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Dr. Christopher Alterio

  • Division Chair and Program Director
  • 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 co-authored a book, "Caring for Someone in Your Home," and 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, certification standards for occupational therapists, promotion of pediatric injury prevention programs, and promotion of appropriate use of social media in a professional context.

He has volunteered for over 20 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 has taught at Keuka College in adjunct, part-time, and full-time capacities since 1993.

Professional Interests

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