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Ellen Louise Tessler

Ellen Louise Tessler, American occupational therapy educator. United States Department Education fellow Kent State University, 1980-1982.


Tessler, Ellen Louise was born on February 5, 1949 in Cleveland. Daughter of Bernard and Florence Elizabeth (Chilan) Tessler.


Bachelor of Science, Western Michigan University, 1973. Master of Science in Education, Duquesne University, 1978. Postgrad, Kent State University, 1982.


Occupational therapist United Cerebral Palsy Association, Schenectady, 1973-1975, Easter Seal Society, Pittsburgh, 1975-1978. Assistant professor Cleveland State University, 1978-1980. Research therapist Kent (Ohio) State University, 1980-1982.

Department head., assistant professor Stark Technology College, Canton, Ohio, 1982-1985. Director, owner Pediatric Therapy Services, Canton and Nashville, 1985-1990. Department chair, assistant professor occuptional therapy Tennessee State University, Nashville, 1990-1996.

Founding department head occupational therapy program Greenville (South Carolina) Technology, 1996-1998. Chair, associate professor occupational therapy University South Dakota, Vermillion, since 1998. Consultant Special Education Regional Resource Center, Northeast Ohio, 1978-1988, Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, 1989-1996, Tulahoma (Tennessee) City Schools, 1990-1991, Warren County Schools, McMinville, Tennessee, 1991-1996.

Member American Occupational Therapy Association Expert Panel on Early Intervention, Rockville, Maryland, 1988-1989.


Board directors Access Services Middle Tennessee, Nashville, 1991-1996, Hendersonville City Disabilities Advisory Board, 1992-1995. Member National Association of Female Executives, American Occupational Therapy Association, Tennessee Occupational Therapy Association, Neurodevel. Treatment Association, Sensory Integration International, Technology Access Center.


1 child, Courtney Elizabeth.