Amy Rebovich, OTD, OTR/L, SCLV, CLVT, is an occupational therapist who specializes in low vision and is a certified low vision therapist currently working in the VA Pittsburgh Intermediate low vision clinic. Dr. Rebovich earned her post-professional doctorate in Occupational Therapy (OTD) degree from Chatham University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 2013 and undergraduate degree at Gannon University, Erie, Pennsylvania, in 1999. In 2002, she became a Certified Low Vision Therapist (CLVT) through the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation & Education Professionals (ACVREP) and in 2011 obtained the recognition of Specialty Certification in Low Vision through the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). Dr. Rebovich’s clinical experience is 16 years as a low vision occupational therapist and certified low vision therapist. Specifically, 11 to 12 of those years have been directly in low vision rehabilitation. She has worked in a variety of areas of OT and in blind and low vision in an outpatient nonprofit private practice low vision clinic along with the intermediate low vision clinic at the VA Pittsburgh. She also has experience in acute care, skilled nursing facility, and long-term care facilities with a variety of populations. Dr. Rebovich has worked specifically with the geriatric population in low vision rehabilitation with eye diseases as the primary pathology and with younger veterans with traumatic brain injury, photophobia, migraines, and brain injury affecting functional vision. She has had experience collaborating with research projects with local universities/hospitals and has coauthored and lectured over the years to universities, hospitals, and national, state, and local professional organizations in both the private sector and the VA. Currently, Dr. Rebovich is working on research projects within the VA with an interdisciplinary team.
Jodi Schreiber, OTD, OTR/L, C/NDT, is a 2014 graduate of the post-professional doctorate in Occupational Therapy (OTD) program from Thomas Jefferson University. She also studied at the University of Pittsburgh, where she received both a master of science (1998) and a bachelor of science (1991) degree in Occupational Therapy. She is currently an associate professor in the Master of Occupational Therapy Program at Chatham University. Dr. Schreiber currently holds the position of Chair of the Interprofessional Education Task Force at Chatham and serves as Pennsylvania representative to the American Occupational Therapy Association’s Representative Assembly. Throughout her 26 years as an occupational therapist, Dr. Schreiber has provided occupational therapy in a variety of practice settings; this includes hospitals, nursing homes, private homes, rehabilitation centers, and preschools. Her primary interests are in neuroscience, the diseases/syndromes associated with the brain and spinal cord, low vision rehabilitation, and the scholarship of teaching and learning as it pertains to adult student critical thinking. She has presented both locally and nationally on various topics related to low vision, visual-perceptual disorders and intervention, motor learning, OT intervention with the neurologically impaired adult, infusing occupation into routine OT practice, and teaching methods used in adult learning and interprofessional education. Dr. Schreiber has published in several peer-reviewed journals and has coauthored a textbook and several book chapters in texts used in occupational therapy education.