Marie J. Morreale, OTR/L, CHT has more than 15 years of experience teaching occupational therapy assistant (OTA) students at Rockland Community College, State University of New York in Suffern. As an adjunct faculty member in the OTA program, Marie currently teaches Professional Issues and Documentation and Geriatric Principles. Over the years she also taught several other courses in the OTA program, including Occupational Therapy Skills, Advanced Occupational Therapy Skills, Therapeutic Activities, and Advanced Therapeutic Activities. Marie has made significant contributions to curriculum development and also served as interim coordinator of the OTA Program.
Marie graduated Summa Cum Laude from Quinnipiac College (now Quinnipiac University) in Hamden, Connecticut. She has experience working in a variety of occupational therapy practice settings including inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, long-term care, adult day care, home health, cognitive rehabilitation, and hand therapy. Marie has been a Certified Hand Therapist for 20 years and also served several years on a home health professional advisory committee, consulting on quality assurance issues. Marie has co-authored two OTA textbooks: The OTA’s Guide to Documentation: Writing SOAP Notes, Third Edition and The OTA’s Guide to Writing SOAP Notes, Second Edition. In addition, she has written a chapter on documentation for The Occupational Therapy Manager, Fifth Edition; published several occupational therapy articles; and is the author of two online continuing education courses. Marie is active in her church community and enjoys anything travel related.