Dennis Cleary, MS, OTD, OTR/L

Nisonger Center - UCEDD
406 Atwell Hall
453 West Tenth Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210
 
Phone: 614-292-8145
Email: dennis.cleary@osumc.edu
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Last Updated: September 18, 2017

Dennis Cleary
 

Discipline Coordinators: Occupational Therapy
 
Discipline(s): Occupational Therapy
 
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership

Vita/Bio

EDUCATION

 

2010                                  Doctor of Occupational Therapy 

Chatham University

                                          Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

 

2005                                  Master of Science

                                          Health and Rehabilitation Science

The Ohio State University

 

 

1996                                  BS Occupational Therapy

The Ohio State University

 

      1991                                  BA Journalism

                                                The Ohio State University

 

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

 

2011 – Present                  Assistant Professor

Division of Occupational Therapy

The Ohio State University

Columbus, OH

 

2006 – 2011                      Academic Fieldwork Coordinator

Division of Occupational Therapy

The Ohio State University

Columbus, OH

 

2005 – 2006                      Lecturer

Division of Occupational Therapy

The Ohio State University

Columbus, OH


 

CLINICAL POSITIONS

 

1997  – 2005                     Occupational Therapist in Private Practice

Worked with Children, Adolescents, and Adults who had Developmental Disabilities in school, employment, and residential settings.

 

 

GRANT SUPPORT

 

2014 – 2015                      Principal Investigator

Provider Support for Ohio’s Employment First Initiative

The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities

The Ohio State University

 

 

2010 – 2015                      Co-Investigator

Transition Options in Post Secondary Education

The US Department of Education

The Ohio State University

 

2015 – 2020                      Co-Investigator

Transition Options in Post Secondary Education

The US Department of Education

The Ohio State Universit

 

 

 

RESEARCH AFFILIATIONS

 

2012 – Present                  Co-Director

Transition, Employment, and Technology Lab

The Ohio State University

 

PEER – REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

 

  1. Case-Smith, J., Page, S. J., Darragh, A., Rybski, M., & Cleary, D.S.  (March 2014). The professional occupational therapy doctoral degree: Why do it? American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68(2), e55-e60.

     

  2. Persch, A. C., Cleary, D. S., Rutkowski, S., Malone, H. C., Darragh, A. R., & Case-Smith, J. D. (October, 2015). Current practices in job matching for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation.

 

  1. Persch, A. C., Gugiu, P. C., Onate, J. A., & Cleary, D. S. (November, 2015). Development and psychometric evaluation of the Vocational Fit Assessment. American Journal of Occupational Therapy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EDITOR – REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

 

  1. Persch, A. C., Cleary, D. S., Tanner, K. DiGiovine, C. Rybski, M., Teaford, M., Page, S. J., & Darragh, A. R. (2014). In Memoriam- Jane Case-Smith: Servant-Leader and Scholar. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68, 649-652.

 

 

CHAPTERS

 

  1. Cleary, D. S., Persch, A. C., & Spencer, K. (2014). Transition to Adulthood. In J. Case-Smith & J. C. O’Brien (Eds.), Occupational therapy for children and adolescents (727-746). Maryland Heights, MO: Mosby/ Elsevier.

 

WEB-PUBLISHED TRAINING MODULES

 

  1. Izzo, M.V., Day, K.J., Murray, A.J., Simmons-Reed, E. Cullen, J., Cleary, D., McArrell, B., Harris, L. B., & Short, A. (2012). Promoting transition through learning communities for students with disabilities: A how-to guide (2nd Ed.). http://nisonger.osu.edu/media/ORSC-OBR%20Replication%20Guide_v2.pdf

     

     

  2. Cleary, D. S. (June 2014) Task Analysis for Job Coaches. Employment First Provider Support webinar. http://www.ohioemploymentfirst.org/view.php?nav_id=110   

     

     

  3. Cleary, D. S. (July 2014) Worskite Analysis for Job Coaches. Employment First Provider Support webinar. http://www.ohioemploymentfirst.org/view.php?nav_id=110

     

     

