OTD, OTR, BCG, CADDCT-CDP, CLT

Program Director, Post-Professional Occupational Therapy Doctoral Program, Assistant Professor, OT
amanda.scott@valpo.edu

Biography

Professor Scott joined the faculty in 2018 as the program director for the post-professional occupational therapy doctoral program. She has been an occupational therapist since 2000 and earned her clinical doctorate in occupational therapy in 2013. Professor Scott is a geriatrics board certification reviewer and productive aging special interest section policy and advocacy coordinator through the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). She has expertise related to neurocognitive disorder management in the post-acute care setting. Professor Scott’s research interests include assessment development for neurocognitive disorders, emotional intelligence, interprofessional education, and quality assurance. She has extensive experience in clinical management, denials/reimbursement, and program development. Professor Scott has published a manuscript on experiential learning in occupational therapy education, and has presented at the Academic Leadership Conference for Occupational Therapy in 2016. She has presented at numerous clinical conferences on various topics related to the post-acute care setting including quality assurance/improvement, employee engagement, emotional intelligence, fall reduction, and continence management.

Education

  • OTD – Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions
  • BSOT – University of Southern Indiana

Certifications

  • Board Certification in Geriatrics – AOTA
  • Occupational Therapist Registered – NBCOT
  • Certified Dementia Practitioner – NCCDP
  • Certified Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Certified Trainer – NCCDP
  • Certified Dementia Care Specialist – CPI
  • Certified Lymphedema Therapist

Areas of Specialization

  • Neurocognitive disorders
  • Seating and positioning
  • Lymphedema management
  • Post-acute care management/reimbursement
  • Program development
  • Quality Assurance Process Improvement (QAPI)
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