University of Southern California
University of Southern California
Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
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Jenna Kobara MA, OTR/L

Jenna Kobara MA, OTR/L

Instructor of Clinical Occupational Therapy, joint appointment with the Keck School of Medicine of USC, Department of Pediatrics and Appointed Faculty at the USC University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

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Biography

Jenna Kobara, MA, OTR/L is currently an Instructor of Clinical Occupational Therapy at the USC University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) based at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. She is an active clinician in the Early Childhood and Feeding Assessment Clinics.

Jenna earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Child and Family Development and also minored in Spanish at San Diego State University. She received her Masters of Arts degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Southern California (USC), and is currently enrolled in the Doctoral Program at USC. The focus for her project is about encouraging inter-professional collaboration between Ghanaian Community Based Rehabilitation and Ghanaian Occupational Therapy.

Jenna has a substantial amount of pediatric experience working with children with developmental delays and physical disabilities. She is certified in the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT) and is working to complete her Advanced Practice Certification in Swallowing Assessment, Evaluation, and Intervention. While at USC, she participated in the Training Occupational Therapy Specialists (TOTS) grant program, which provided her with additional mentoring and specialized training in early intervention and school-based occupational therapy. Jenna continues to enjoy her time traveling to Ghana to provide children with Occupational Therapy services and lecture at the local universities. She is passionate about working with children and their families and she is dedicated to providing therapy that is culturally fluid.

Education

Master of Arts (MA) in Occupational Therapy
2013 | University of Southern California

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Child and Family Development
2011 | San Diego State University