Laura Hayes, MS, OTR/L, ECHM

Director of Occupational Therapy, Low Vision Rehabilitation Services

Laura Hayes is the Director of Occupational Therapy services in the Low Vision Clinic and provides rehabilitative services in our Main and Northshore clinics.

Laura graduated with a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Boston University in 2011. She has over 10 years of experience providing care in the Low Vision Clinic and has lectured locally to universities, senior living buildings and OT professionals on topics of low vision rehabilitation, fall prevention, diabetic management and home modification.

In addition, Laura earned an Executive Certificate in Home Modification (ECHM) from the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology as well as has experience working with adults with neurological disorders such as multiple sclerosis, stroke, and Parkinson’s disease at inpatient, outpatient and skilled nursing settings.

Laura is passionate that there is always something that can be done to assist individual’s with visual impairments and enjoys being able to collaborate with her clients by developing adaptive strategies. She is particularly interested in the field of home modification, aging in place and universal design.

Some of her favorite occupations include getting outdoors to run and hike, traveling to new places, volunteering, and listening to podcasts and audio books.

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