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Professional Organizations

American Society of Hand Therapists [1979 - present]
Developed with the sanction of the American Medical Association in 1977 to promote the creation of standards of care for individuals with upper extremity and hand conditions.

American Occupational Therapy Association [1971 - 2006]
This organization sets the basic guidelines for professional care provided by occupational therapists.


Certified Hand Therapist #C00644 [1991 - present]
Certified Case Manager #08762 [1993 - 1998]

Commonwealth of Massachusetts - Occupational Therapist #707 [1983 - present]
Commonwealth of Massachusetts - Licensed Rehabilitation Counselor #905 [1993-2001] 

Brandeis University, Waltham, MA     1979
The Florence Heller Graduate School for Advanced Studies in Social Welfare
Masters in Human Services Management
Loyola University, New Orleans, LA     1973 - 1974
15 credits toward M.Ed. in Learning Disabilities
Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI     1970
Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy


Ms. LaCroix is currently co-authoring a book on proper computer posture for children. Her other publications have been: 
- Co-authored "Therapy and Work Hardening for Upper Extremity Disorders" in Millender, Lewis, MD et al Occupational Disorders of the Upper Extremity, New York: Churchill Livingstone, 1992. 
- Article published in the Brookline Spy; "Thumbs Up If You Can" Vol 1, No 1: Feb 1991. 
- Contributing Consultant "Keeping the Rheumatoid Hand Working" in Patient Care; Vol 25, No 17: 10/30/91. 
- Authored four chapters in Goldstein, Trudy Sandler Geriatric Orthopaedics: Rehabilitative Management of Common Problems, Gaithersburg, MD: Aspen Publication, 1991. 
- Book review published in Journal of Hand Therapy; Vol 1, No 1: Jan/Mar 1988. 
- Original splint designs published in Splinting with Aquaplast, Ramsey, NJ: WFR Corporation, 1988; and in Fess, Elaine, etc. Hand Splinting, 2nd Edition, St. Louis: The C.V. Mosby Co., 1987 & 1990. 
- Co-authored "Upper Extremity Orthopedics" in Logigian, Martha K. Adult Rehabilitation: A Team Approach for Therapists, Boston: Little Brown and Company, 1982.