Marie-Christine Potvin, PhD, OTR/L


Associate Professor
Occupational Therapy Program

Member of Thomas Jefferson University Faculty since 2015
Office: Hayward Hall Room 224
Phone: 215.951.2648

Marie-Christine Potvin, PhD, OTR/L  is an occupational therapist with over 19 years of practice working with children and families, with particular focus on inclusive inter-professional practices for children with intensive special education needs. She has worked in a variety of settings including early intervention, pre-schools, public schools, outpatient clinics and home health.  Marie-Christine is certified to administer and interpret the SIPT and has also passed the assistive technology practitioner exam. From 2004 until 2015 she worked as a research faculty at the University of Vermont on a combination of consultation, training and research grants/projects.  Her primary research interests are in social participation and quality of life for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families. She has written three peer-reviewed publications on this topic and a book chapter about recreational intervention for those with ASD in the Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders, 4th edition. She also has clinical expertise in assistive technology, feeding and swallowing, and sensory integration.

Scholarship & Areas of Interest
Social Participation and Quality of Life of People with ASD
Empowerment and Quality of Life of Parents of Children with Disabilities
Inclusive Practices in Public Schools
Academic Success of College Students with Disabilities
Feeding and Swallowing Challenges in Children with Disabilities


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