Title: Occupational Therapist
Company: New York City Department of Education
Location: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Maurisha Dash, Occupational Therapist at New York City Department of Education, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in assisting students with learning challenges.
Following obtaining a Bachelor of Science in occupational therapy in 1993 from New York University, Dr. Dash followed with a Master of Science in occupational therapy from San Jose State University in 2010. She later continued her education with a Doctor of Education from Northcentral University in San Diego in 2021. She has provided superior care as a senior occupational therapist with the New York City Department of Education (DOE) since 2002 and as an occupational therapist with the United States Army Reserve since 2011. In this capacity, she treats injured, ill, or disabled patients through the therapeutic use of everyday activities and helps these patients develop, recover, improve, as well as maintain skills needed for daily living and working.
With the DOE, Dr. Dash assists elementary school students with learning challenges by providing tools and techniques; evaluates students to find their needs and recommend the best treatment plans to help them improve; and conducts sessions with students consisting of one-to-one or group sessions with up to four students. Dr. Dash got interested in occupational therapy because a resource person came to her school career day when she was only 17 and spoke about the profession. She decided she would take that path and do her best to help as many people as possible.
In the coming years, Dr. Dash sees herself expanding her portfolio to having an online platform to help more parents by having more professionals providing helpful resources. She would like more families to have better lives.
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