Clinical Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy
Phone: (212) 998-5833
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 have resulted in the development of new assistive technology devices as well as interdisciplinary courses.
New York University
Virginia Commonwealth University
- 2000 : Roster of Fellows, American Occupational Therapy Association
- Perr, A. & Bell, P. (2009). Moving from simulation to real-life activity and human occupation. In J. Hinojosa, & M. L. Blount (Eds.), The texture of life: Purposeful activities in the context of occupation (3rd ed., pp. 335-365). Bethesda, MD: AOTA Press.
- Perr, A. (2009). Range of human activity: Self-care occupations. In J. Hinojosa & M. L. Blount (Eds.), The texture of life: Purposeful activities in the context of occupation (3rd ed., 435-451). Betheseda, MD: AOTA Press.
- Perr, A. & Miller, J. (2009). Range of human activity: Work occupations. In J. Hinojosa & M. L. Blount (Eds.), The texture of life: Purposeful activities in the context of occupation (3rd ed., pp 409- 433). Bethesda, MD: AOTA Press.
- Bell, P. & Perr, A. (2004). Moving from simulation to real life activity and human occupation. In J. Hinojosa & M.-L. Blount (Eds.), The texture of life: Purposeful activities in occupational therapy, (2nd ed., pp. 309-334). Bethesda, MD: AOTA.
- Perr, A., White, S., & Rekoutis, P. (June, 2002). Assistive technology and computer-based intervention in psychiatric settings. American Occupational Therapy Association's Technology Special Interest Section Newsletter, 12(2).
- Axelson, P., Minkel, J., Perr, A., & Yamada, D. (2002). The powered wheelchair training guide. Minden, NV: PAX Press.
- Perr, A. (2001). Basic wound healing: Seating support surfaces. Course given by NYU Division of Nursing, May 2001. Published in Course Book provided to attendees.
- Axelson, P., Chesney, D., Minkel, J., & Perr, A. (1998). The manual wheelchair training guide. Santa Cruz, CA: PAX Press.
- Hensley, C., Perr, A., & Petit, M. (June 25, 2007). Interactive Telecommunications design: An interdisciplinary Collaboration. OT Practice. Bethesda, MD: AOTA
- Perr, A. (2004). Range of human activity: Self-care. In J. Hinojosa & ML Blount (Eds.), The Texture of Life: Purposeful Activities in Occupational Therapy, 2nd Edition. Betheseda, MD: AOTA. (link)
- Contemporary Aging
- OT-UE 0001 - Orientation to Occupational Therapy
- OT-GE 2020 - Occupational Performance in Context
- OT-GE 2171 - Disability in a Global Context: Ghana
- Assistive Technology Used by People with Disabilities
- OT-GE 2721 - Fieldwork I
- OT-GE 2900 - Developing Assistive Technology
- Introduction to Assistive Technology
- Ergonomics for Real Life
- Physical Disabilities Conditions
- OT-GE 2039 - Medical and Psychiatric Conditions
- OT-GE 2736 - Skills and Purposeful Activities II
- OT-GE 2742 - Rehabilitation Evaluation and Intervention
- OT-GE 2000 - New Student Seminar in Occupational Therapy
2006-present RESNA, Board of Director’s Member
2005-2006 Adaptive Design Association (adaptivedesign.org) Board of Directors
1999-2003 National Institutes of Health (NIH). Grant reviewer for SBIR grant proposals.
1992-2003 ANSI/RESNA Wheelchair Standards Committee
1998-2005 ANSI/RESNA Seating and Postural Support Devices Committee
- Long term interest in research involving the use of assistive technology especially seating and wheeled mobility, computer use, and environmental access.