Kristen M. Powers, OTD, OTR/L

Kristen M. Powers, OTD, OTR/L, is the Director of Occupational Therapy Services at CCSN and provides occupational therapy and cognitive behavioral services to neurodivergent populations including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Acquired Brain Injury, and developmental disabilities. She conducts occupational therapy evaluations; co-directs the Feeding Clinic; participates in multidisciplinary assessments; and provides school-based consultations, community-based services, and outpatient therapeutic interventions.

Along with Dr. Mark Palmieri, Dr. Powers is the co-author of the book, Feeding Your Child with Autism, A Family Centered-Guide to Meeting the Challenges. She is published in the Encyclopedia of Autism and has lectured extensively on sensory-motor issues, feeding, and individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders as well as Acquired Brain Injury both nationally and internationally.

Dr. Powers received her doctorate from Bay Path University, her master’s degree from San Jose State University, and her undergraduate degree from Tufts University. She has been practicing as an occupational therapist for over thirty years and has worked with both adults and children with developmental as well as physical disabilities. She has experience providing both community-based and school services. Dr. Powers is certified in sensory integration and administration of the Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests. She has worked as an adjunct professor at Bay Path University in Springfield, MA, the University of St. Joseph in West Hartford, CT and Briarwood College in Southington, CT.