(Assistive Technology—Occupational Therapy—Physical Therapy)
June 15 & 16, 2009
Hershey Lodge and Convention Center
Bureau of Special Education 1
www.pattan.net Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network
This institute provides a variety of educational opportunities in evidence-based practices to assist school
based assistive technology consultants, occupational and physical therapists in developing effective
programming for increasing student participation and success in their schools, homes, and communities.
Assistive Technology consultants, Occupational and Physical therapists working with students in early
intervention or school based programs, and supervisors of Occupational and Physical therapists
• Cite and relate specific research findings concerning evidence based practices to school based occupational
and physical therapy
• Describe appropriate interventions, materials, and progress-monitoring practices based on continuous
instructional evidence in the areas of cognition, language, social skills, and sensory-motor skills
• Identify, analyze, and apply evidence-based practices for the treatment of students with deficits in
cognition, communication, and social and sensory-motor skills
• Formulate practical and evidence-based instructional plans for students with deficits in cognition,
communication, and social and sensory-motor skills in order to have them participate and progress in the
general education curriculum
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Individuals attending this event must arrive on
time and stay the duration of the event in order
5 Certificate of Attendance
to receive Act 48 Professional Education hours.
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5 per day IU Director prior to the event.
Goes Green Handouts will be provided on a CD.
No paper copies will be given.
6:30 p.m. —8:00 p.m. REGISTRATION BEGINS Sunday, June 14, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009 Monday, June 15, 2009 Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Registration Hours 6:30 p.m.—8:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m.—9:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m.—9:00 a.m.
Exhibit Hall Hours 11:30 a.m.—6:00 p.m. 8:30 a.m.—1:00 p.m.
Monday, June 15, 2009
Opening Keynote 1. Living a Full Life: Personal Perspectives of Living with a Disability
Morning Breakout Sessions 2. Overview of Assistive 3. Guidelines for OT in the 4. Guidelines for PT in the
10:15 a.m.—12:00 p.m. Technology in the Educational Educational Environment Educational Environment
Afternoon Breakout Sessions 5. Accessing the Computer: 6. AT-OT-PT Collaborative 7. Related Service Provider’s
1:30 p.m.—4:30 p.m. Using Built In Accessibility Problem Solving Role in Response to
Options (MAC and WIN) Intervention
8. Making Your Therapy 9. Routine Based Interventions 10. Topics in Administrative
Services Count in the for Young Children Issues
Classroom: The Link to
11. Show Me the Data: Writing 12. Medicaid Reimbursement
and Measuring Student Goals for School Based Services
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Morning Breakout Sessions 13. Mounting AAC Devices 14. AT Tech Lab (REPEAT SESSION) 15. Using Assistive Technology
9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m. Pediatric Practice in Early Intervention
16. Executive Functioning- The 17. Creating Positive Learning 18. Occupational Therapists’
Missing Piece: Incorporating Environments: Addressing Role in Addressing Transition
Cognitive Strategies into Behavior, Social Participation, Issues: Getting Ready for the
and Psychosocial Issues in Job of Living
School-Based Practice (REPEAT
19. Exercise for Everyone: 20. How Travel Instructors and 21. The Physical Therapists’
Practical Ideas for School Based Physical Therapists can work Role in the Safe Transportation
OTs and PTs together of Students with Disabilities
Afternoon Breakout Sessions 22. Switch Access for AAC: 23. AT Tech Lab (REPEAT SESSION) 24. Introduction to Speech
1:30 p.m.—4:30 p.m. More than Hit the Switch Recognition Software
25. Handwriting, Keyboarding 26. Creating Positive Learning 27. Pediatric Feeding and
and Literacy: The Role of the Environments: Addressing Swallowing Difficulties: What
School Occupational Therapist Behavior, Social Participation, Early Intervention and School
and Psychosocial Issues in Based OTs Need to Know
School-Based Practice (REPEAT
28. Adaptive Seating to 29. Equinus Gait and Students 30. Using Video to Support
Improve Task Performance with Cerebral Palsy: Causes and Consultation
Full Day Session 31. Tools for Tots: Sensory 3
9:00 a.m.—4:30 p.m. Strategies for Toddlers and
Preschoolers (100 max)
Monday June 15, 2009
1. Opening Keynote: Living a Full Life: Personal 7. Related Service Provider’s Role in Response to
Perspectives of Living with a Disability Intervention
Presenter: Bernie Gavlick Presenter: Gloria Frolek Clark
This session will provide a glimpse of what it is like to live This session will discuss the role of related service providers
with a disability and a personal perspective of the therapeutic in general education initiatives including Early Intervening
interventions and strategies that make a difference in fully Services (EIS) and Response to Intervention (RtI) which are
participating in life. being promoted by legislation and the US Department of
Education for providing services to general education
2. Overview of Assistive Technology in the children who are at-risk.
Presenter: Susan Gill 8. Making Your Therapy Services Count in the
Classroom: The Link to Standards Based
This interactive session will address legal and procedural
issues in AT service delivery in school settings, and feature a Instruction
facilitated panel discussion highlighting some of these key Presenter: John Dellegrotto
topics. The panel will be comprised of AT Consultants who The occupational and physical therapy services represent a
will bring various perspectives on effective AT service significant contribution to the student's development and it
delivery. is possible to make a direct connection to standards based
instruction. This session will examine how to make the
3. Guidelines for OT in the Educational explicit connection between the occupational and physical
Environment therapy needs to success with the standards/anchors in
Presenter: Jane Case Smith specific subjects.
This session will describe issues in service delivery and
9. Routine Based Interventions for Young Children
emerging practice models, e.g., co-teaching and 3-in-1. The
Presenter: Lee Ann Jung
session provides examples of how therapists make decisions
on which practice model to use. This session will present practical, research-grounded
methods for developing functional goals, routines-based
4. Guidelines for PT in the Educational Environment intervention strategies, and meaningful data collection
Presenter: Pat Butler systems that are supported by families and teachers during
natural learning opportunities.
This session will examine the legal and educational
parameters for physical therapy practice in schools using the
10. Topics in Administrative Issues
PPTA Guidelines for the Practice of Physical Therapy in
Presenter: Pat Butler
This session will be an open forum and facilitated discussion
5. Accessing the Computer: Using Built In regarding administration of physical and occupational
Accessibility Options (MAC and WIN) therapy services in school based settings.
Presenters: Wendy Homlish & Bill Ziegler
11. Show Me the Data: Writing and Measuring
This session will teach participants about accessibility
Student Goals for Participation
options for students with a variety of disabilities that are
Presenter: Sandra Arnold
built into the operating systems of any computer (MAC and
WIN). Additionally, implementation and assessment will This session will offer an objective way to write goals so that
be discussed. student outcomes can be measured and collected.
Participants will learn how to and practice writing student
6. AT-OT-PT Collaborative Problem Solving goals for participation in the general education curriculum.
Presenter: Cricket Rizzo & Kendra Bittner
12. Medicaid Reimbursement for School Based
This session will examine the critical need for a team
approach to success in assistive technology. Whether one is Services
an AT specialist, an occupational therapist, a physical Presenters: Gloria Grego & Roni Russell
therapist, or a speech language pathologist, each person This session will describe the School Based Access Program
brings a unique perspective to collaborative problem solving to include eligible services, program regulations and
as does the parent and the child. Client case studies will be compliance as a provider of service.
used to help participants explore the different methods of
access to assistive technology and how to apply these
methods to their clients.
Tuesday June 16, 2009
13. Mounting AAC Devices 19. Exercise for Everyone: Practical Ideas for School
Presenter: Karen Kangas Based OTs and PTs
This session will focus on how to assess, plan the use of, and Presenter: Cindy Miles
implement current AAC devices and their available The session will provide pediatric therapists with resources
mounting systems. and ideas on how to implement Fitness & Sports into a
school based setting to allow each child the opportunity to
14. & 23. AT Tech Lab (REPEAT SESSION a.m./p.m.) maximize their fitness potential.
Presenter: Denis Anson
20. How Travel Instructors and Physical Therapists
The AT Tech Lab will provide an opportunity for
participants to become familiar with and ask questions about can Work Together
a wide range of assistive technologies for computer access. Presenter: Sarah Witter
This session will describe how physical therapists and travel
15. Using Assistive Technology in Early Intervention instructors can collaborate to teach and reach student goals
Presenter: Pip Campbell together.
