Hi! I'm Clarice

Licensed Occupational Therapist and founder + CEO of Amplify OT

Occupational therapy is not only a job, it's a profession. It is our responsibility to advocate for the advancement of OT. After all, if we don't advocate, who will?

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I'm glad you're here!

Hi, I’m Clarice Grote, MS, OTR/L. I’m an occupational therapist with a passion for policy, legislation, and advocacy! That’s right, I I read those confusing documents so you don’t have to. I love taking policy and translating it for practitioners and students. I want you to know how it impacts your practice, your job, and your patients.  

As a new practitioner, I felt really limited by the healthcare system. I felt like I couldn’t give my patients the care they deserved because the ‘system’ was preventing me. Sound familiar? Learning about Medicare policy and the legislative process helped me understand my role and helped me be a better advocate for myself and my patients. Is the US Healthcare System perfect? Absolutely not. But, it isn’t at rigid as it seems. 

I started Amplify OT to help you free yourself of the idea that the ‘system’ is out to get you or that OT isn’t a viable profession. Let’s change the narrative together. 

I’m here to be your advocacy hype-woman and help YOU help gain confidence navigating Medicare and the U.S. Healthcare System. I’m excited to talk to you about an issue at work, general information to prepare you for your new job, or review topics you need for the licensing exam. I can’t wait to meet you in a one-on-one session or during a group presentation.  Don’t hesitate to email me at cgrote@amplifyot.com to connect!

I can't wait to connect!

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Professional Credentials

Licenses & Certifications

  • Occupational Therapy License in North Carolina, Kansas, and Missouri 
  • National Board of Certification in Occupational Therapy Inc. (NBCOT)
  • Experience in acute, outpatient, home health, general wound care, and lymphedema


  • 2015-2018: Columbia University in the City of New York – Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy 
  • Rudin Scholar 
  • 2011-2015 The University of Iowa – Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance and Health Studies 

Professional Experience

  • 2019 – 2021: Acute Care/ Outpatient OT – North Kansas City Hospital 
  • 2018 – 2019: Home Health OT – HeathPro Heritage
  • 2019 – present: North Carolina Ambassador for AOTPAC
  • 2019 – 2021: Director of Practice – MOTA
  • 2018 – 2021: Advocacy & Policy Coordinator – AOTA Home and Community Health SIS

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