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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Faculty
Faculty

Julie Bissell OTD, OTR/L, ATP

Julie Bissell

Adjunct Associate Professor of Clinical Occupational Therapy

Room: CHP 133
Phone: (323) 442-2850
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Biography

Julie Bissell has practiced occupational therapy in California public schools for almost 30 years. As a clinical instructor, she currently teaches the Contemporary Issues in School-Based Practice course within the USC Chan Division. Dr. Bissell has co-authored "Sensory-Motor Handbook: A Guide to Implementing and Modifying Activities in the Classroom," the American Occupational Therapy Association's fact sheet on sensory integration and the official AOTA document "Providing Occupational Therapy Using Sensory Integration Theory and Methods in School-Based Practice." She is a former chair of the AOTA Sensory Integration Special Interest Section and she co-chaired the 2010 and 2012 committees to revise the California Department of Education's "Guidelines for Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy in California Public Schools." She is currently a member of the Occupational Therapy Association of California's Ethics, Reimbursement and Practice Committee and she recently co-authored a new handwriting assessment, "Here's How I Write: A Child's Self-Assessment of Handwriting and Goal Setting Tool." In 2015, she received the Award of Excellence from the Occupational Therapy Association of California.

Education

Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD)
University of Southern California
2012

Master of Arts (MA) in Occupational Therapy
University of Southern California
1978

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Physical Education
University of California, Santa Barbara
1974