Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
Dr. Pfeiffer is an Associate Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences at Temple University. She earned a BA in psychology and special education from Arcadia University, an MS in occupational therapy with a specialization in pediatrics from Temple University, and a PhD in occupational therapy from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Pfeiffer's research focuses on treatment and measurement of person environmental interactions in individuals across the lifespan with autism spectrum and mental health disorders. In 2012-2013, she served as a Visiting Scientist at the Boston Rehabilitation Outcomes Center (Boston ROC) where she initiated the work in developing the Participation and Sensory Environment Questionnaire and the Parent Effort Scale. Dr. Pfeiffer is currently a lead investigator on a federally funded grant to develop home and community outcome measures across five disability groups inclusive of individuals with ASD. Dr. Pfeiffer maintains her clinical practice in the area of pediatrics.