Richard received his doctorate in occupational therapy (OTD) with a focus in hand and upper extremity research and practice from Washington University School of Medicine. He received clinical education from Milliken Hand Rehabilitation Center, one of the original three hand therapy centers in the US; and completed his inpatient clinical rotations at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Richard is a clinical supervisor for occupational therapy masters and doctoral students completing Level I and Level II fieldworks, provides guest lectures to graduate programs, and presents regularly on hand and upper extremity related topics at various national conferences. He has published magazine articles, peer reviewed articles, and educational book chapters on hand and upper extremity topics, and in 2019 won the American Society of Hand Therapists (ASHT), ‘Best Scientific Poster Award’ for original research. Richard also has a strong background in pediatrics, and is skilled in treating a variety of developmental and orthopedic disabilities that affect handwriting and school performance.