Patti Andrich, MA, OTR/L, COVT
Patti Andrich, MA, OTR/L, COVT, is a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Education and the Cleveland State University Department of Health Sciences Occupational Therapy Program. Additionally, Patti holds certification in bone conduction with The Listening Program from Advanced Brain Technologies. Patti has advanced training in binocular vision and visual perceptual skills related to school performance. She is the recipient of several honors and awards and has been a guest speaker for local, state, national and international conferences. She is a member of The Optometric Extension Program and the College of Optometrists in Vision Development. Patti started her career as an adapted physical education specialist where she taught in the Cleveland City Public Schools. At that time she was invited to join the Ohio Motor Task Force, where she served as a mentor and consultant for over eleven years. Patti worked as a special education consultant and coordinator for the Northeast Ohio Special Education Regional Resource Center. She helped to include children with disabilities in the regular classroom setting and lectured in the areas of gross motor development and Individualized Education Programs. She also was a contributing member to the initial Adapted Physical Education National Standards exam and was the editor of "Physical Education the Adapted Way," a quarterly newsletter. During her work as an educational consultant she found an interest in occupational therapy. Realizing the symmetry between optometry and occupational therapy, Patti along with her husband Dr. Alex Andrich founded The Vision Development Team. Together they provide a sensory integrative, functional approach to treating disorders of the visual system. Patti's experience as a classroom teacher, adapted physical education instructor, and occupational therapist has led her to be most effective in understanding the visual needs of her patients.
Financial: Patricia Andrich is in private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Patricia Andrich is a member of The Optometric Extension Program and a member of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development. She is a contributing member to the initial Adapted Physical Education National Standards exam.