Clarice Torrey is an occupational therapist with experience working with children and adults across the lifespan. She has practiced in pediatric outpatient and inpatient, as well as adult inpatient and home health. She is passionate about disability awareness/acceptance and universal design. She has a special interest in technology, and is dedicated to using her knowledge as an occupational therapist to develop products and services to improve the quality of life for people with illness, injury, and disability.
Why did you become an OT? Or What do like most about being an OT?
I became interested in OT after volunteering for RAD camp, a residential camp for adults with developmental disabilities. I enjoyed working with this population, and became passionate about disability awareness and advocacy. When I discovered OT I found it was the perfect blend of art and science for me. I love the focus of improving quality of life by participating in meaningful activities or occupations.
What settings have you practiced as a therapist?
- Outpatient Pediatrics
- Inpatient Pediatrics
- In-home Early Intervention
- Inpatient Adult
- Adult home health
What inspires you about Neofect users/your clients? OR Why are you passionate about Neofect products?
Neofect is developing products to improve the rehabilitation process. There are several areas of practice that are clear in the research, but just don’t happen in real life. Neofect is using technology to bridge the gap between what we know in research and what is happening in real life. I appreciate Neofect’s commitment to working with clinicians to create the most beneficial products.
What are you passionate about outside of work?
I love design and technology. I teach a class for kids with and without disabilities how to use a 3D printer. I’m passionate about learning and self-development. I advocate for inclusion and diversity. I continue to volunteer with RAD camp over 20 years later.
CSU Dominguez Hills - Bachelor of Science Occupational Therapy
Licenses, certifications, and memberships
- Occupational Therapist Registered | certification number: #1070169
- California Board of Occupational Therapy | License number: #7547
- American Heart Association BLS Certification | valid until 9/2019
- Advanced Practice Certification | Swallowing Assessment and Intervention
- American Occupational Therapy Association