Dorothea T. Copeland, OTD, OTR/L
Occupational Therapy Instructional Specialist
Prince George's County Public Schools
Dorothea Copeland has practiced occupational therapy for 34 years. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Towson University with a BS degree in Occupational Therapy and Psychology. In 2008 she earned an Occupational Therapy Clinical Doctorate degree from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, Provo, Utah. She completed a certification in Administration and Supervision from John Hopkins University. Copeland has presented nationally and locally on a variety of topics relevant to occupational therapy, including application of the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework to school-based practice. She currently manages the Occupational Therapy Service at Prince George's County Public Schools, where she has been employed for 20 years. Prior to joining PGCPS, she was the Clinical Coordinator of Occupational Therapy at Prince George's Hospital Center. She was among the first occupational therapists hired at National Rehabilitation in 1986; there, she honed her skills for using meaningful, client-centered interventions to increase independence, community reintegration, and overall quality of life for individuals with spinal cord injuries. Her career in occupational therapy began in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, at Allegheny General Hospital.
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Saturday, July 21
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM