Kevin Berner, MS, OTR/L, ATP

Kevin Berner, MS, OTR/L, ATP

Kevin Berner
Lecturer, Department of Occupational Therapy
635 Commonwealth Ave, SAR-543
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MS in Occupational Therapy, Boston University, 2005
BS in Human Physiology, Boston University Sargent College, 1999

Scholarly, Research, and/or Practice Interests

Kevin Berner has two degrees from Boston University Sargent College (a bachelor’s degree in human physiology and a master’s degree in OT). He is a licensed and registered Occupational Therapist (OTR/L) and a certified Assistive Technology Practitioner (ATP). Kevin’s clinical experiences include neurological acute rehabilitation, working in a residential school for adolescents with disabilities, working in a long-term care for individuals with advanced multiple sclerosis, and assistive technology assessment, installation and training in the community and workplace.

MSOT courses taught

SAR OT538: Assistive Technology

This course provides a lecture and laboratory-based introduction on the use of assistive technologies and related issues, such as funding and legislation. It is designed to provide a basic understanding of various types of technologies, assessment procedures, user populations, environments, and the impact of assistive technology on occupation. (Credits: 2)

SAR OT566: Client Factors and Occupational Performance

This graduate course in occupational therapy is designed to be taken concurrently with two other complementary courses: OT 565 (Skills for Occupation Based Practice 2) and OT 586( Professional Service Management). This component of the course sequence focuses on knowledge and resources needed for effective clinical reasoning about occupation-based evaluation and intervention for the Biomechanical and Neurorehabilitation theoretical perspectives. Topics covered included diagnostic conditions and disorders, theoretical perspectives, research evidence, and practice contexts/environments. Content is applied to individuals living with chronic conditions who are most likely to benefit from remediation interventions to enable performance of meaningful occupations, e.g., ADLs/IADLs, work, education, play, leisure, rest and sleep, and social participation. Classes will consist primarily of lectures, group discussions, audiovisual presentations, and case study discussions. Considerable self-directed learning is expected. (Credits: 2)

Please note that BU is transitioning to the Entry-level OTD program.