This session will illustrate strategies for using assistive
technology with infants and young children to enhance their 21. The Physical Therapists’ Role in the Safe
participation in typical activities and routines at home, Transportation of Students with Disabilities
childcare, preschool, and community environments. Presenter: Jean Zimmerman
This session will explore the challenge in safely transporting
16. Executive Functioning- The Missing Piece: students with disabilities and how physical therapy can
Incorporating Cognitive Strategies into Pediatric impact this dilemma.
Presenters: Laurette Olson & Cheryl Colangelo 22. Switch Access for AAC: More than Hit the
This session will teach participants to explore and re- Switch
conceptualize school-based therapy approaches to incorporate Presenter: Aileen Costigan
executive function into assessment and intervention This session will present a broad definition of access to
practices. augmentative and alternative communication and will
highlight the physical, cognitive, and social factors that can
17. & 26. Creating Positive Learning Environments: impact access. A model for facilitating access in this broad
Addressing Behavior, Social Participation, and context will be presented along with practical suggestions for
Psychosocial Issues in School-Based Practice implementation in clinical and educational settings.
(REPEAT SESSION a.m./p.m.)
Presenter: Leslie Jackson 24. Introduction to Speech Recognition Software
Presenters: Scott Dougherty & Cricket Rizzo
This session will highlight the role of occupational therapy in
education environments and ways that practitioners can Participants will explore the use of speech recognition
effectively address children’s psychosocial and behavioral software for writing and computer access. This session will
needs. include an overview of software and hardware. Live
demonstrations of microphone initialization and dictation
18. Occupational Therapists’ Role in Addressing will be incorporated into the presentation.
Transition Issues: Getting Ready for the Job of
25. Handwriting, Keyboarding and Literacy: The Role
Presenter: Jayne Shepherd
if the School Occupational Therapist
Presenter: Yvonne Swinth
This session will highlight how occupational therapy
practitioners are perfect partners to blend their intervention This session will discuss the role of the occupational therapy
to support school system and educational teams as well as has in supporting handwriting, keyboarding and literacy for
working directly with students in transition programs. This children and adolescents in the public schools. Participants
presentation will focus on best practices in transition will also explore assessment and intervention strategies
planning, outcomes, and ways occupational therapists specific to this area of performance in order to support
become involved in collaborative transition planning teams. student participation.
Tuesday June 15, 2009, cont.
27. Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Difficulties: 30. Using Video to Support Consultation
What Early Intervention and School Based OTs Presenters: Rita Geddes & Bill Ziegler
Need to Know This session will demonstrate the uses of digital video and
Presenter: Julie Buxton how it can be used to augment school-based occupational and
This session will discuss the feeding and swallowing physical therapy services. Examples of videos will be
challenges experienced by many children and provide provided to demonstrate how videotaping can be used to
conservative ways to intervene that will ensure the child's address specific needs in the educational environment. (e.g.
comfort and safety with feeding. staff training, home program recommendations, student skill
development and many more!) A live demonstration of
capturing/importing/editing and sharing in various formats
28. Adaptive Seating to Improve Task Performance will be included in this presentation.
Presenter: Karen Kangas
This session will share successful strategies, equipment, and 31. Tools for Tots: Sensory Strategies for Toddlers
treatment which will support increased functional and Preschoolers
independence in activity through seating. Presenter: Diana Henry
29. Equinus Gait and Students with Cerebral Palsy: This workshop is designed to offer practical sensory
strategies which improve the ability of toddlers and
Causes and Clinical Suggestions preschoolers to play and function in their various daily
Presenter: Sandy Ross environments. A variety of sensory activities and
This session will explore clinical decision making skills when environmental strategies will be highlighted using hands-on
assessing and treating gait disorders with an emphasis on participation and videos of typical tots and those with
equinus gait. A 3-D gait analysis, video and interactive case challenges including engagement. (100 max)
will be used to demonstrate equinus gait and potential
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Denis Anson administrator of the CAIU OT/PT services for eight years. She
Denis Anson graduated from the University of Washington in has particular interest in developing models for the provision of
1980 with a bachelor's degree of occupational therapy. In 1983, he OT and PT in schools and in establishing appropriate case load
received a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from the management based on data regarding services and location of
University of Washington. He worked in adult physical service. She has participated as an administrator and data
disabilities for six years, and was a lecturer in the Division of manager for the CAIU in establishing a database that is detailed
Occupational Therapy at the University of Washington, Seattle, and provides information for administrative decision making.
