Kate Barlow, OTD, MS, OTR/L

Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy


Kate Barlow, OTD, MS, OTR/L received her BS in Occupational Therapy from Boston University and her MS and OTD from Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Barlow’s clinical experience includes public school practice, early intervention, and pediatric hospital-based, outpatient practice. In addition, Dr. Barlow was the Director of Rehabilitation at a skilled nursing facility. Her academic experience includes roles as clinical instructor and visiting professor at several universities, including Shenandoah University, Virginia Commonwealth University, Western New England University, the University of Guyana, and the University of Ghana. Dr. Barlow’s area of clinical expertise is pediatric feeding and swallowing, which she has presented on at the OT state conferences of CT, MA, NH, and VA. She also presented on pediatric feeding at the 2018 WFOT conference in South Africa. Her research interests in pediatric practice have taken her to Ghana, Morocco, Ecuador, and Peru.


  • Doctor of Occupational Therapy, 2015, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Master of Science in Occupational Therapy, 2015, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy, 1997, Boston University

Certifications and Memberships

  • Nationally Registered by National for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT)
  • Member of World Federation of Occupational Therapy (WFOT)
  • Member of American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
  • Member of Massachusetts Occupational Therapy Association (MAOTA)
  • Teaching Blended & Online Format Certification
  • Fieldwork Educator Certification
  • CPR Certified as Healthcare Provider
  • Certification in Infant Massage
  • Vital Stim® Certified
  • Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training by CPI


  • OTR2900 International Interprofessional Service Learning to Peru
  • OTR 5060 Task & Activity Analysis
  • OTR 5120 Evidence Based Practice
  • OTR5230 Psychosocial Occupations: Childhood and Adolescence
  • OTR5231 Pediatric Physical Occupations
  • OTR5433 Pediatric Fieldwork Service Delivery
  • OTR 5531 Supervision/Management
  • OTR6030 The Occupational Therapy Process: Pediatrics
  • OTR 6130 Fieldwork Seminar
  • OTR 6139 Level II Fieldwork
  • OTR 6239 Level II Fieldwork
  • OTR 6240 Level II Fieldwork

Research Interests

  • Therapeutic Use of Self
  • Occupational Therapy in developing countries
  • Pediatric Feeding, Eating & Swallowing


Barlow, K. & Reynolds, S. (2018). Exploration of developmental milestones and parental practices in Ghana. The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy, 6(2), Article 5. doi.org/10.15453/2168-6408.1407

Nafai, S., Barlow, K., & Stevens-Nafai, E. (2017). OT in Morocco: Sustaining service learning trips through telehealth. OT Practice, 22(2), 20-22.


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