Anita Perr is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy. Anita 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. Anita has written and co-authored many papers and textbook chapters.
Ms. Perr holds a certification in Neurodevelopmental Treatment of the Adult Hemiplegic and was certified as an Assistive Technology Professional for many years. 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 Tandon's IDM Program have resulted in the development of the NYU Ability Project, an interdisciplinary research space for the development of assistive technologies.