Kelle DeBoth, Ph.D., OTR/L

Kelle DeBoth, Ph.D., OTR/L is a licensed and registered, board certified occupational therapist. She completed her undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences at the University of Southern California, earned her Master of Occupational Therapy from the University of Pittsburgh and completed her PhD through Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. DeBoth has also completed all required coursework towards certification in sensory integration, and is currently certified to administer the Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests (SIPT).

Dr. DeBoth has enjoyed working with children with autism since 2002, providing school-based, clinic-based as well as in-home services and programming related to occupational therapy. Upon moving to the state of Ohio in 2004, she took a position as senior occupational therapist at the STARS program (Specialized Treatment of Autism and Resource Services) for the Geauga County Educational Service Center, serving 25 students with autism, where she worked for more than 5 years. She worked as theOccupational Therapy Department Coordinator at KidsLink Neurobehavioral Center for several years, and is now an Assistant Professor in the Occupational Therapy Program at Cleveland State University.

Dr. DeBoth also has a strong background in behavioral management, prevocational/vocational and life skills training, and has provided consultative services across the northeast Ohio region regarding sensory integration evaluation and treatment. She is married with two children, and enjoys participating in community activities and playing USTA women’s tennis.