Tony Gentry, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Director, Post-Professional Programs & Director, Assistive Technology for Cognition Laboratory
- Neurological Rehabilitation
- Cognitive Rehabilitation
- Assistive Technology
- Context-Aware and Sensor-Based Behavioral Telehealth
- Community-based Treatment
- 2006: PhD in Instructional Technology, University of Virginia
- 1993: MA in Occupational Therapy, New York University
- 1978: BA in History & Literature, Harvard University
Certifications and licensure
- Virginia occupational therapy license
- NBCOT Certification
Gentry, T., Kriner, R., Sima, A., McDonough, J., & Wehman, P.(2015).Reducing the need for personal support among workers with autism using an Apple iPod Touch as an assistive technology: A delayed randomized control trial. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 45(3), 669-684.
Gentry, T., & Loveland, J. (2013). The occupation of sleep: Occupational therapy’s role in sleep management, OT Practice (January 21).
Gentry, T., Lau, S., Molinell, A., Fallen, A., & Kriner, R. (2012). The Apple iPod Touch as a vocational support aid for adults with autism: Three case studies, Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 37, 75-85. (Download at http://worksupport.com.)
Armstrong, A. Gentry, T. and Wehman, P. (2012). Assistive Technology from School to Adulthood, in Wehman, P. (ed.). Life Beyond the Classroom, 5th ed. Baltimore: Brookes.
Gentry, T. (2012). Smart Home Technologies for People with Cognitive Impairment: An Affordable, Rehabilitative Approach, in Riechert, R. (ed.). Ambient Assisted Living Handbook. Amsterdam: IOS Press.
Gentry, T. (2011). Special issue editor: Assistive technology for people with neurological disability, NeuroRehabilitation (28).
Gentry, T, Wallace, J, Kvarfordt, C., & Lynch, K.B. (2010). PDAs as cognitive aids for high school students with autism: Results of a community-based trial. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation. 32: 101-108.
Gentry, T (2009). Smart homes for people with neurological disability: State of the art. Neurorehabilitation, 13, 27-36.
Gentry, L. (2008) PDAs as cognitive aids for individuals with multiple sclerosis. American Journal of Occupational Therapy. 52: 444-452.
Gentry, L. Wallace, J., et al. (2008). A community-based trial of pda's as cognitive aids for individuals with acquired brain injury: Outcome findings. Brain Injury. 33: 21-27ent: State of the art. Neurorehabilitation.
- Principal Investigator (July 2013-December 2014). Telehealth Cueing for Sleep Hygiene among Adults with Autism. VCU-PRQF. Amount awarded: $50,000.
- Co-Investigator (July 2013-June 2014). Customized Employment for Adults with Severe Disabilities. NIDRR RRTC.
- Principal Investigator (September 2008-2013). PDA-Enabled Job Support for People with Autism. NIDRR DRRP. Amount awarded: $130,000.
- Assistive Technology Director, Virginia Autism Center of Excellence (2010-2013). Virginia DOE. Award: $20,000.
- Principal Investigator (June 2010-11). Development of Foundation for Rehabilitation Equipment Endowment (FREE) chapter in Richmond, VCU Community Engagement Fund. Amount awarded: $13,500.
- Principal Investigator (April 2008-June 2009). Smart Home Trial for People with Brain Injury. Commonwealth Neurotrauma Initiative. Amount awarded: $23,500.
- Principal Investigator (July 2006-September 2007). PDA-Enabled Job Support for People with Brain Injuries. Commonwealth Neurotrauma Initiative. Amount awarded: $110,000.
- Principal Investigator (March 2006-June 2007). Super School: A Self-efficacy Training Computer Game for Youth with Disabilities. Virginia Board for People with Disabilities, $30,000.
- Project Director (January 2004-December 2006). PDAs as Cognitive Aids for People with Autism or Brain Injury: A Community-based Trial. Commonwealth Neurotrauma Initiative. Amount awarded: $450,000.
Key Professional Service
- 2003-present: Clinical Services Board, Blue Ridge Chapter of National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
- 2005-2010: Chair, Cognitive Special Interest Group, Rehabilitation Engineering Society of North America (RESNA).
- 2007-2012: Board of Directors, Brain Injury Association of Virginia.
- 2010-2012: Board President, Brain Injury Association of Virginia.
- 2009-present: Clinical Advisory Board, Virginia Assistive Technology System.