Tara Mansour, OT, OTD, MS, OTR, is an Assistant Professor and Academic Fieldwork Coordinator in the Occupational Therapy Department of the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at the MGH Institute of Health Professions.

Dr. Mansour received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Connecticut, a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Tufts University, and a post-professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy from MGH Institute of Health Professions. She is an Occupational Therapist with over twenty years of experience across the rehabilitation continuum of care. Her clinical work ranges from inpatient and outpatient care to school based practice, where she specialized in working with students with autism, neurological conditions, and other complex medical diagnoses. Dr. Mansour maintains a clinical affiliation in the Westwood Public Schools in Westwood, MA.

In addition to her experience contributing to academic education courses for entry-level OT students across the Boston area, Dr. Mansour has served as a clinical instructor for students completing their fieldwork. She was recognized as an “Outstanding Fieldwork Educator” during at the MGH Institute of Health Professions IHP OT Awards ceremony in May 2021.

Dr. Mansour has a passion for supporting current practitioners, specifically in the area of fieldwork education and evidenced based practice. As a member of the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Clinical Education team, she hopes to support programming for practitioners though ExCEL initiatives (Excellence in Clinical Education and Leadership). Dr. Mansour has developed a multi-stage continuing education course, that include a innovative mentorship model, to tach school-based occupational therapists an outcome-drien approach apply systematic data collection and progress monitoring stregies daily practice.

  • BS, Therapeutic Recreation, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
  • MS, Occupational Therapy, Tufts University, Medford, MA
  • OTD, Post Professional, MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston, MA
  • Fieldwork/Clinical Education
  • Evidence-Based Practice in School-Based OT Services
  • Disability and the Arts

Dr. Mansour regularly presents at conferences and industry events. Please see her CV for a complete list of presentations.

Let’s Get Down to Data: Systematic Progress Monitoring in Related Services at Council for Exceptional Children Convention and Expo. 

Life Skills for Middle Schoolers with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities at Massachusetts Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference.

Engaging Teens in Conversations of Race and Disability Through Theatre: Developing an Action Plan for Your High School Drama Club or Local Youth Theater Company at Berklee’s ABLE Assembly 2021: Intersectionality, Disability and the Arts. 

Systematic Progress Monitoring in School-Based Practice at Massachusetts Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference.  

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