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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Bonnie Nakasuji OTD, OTR/L, C/NDT, FAOTA

Bonnie Nakasuji OTD, OTR/L, C/NDT, FAOTA

Adjunct Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy

Room: CHP 133
(323) 442-2850
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Biography

Bonnie Nakasuji is co-owner of Therapy West, Inc., and an internationally recognized leader in clinical services for pediatric populations with physical and neurodevelopmental disabilities.

Dr. Nakasuji holds many professional and clinical certifications, including those for the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test, and Neuro-Developmental Treatment, and for decades she has served in many other leadership capacities for the American Occupational Therapy Association and various other professional and community organizations.  She has received numerous awards from both state and national organizations, including the AOTA Roster of Fellows. She is most familiar to current and recent students for her role in coordinating the international Leadership Capstone externship experience at Mephibosheth Training Center in Ghana, West Africa.  In recognition for this and other international work, Dr. Nakasuji was awarded the International Service Award by AOTA in 2017.

Awards

International Service Award | 2017
American Occupational Therapy Association

Fellowship | 2015
American Occupational Therapy Association

Award of Excellence | 2012
Occupational Therapy Association of California

Entrepreneur Award | 2012
Occupational Therapy Association of California

Humanitarian Award | 2009
California Foundation for Occupational Therapy

Lela Llorens Award for Creativity in Occupational Therapy | 2007
University of Southern California

Fieldwork Educator Award | 2005
Occupational Therapy Association of California

Service Award | 1999 – 2002
American Occupational Therapy Association

Service Award | 1996 – 1999
American Occupational Therapy Association

Education

Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD)
2008 | University of Southern California

Master of Arts (MA) in Occupational Therapy
1994 | University of Southern California

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Occupational Therapy
1973 | University of Southern California