Areas of Expertise: Low Vision Rehabilitation, Impact of the Built Environment on Vision and Function
Director of Occupational Therapy Services, New England Eye Institute; and Assistant Professor of Vision Rehabilitation, New England College of Optometry
Location: Boston, MA
Kaldenberg holds a BS in occupational therapy from the University of New Hampshire, and an MSA of administration with concentration in health care administration from Central Michigan University.
She educates optometrists and optometry students on the functional implications of vision loss, as well as teaches the role of OT in vision rehabilitation. She has earned Specialty Certification in Low Vision from the American Occupational Therapy Association and is a certified Low Vision Therapist through the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (ACVREP).
Prior to her specialization in vision impairment, Kaldenberg worked in inpatient rehabilitation with clinical experience in a wide variety of conditions, including traumatic brain injury, stroke, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, and other neurological and orthopedic diagnoses.
She is currently involved in research in the area of the impact of the environment on visual function. She is also involved with one of AOTA’s evidence-based projects, focusing on interventions to improve leisure outcomes for older adults with vision loss.
Kaldenberg received a Service Commendation from the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) in 2006, 2009, and 2010 and is a Fellow of AOTA.