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Gretchen Dahl Reeves, PhD, OTL, FAOTA


Gretchen Dahl Reeves, PhD, OTL, FAOTA, has served as an associate professor of occupational therapy at Eastern Michigan University, teaching courses in pediatric programming, neuroscience and research for 16 years. She has over 40 years of experience as a practitioner, educator and mentor, focused on services for children and adolescents with a variety of developmental disabilities, including learning, behavior and attention disorders, autism, cerebral palsy and other neurological conditions. Her research interests span a variety of topics that address sensory processing, play, attention, arousal and behavior regulation.

Dr. Reeves has lectured across the U.S. and around the world on topics related to sensory integration. She served as an instructor of SI certification courses offered by University of Southern California and Western Psychological Services for 30 years and lectures for the SI Network of the United Kingdom. Gretchen received B.S. and M.A. degrees from Michigan State University, the Master of OT degree from Western Michigan University and a doctorate in Biopsychology from the University of Michigan.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Gretchen Reeves is in private practice. She is an associate professor at Eastern Michigan University. Dr. Reeves receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Gretchen Reeves is a member of state, local and national associations of occupational therapy.