Chatham University

Occupational Therapy (MOT) Faculty and Staff

Jodi Schreiber OTD, OTR/L

jschreiber1@chatham.edu
Assistant Professor
Hometown : Glenshaw, PA
Joined Chatham : 2008

Academic Areas of Interest

Adult learning strategies, Low vision rehabilitation outcomes, Evidence-based neurologic intervention, Dementia care, High fidelity simulation and learning, development of critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills.

Biography

Dr. Schreiber received her clinical doctorate in 2014 from Thomas Jefferson University. She is also a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh where she received both a Master of Science (1998) and Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy (1991). Dr. Schreiber has provided occupational therapy in most practice settings; this includes hospitals, nursing homes, private homes, rehabilitation centers, and preschools. Her primary interests are in neuroscience, the diseases/syndromes associated with the brain and spinal cord, and Low Vision Rehabilitation. She has presented both locally and nationally on various topics related to low vision, visual-perceptual disorders and intervention, motor learning, OT intervention with the neurologically impaired adult, and infusing occupation into routine OT practice. She is a previous member of the Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Board of Education and Licensure and was part of the initiative to add optometrist referral to the current Pennsylvania licensure. Jodi has been published in two national journals on the topics such as occupation based practice , the use of motor learning techniques with stroke survivors, and interprofessional education. She is co-author of Occupational Therapy Intervention Resource Manual: A Guide for Occupation-Based Practice which focuses on the practical use of occupation within a variety of occupational therapy practice settings. Dr. Schreiber is married and has two sons. She enjoys the theater, Jeopardy-quiz shows, and reading.

Education

  • OTD, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA. 2014
  • M.S., University of Pittsburgh, PA, 1998
  • B.S. in Occupational Therapy, University of Pittsburgh, PA, 1991

Publications

  • Schreiber, J., Goreczeny, A., Bednarek, M., Hawkins, S., Hertweck, M., & Sterrett, S. (2014). The Effects of a Single Event Interprofessional Education (IPE) Experience on Occupational Therapy Students’ Attitudes Toward IPE. The Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice, 12(1).
  • Schreiber, J. & Goreczny, A. (2013). Instructional insight into Interprofessional Education (IPE). Occupational Therapy in Healthcare, Early Online, 1–6. doi: 10.3109/07380577.2013.778443.
  • Hertweck, M., Hawkins, S., Bednarek, M., Goreczeny, A., Schreiber, J., & Sterrett, S. (2012). Attitudes Toward Interprofessional Education: Comparing Physician Assistant and Other Health Care Professions Students. Journal of Physician Assistant Education.
  • Eckel, E., Schreiber, J. & Provident, I. (2012). Community Dwelling Elderly American Women and Meal Preparation. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Gerontology.
  • Chisholm, D., Dolhi, C., & Schreiber, J. (2011). “An Occupation-Based Approach in Postacute Care to Support Productive Aging” CE on CD. Bethesda, MD: American Occupational Therapy Association.
  • Occupational Therapy Intervention Resource Manual (2004) Chisholm, D; Dolhi, C; Schreiber, J.
  • Orthopedic and Musculoskeletal Dysfunction in Adults: Adult Orthopedic Dysfunction. (2003) Dolhi, C; Leibold, M; Schreiber, J.
  • Interventions to Improve Personal Skills & Abilities: A Sensorimotor Approach. (2003) Dolhi, C,; Leibold, M; Schreiber, J.
  • Application of Motor Learning Principles with Stroke Survivors. (2000) Schreiber, J. et al.

Certifications

  • National Board for Certificatied in Occupational Therapy
  • Neurodevelopmental therapy (NDT): Certification

Organizations

  • Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association, American Occupational Therapy Association

Presentations

  • Schreiber, J. Scrambling to meet ACOTE standards regarding interprofessional education. November 9, 2013. Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Schreiber, J., Goreczeny, A, Bednarek, M, Hawkins, S, Hertweck, M, & Sterrett, S. Interprofessional Education: Facilitators, Barriers, & the Faculty team. November 8, 2013. Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Dolhi, C., Schreiber, J., & Chisholm, D. Occupation-Based Intervention in Acute Care: Oxymoron or Opportunity? April 28, 2012. 92nd Annual American Occupational Therapy Association Conference. Indianapolis, IN.
  • Schreiber, J., Rebovich, A., Sinclair, S., & Astorino, J. Low Vision Rehabilitation: Personally Meet the Team. April 16, 2011. AOTA Conference, Philadelphia, PA
  • “20/20 vision and It’s still not clear”. (Co-presenter with Carbone, M.) Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy State Conference, Pittsburgh, PA . 2009
  • Dolhi, C. and Schreiber, J. “Putting Occupation Where It Belongs…In Therapy!”. Beachwood, OH, March 2003