  4. Cleary, D. S. (August 2014) Tablet computers and smartphones as workplace supports.  Employment First Provider Support webinar. http://www.ohioemploymentfirst.org/view.php?nav_id=110

     

     

  5. Cleary, D. S. (September 2014) The role of occupational therapy in supporting employment. Employment First Provider Support webinar. http://www.ohioemploymentfirst.org/view.php?nav_id=110

     

     

  6. Cleary, D. S., Nelson, S. P. (November, 2014) Cleary, D. S. (July 2014) Video resumes and professional portfolios: Presenting job seekers in the best light webinar. http://www.ohioemploymentfirst.org/view.php?nav_id=110

 

 

  1. Cleary, D. S. (March 2015) Employment supports for those with physical or sensory involvement. Employment First Provider Support webinar. http://www.ohioemploymentfirst.org/view.php?nav_id=110

 

 

 

  1. Cleary DS, Izzo MV, Karoulis K, McComas J. Career Discovery Tools and Guide . [Internet]. Columbus, Ohio: Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities ; 2015 June. 41 Page Career Discovery Tool and 56 Page Interpretive Guide . Available from: http://www.ohioemploymentfirst.org/view.php?nav_id=111 .

     

 

 

PUBLISHED ABSTRACTS

 

 

PRESENTATIONS – State and Local

 

 

  1. Izzo, M., Malone, H., Smith, K., & Cleary, D (12/2015) The Piece Program Presented at the annual meeting of the Ohio Association of County Boards of Developmental Disabilities. Columbus, OH. Invited.

 

  1. Grooms, A., Cleary, D. S., Gugiu, P. C., Onate, J. A., & Persch, A. C. (9/2015). Reliability and validity of the Vocational Fit Assessment. Poster session presented at the OOTA Conference 2015. Columbus, OH. Refereed.

     

  2. Eismann, M. M., Capretta, C., Cleary, D. S., & Persch, A. C. (9/2015). Factors associated with successful transition to adulthood for students receiving occupational therapy. Poster session presented at the OOTA Conference 2015. Columbus, OH. Refereed.

     

  3. Reifenberg, G., Eismann, M. M., Cleary, D. S., Malone, H. C., Rutkowski, S., Darragh, A. R., & Persch, A. C. (9/2015). Job matching practices of Project SEARCH professionals. Poster session presented at the OOTA Conference 2015. Columbus, OH. Refereed.

     

  4. Capretta, C., Persch, A. C., Cleary, D. S., & Case-Smith, J. (11/ 2013). Factors associated with successful transition to adulthood for students receiving occupational therapy. Poster presented at the 2013 OOTA Conference. Dublin, OH. Refereed.

     

  5. Persch, A. C., Cleary, D. S., & Case-Smith, J. (11/ 2013). The vocational fit assessment: Systematically matching individuals with disabilities to work. Poster presented at the 2013 OOTA Conference. Dublin, OH. Refereed.

 

 

 

Presentations – National and International

 

 

  1. Cleary, D. S., & Persch, A. C. (7/2015). The road to self-sufficiency: Digital resources to teach independent living skills. Session presented at the 9th Annual International Project SEARCH Conference. Glendale, AZ. Refereed.

 

  1. Persch, A. C., & Cleary, D. S. (7/2015). How to improve job matching using the Vocational Fit Assessment. Session presented at the 9th Annual International Project SEARCH Conference. Glendale, AZ. Refereed.

 

  1. Cleary, D.S., Kilbane, C. (6/2015). The Millennial Generation in Fieldwork Education: Teaching strategies for this generation. Full day workshop. New England Occupational Therapy Education Council. Worcester, MA. Invited.

 

  1. Persch, A. C., Case-Smith, J. D., & Cleary, D. S. (4/2015). Current practices in job matching for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Research Poster presented at the 95th American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference and Expo. Nashville, TN. Refereed.

 

  1. Persch, A. C., Case-Smith, J. D., Cleary, D. S. & Gugiu, P. C. (4/2015). Latent parallel analysis and ordinal exploratory factor analysis of the Vocational Fit Assessment. Research Poster presented at the 95th American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference and Expo. Nashville, TN. Refereed.