Deann_Bayerl, MS, OTR/L, SCLV
Low Vision Instructor
Deann Bayerl is the manager and owner of an occupational therapy private practice in rural south central Pennsylvania providing in home low vision rehabilitation services. After careers in computer science, therapeutic massage and education, Deann completed her Master’s degree in occupational therapy at Philadelphia University in 2007 and the UAB graduate certificate in low vision rehabilitation in 2011. She joined the occupational therapy faculty as a certified course instructor in 2013. She currently teaches a course on designing and implementing low vision rehabilitation programs in health care for the graduate certificate. Deann also manages and leads the graduate certificate alumni journal club, an online group that meets monthly to review and discuss new and important journal publications in low vision rehabilitation. Deann is credentialed as a specialist in low vision (SCLV) by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). She recently served on the phase 2 panel to revise the SCLV.