Barbara Natell, MS.ED, OTR/L
Barbara Natell, MS.ED, OTR/L, brings over 40 years of clinical and academic experience to the occupational therapy field. A graduate of SUNY Buffalo, Ms. Natell has diverse clinical experience with a special passion for the treatment of adults and children with neurological deficits resulting in sensorimotor and learning difficulties. For the past 31 years, she has served as the Director of the Occupational Therapy Assistant program at Pennsylvania College of Technology where she developed curricula and taught topics related to occupational therapy theory and models, normal development, developmental disabilities, rehabilitative practice skills, and clinical reasoning. An active leader in the occupational therapy profession, she served on the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education from 1995-2006. She has demonstrated a commitment to professional mentorship of students and practitioners and received The Excellence in Teaching Award from Penn College in 2008.
Financial: Barbara Natell is director and associate professor at Pennsylvania College of Technology. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Barbara Natell is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association; and Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association.