Arlenys Loffredo, OTD, MS, OTR/L

Instructor, OT Programs


Miami, FL


College of Rehabilitative Sciences


Autism Spectrum Disorder
Community Mental Health
Higher Education
Mental Health
School Systems
Sensory Integration


Doctor of Occupational Therapy, Barry University
Master of Science in Occupational Therapy, Barry University
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Florida International University

Research Interests

Parent Education
Behavioral concerns
Emotional regulation
Attention Deficit Disorder
Early intervention

Dr. Arlenys Loffredo joined the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in 2021 as a contributing faculty member and became a full-time instructor in May 2022 on the Miami, FL campus. She has been practicing occupational therapy for four years. Prior to becoming an occupational therapist, she served as a private tutor and teacher for children from pre-kindergarten to eighth grade with learning disabilities (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder and developmental disabilities).

She graduated from the Florida International University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and completed her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy and Post-Professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) in 2018 and 2021, respectively, at Barry University. Her dissertation area of focus was assessing the use of occupational therapy through telehealth for children on the Autism Spectrum.

Dr. Loffredo is the Occupational Therapy Supervisor at Super Hero Speech and is a clinical instructor. She is passionate about helping fieldwork students grow at their own pace. Her clinical practice interests are focused on pediatrics, parent education, telehealth, behavioral concerns, emotional regulation, attention deficit disorder, autism and early intervention. She has worked with the pediatric population in home health, outpatient, hospital and school-based settings.

Dr. Loffredo is currently pursuing the Board Certification in Pediatrics (BCP) and as a certified autism specialist (CAS). She was named a University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences Force for Good Award recipient in 2021.