Anne H. Zachry

Chair & Assistant Professor
Occupational Therapy

MEMPHIS TN 381632243
Tel: (901) 448-2228


  • Ph.D., The University of Memphis, Educational Psychology & Research
  • M.S., The University of Memphis, Leadership and Policy Studies
  • B.A., The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Occupational Therapy
  • B.S., The University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Political Science

Clinical Care Specialty/Interest

 Pediatric Occupational Therapist

Certification, Occupational Therapist, Registered, 1993, National Board for Certification

Occupational Therapy

Certification, Sensory Integration and Praxis Test, 1995, Sensory Integration International

Certification, Integrated Listening Systems, 2012, Integrated Listening Systems

Certification, Nurturing Parenting Program, 2017, Family Development Resources, Inc.

Certification, Level 1 Provider, Sequential Oral-Sensory Feeding Approach, 2017, Education

Resources, Inc.

Certified Provider, Interactive Metronome, 2018, Interactive Metronome, Inc.

Certification, Therapeutic Listening, 2018, Vital Links

Certification, DIR Floortime, 2018, The Interdisciplinary Council on Development and Learning, Inc.

Research Keywords

 Infant Development, Occupational Therapy, Early Childhood Development

Research Interest/Specialty

 Infant and Early Childhood Development


Dr. Anne Zachry, Assistant Professor and Chair of the UTHSC Department of Occupational Therapy, is a graduate of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. She received a PhD in Educational Psychology & Research from the University of Memphis in 2010. Prior to joining the UTHSC Occupational Therapy faculty in 2013, Dr. Zachry practiced as a pediatric occupational therapist for over 20 years in a variety of pediatric settings, including the local public school system. Her research interests include enhancing infant and child development through the provision of occupational therapy services. Her books, “Retro Baby: Cut Back on all the Gear and Boost Your Baby’s Development with over 100 Time-Tested Activities” and “Retro Toddler: More Than 100 Old-School Activities to Boost Development” were published by the American Academy of Pediatrics. “Retro Baby” won the Benjamin Franklin Gold Award in 2013. Read more about her research at

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  1. Zachry, A. H., Hand, S. B., Nolan, S. K., Slaughter, S. K.. Infant positioning, baby gear use, and cranial asymmetry.. Maternal & Child Health Journal, 12 (21), 1-8, 2017.
  2. Zachry, A. H., Nash, B. H., Nolen, A.. Traditional lectures and team-based learning in an occupational therapy program: A survey of student perceptions.. Open Journal of Occupational Therapy, 2 (5), 2017.
  3. Lancaster, S. L., Zachry, A. H., Duck, A., Harris, A., Page, K. E., & Sanders, J.. Delivery of The Wilbarger Protocol: A survey of pediatric occupational therapy practitioners.. Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools, & Early Intervention, 3 (9), 281-289, 2016.
  4. Zachry, A. H., Doan, A., Lancaster, S. B., Simmons, B., Smith, C., & Wicker, N.. A comparison of manuscript and cursive handwriting speed in fifth and sixth grade students: A pilot study.. Open Journal of Occupational Therapy, 2 (4), 1-9, 2016.
  5. Zachry, A. H., Goldman, R. L., Gordon, N. F., Lancaster, S. L., Simpson, K. B., & Springer, S. K.. Differences in happiness after early crawling experience.. Journal of Educational and Developmental Psychology, 2 (5), 8-13, 2015.
  6. Zachry, A.H., Mitchell, A.W.. Goal-Directed Actions and Early Experience with Crawling. The Occupational Therapy Journal of Research, 2 (32), 48-55, 2012.
  7. Zachry, AH, Kitzmann, KM. Caregiver awareness of prone play recommendations. Am J Occup Ther, 65 (1), 101-5, 2011.
  8. Zachry, AH, Kitzmann, KM. Disparities in sleep position awareness and compliance. South Med J, 103 (4), 311-5, 2010.