Consuelo M. Kreider, Ph.D., OTR/L
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Occupational Therapy
Consuelo Kreider joined the University of Florida in 2005 where she teaches in the Masters of Occupational Therapy program in the areas of pediatric and adult assessment and intervention.
She has extensive clinical experience working with individuals living with a range of neurodevelopmental/neuropsychiatric conditions that include autism, learning, and attention disorders.
As a health and disability researcher, she uses a systems approach to understanding and improving individual functioning and symptom burden within each person’s unique social-environmental context. Her research focuses on the social environments and supports needed to optimize performance and participation in the occupational and social roles and contexts of young adulthood for individuals with neuropsychiatric disorders.
She is the PI of the NSF supported interdisciplinary research project titled Comprehensive Support for STEM Students with Learning Disability (CS3LD) (http://stemscholar.phhp.ufl.edu/). It is designed to bolster support for undergraduate students with learning disabilities (LD) in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The ultimate goal of the CS3LD research project is to broaden the participation and achievement of post-secondary students with LD and related disorders. To achieve this goal, the CS3LD research team is creating, testing, and refining a multi-level model for supporting the success of undergraduate students with LD.
Dr. Kreider also served at the North Florida / South Georgia Veterans Health System, Center of Innovation for Disability and Rehabilitation Research. She has National Board Certification in Occupational Therapy. Dr. Kreider received her PhD in Rehabilitation Science, her MHS and BHS in Occupational Therapy from the University of Florida.
Dr. Consuelo Kreider gives a brief overview of the CS³LD project