Joan Toglia, Ph.D, OTR/L, FAOTA has over 30 years of experience in Occupational Therapy, with a specialization in Neuro Rehabilitation and cognitive impairments following acquired brain injury including stroke, traumatic brain injury, brain tumor, multiple sclerosis and other neurological disorders. Her advanced graduate and doctoral work in Educational Psychology includes specializations in cognition & learning as well as measurement & evaluation.
Dr. Toglia is internationally recognized as a leader in the rehabilitation of persons with cognitive deficits and has contributed extensively to the field as a clinician, author, educator and researcher. She has presented over 300 workshops all over the world including Hong Kong, Israel, Argentina, Sweden, Netherlands, and Italy on topics such as assessment and treatment strategies for subtle cognitive deficits, mild traumatic brain injury, self-awareness, right hemisphere dysfunction, nonverbal learning disability, spatial neglect, visuospatial deficits, and rehabilitation of executive dysfunction across different ages and diagnostic groups.
She is best known for her work on Dynamic Assessment and the MultiContext approach to cognitive rehabilitation and is author or co-author of multiple publications. Her research includes metacognitive strategy intervention, or cognitive interventions for promoting self-awareness, strategy use and generalization; assessment tools; and the relationship between cognitive impairments and occupational performance.
Dr. Toglia has been recognized for her leadership and contributions to Cognitive Rehabilitation Theory and Practice by the American Occupational Therapy Association through an Achievement Award and appointment to the Roster of Fellows of the American Occupational Therapy Association in recognition of her contributions to Cognitive Rehabilitation Theory and Practice.