beyond dressing: Addressing dementia related problems identified by family caregivers. Paper presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association Conference and Exposition. Philadelphia, PA.

 Supervised students and participated in a number of media events associated with the department’s Cultural Access Initiative Project [radio interviews on WXTI (2 interviews) and WXPN; television documentary/coverage on UPN (Channel 19), and Fox News (Channel 29); news articles in City Paper and Temple Connection; and two feature articles in Advance for Occupational Therapy (national coverage)], 1999-2001

 Levy, L. (1999, October 16). Cognition and Aging Processes: What Clinicians Need to Know. Paper presented at Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association’s 22nd Annual Conference: “Independence through Resilience”. Philadelphia, PA. (C.E. Certificates awarded)

 Levy, L. (1999, July 12).  Fall Proofing: What you Need to Know to Protect your Residents and Home-bound Consumers. Presented at American Society on Aging 1999 Summer Series “Intensive”. Philadelphia, PA. (C.E. Certificates awarded)

 Levy, L. (1998, Nov. 13).  Cognitive Rehabilitation: An Overview for Assessment and Treatment. Second National Geriatric Wellness and Rehabilitation Conference. Tampa, FL. (C.E. Certificates awarded)

 Levy, L.  (1998, Nov. 14). Dementia Management: Rehabilitation and Wellness.  Second National Geriatric Wellness and Rehabilitation Conference. Tampa, FL. C.E. Certificates awarded)

 Levy, L. (1998, July 30).  Helping Caregivers Manage People with Dementia: An Environmental Perspective. Paper presented at American Society on Aging 1998 Summer Series “Intensive”. Philadelphia, PA. (C.E. Certificates awarded)

 Levy, L. (1997, May 20).  Fall Prevention for Community Dwelling Elders. Keynote Presentation at Star 65, District 5’s First Annual Preventive Health Workshop. District Health Center # 5, Philadelphia, PA.

 Levy, L. (1996. May 6).  Rehabilitation & Dementia, Part II: State of the Practice.  Invited keynote  presentation for Lehigh Carbon Community College's Gerontology Certificate Program’s annual “Master Clinician” lecture (encore). (C.E. Certificates awarded)

 Levy, L. (1995, June 7).  Functional Stages of Dementia: A Positive Approach to Care. Invited keynote presentation for Lehigh Carbon Community College's Gerontology Certificate Program’s annual “Master Clinician” lecture. (C.E. Certificates awarded)

 Levy, L. (1994-2000).  Health Promotion/Disease Prevention Workshops and Seminars, presented at area senior centers under the auspices of "Prime Time Health”, Philadelphia Corporation for the Aging.

 Levy, L. (1994, July 17).  Rehabilitation Services in Special Care Settings: Reducing Excess Disabilities. Invited presentation with B. Rovner, M.D., at 1994 Alzheimer Association's Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, (C.E. Certificates awarded)

 Levy, L. (1994, June 1-2). Health Promotion/Disease Prevention Screening for Seniors.  Prime Time Health Check: Senior Days. Philadelphia, PA.

 Levy, L. (1993-1994). Geriatric Rehabilitation: The Occupational Therapy Perspective.  All-day workshops (co-led with a physiatrist and physical therapist) under auspices of the Geriatric Education Center of PA.

 

July 20, 1994  Scranton, PA

April 8, 1994  Allentown, PA

June 29, 1993 Wilkes-Barre, PA

June 4, 1993  Philadelphia, PA

Levy, L. (1993, May 12).  Ambulatory Care and Geriatrics: Occupational Therapy Perspectives. Panel presented at 12th Annual Institute on Health and Aging. Interdisciplinary Team Training Center, VA Hospital, Coatesville PA.

 Levy, L.  (1993, April 21). Turning Disability into Ability: Perspectives on Dementia. Workshop presented at Medical College of Pennsylvania's Therapeutic Activities and Leisure Skills Conference. Phila PA. (C.E. Certificates awarded)

 Levy, L. (1991, November 7), Enhancing Cognitive Levels to Maximize Functional Independence. Keynote presentation at New Jersey’s Annual Gerontological Symposium. Memorial Hospital of Burlington County, Mount Holly, NJ.

 Levy, L.  (1990). Activities of Daily Living. Workshop presented as third session of a four part series of "1990 Family Caregiving Training Program”. Sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Philadelphia, at Devon Manor, Devon, PA. September- November, 1990.