Leila Kohute, OTR/L
“A career in occupational therapy (OT) is very fulfilling. I enjoy being able to connect with so many different people on a daily basis and I am blessed that I can help make a difference in their life as they go through so many challenges,” Leila shared.
“Our Occupational Therapy program includes many different treatment interventions, with one goal in mind; restoring independence in activities of daily living and improving quality of life. OT is so much more than just teaching dressing skills. We help patients with so many daily day-to-day activities that we tend to take for granted, including resuming roles that they have lost in their life due to injury. We are concerned with every aspect of their cognitive, physical and social well-being. We also complete home evaluations and participate in community re-integration. ” In addition, Leila serves as a strong advocate for her patients and is consistently growing as a professional by participating in continuing education.
Leila, one of eight children, has known that she wanted to become a health care provider since she was a little girl. “When I was 9 years old, my youngest sister was born with Down syndrome. I would go to therapy with her, which made me realize how much I wanted to help people. Ever since that time I knew OT was the career I wanted to pursue.”
Leila received her Master of Science degree in occupational therapy and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Stockton University. She is presently seeing outpatients at Bacharach’s Mays Landing therapy center.