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Claudia Cirrincione

  • ​​​​​​She/Her/Hers
  • Adjunct Faculty
  • OTD, OTR/L

  • Occupational Therapy

Dr. Cirrincione joined DePaul University in Spring 2023 as an Adjunct Faculty member within the Masters of Occupational Therapy Program. Dr. Cirrincione is currently an outpatient clinical practitioner at Lurie Children's Health Services in Arlington Heights. Her clinical specialty is children and youth with sensory integration challenges, feeding disorders, and upper extremity orthopedic and neurologic conditions. In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Cirrincione is active in professional advocacy. She is an Ambassador for the American Occupational Therapy Political Action Committee (AOTPAC) and former chair of the Illinois Occupational Therapy Political Action Committee (ILOTPAC). Dr. Cirrincione enjoys being a voice for occupational therapy practitioners and the value of the profession.

Dr. Cirrincione has guest lectured at OTA and MSOT programs. She has also presented frequently at state conferences and is an invited lecturer for staff training on sensory integration at health care clinics around the Chicago area. Dr. Cirrincione has written several articles for the ILOTA publication, Communique and was primary author for a book chapter on assistive technology.

Dr. Cirrincione's favorite leisure occupations include spending time with her four grown children, biking, walking her dog, and playing golf. She also enjoys baking, making jellies and preserves as well as canning homemade tomato sauce.


  • Post-Professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate, Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, Provo, Utah
  • Bachelor of Science, Occupational Therapy, Mount Mary College (now Mount Mary University), Milwaukee, WI​​


  • Collaborative for Leadership in Ayres Sensory Integration, Master Clinician Certification, 2023
  • Star Center Clinical Mentorship for Sensory Processing Disorders Certification, 2016, Greenwood, CO

Professional Memberships:

  • AOTA

Selected Publications:

  • Cirrincione, C., Craddock, G., McAnaney, D., MacKeogh, T. (in Press). Matching assistive technology and persons with disabilities in the republic of Ireland: Using the Match person and assistive technology process. In M. Scherer & S. Zapf (Eds.), The MPT and MATCH-ACES Assessments: An Evidence-Based Framework for Assistive Technology Evaluations. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.
  • Cirrincione, C. (2022, April/May/June). How to get a meeting with your legislator. ILOTA Communique, p.1.
  • Cirrincione, C., Barrilier, K., Holzschu, S., Schranz, C., Cram, M., & Liszewski, I. (2022, April/May/June). Sensory integration and processing special interest section update. ILOTA Communique, p. 6.
  • Cirrincione, C. (2021, July/August/Sept). Advocacy in Action: Political Action Leads to Community Event. ILOTA Communique, p. 14.
  • Cirrincione, C. (2017, July/August/September). Video Modeling: An Occupation-Based Intervention in Pediatrics. ILOTA Communique, pp. 19-20.

Selected Presentations:

  • Cirrincione, C. (2023). Supporting Preschoolers Participation in the Classroom Through a Sensory Integration Approach. Chicago Speech Therapy Academy, Chicago, IL.
  • Cirrincione, C. (2023). The Impact of COVID 19 on Family and Child Well-being. DePaul University, Chicago, IL.
  • Cirrincione, C., Saviers, B., & Sokoya, N. (2022). Helping Occupational Therapy Thrive Through Political Action. Illinois Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Naperville, Illinois. 
  • Cirrincione, C., Koverman, B., Robinson, M., Richman, N., Fisher, G.S., Mulhall, M., & Sonnier, D. (2021).  “Advancing the Profession through Advocacy and Political Action".  Online webinar for the Illinois Occupational Therapy Association (January 2021).
  • Cirrincione, C. (2020). ADHD and Parent-Child Perspectives: Coaching for Greater Well-being and Participation. Illinois Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Naperville, Illinois, short course presentation (October 2020).
  • Cirrincione, C. (2020). 'ADHD and Parent-Child Perspectives: Coaching for Greater Well-being and Participation'. Introduction to Pediatrics Course, Pace University, New York (August 2020).
  • Cirrincione, C., Michels, C., & Sonnier, D. (2020). Association Advocacy and Political Action: Putting the Pieces Together. Illinois Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Naperville, Illinois, short course presentation (October, 2020).​
  • Cirrincione, C. & Sonnier, D. (2021). 'Advocating 4OT 2022'. Student Occupational Therapy Association, Midwestern University, Downers Grove, Illinois. Presentation given on behalf of AOTPAC, November, 2021.
  • Cirrincione, C. (2015).  'Therapeutic Uses of a Pool Noodle in School Based Therapy'. Illinois Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, St. Charles, Illinois, poster presentation.