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Debra Latour

Assistant Professor of occupational Therapy
Division of Occupational Therapy

Email:     debra.latour@wne.edu
Phone:   413-782-1449
Office:    Blake Law Center Room 202


  • BS Occupational Therapy, Tufts University/Boston School of Occupational Therapy
  • M.Ed., Advanced Practice of Occupational Therapy, Springfield College
  • Doctor of Occupational Therapy, T. Still University/Arizona School of Health Sciences

Dr. Debra Latour, OTD is a registered occupational therapist, Consultant and Owner of Single-Handed Solutions, LLC, providing consulting services to manufacturers, researchers, clinical providers and individuals with upper limb loss/differences. Dr. Latour graduated from BSOT/Tufts University and earned her M.Ed. (Advanced Practice OT) from Springfield College. She completed the post-professional OT doctoral program at A.T. Still University. Dr. Latour is an active member of the Amputee Coalition and past- chair of the Upper Limb Advisory Council. She is also a member of ACPOC, AAOP, ATA, ACRM and AOTA. Dr. Latour has a congenital upper limb difference, is an active prosthesis-user and shares her experiences and tips through her blog at www.Single-HandedSolutions.blogspot.com. She is the inventor of record of prosthetic technology and methodology including the Cutaneous Anchor Technology (patented) and the TAB (patent-pending), and has authored copyrighted instructional programs as well as chapters in several recently published textbooks.

Dr. Latour is currently an Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy. Her areas of interest include population health and wellness, inter-professional collaboration, advocacy and policy. Dr. Latour engages learners in the classroom teaching Adults and Aging practice 1, Population Health 1-4 and Global Leadership.

In her spare time, Debi volunteers in the community, enjoys biking and hiking with her husband, gardening, travel, and socializing with friends and family.