Clinical Assistant Professor and Academic Fieldwork
Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) Program
Office Location: North C
OTD, Temple University
M.Ed, Handicap Services, University of North Florida
BS, Occupational Therapy, Florida International University
Dr. Lori-Ann R. Helgeson has resided in Jacksonville for over 30 years. She has been an Occupational Therapist for over 23 years with the majority of her experience in pediatric settings. She recently joined Jacksonville University as the Academic Fieldwork Coordinator for the Doctor of Occupational Therapy program. She received her Doctor of Occupational Therapy degree from Temple University in Philadelphia. Her capstone focus was on occupational therapy’s role in post graduate community-based vocational education programs. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from Florida International University and a Master of Education with a focus on Handicap Services from the University of North Florida.
Dr. Helgeson has given continuing education lectures on handwriting, adaptive equipment in the classroom, how to make a sensory friendly classroom, and preparing for the NBCOT exam. She served as a mentor to new staff at a large inpatient rehabilitation hospital and in a public school system.