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Orit Schwartz

Clinical Instructor, College of Applied Health Sciences

Office Phone

847-363-6550

Office

1919 W. Taylor St., AHSB

Office Hours

By appointment

About

Orit Schwartz MS OTR/L is a clinical instructor in the undergraduate Rehabilitation Sciences program. Orit is interested in community-based services and participatory approaches to educational and clinical work. Orit began her career as an adult educator with a focus on adult and family literacy. She taught, developed programs and trained literacy educators at the Howard Area Community Center and other Chicago based CBOs. After becoming an occupational therapist, Orit continued working with children and families in the Chicago Public Schools and through the early intervention system. Most recently, Orit has been an early intervention provider in the Child and Family Development Center at UIC.

Orit received an MA in Adult Education from National Luis University, where she later taught courses as an adjunct instructor, and an MS in Occupational Therapy from UIC. Orit has taught in the undergraduate rehabilitation sciences program since January 2017 and she is currently pursuing a PhD in Disability Studies at UIC.

Service to the Community

Orit is working with the Hyde Park Refugee Project, a local community group dedicated to the resettlement of refugee families in the Hyde Park neighborhood in Chicago. Over the last 18 months, this volunteer-based organization provided intensive resettlement support to three refugee families.

Education

MS, Occupational Therapy; University of Illinois at Chicago
MA, Adult Education; National Luis University
MA, Medieval History; Northwestern University
BA, History of Art, Tel Aviv University