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Alisha Ohl

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Alisha Ohl
Assistant Professor
Department of Occupational Therapy
Clarkson Hall, Room 3210
59 Main St.
Potsdam, NY 13676

Phone: 315-268-4415
Fax: 315-268-7743


PhD, Occupational Therapy, New York University
MS, Occupational Therapy, Ithaca College
BS, Occupational Science, Ithaca College

OT 507: Case-Based Reasoning V: Innovations in Cognition and Mental Health Practice
OT 510: Foundations in Occupation Based Practice
OT 525: Experiential Learning Lab III: Development of Intervention Across the lifespan
OT 547: Seminar D: Guided Practice in Scholarly Activity

Research Interests
-Occupation based assessment
-Response to Intervention
-Employment and disability
-Pediatric outcomes

Selected Publications
Ohl, A., Grice, M., Nguyen, J., Paskor, K., Pelzner, A., Schwartz, S. (in press). Predictors of employment status among adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. WORK.

Ohl, A. M., Graze, H., Weber, K., Kenny, S., Salvatore, C., & Wagreich, S. (2013). Effectiveness of a 10-week Tier-1 Response to Intervention program in improving fine motor and visual–motor skills in general education kindergarten students. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 67, 507–514. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2013.008110

Recent Presentations
Koelbl, H., Myman, Y., Wuestefeld, A. C., Elenko, B., & Ohl, A.(2016, April). Occupational therapists’ perceptions of STEPS-K: a response to intervention program. Poster presentation at the American Occupational Therapy Association National Conference, Chicago, IL.

Ohl, A., Fuertes, A., Marder, M., & Zajak, M. (2015, April). Designing therapeutic apps: A step-by-step guide. Poster presentation at the American Occupational Therapy Association National Conference, Nashville, TN.

Current Projects
“The impact of IgE-mediated food allergies on childhood occupational engagement”
“Autism spectrum disorder, disability disclosure, and workplace accommodations”
“Is the Beery-Buktenica Test of Visual-Motor Integration an appropriate outcome measure for school-aged children?”
“National survey of occupational therapists’ roles working with adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder”