Kate Roberts, OTD, OTR/L, CSRS
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose

 

Kate Roberts, OTD, OTR/L, is a licensed occupational therapist at VCU Health’s Neuroscience, Orthopaedic, and Wellness (NOW) Center in Richmond, Virginia. Kate’s main clinical focus at VCU Health is the evaluation and development of unique intervention plans to meet the complex occupational performance needs of clients with rare and progressive neurodegenerative diagnoses. Kate received her Master’s of Occupational Therapy at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2011. She then went on to complete her Post-Professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) in 2017 at VCU. Kate serves many clients with ALS through VCU Health’s inter-professional Neuromuscular and ALS clinic. She frequently serves as a guest instructor for VCU’s Occupational Therapy Doctoral Program, as she is avid about sharing OT’s positive impact on quality of life for those with neurological impairments. Kate’s career goal is to underscore OT’s unique role in the care of clients with neurological diagnoses by highlighting the relationship between engagement in meaningful occupations and its impact on quality of life. She is especially passionate about exploring the use of rehabilitation technology to produce clinically meaningful improvements in cognitive and motor performance and how these improvements translate to occupational engagement. Outside of work, Kate enjoys painting and sculpting, is an avid yoga practitioner, and loves to go hiking with her husband and two daughters.