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Dr. Christopher Alterio

Dr. Christopher Alterio

Phone: (315) 279-5698
Office: Hegeman Hall
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Academic Credentials

Nova Southeastern University
SUNY College at Buffalo
B.S. in Occupational Therapy

Professional Interests

Pediatrics, private practice, entrepreneurship, social media, occupational therapy theory, occupational therapy history.


Chris graduated cum laude from the SUNY at Buffalo Occupational Therapy program in 1987 and was honored in Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. He worked as a clinician and manager before completing his post-professional clinical doctorate at Nova Southeastern University in 2007. He co-authored a book, "Caring for Someone in Your Home," and writes extensively on a professional blog that covers occupational therapy topics. His clinical experience ranges across all practice areas but his primary interest and focus has always been pediatrics. Chris has presented at state and national conferences on topics ranging from pediatric clinical care, certification standards for occupational therapists, promotion of pediatric injury prevention programs, and promotion of appropriate use of social media in a professional context. He has volunteered for over 20 years for the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, serving in roles related to exam item writing, on standard setting studies, as pediatric subject matter expert on the Exam Development Committee, and in all Board of Director leadership positions including Board Chairperson from 2010-2012. Chris owns ABC Therapeutics, a private occupational and physical therapy practice in Western New York. He has taught at Keuka College in adjunct, part-time, and full-time capacities since 1993.

Publications & Presentations


Alterio, C.J. ABC Therapeutics Occupational Therapy Blog Retrieved from

Tigges, K.N., Marcil, W.M., and Alterio, C.J. (1992). Caring for someone in your home. Buffalo: Mast Health Group.

Presentations (abbreviated sampling since 2000):

Alterio, C.J. (2015, November). Occupational justice: Appraising occupational therapy's Fourth Paradigm. OT24VX.

Alterio,C.J. et al. (2013, April). What's new in digital and social media for OTs? Panel presentation at the annual conference of the American Occupational Therapy Association, San Diego, California

Alterio, C.J. (2012, April). Using social media resources effectively, efficiently, and ethically. Panel presentation at the annual conference of the American Occupational Therapy Association, Indianapolis, IN.

Alterio, C.J. (2005, October). The NBCOT Certification Renewal Program and proposals for continuing competency requirements in NY State. Presentation at NYSOTA Conference, Fishkill, NY.

Alterio, C.J. (2004, November). Evidence-based practice in early intervention occupational therapy. Presentation at NYSOTA Conference, Rochester, NY.

Alterio, C.J. (2004, April). A Historical Analysis of the Occupation of Writing and its Application to Occupational Science. Paper presented at Occupational Science Symposium, Warm Springs, OR.

Alterio, C.J. (2001). The Impact of Sensory Processing on the Development of Childhood Occupations. Presentation at Future Horizon's Autism/Asperger's 2001, Buffalo, NY.

Alterio, C.J. (2001). A Therapist’s Experience: Child Passenger Safety for Children with Special Needs. NY State Governor's Traffic Safety Commission, Queens, NY

Alterio, C.J. (2000). Comprehensive Assessment for Safe Transportation of Children with Special Needs. Presentation at Children's Hospital, Minneapolis MN.