Washington for nine years. In August, 1997, he became an
Assistant Professor at College Misericordia in Dallas, Julie Buxton
Pennsylvania, and in 2005, became the Director of Research and Julie Buxton, MS, OTR/L, CBIST has been an Occupational
Development of the Assistive Technology Research Institute. Therapist for 20+ years During her career her clinical emphasis
Denis Anson has been actively involved in computer and has been in feeding and swallowing, both with the pediatric and
assistive technology applications for rehabilitation for over two adult populations. She currently works at the Children's Hospital
decades. He has international recognition for his expertise in the of Philadelphia where her primary clinical responsibility is as a
application of assistive technology to occupational therapy and member of the feeding program. She is also an adjunct professor
the process of rehabilitation. He has presented numerous papers at the University of Pittsburgh, teaching pediatrics to the
at national, regional, and state conferences on assistive Master's Level Occupational Therapy Program.
Sandra Arnold Jane Case-Smith, Ed.D., OTR/L is Director of Occupational
Sandra H. Arnold, PT, PhD is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Therapy at The Ohio State University. She has taught
the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Division of numerous courses on school-based OT and has a strong working
Rehabilitation Science where she instructs undergraduate and relationship with the school-based OTs in the Columbus area.
graduate occupational therapy and physical therapy students. She has active research programs with children with autism and
She served as the Director of Occupational and Physical Therapy cerebral palsy and recently completed a study on yoga with high
Programs for the Oklahoma State Department of Education for risk second grade students.
over 12 years, working closely with state level agencies, school
district administrators, teachers, therapists, and families. Dr. Pip Campbell
Arnold has presented regionally and nationally on topics related Pip Campbell is director of the national Tots-N-Tech Center and
to OT and PT school-based services and co-authored Providing of Child & Family Studies at Thomas Jefferson University,
Physical Therapy Services under Part B & C of IDEA. She Philadelphia.
currently is project director for a 4-year OT/PT preparation
grant awarded by the US Dept. of Ed., and is doing research on a Gloria Frolek Clark
new school outcomes measurement tool. Gloria is a graduate from University of North Dakota's
occupational therapy program. She received her master's degree
Kendra Bittner in Early Childhood Special Education from Iowa State
Kendra V. Bittner, M.Ed., Cert CED IDEA Training and University. She is currently a doctoral candidate at ISU. For 30
Consultation, Assistive Technology Coordinator Kendra V. years she has been working in a variety of settings in Iowa,
Bittner holds a bachelors degree in Communication Sciences: specializing in the OT services for pediatrics in the home,
Speech Pathology and Audiology, a masters degree in Special community and school settings. Currently, she is employed with
Education with a Specialization in Deaf Education, and a Heartland Area Education Agency and as a consultant for the
Supervisor of Special Education Certificate from the University Iowa Department of Education. She serves as AOTA's liaison
of Pittsburgh. She recently completed and earned a certificate in to the National Association of State Directors of Special
Assistive Technology Applications from California University Education Partnership.
Northridge. Currently Kendra is working for the Allegheny
Intermediate Unit as a Training and Consultation Coordinator Cheryl Colangelo
for Assistive Technology. Prior to that, she worked as a Teacher Cheryl Colangelo has been a pediatric occupational therapist over
of the Hearing Impaired and taught Deaf, hearing impaired, and 30 years. She presently is the occupational therapist for the
hard of hearing students in grades kindergarten through second North Salem School District in North Salem, NY. Cheryl co
grade. She works with her teams to assist learners in using teaches a pediatric OT course at Mercy College and is also an
assistive technology. adjunct professor at Columbia University. Cheryl has
extensively presented and written about a variety of topics
Patricia Butler related to pediatric occupational therapy practice including
Patricia Butler has been a provider of PT in school based setting biomechanics, sensory integration, executive function, and
since 1982 as an employee of the CAIU. She has been a full time pediatric group intervention.
