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About Laura Greiss Hess

Laura Greiss Hess is an occupational therapist (OT) whose education, clinical and research experience spans over 22 years of work with individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders and their families. She completed her PhD in Education at the University of California, Davis, her MS in Occupational Therapy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her BS in Special Education and Human Development at Vanderbilt University. Laura’s professional background and formal training include: OT (U.C. Davis MIND Institute and school-based practice), special education teacher, comprehensive certification in sensory integration and certification in assistive technology applications. She has collaborated on research publications and presented nationally and internationally on fragile X syndrome, autism spectrum disorders, sensory processing, interdisciplinary team collaboration, imitation / motor development, school-based OT and assistive technology.

Positions

July 2015 Present Assistant Professor, Dominican University of California Department of Occupational Therapy
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January 2015May 2015 Adjunct Professor, California State University, Stanislaus ‐ Department of Special Education
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20062015 Pediatric Occupational Therapist, San Joaquin County Office of Education
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20062015 Pediatric Occupational Therapist, Stockton Unified School District ‐ Autism Preschool Programs
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20102014 Occupational Therapist, UC Davis, MIND Institute ‐ Graduate Student Researcher
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20022010 Occupational Therapist, UC Davis, MIND Institute ‐ Graduate Student Researcher
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19982002 Pediatric Occupational Therapist, San Joaquin County Office of Education
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19982002 Pediatric Occupational Therapist, Stockton Unified School District ‐ Autism Preschool Programs
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19941995 Special Education Teacher, Caminiti Exceptional Center
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19921994 Special Education Teacher, St. Coletta School
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Curriculum Vitae


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Honors and Awards

  • Rookie Teacher of the Year, nominee, Council for Exceptional Children, (CEC) Tampa Bay, Florida, 1995.

Courses

  • Integrated Capstone
  • Occupations of Children and Adolescents 1
  • Educational Principles and Practices in Occupational Therapy

Education

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2014 Ph.D., University of California, Davis ‐ Education
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1998 M.S., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ‐ Occupational Therapy
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1992 B.S., Vanderbilt University ‐ Special Education and Human Development
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Contact Information

Dominican University of California
50 Acacia Ave.
San Rafael, CA 94901

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Articles (7)

Dissertation (1)

Contributions to Books (1)

Presentations (38)