Lesley Geyer

Name and Contact

  • Lesley Geyer, M.A., OTR/L

  • Drums, PA; LGeyer@comcast.net

Training and Advanced Certifications

  • B.S. Occupational Therapy, University of Pennsylvania (1979)

  • M.A. Occupational Therapy, New York University (1983)

  • AOTA Board Certified Pediatric Occupational Therapist (1993, 1999)

  • Certified in the Administration and Interpretation of the Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests (1999)

  • Certificate for Advocacy and Leadership – Tourette Syndrome Association of America (2004)

Area(s) of Expertise

  • Provision of pediatric OT in hospital and clinic settings, including neonatal services

  • School-based practice

  • Administrative and organizational leadership

Awards and Honors

  • PA OT Association Service Awards (1991, 2002, 2011)

Leadership Accomplishments and Passions (List up to 10)

  • Served in management positions since 1989

    • Global Teletherapy Services, Baltimore, MD

    • Pediatric Therapeutic Services, Inc.

    • Austill’s Rehabilitation Services, Inc., Exton, PA

    • Children's Seashore House, Department of Occupational Therapy, Philadelphia, PA

  • Occupational Therapy Consultant, Southeastern PA Easter Seal Society, Philadelphia, PA; 1995 to 1996. Provided consultative services to centers in five counties

  • Served as formal mentor to numerous occupational therapists, including serving as consultant for OTD capstone projects

  • Juried proposed conference presentations for the American Occupational Association and the Pennsylvania Occupational Association annually since 1995

  • Frequent lecturer on topics related to occupational therapy in pediatrics, disability legislation, and Tourette syndrome. Includes presentations for American Occupational Therapy Association, Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association, American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, Pennsylvania Speech and Hearing Association, PA Tourette Syndrome Association, National Tourette Syndrome Association, Temple University, Thomas Jefferson University and many area school districts

  • Served on Board the Pennsylvania Tourette Syndrome Association since 2005. Board President 2008 – 2011, Vice-president 2012 – 2018, Secretary 2018 - present

  • Published numerous articles and book chapters on topics relating to pediatric occupational therapy

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