Shannon Scott's area of speciality is neurorehabilitation and prior to transitioning into academia in 2014, she was the Director of Clinical Services for a neurorehabilitation education and product company (Saebo Inc., Charlotte, NC) for six years. Scott has been teaching in the Department of Occupational Therapy at Ithaca College since the fall of 2017 and teaches a variety of adult focused courses to include Applied Occupation, Adult Evaluation and Intervention, Advanced Adult Evidence Based Practice, Advanced Theory and Practice, and Cognitive Rehabilitation.
Scott's research interests lie in neurorehablitation, with an emphasis on stroke, and she teaches both graduate and undergraduate individual and group research courses, conducting both quantitative, qualitative, and mixed design research projects focusing on neurorehabilitation and best practice. Additionally, Scott has been both a faculty advisor and a committee member for graduate students completing Individual Thesis Research.
Shanon Scott graduated with a BSc in Occupational Therapy from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada in 1989 and completed an OT Doctoral degree from Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT, in 2015. While in Canada, she worked in adult and adolscent psychiatry and adult vocational rehabilitation. After moving to the US in 1995, Scott worked with the adult and older adult population in a variety of settings to include acute care, skilled nursing, outpatient, and home health care.