Faculty Profile

Barbara Nadeau

Barbara E Nadeau

Welcomes Media inquiries

Clinical Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy
Program Dir of Post Professional Doc of Occupational Therapy


BS, University of Wisconsin-Madison
MA, University of Hartford
PhD, Lesley University
Areas of expertise

Disability Studies
Education/Teaching and Learning

Special Topics in Occupational Therapy

Spring 2020

Foundations in Teaching and Learning I

Spring 2020

Directed Study in Evidence-Based Practice

Spring 2020

Application of Theory and Exploration of Occupation

Spring 2020

Capstone II

Spring 2020


Occupational Therapy

Phone Number

(203) 582-8691

Mail Drop




U-Conn Health Center PCORI Study - Care Management for Cognitively Vulnerable Adults

2018 – Present


Farmington, CT

U-Conn Health Center Care of Persons with Dementia in their Environments (COPE) Translational Study

2015 – 2018


Farmington, CT

Quinnipiac University

2009 – Present

Clinical Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy & Program Director Post-Professional OT Programs

Hamden, CT

Brain Injury Solutions, LLC

2007 – Present


Middlefield, CT

Quinnipiac University

2005 – 2009

Part-Time Faculty

Hamden, CT

Brain Injury Alliance of CT

2002 – 2007

Director of Education

Windsor, CT

Staff Builders Home Care Services & Gentiva Health Care

2000 – 2002

Homecare OT

West Hartford & Farmington, CT

University of Hartford

1993 – 2000

Assistant Professor/Academic Fieldwork Coordinator

West Hartford, CT

Easter Seal Rehabilitation Center

1989 – 1993

Occupational Therapist

Windsor, CT

Treasure Coast Rehabilitation Hospital

1987 – 1987

Occupational Therapist

Vero Beach, FL

Visiting Nurse Association of the Valley

1987 – 1989

Therapy Coordinator

Derby, CT

Nadeau, B., Assessing Cognition in an Acute Care Environment, Waterbury, CT, St. Mary's Hospital Rehab Department (2019).

Nadeau, B., Cognitive Rehab in Acute Care , Hartford, CT, Hartford Hospital Occupational Therapy Department (2019).

Allgier, A., Nadeau, B., OT Practitioners’ Perception of Their Role in Care Coordination, AOTA Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA (2019).

Nadeau, B. Bondoc,S., Perceived Influence of Role-Emerging Fieldwork Experience on Clinical Practice and Professional Development of Entry-Level OTs, AOTA Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA (2019).

Smith, A., Nadeau B., Social isolation risk factors among community-dwelling older adults: The perceptions of OT practitioners in the skilled nursing facility setting, AOTA Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA (2019).

Westcott, E., Nadeau, B., Bondoc, S., Impact of Concussion on the Collegiate Student: Classroom Implications, Lilly Conference, Bethesda, MD (2019).

Gulledge, M & Nadeau, B., Successful long-term lifestyle change -- what works: Implications for OT practice, AOTA Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT (2018).

Nadeau, B., Cognitive Assessments, Hartford, CT, Mount Sinai Rehab Hospital (2018).

Nadeau, B., Neuroanatomy for Beginners, ABI Waiver Program Advanced Training, New Britain, CT (2018).

Nadeau, B., McEwen, W., DuPointe, C., Crane, C., James, L., Building a Community-Based Team Approach that Works , Brain Injury Alliance of CT Annual Conference, North Haven, CT (2018).

Bondoc, S., Nadeau, B., Toussaint, L., Aptaker, D., Addressing the occupational needs of underserved populations and expanding areas of practice through academic fieldwork partnerships, WFOT International Congress, Cape Town, South Africa (2018).

Adamo-Cass, F. & Nadeau, B., What do occupational therapy assistant students really think of fieldwork level I?, AOTA annual conference, Salt Lake City, UT (2018).

Krsiak, K. & Nadeau, B., Participation and engagement: Older adults' perceptions of community accessibility, AOTA Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT (2018).

Nadeau, B., A research method to capture the voices and experiences of individuals with disabilities In real-time through the use of verbal ecological momentary assessment. , World Federation of Occupational Therapy (WFOT) International Congress, Cape Town, South Africa (2018).

Francois-Duncombe, K. & Nadeau, B., Perceptions and needs of volunteer teachers in a house of worship who interact with children with less visable disabilities, AOTA Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA (2017).

Toussaint, L. & Nadeau, B., The influence of role emerging fieldwork on perceptions of occupational therapy, AOTA Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA (2017).

Piersol, C., Fortinsky, R., Gentes, C., Toussaint, L., Nadeau, B., Gitlan, L., Translating the care of persons with dementia in their environments (COPE) intervention: study characteristics, treatment principles, and case stories. , AOTA Conference, Philadelphia, PA (2017).

Nadeau, B., Anger Management and ABI, ABI Advanced Waiver Program Training, Middletown, CT (2016).

Nadeau, B., Brain injury and parenting, Connecticut Department of Children and Families, Middletown, CT (2016).

Nadeau B., Healthcare at home: In walks a stranger, Paper presented at Taos International Institute Relational Practices in Health & Healthcare Conference, Cleveland, OH (2016).

Nadeau, B., Disrupted dance or just out of step? The role of sociocultural norms and individual beliefs on co-occupation, Paper presented at Joint Research Conference of the Study of Occupation: USA and the Canadian Society of Occupational Scientists, , Portland, ME (2016).

AOTA Membership


National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy


Occupational Therapist Registered OTR, current through 3/2020.

State of Connecticut Department of Health


Current through 7/2021.