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College of Allied Health Sciences
Department of Occupational Therapy

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Denise Donica, DHSc, OTR/L, BCP

Associate Professor, Graduate Program Director

Director of Admissions

AOTA Board Certification in Pediatrics

Level 1 Certified Handwriting Specialist – Handwriting Without Tears


Educational Background


D.H.S. in Occupational Therapy, University of Indianapolis
M.H.S. in Occupational Therapy, University of Indianapolis
B.S. in Occupational Therapy, Indiana University

B.A. in Psychology/ Criminal Justice, Indiana University 


Professional Interests/Research


Item writing for NBCOT

Efficacy of handwriting curriculums

Student success






Teaching Responsibilities


OCCT 6001/6002 Occupation and Movement and Laboratory

OCCT 6100/6150 Therapeutic Use of Human Occupation I and Laboratory

OCCT 6005 Health Impairment I

OCCT 6006 Health Impairments and Occupational Therapy II Laboratory


Contact Information
Department of Occupational Therapy
Health Sciences Building, 3305G
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858
Phone: (252) 744-6197
Fax: (252) 744-6198