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Domenique Hendershot Embrey

Assistant Professor OTD, OTR/L

Programs and Courses Taught

Doctor of Occupational Therapy

OT 740 & 741 Level II fieldwork, OT 730 Research, OT 732 Advanced Clinical  Pediatrics, OT 736 Advanced Clinical Practice Adults, OT 732L & OT 736L - Community Participant Labs Pediatric and Adult.

About Me

After obtaining a master's in occupational therapy from SJSU, I spent many years in diverse professional settings, including neonatal intensive care, hospital-based rehabilitation, community mental health, and school-based programs.  I've owned private practices and have completed advanced coursework in NDT fetal alcohol syndrome and feeding, and obtained a doctorate in occupational therapy from St. Catherine University.  In addition to my academic responsibilities, I provide occupational therapy services at the California School for the Deaf, Fremont. 


After completing a bachelors in psychology, obtained a master's in occupational therapy at San Jose State.  After many years in private practice, obtained a doctorate in occupational therapy from St. Catherine University.

Teaching Interests

I enjoy assisting students make the transition between the classroom and the start of their professional careers.  Whether in the community participant labs or through Level II fieldwork, helping student cross the bridge between the classroom and exciting world of occupational therapy gives me great joy.

Scholarly Interests

My research has focused on helping students manage stress during fieldwork.  I am also interested in learning more about the needs of families whose children have autism and who wander.  In the future I would like to do more research on Deafness and Autism.

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

American Occupational Therapy Association, Occupational Therapy Association of California.

Community Service

California Occupational Therapy Fieldwork Council - advocacy subcommittee
AOTA - disability support subcommittee
Coalition for Occupational Therapy Advocates for Diversity

Honors & Awards

Janice Matsutsuyu Scholarship 2017