Richard is an occupational therapist (OT) and received his doctorate in occupational therapy (OTD) with a focus in hand and upper extremity research and practice from Washington University School of Medicine. Richard 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 educator, presenting 9 times on hand therapy related topics at various national conferences, and in 2019 won the American Society of Hand Therapists (ASHT), ‘Best Poster Award’ for original research. Richard has published magazine articles, peer reviewed articles, and book chapters on hand and upper extremity topics and rehabilitation and he is a clinical supervisor for occupational therapy masters and doctoral students completing level I fieldwork. Richard has a strong background in pediatrics, primarily with congenital and developmental disabilities affecting pre-writing, handwriting and school performance.