Phyllis Simon

Phyllis Simon, MS, OTR/L

Associate in Clinical Occupational Therapy



  • M.S., Occupational Therapy, Columbia University
  • B.S., Psychology, State University of New York at Binghamton

Clinical Expertise

  • Provision of occupational therapy services for older adults across the continuum of acre
  • Extensive work experience in inpatient, outpatient and community-based practice settings for adults
  • Extensive training and experience in the areas of neurological and cognitive rehabilitation for adults
  • Development and implementation of varied programs for older adults in home and community-based programs and settings.

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Prevention and Rehabilitation for Older Adults
  • Level 1 Fieldwork Coordinator across the curriculum
  • Level 1 and Level 2 Student Fieldwork Supervision

Research Interests

  • Aging in place, health promotion and wellness for older adults
  • Cognitive rehabilitation strategies for older adults

Professional Activities

Presenter at AOTA and GSA conferences


  • Grajo, L., Simon, P., Stoner, M., Hogan, M., Miller, C., Peery, A.,… Miller, J. (September, 2017). Developing skills in community-based programming. OT Practice, 22(17),19-2
  • Kwong, J., Bockting, W., Gabler, S., Abbruzzese, L., Simon, P., Fialko, J., Bonaparte, S., Malark, A., Towe, M., Weber, T., & Hall, P. (2017) Development of an interprofessional collaborative practice model for older LGBT adults. LGBT Health, DOI: 10.1089/lgbt.2016.0160
  • Kitago, T, Liang, J. Huang, VS, Hayes S., Simon, P., Tenteromano, L, Lazar RM, Marshall RS, Mazzoni, P, Lennihan, L & Krakauer JW (2013). Improvement after constraint induced movement therapy: recovery of normal motor control or task specific compensation? Neurorehabilitation Neural Repair, 2(2), 99-109.

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