Aileen Costigan Through many hours of physical therapy, Bern started taking
Aileen Costigan is currently a Doctoral Candidate in independent steps. His family and friends have always been
Communication Sciences and Disorders at Penn State University strong supporters and one day Bern decided he would try
working with Dr. Janice Light. She received her Bachelor’s running. He went from walking 2 blocks with a walker in March
degree in Kinesiology and Master’s degree in Occupational of 1997 to running close to a 5K in one hour and 10 minutes, in
Therapy from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, 1999. He ran independently for ¾ of a mile without braces or a
Canada. Her research focuses on the role of occupational therapy walker and then over 1 ½ miles in his walker, for a total of 2.3
in the provision of augmentative and alternative communication miles.
services and is particularly concerned with the facilitation of
motor control for physical access.
John Dellegrotto Rita Geddes has over 15 years of experience as a school-based
John Dellegrotto, Ed.D., has experience at the national, regional, therapist for the Bucks County Intermediate Unit 22. She earned
and local levels as a teacher, administrator, and consultant. He a B.S. in Physical Therapy from the University of Delaware, an
has participated in large scale staff development projects designed M.Ed. from Holy Family University, and a DPT from Widener
to increase student achievement, and was instrumental in the University. Rita currently serves as the chairperson of the PA
development of several statewide publications in Pennsylvania Pediatric SIG.
targeting specific approaches for teachers to increase student
achievement. With over 30 years experience in the schools at all
levels of assignment, he provides an unique blend of professional Susan Gill
and practical experience for parents, teachers and administrators Susan Gill is an Educational Consultant at PaTTAN, and has
been involved in Assistive Technology in school settings for over
Scott Dougherty 25 years. She will be joined by a number of assistive technology
Scott Dougherty is an IDEA Training & Consultation consultants from across the state for the panel discussion portion
Coordinator for Assistive Technology at the Allegheny of this session.
Intermediate Unit in Pittsburgh. He has worked as an Assistive
Technology specialist for eight years and holds certifications as a
teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, as an Elementary Gloria Grego
Education teacher, and an Instructional Technology Specialist. Gloria Grego is the Director of PA Medicaid School-Based
Programs for Leader and has been an employee of the company
Bernie Gavlick for 27 years. Gloria has been instrumental in the success of both
Bern Gavlick, was born in 1979 and diagnosed from birth with the PA School-Based ACCESS Program and the PA
spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy. He was publicly Administrative Time Study Program. These programs allow
mainstreamed at school from 1st to 12th grade. He went to high schools to recover some of the dollars they spend providing
school and college. In 2001, he graduated from Ursinus College needed services to their special education populations. With
with a bachelors in exercise and sports sciences with a minor in Gloria’s guidance, schools have recovered hundreds of millions of
biology and psychology. In the summer of 2004, he graduated dollars in federal reimbursement from these programs.
from LaSalle University with a masters degree in psychology, he
specialized in marriage and family therapy. However, he always
knew that he wanted to work with children. Therefore, in the Diana Henry
spring of 2008, he completed his studies at Immaculata Diana Henry, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA president of Henry
University in order to become a school psychologist and guidance Occupational Therapy Services, Inc., studied with Lorna Jean
counselor. Bern interned at a middle school in Buck’s county in King in 1975, and then together founded what is now called the
2006 to become a secondary school counselor; soon after was Children’s Center in Arizona. Diana opened her clinic
looking for employment, however, the opportunities were limited specializing in sensory integration (SI) in 1984 and developed
in secondary schools. He then decided to go through another programs for various Arizona schools. In 2000, Diana was
internship in an elementary school to change his focus from nominated to be on the Advisory Board of the Nonverbal
secondary school to elementary school guidance counselor. Learning Disability Association (NLDA). As the
During the 2008 – 2009 school year, Bern was employed by the Communication Liaison for the American Occupational Therapy
Bristol Township School District as a long-term substitute Association SI Special Interest Section (2005-2008) Diana
guidance counselor in two of their elementary schools. Since 1999, provided a bridge between communities and AOTA. Diana is
Bernard has been heavily involved in sports as an announcer for SIPT certified. She received her B.S. in OT from Tufts
local hockey games and he has recently completed his second University, and her M.S. in sensory integration from Rush
season of coaching youth ice hockey. Bern started walking at the University.
