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Arezou Salamat, MOT
Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy
School of Allied Health Professions
Work History 
Instructor (February 2008)
Loma Linda University
  Provide occupational therapy services for the SART program in San Bernardino. This program is Designed for the children who were exposed to alcohol or drug prenatally. Providing assessment, treatment planning, design home programs and provide consultations with parents and team members.  Design lectures in the area of pediatrics and related services for OT students. Course Faculty in: Intervetion Techniques & Strategies II and Community Practice.  Supervise OT student in the fieldwork.  

Clinical Faculty- Contractor (August 2007 - January 2008)
Loma Linda University-START program
Provide occupational therapy services for the START program in San Bernardino. This program is Designed for the children who were exposed to alcohol or drug prenatally. Providing assessment, treatment planning, design home programs and provide consultations with parents and team members.  Present lectures in the area of pediatrics for OT students and other professioanls for START program.

Occupational Therapist (May 2006 - October 2008)
Independent Contractor
  Working with children and families from birth to 21 in a home environment, community and educational system with regional centers and also school districts as NPA. Providing occupational therapy services which include evaluation, treatment, consultations and discharge planning based on the child’s needs.  

Occupational Therapist (May 2006 - December 2006)
California Children Services, Riverside County 
  Provide clinical therapy services for children with variety of medical diagnosis such as CP, TBI and CVA. This service included evaluation, treatment and designing an appropriate home program for families to follow up in community and home. Collaboration with other team members such as school districts, regional centers, other therapists and physicians were the emphasis of this service. 

Occupational Therapist (May 2005 - May 2006)
Corona Norco Unified School District
  Provide school based occupational therapy services for students with a variety of diagnoses such as PDD, Developmental Delay and physical disabilities. Services include assessment, intervention, participating in IEP teams, and setting up programs for educational staff to support the child’s fine motor development. As a school based occupational therapist, one of my responsibilities is to provide recommendations and treatments for children that have difficulty processing sensory inputs which impact their education. Provide appropriate adaptive equipment, if needed, to support the student educational goals.

Occupational Therapist (July 2003 - May 2005)
Provided training, program development and consultation services for the Special Needs Advisory Project (SNAP), a three years state funded project, which provides education and training for day care providers to increase inclusion in their care. Responsibilities included program development, designing workshops and trainings for day care providers, staff and community in areas of fine motor, visual perception and sensory integration. Provide clinical observations, recommendations, and consultation services to day care providers for children with special needs in their care. Additionally, provided direct early intervention services for children birth to three year-old.

Occupational Therapist (April 2002 - June 2003)
Providence Health System
  Worked with adults and children with neurological disabilities (CVA, CP, and TBI) in both acute, outpatient, and inpatient rehabilitation settings. Administered standardized and non-standardized assessments to determine areas of need and provide appropriate intervention strategies, home programs, and discharge planning. Collaborated with team members including the client, his/her family and other health care professionals to discuss progress and discharge planning.  

Occupational Therapist (May 2000 - April 2001)
Children''s Center
  Assisst with program development and consultative services to the Special Needs Adoption Program (SNAP) which provides mental health services for children who experienced prenatal exposure to drugs and/or alcohol. Collaborated with SNAP team  members, families, and professionals via home and school visit to suggest environmental modifications in the child’s home, school, and play settings. Utilized standardized assessment tools to assess the child’s daily routine and necessary life skills in school and home environments to provide appropriate recommendations.