Bonnie Riley

Assistant Professor/Lead Academic Faculty Adviser


Bonnie Riley, OTD OTR/L has 15 years of experience with occupational therapy for children and their families and 4 years of graduate and undergraduate academic experience.

  • Primary Care for Pediatrics
  • Inclusive Pediatric Occupations for children and their families

Post-Professional Doctorate in Occupational Therapy
Virginia Commonwealth University, 2015

Bachelor of Science, Occupational Therapy
Boston University, 2003

American Occupational Therapy Association Service Commendation (2017)

Boston University Scarlet Key Award (2002)

Funded Grants/Contracts

Improving Professional and Child Outcomes Through Use of Integrated Pediatric Primary Care Teams ($15,000) – GHR Foundation - Co-Principal Investigator (2017-2018).

Family Centered Care ($3,000) - Shenandoah University - Principal Investigator (2015-2016)

Amtryke Chapter Northern Shenandoah Valley ($2000) - American Woodmark - Program Developer (2015-2016)

Camp Follow the Leader ($5000 annually) - Valley Health Foundation - Program Developer (2005 to 2015)

Assistant Professor, St. Catherine University, 2016-Present

Assistant Professor, Shenandoah University, 2014-2016

Refereed Publications

Fergus, A, Buckler, J, Farrell, J. Isley, M, McFarland, M, and Riley, B. (2008). Constraint Induced Movement Therapy for a Child with Hemiparesis: A Case Report. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 20(3), 271-283.

Non-Refereed Publications

Fabrizi, S., Riley, B. & Zachry, A. (2017). Building Partnerships with Pediatricians. OT Practice, 22(13), 19-21.

Riley, B., Stoffel, A., Landa, J. (2017). Early Childhood Inclusion and Occupational Therapy: Maximizing participation for young children and their families. AOTA.

Riley, B. (2014). Advocacy cover sheet: Use of the AOTA Childhood Occupations Toolkit. AOTA.

Doll, J. & Riley, B. (2014). Tips for living life to its fullest: Establishing toileting routines for children. AOTA.