Margaret (Peggy) Grill

Peggy Grill, Elmhurst University

Margaret (Peggy) Grill, OTD, OTR/L

Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy
Master of Occupational Therapy

Margaret (Peggy) Grill, OTD, OTR/L, earned her Bachelor of Science degree in occupational therapy from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1992, and her post-professional doctorate degree in 2021 from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. Her doctorate concentration was in higher education with a specialization in leadership skills. Peggy’s research capstone studied the current role of school-based occupational therapists in educational literacy efforts with implications for broader practices.

Peggy has been in clinical practice for over 29 years with a concentration in pediatric physical, neurological, and mental health conditions. Clinical experience includes interventions for rare and low incidence disorders and medically complex conditions provided within a collaborative interprofessional model. Additional former practice includes adult rehabilitation specifically with adults with traumatic neurological impairment. Peggy has served individuals across the lifespan within the hospital, outpatient, home health, and public educational setting. Supervisory positions include management of outpatient clinic, COTA staff, senior therapist, mentor, and fieldwork clinical educator.

Special interests include occupational therapy advocacy and expansion of leadership roles in the public educational system, broadening community practice approaches, and literacy advancement relative to occupation.
Peggy considers educating future occupational therapy health care professionals to be an honor and a privilege.

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