, OTD, OTR/L
Assistant Professor and Chair, Occupational Therapy Department
21 Hopkins Place
BS, Bay Path College; MS,OTD Boston University, Sargent College
Chair and Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy Lori Vaughn, OTD, OTR/L, brings her real-life experience in clinical settings to Bay Path College students in the undergraduate and graduate OT programs. Her primary area of occupational therapy practice and research is pediatrics, particularly in the realm of severe disabilities, including autism, cerebral palsy, sensory processing disorders, play and its impact on development, and the role of culture in development.
Vaughn has specialty training and certification in sensory integration, Therapeutic Listening, and the Handwriting Without Tears Program. Her research includes the development of cultural competence in fieldwork and practice and the development of cultural competence training modules for occupational therapy students and educators.
She has published on a variety of topics, including the occupational therapy exam process, play-and-leisure assessment, occupational therapy and entrepreneurship, and Down syndrome. In addition to her research, Vaughn is a frequent presenter at the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and the Massachusetts Association for Occupational Therapy annual conferences and an invited guest panelist and lecturer on the topics of distance learning and fieldwork education. She is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Occupational Therapy Association and the Massachusetts Association for Occupational Therapy.
Vaughn received an associate of science in paralegal studies and a bachelor of science in occupational therapy from Bay Path College. She earned her master of science degree and her doctor of occupational therapy at Boston University.