Fern Silverman, EdD, OTR/L

Fern Silverman, EdD, OTR/L

Associate Professor

Department Chair



  • EdD, Arcadia University
  • MS, George Washington University
  • BS, University of Pennsylvania

Role at Salus: 

  • Program Director, Occupational Therapy

Clinical Specialty:

  • Pediatrics

Selected Representative Publications:

  • Silverman, F., & Bartley. B., (2013).Who is Educating Whom? Two-way Learning in Museum/University Partnerships. Journal of Museum Education, Summer 2013 (in press).
  • Silverman, F., Bartley, B., Cohn, E. S., Kanics, I. M., & Walsh, L. (2012). Occupational therapy partnerships with museums. The International Journal of the Inclusive Museum. (referred)
  • Silverman, F. (2012). Genetic Conditions.  Book chapter in Weiss, D., Morgan, M., & Kinnealey (Eds), M. A Practitioner’s Guide to Clinical Occupational Therapy, 2nd Edition.  ProEd., Austin, Texas. (invited).
  • Silverman, F. (August, 2011). Examining Occupational Therapy Services in Schools: A Systems Approach. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics. Vol. 4 (2); 100-107. (referred)  

Professional Activities/Recognition/Awards:

  •  Accessibility Consultant: Worked with Franklin Institute on accessibility features and programming. 2008-13
  • Recipient of the  Master Clinician award for the state of Pennsylvania presented by the Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association,  Fall 2006
  • Grant Recipient:  Pennsylvania Department of Education Grant relating to the Gaskin settlement. Providing inclusive occupational therapy services in T/E kindergarten programs (2006-2008). 

Professional Certification:

  • Registered and Licensed Occupational Therapist