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Occupational Therapy Program - Faculty

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Brigitte Desport, DPS, ATP, OTR/L

e-mail: brigitte.desport@downstate.edu

Assistant Professor and Admissions Coordinator

Dr. Brigitte Desport has extensive experience in pediatric occupational therapy and academia. She has over thirteen years of experience in school-based practice. She is a specialist in early intervention with a concentration in premature infancy. She holds a Clinical Doctorate from New York University, Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy, a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Sciences from Touro College, a Master’s Degree in Communication Arts from the New York Institute of Technology, and has the Specialty Certification of Assistive Technology Professional (ATP). Dr. Desport has taught at NYU as an Adjunct Lecturer of Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention.

Dr. Desport’s research explores the role of occupational therapy in underserved communities in the U.S. and internationally. She is a noted lecturer in assistive technology and pediatrics. Dr. Desport serves as the Admissions Coordinator, and teaches Foundations of OT I, Assistive Technology, Research Methods seminar, and Theory & Practice: Interventions with Children.