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Occupational Therapy Program - Faculty

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Joyce S. Sabari, PhD, OTR, FAOTA

Tel: (718) 270-7731

e-mail: joyce.sabari@downstate.edu

Professor and Chair

Dr. Sabari is the Chair of the Occupational Therapy Program in the College of Health Related Professions (CHRP).  She has been recognized as a Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)  for advancement of neurorehabilitation practice. Research and publications include AOTA practice guidelines for OT after stroke, journal articles and textbook chapters about motor learning, assessment of motor function in stroke survivors, therapeutic programs for improving motor function after stroke, the impact of activity engagement on health quality of life in stroke survivors and individuals with Parkinson’s disease, and the musculoskeletal impact of wheelchair seat height during functional performance.  Dr. Sabari teaches Kinesiology, Neurophysiology, the Neurology module of Medical Sciences, Foundations of Occupational Therapy II, and coordinates the Neuroscience Journal Club. In addition, she coordinates the four semester Master's Project Sequence, and the Human Gross Anatomy course. She has been honored by the State University of New York with a Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching.