In this session of Thriving Through Occupational Therapy, special guest Amanda Landsbaum, MS, OTR/L shared her expertise on occupational therapy and answered audience questions live.
This inaugural episode of APDA’s new Thriving Through Occupational Therapy series focused on the basics of occupational therapy (OT) for people living with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and their families.
ABOUT OUR SPEAKER: Amanda Landsbaum, MS, OTR/L
Amanda is an occupational therapist with 22 years of experience working in the community. She received her Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from Saint Louis University and a Master of Science with a focus on allied health and education. She has worked with numerous populations, including adults living with mental illness, HIV, and young adults in transition. But most of her career has been spent serving older adults in the community, most notably people living with Parkinson’s Disease.
Amanda has coordinated a research study on home modifications for older adults and published a journal article in the Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy. She has presented nationally and internationally and has taught occupational therapy students at the graduate level for many years, focusing on community program development. Amanda is currently the program director of the APDA Missouri Chapter and is passionate about providing high-quality, accessible programming for people and their families living with Parkinson’s disease.