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Leanne Rutt, OTD, M.Ed, OTR/L

Program Director; Assistant Professor, Master of Occupational Therapy

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lrutt@messiah.edu

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717-796-1800, ext. 4013

Interest and areas of expertise

Autism across the Lifespan
Children and Youth
Post-Secondary Transition Services
School-Based Mental Health Practices

Education

O.T.D., Thomas Jefferson University
M.Ed. Education, Temple University
B.S. Occupational Therapy, Elizabethtown College
Advanced Practice Certificate: Teaching in the Digital Age, Thomas Jefferson University

Classes I teach
  • Foundations of OT
  • OT Process: Psychosocial Practice/Lab
  • Enrichment Seminar
  • Research
Profile

Leanne has spent time working in both public and approved private educational systems in Pennsylvania using occupation and behavior sciences to capitalize on individual strengths and improve independence. She has focused on program development in emerging areas of practice in the community and remains focused on building strong community partnerships. Leanne also has experience as the Program Director of an Occupational Therapy Assistant program and has worked on several intraprofessional education initiatives. Her primary research has focused on the role of occupational therapy with low income housed and homeless families.