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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

Associate Professor and Chair

Dr. Sabari specializes in occupational therapy intervention for individuals with functional loss due to stroke. She has been recognized as a Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association for advancement of neurorehabilitation practice, and is the author of Occupational Therapy Practice Guidelines for Adults With Stroke, published by the American Occupational Therapy Association. Other publications include journal articles and textbook chapters about motor learning, activity intervention, and therapeutic programs for improving motor function after stroke. Current research focuses on standardized assessment of motor performance and long-term adjustment to community living after stroke. Dr. Sabari teaches Kinesiology, Neurophysiology, the Neurology module of Medical Sciences, Foundations of Occupational Therapy II, and assists in the Palpation Lab component of Human Gross Anatomy. In addition, she coordinates the four semester Master's Project Sequence, and the Human Gross Anatomy course.  She was recognized by the State University of New York in 2010 with a Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching.