Michelle D. Gorenberg, OTD, MS, OTR/L

Email: GorenbergM@PhilaU.edu 

Assistant Professor
Occupational Therapy Program

Member of Philadelphia University Faculty since 2012
Phone: 215.951.2522

OTD, Occupational Therapy, Thomas Jefferson University
MS, Occupational Therapy, Tufts University
BA, Modern Languages, McGill University
Specialty Areas: Pediatrics

Michelle D. Gorenberg, OTD, OTR/L has over 25 years of practice specializing in work with children and families. She has practiced in a variety of pediatric settings including all aspects of educational participation (birth-through-three and all level of school systems), and free-standing private practice clinics. Michelle is certified to administer and interpret the SIPT and maintains a clinical private practice specializing in the treatment of sensory processing disorders, autism and children’s mental health. During her master’s degree she completed research looking at the relationship between self-injurious behavior and tactile defensiveness in a child with autism. Her doctoral studies focused upon therapeutic use of self and its relationship to establishing therapeutic alliances with pediatric clients within intervention using principles of sensory integration.

Mentoring & Research Interests
Therapeutic Relationships in OT Practice
Children’s Mental Health & Trauma Informed Care
Sensory Processing and Integration
Scholarship of Teaching/Learning