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Dr. Christopher Alterio

  • Division Chair of Occupational Therapy
  • Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy
Phone: (315) 279-5483

Academic Credentials

Nova Southeastern University
SUNY at Buffalo


Chris graduated cum laude from the SUNY at Buffalo Occupational Therapy program in 1987 and was honored in Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. He worked as a clinician and manager before completing his post-professional clinical doctorate at Nova Southeastern University in 2007. He authored the textbook “Clinically oriented theory for occupational therapy” and previously co-authored "Caring for Someone in Your Home." He writes extensively on a professional blog that covers occupational therapy topics. His clinical experience ranges across all practice areas but his primary interest and focus has always been pediatrics. Chris has presented at state and national conferences on topics ranging from pediatric clinical care and injury prevention programs, certification standards for occupational therapists, occupational therapy history, and appropriate use of social media in a professional context.

He has volunteered for 25 years for the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, serving in roles related to exam item writing, on standard setting studies, as pediatric subject matter expert on the Exam Development Committee, and in all Board of Director leadership positions including Board Chairperson from 2010-2012. Chris owns ABC Therapeutics, a private occupational and physical therapy practice in Western New York. He is the Chair and Program Director of the occupational therapy division at Keuka College.

Professional Interests

Pediatrics, private practice, entrepreneurship, social media, occupational therapy theory, occupational therapy history.
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