age of 17 years following an intense surgery at the age of 16. 9
Wendy Homlish pediatrics, sports medicine and orthopedics. She served as a staff
Wendy Homlish is a graduate of East Stroudsburg University member at a local infant and preschool program for over nine
and Bloomsburg University with degrees in Speech/Language years. Cindy established her pediatric private practice in 1981;
Pathology and Audiology. Speech pathologist with Carbon full time in 1987. Cindy is a 1977 graduate of the University of
Lehigh IU 21 since 1976, AT Consultant with CLIU 21 for the Pittsburgh, School of Health Related Professionals. A 1988
past 12 years, she presented on a variety of Assistive Technology graduate of East Stroudsburg University with a Master of
topics at the local, state, and national level. Education in exercise physiology. In March 2005 Cindy
embarked on her doctoral studies in Pediatrics. Cindy is Board
Leslie Jackson Certified by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties
Leslie L. Jackson, MEd, OT, FAOTA has over 26 years as a Pediatric Clinical Specialist. www.cindymiles.com or
experience working with and on behalf of children and their www.traintotriumph.com
families in a variety of settings. She currently directs the
Training Modules for Inclusive Child Care (TMICC) project for Laurette Olson
Easter Seals, Inc., a grant-funded initiative to train and support Laurette Olson has been a pediatric occupational therapist for
early care and education providers across the nation to effectively over 25 years. She is an associate professor at Mercy College
include young children with disabilities in early childhood where she teaches courses related small group process and
environments. She has written about and presented extensively pediatric and adolescent occupational therapy practice.
on the role of occupational and physical therapy in schools and Laurie presently supervises the occupational therapists for the
early intervention settings. Mamaroneck School District in Mamaroneck, NY. She has been
Lee Ann Jung leading a grant-funded project to incorporate fine motor centers
Lee Ann Jung, Ph.D., is associate professor of Special Education into all kindergarten classes as an RtI initiative. Laurie also
and Rehabilitation Counseling at the University of Kentucky. supervises the occupational therapists at the Alcott Preschool in
She serves on the editorial boards for three major special Westchester County, NY. She has extensively presented and
education journals and as the representative of higher education written about pediatric and adolescent occupational therapy
on the governor-appointed Kentucky Interagency Coordinating practice.
Council, the state’s advisory body for developmental services to
young children with disabilities. Her years of experience as a Lynne “Cricket” Rizzo
special educator and administrator shape the guiding purpose of Lynne "Cricket" Rizzo, MS, OTR/L, ATP Occupational
her research, which is to understand and improve the methods of Therapist is an occupational therapist at the Westmoreland
supporting families of children with disabilities. She works as a Intermediate Unit in Greensburg. She holds a masters degree in
consultant to education agencies in numerous states and the U.S. Healthcare Supervision and Management from the University of
Department of Defense on issues of supporting families in special Pittsburgh, a bachelors degree in Occupational Therapy from the
education. The National Early Childhood Technical Assistance University of Pittsburgh, and is certified as an ATP -- Assistive
Center uses Dr. Jung’s research and publications to assist states Technology Professional. She has worked as an occupational
in their efforts to facilitate family collaboration. She received her therapist for 22 years and as an Assistive Technology specialist
Ph.D. in Special Education from Auburn University. She can be for 13 of those years. While working as an Assistive Technology
contacted at email@example.com. specialist, she was part of a mobile team consisting of a
rehabilitation engineer, OT, PT, and SLP who addressed client's
Karen Kangas assistive technology needs at school, work, home, and in the
Karen M. Kangas OTR/L is currently a Seating and Positioning community.
