Heather Ruthrauff, MS, OTR/L

Heather Ruthrauff, MS, OTR/L

Heather Ruthrauff, MS, OTR/L, CBIS, is clinical practice coordinator for Occupational Therapy at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.   

Areas of Expertise: Care of children with neurodevelopmental disabilities, Brain injuries, Feeding problems
Locations: Main Campus; Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)


Heather Ruthrauff, has been an occupational therapist at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia since 2005.  She began her career as a rehab therapist for the first five years, with an emphasis on working with individuals with traumatic brain injuries. She provides outpatient based therapy services and interdisciplinary specialty clinic consultations/evaluation within the Trisomy 21 Interdisciplinary Clinic. She also sits on the board of directors for Camp Cranium, an overnight camp experience for children, aged 5-21 with acquired and traumatic brain injuries.  Her goal is to assist children to their best potential and provide appropriate tools to parents to aide in development of their children throughout their lifespan. 

Education and Training

Board Certification

Registered/Licensed Occupational Therapist

Undergraduate Degree

BS in Occupational Science - Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY

Graduate Degree

MS in Occupational Therapy - Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY

Titles and Academic Titles

Occupational Therapist IV

Occupational Therapy Supervisor

Departments and Services