Occupational Therapy

Department of Occupational Therapy

Melanie Criss, OTD, OTR/L

Melanie Criss, OTD, OTR/L
Clinical Instructor/Coordinator of Fieldwork and Professional Development
Occupational Therapy Program
Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
The University of Toledo
Mail Stop 119
2801 W.  Bancroft Street
Toledo, Ohio 43606-3390
Phone: (419) 530-6691           
Fax: (419) 530-4780
Email: melanie.criss@utoledo.edu

Biographical Sketch:
Melanie Criss joined the University of Toledo Occupational Therapy department faculty in 2008.  She received her Occupational Therapy Doctorate in 2011 from Chatham university, her Master of Occupational Therapy degree in 2000 from the University of Toledo and her Bacholor of Business Administration degree in 1998 from Campbell University in North Carolina. The majority of her clinical experience has been in pediatrics, primarily in school settings; however, she also has experience in outpatient pediatrics, early intervention, and job-site evaluation and rehabilitation.  Currently, in her private practice, Melanie provides occupational therapy services to children with disabilities and their families.  She has developed an innovative telerehabilitation program for virtual charter schools in several states that has revealed positive student outcomes and high levels of client satisfaction.  

Teaching Responsibilities:
Fieldwork Seminar I
Fieldwork Seminar II
Fieldwork Seminar III
Fieldwork Seminar IV
Fieldwork Seminar V
Capstone Practicum, Faculty Mentor
Mentored Capstone Dissemination, Faculty Mentor
Mentored Studies in Capstone Area, Faculty Mentor




Last Updated: 6/26/15