Specialist, an Assistive Technology Specialist, a Clinical
Educator and a Consultant in private practice in PA. She has Sandy Ross
been an active clinician for over 30 years specializing in work Sandy Ross, PT, DPT, MHS, PCS received her BS in Physical
with children with the most complex bodies and problems, and in Therapy from Maryville University in 1984, MHS from
the last 20 years with assistive technology, especially creating Washington University in St. Louis in 1994 and Doctorate in
systems for independence in powered mobility, access to AAC Physical Therapy from Massachusetts General Institute in
systems and computers. She always focuses on human Boston, MA in 2004. She has over 20 years of pediatric
neurophysiology, sensory processing, and creating environments experience and was board certified as a Pediatric Clinical
for children to explore, learn and develop mastery. She regularly Specialist by the American Physical Therapy Association in 1997
teaches nation-wide to therapists, and presents at international and recently recertified in 2006. Dr. Ross is an Associate
conferences. Professor at Maryville University in St. Louis, MO. She is the
senior physical therapist, active in researching cerebral palsy and
Cindy Miles gait at the Washington University Human Performance
Cindy Miles, MEd., PT, PCS, has been serving the pediatric Laboratory from 1994 - present. She has presented nationally and
population since 1977. Initially she began her physical therapy published research related to cerebral palsy, spasticity, strength
practice in an acute care hospital setting, concentrating on and gait. She was the recipient of the 2000 Missouri Physical
Therapy Association Award for Excellence in Education, the
2004 Helen May Bradley Achievement Award and the 2005 Schools and Early Intervention, a professional journal for school-
Missouri Physical Therapy Association Award for Excellence in based occupational therapists.
Roni Russell Sarah Witter has worked for the Bucks County IU 22 for 21 years.
Roni Russell, M. Ed. is an educational consultant with the She came to PA. from Boston College where she earned her
Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network master' degree in special education, orientation and mobility and
(PaTTAN), Pennsylvania Department of Education, in education for the visually impaired. Too much desk work caused
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Her areas of concentration include: her to leave her Ph.D program behind and return to hands. For
the School Based ACCESS Program under the direction of the the past 10 years Ms. Witter has worked with a wide variety of
Bureau of Special Education, Intensive Interagency, Corrections students who need instruction so that they can develop
Education and Autism support. Roni holds a bachelors degree in independent travel skills in their communities. Ms. Witter has
Psychology from Lebanon Valley College and a masters degree in worked with many community transportation and advocacy
Special Education from Shippensburg University. groups so that individuals with mobility and orientation issues
Jayne Shepherd can take a more active part in their communities.
Jayne Shepherd, MS, OTR, FAOTA, has worked over 27 years as
a therapist and occupational therapy educator. She graduated Bill Ziegler
from the University of Virginia with a B.S. in Special Education Bill Ziegler was a special education teacher at Eastern State
and endorsements in working with persons with intellectual School and Hospital for eight years. Since 1983 he has been an
impairments. She taught special education for three years until Assistive Technology Specialist for the Bucks County
she pursued her M.S. degree in Occupational Therapy at Virginia Intermediate Unit 22 . He earned a B.S. in Special Education
Commonwealth University. Prior to coming to academia, Jayne from Millersville State College and a M.Ed. from Trenton State
worked as a clinician, fieldwork coordinator, and supervisor in College.
acute care, rehabilitation, and inpatient and outpatient settings
for children and adults. Jean Zimmerman
Jean is currently the Supervisor of Occupational and Physical
Yvonne Swinth Therapy in the School District of Palm Beach County, West
Yvonne Swinth, Ph.D., OTR/L, is a professor in the School of Palm Beach, Florida. Jean has 30 years of experience with the
Occupational and Physical Therapy at the University of Puget school system and became involved in school bus transportation
Sound. She teaches in the areas of assistive technology, approximately 20 years ago. In addition to her work with school
pediatrics, and performance adaptations. Her primary research bus transportation Jean is also known for her work in regard to
interests include occupational therapy services in the schools, OT and PT services in school systems. She has been the grant
assistive technology, and service delivery options for children coordinator of numerous Federal grants to design school - based
with disabilities. She has worked as a pediatric occupational evaluations. These grants have lead to the development of a
therapist in the public schools of Washington State for more than Florida state guideline - the Consideration for Educationally
20 years. She has completed several research projects and has Relevant Therapy (CERT) - a tool that assists therapists in
published in professional journals, textbooks and newsletters. determining the need for educationally relevant therapy and
She also is the founding editor of Occupational Therapy in suggested time lines.
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