With over 20 years of occupational therapy experience, author and mentor Cheri Dotterer is zealous about the how we learn. She worked in many environments, including acute care, skilled nursing homes, home care, and most recently school-based pediatrics. Pediatrics has always been her passion and love. Her favorite part of practice is seeing the “light bulb” go on in the mind of parents, teachers, and children. Cheri has made it her mission to help parents and teachers inspire children to transform the children’s perspective on learning through easy-to-implement techniques teachers and parents can use to improve motivation in the classroom and at home.
Cheri brings with her years of research and education. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in both Biochemistry and Occupational Therapy and later a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy. In addition, she holds a certificate as a Board-Certified Educational Advocate and Neuroscience Coach. Furthermore, she has worked alongside several universities creating unique experiences for OT students and organizations in the practice of occupational therapy through adjunct faculty and guest lecturer positions.
Cheri sees the world from a non-traditional perspective. She has a private practice in Pennsylvania and lives with her husband of 27 years, their two children, and their cat, Snowball. Discovering a method of using motion to improve spelling and vocabulary, Cheri is now a Dysgraphia Consultant and author.
Previous Teaching Experiences
Pennsylvania State University, Alvernia University, Misericordia University
University/College/Technical School Guest Lecturer
Pennsylvania State University, Temple University, Salus University, Berks Technical Institute
Berks County Autism Society, National Special Education Advocacy Institute, Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association, Chester County Right to Education Task Force, Hamburg Area Middle School, Pennsylvania Education for All Coalition
Cheri’s Speaking Strengths
As an occupational therapist and researcher, Cheri loves to communicate her discoveries about neuroscience and dysgraphia. She welcomes the opportunity for public speaking. She thrives in front of an audience whether it is in the classroom or online. She prides herself in bringing the most complete and innovative methods of sharing why dysgraphia is misunderstood. She loves telling stories to provide clarity for which child she is speaking.
- National Board of Occupational Therapy Certified
- Pennsylvania Licensed Occupational Therapist
- American Occupational Therapy Association
- Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association: former board member
- OptiMind Neuroscience Coaching and Training Institute: Neuroscience Coach and Affiliate
- Author Academy Elite Affiliate
Shining Star North East Berks Chamber of Commerce Entrepreneur of the Year 2017