Clinical Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy
Anita Perr is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy. Ms. Perr uses collaborative teaching to encourage students to explore the best ways to approach clinically relevant issues. Her extensive clinical experience informs her classroom teaching. Students appreciate the problem-based, practical nature of her courses.
Anita Perr has expertise in the use of assistive technology by persons with disabilities and has lectured on topics such as seating and positioning and adaptive computer technology. She has presented at local and national conferences on topics such as environmental accessibility, wheelchair mobility, and assistive technology. Ms. Perr's publications include many papers and textbook chapters.
Ms. Perr holds certification in Neurodevelopmental Treatment of the Adult Hemiplegic and is certified as an Assistive Technology Professional. As a member of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA), she has been involved in the credentialing process for Assistive Technology Practitioners, Assistive Technology Suppliers, and Rehabilitations Engineers. Collaborations with NYU Tisch's ITP and NYU Poly's Digital Media Program have resulted in the NYU Ability Lab (abilitylab.nyu.edu), an interdisciplinary research space for the development of assistive technologies.