Peter Giroux, PhD, MHS, OTR/L, FAOTA
Dr. Peter Giroux is a full time tenured Professor of Occupational Therapy at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi. He received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Northeast Louisiana University in 1987 and later completed a Master’s of Health Science degree from Mississippi College and a Doctoral degree (PhD) in Clinical Health Sciences from the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He also is a fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). He has numerous research projects, presentations and publications in the areas of handwriting evaluation and intervention including the chapter Best Practices in Handwriting and Writing Skills to Enhance Participation from AOTA Press in the book Best Practices for Occupational Therapy in Schools. In addition to academic responsibilities, he remains active in clinical practice by providing occupational therapy services and assistive technology services in a school based private practice in Madison, MS, serving children with special and exceptional needs. He has used the HWT program since 1995 with children of all ages in both public and private schools as well as with children in both regular and special education settings. Peter has been a National Workshop Presenter and consultant for HWT since March of 2000 providing training throughout the United States as well as international presentations and workshops.