Associate Professor and Program Director
Office Location: AC-1E12D
Degree Institution Field Dates DSW Adelphi University Social Welfare 1997 MSW Adelphi University Social Work 1983 BS New York University Occupational Therapy 1978
Andrea Krauss has been a pediatric clinician for over 25 years and involved in OT education for over 20 years. She was a professor in the Occupational Therapy Department at Touro College for 11 years and Co-Chair for 5 years before beginning at York College CUNY in spring 2003. At Touro College Dr. Krauss developed a cross discipline early intervention program that was approved by New York State, taught courses as: Pediatric Occupational Therapy, School Based Occupational Therapy, Sensory Integration, Growth and Development through the Life-span. In addition she served as Chairperson for over 20 graduate thesis research projects.
Areas of Expertise
- Pediatric Occupational Therapy
School Based OT Practice
Families who have Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders and other Developmental Challenges
Sensory Processing Disorders
Naturalistic and Developmental treatments of Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (RDI, DIR)
Articles in Field Of Expertise
Avi-Itzhak,T. & Krauss,A.. "An Outcome Assessment for Evaluating Occupational Therapy Students' Proficiency and Skills Required for Passing the NBCOT Computer-Based Certification Test." Journal of Allied Health. 39 Summer 2010: 81-87.
Daley,C.J>, Kelley.G.T.,Krauss,A.. "Relationship between Visuomotor and Handwriting Skills in Children in Kindergarten: A Modified Replication Study." American Journal of Occupational Therapy. 57(4) 2003: .
Horowitz,B.P., Savino,D.S.,Krauss,A.. "Ageism and Implications for Gerontic Occupational Therapy Practice." Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation. 15(2) 1999: .
Wagner,M.R., Krauss,A.,Horowitz,B.. "Occupationally Embedded Exercise, Rote Exercise, and the Presence of Another Person in an Exercise Context." The Israel Journal of Occupational Therapy. 4(4) 1995: .
Refereed Proceedings in Field Of Expertise
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Presented Papers, Lectures, and Exhibitions and Performances
" Recognizing and Addressing Motor Dyspraxia and Sensory Problems in the Classroom (K-2) " May 4,2010: Teachers and administrators (staff professional development) of Mott Haven Academy, Bronx, NY.
" Finding Solutions to Improve Student Proficiency and Skills for Passing the Computer-Based National Board Certification in Occupational Therapy " February 9,2009: CETL Presentation, York College.
" Writing Across the Disciplines: A Panel Discussion " October 23,2008: CETL Presentation, York College.
" Enhancing Fine Motor Development in Pre-School aged Children " April 20,2008: Teachers and adminstrators (staff professional development), Temple Beth-El Pre-School.
" Increasing Urban OT Students' Proficiency and Skills required for Passing the NBCOT Certification Exam: An Assessment of a Testing Preparation Seminar " April 11,2008: The American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference.
" A Pilot Outcome Assessment for Evaluating Occupational Therapy Students' Proficiency and Skills Required for Passing the NBCOT Computer-Based Certification Test. " April 10, 2008: The American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference.
" Realtionship Development Intervention (RDI): Giving Parents Back Their Roles as 'Guides' for Their Children " September 29, 2007: New York State Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference.
" Using the Interactive Metronome in Pediatric Occupational Therapy " October 2, 2005: New York State Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference.
" Managing Pre-School Aged Children with Sensory Processing Disorders " June 28, 2005: Professional Staff Development, Jamaica Head Start.
" Integrating Pre-Schoolers with Special Needs in a Mainstream Pre-School Environment " November, 2003: Teachers and administrators (professional staff development), Temple Beth-El Pre-School.
" Using the Interactive Metronome in Pediatric Occupational Therapy " January 10,2003: Occupational Therapy Faculty, students and invites guests at New York Institute of Technology.
" Supporting Fine Motor Development in Pre-School Aged Children " November 22,2002: Teachers and administrators (professional staff development), Temple Emanuel Pre-School.
" Red Flags in Pre-School Aged Children That Require Further Assessment " February 5,2001: Teachers and administrators (preofessional staff development), North Shore Pre-School.
" Occupational Therapy Services for Pre-School Aged Children " January 9,2001: Teachers and administrators (professional staff development), Gan Shalom Pre-School.
" The Developmental, Individulaized, Relationship-Based (DIR) Approach to Assessment and Treatment od Autistic Spectrum Disorders: A Comparative Analysis " June 16,2000: The New York Association of Early Childhood and Infant Psychology Conference.
" Occupational Therapy as Part of a Multidisciplinary Team in Pediatrics " June 11,2000: Graduate Students in the Psychology Program, PACE University.
" Combining Sensory Integration and Floor Time for Children with Regulatory Disorders " Dec. 4,1999: Therapists across disciplines, Annual Zero to Three National Conference.
" Sensory Intergration Dysfunction in School Aged Children " April 16,1999: Teachers and administrators K-6 (professional staff development), Bay Shore Elementary School.
" Identifying and Treating Children with Sensory Processing Disorders and Regulatory Disorders " March 4,1999: Psychologists and Social Workers (professional staff development), Southern Connecticut Children's Mental Health Center.
" Identifying and Addressing Sensory Issues in Pre-Schoolers " Dec. 2,1998: Teachers and administrators (professional staff development), Temple Beth-El Pre-School.
" Identifying and Helping Pre-Schoolers with Special Needs " January 14,1998: Teachers and administrators (professional staff development), Trinity Co-Op Nursery School.
" Treatment Strategies for Regulatory and Multi-System Disorders " Nov. 10,1997: New York State Occupational Therapy Association Annual COnference.
" Pnael: Point-Counterpoint: The Pros and COns of Inclusion Programs " Nov. 10,1997: New York State Occupational Therapy Association Annual COnference.
" Allergies, Antibiotics and Nutrition in Children with: Sensory/Regulatory Problems, Problems with attention, Multi-System Developmental Disorders, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Pervasive Developmental Delay " May 10,1996: Public Service Wrokshop for parents and professionals (sponsored by DOVE Rehabilitation).
" The Impact of Sensory Integrative Dysfunction and Regulatory Disorders on Psychological Development of Infants and Young Children " March 17,1996: The Developmental Delay Registry National Conference.
" Bonding and Psycho-Emotional Development " October 7,1995: Public Service Workshop for parents and professionals, sponsored by DOVE Rehabilitation.
" Those Terrible Wonderful Twos!!! " April 1993: Community Service Presentation for parents, sponsored byTouro College.
" Occupational Therapy in School Based Program: Entering the System " May 1993: Occupational Therapists interested in school based practice (sponsored by Visiting Therapists Association).
" Best Practice: Occupational Therapy in School Based Practice and Early Intervention " April 16, 2011: AOTA 91st Annual Conference.
Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships
NY State Occupational Therapy Merit Award for Practice and Education: October 1, 2005.
HRSA & ARRA, Grant for Students in Health Professions who are educationally and or financially disadvantaged. Sept.2010-June 2011: $80,584 + $53,229.
HRSA & ARRA, Grant for Students in Health Professions who are educationally and or financially disadvantage. Sept.2009-June 2010: $89,180 + $39,840.
CUNY Technology, Classroom grant. 2007-2010: .
CUNY Technology, Classroom grant. Spring 2009: $7,000..
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HRSA, Grant for Students in Health Professions who are educationally and or financially disadvantage. Sept. 2006 - June 2007: $79,583..