Shannon Scott, OTD, OTR/L
Clinical Assistant Professor
Dr. Scott received her Bachelors of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada in 1989 and her post-professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate from Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT in 2015. She received a Bachelor’s of Science majoring in Biochemistry from the University of British Columbia in 1985. She has over 25 years of clinical experience working in a variety of practice settings to include acute care, sub-acute care, outpatient, home health, tertiary care, and vocational rehabilitation both in Canada and the US. She has provided OT services within adult and adolescent mental health and provided services to individuals with disabilities associated with stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, progressive neurological diseases, such as multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease, orthopedic conditions, multiple trauma, hand injuries and low vision. She has completed Brain Injury Level I certification, NeuroDevelopmental Treatment (NDT) training, and an adaptive driving program. Her area of specialty is neurorehabilitation with an emphasis on upper extremity (UE) motor recovery and technology use following neurological injuries. Prior to joining Stony Brook, she was Director of Clinical Services for a global neurorehabilitation education and product company where she continues to act as a clinical specialist/consultant. She has taught continuing education courses nationally and internationally and has been an academic guest lecturer on the use of neurorehabilitation technologies for UE motor recovery.
Currently, Dr. Scott is a full time Clinical Assistant Professor and responsible for teaching courses such as Kinesiology, Clinical Conditions, OT Theory and Practice I, and Prosthetics and Orthotics. Her research areas of interest lie in stroke rehabilitation and best practice.