Anne Henderson BS ’46, 98
April 20, 2023
Henderson was an alumna of the Class of 1946 and the recipient of the 1988 American Occupational Therapy Association's Eleanor Clarke Slagle Lectureship Award.
Anne Henderson, PhD, 98, passed away on April 19, 2023, at North Hill, Needham, MA, with loving nieces at her side.
Anne was born in Taegu, Korea in 1924 where her parents were serving as missionaries. She and her 6 brothers and sisters lived in Korea until 1940, at which time the family returned to the US and settled in Berkeley, CA.
Anne attended UC-Berkeley and then USC, where she got her BA degree [editor’s note: Henderson was an alumna of the Class of 1946]. After working in several occupational therapy positions, including at a hospital in Mexico, with post-polio patients, Anne returned to school at the University of Pennsylvania where she earned her masters degree in 1963, and continued there as an instructor in OT. In 1971, she earned her Doctoral degree at UPenn, and then went on to the University of New Hampshire, where she served as Chair of the Occupational Therapy Department at UNH. Later at Boston University, she was the founder of one of the first post-professional master of science and doctoral programs in occupational therapy in the world. She co-authored a book, Hand Function in the Child: Foundations for Remediation. She was a cherished professor and mentor to many students. After retiring in 1989, she remained in touch with a number of her students who became close friends for the remainder of her life.
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