Therapies in the School Multi-Faculty
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Nicole Barmen, OTR/L is an occupational therapist with 18 years experience in a school-based pediatric setting. She came from a small town in upstate NY and didn’t even know what occupational therapy was in high school. Nicole entered college with interests in careers at opposite ends of the spectrum: Advertising and OT. After a month into the course, Intro to Occupational Therapy, she was hooked and never looked back. Nicole is a graduate of Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. Nicole has worked in inner city, suburban, and rural school districts. Through contract agencies, she has also worked in a variety of settings, including nursing homes, Day Habs, Home Health, Article 28 sites, preschool, and Early Intervention. She is currently working in a large Suburban school district in both the public and private school setting, as well as working with preschoolers after school. Nicole has two daughters that keep her hopping and enjoys the outdoors and has been attempting to learn to knit in her very limited down time. She hopes to someday write children's books incorporating therapy and children with developmental needs.
Kathryn Biel, PT, DPT, decided to enter the rehab field when her next door neighbor was paralyzed in a car accident. A clinical placement in Early Intervention cemented her love for pediatrics, especially the medically frail population. Kathryn received her Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Boston University and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from The Sage Colleges. She has worked in both public and county-run school systems, pediatric residential facilities, adult and pediatric rehab, outpatient, preschool, and Early Intervention.
Anne Buckley-Reen, OTR/RYT is a sought after presenter, therapist, researcher, consultant and mentor with over 35 years of experience as a pediatric clinician
Susan (Sue) Cecere, PT, MHS is the Physical Therapy Instructional Specialist for Prince Georges County Public Schools, Maryland, supervising both early intervention and school based programs. Sue was the VP of the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy for the past 8 years and represented the academy in several national public education coalitions. She is a co-author of Occupational and Physical Therapy Early Intervention and School-Based Services in Maryland: A Guide to Practice and had lectured extensively on complex school based practice topics, including workload, frequency and intensity and ecological assessment.
Jennifer A Colebourn, MS PT, DPT is a pediatric physical therapist for Hudson Public Schools. Her research focuses on motor interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorders, with particular emphasis on collaborative team approaches.
Julie Goff, MSPT, DPT is a pediatric physical therapist currently working in the Lexington Public Schools.Julie has practiced in an outpatient clinic, early intervention and multiple public school settings. She was honored with Northeastern University’s RISE award in 2016 for her research in improving gross motor skills in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Judith Giencke Kimball, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA Dr. Kimball is Founding Director and Professor Emeritus, Department of Occupational Therapy, University of New England, Portland, Maine. She has published numerous research studies and book chapters on sensory integration. She was one of the original faculty appointed by Dr. A. Jean Ayres to teach sensory integration theory, treatment and testing, and since its inception has been associated with the Camp Avanti program founded by Patricia Wilbarger. Her present research is on the sensory processing issues in individuals with PTSD, especially veterans.
Kelly Mahler MS, OTR/L, is founder of Mahler Autism Services and provides support to school-aged children and young adults within the school and community settings. She is an adjunct professor at Elizabethtown College and is actively involved in several research projects. Kelly presents internationally on topics related to the five books she has authored.
Arsenio Paez, PT, DPT, CEIS, MSc, EBHC (Oxons), MSc PT, BSc (Hons) is an adjunct faculty and a Senior Lecturer in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Northeastern University, Boston. He is the Physical Therapy Lead for the IDEAL Collaboration, Oxford, UK, and a PhD student in Evidence-Based Healthcare at the University of Oxford, Oxford UK, where he also received a Master of Science in Evidence-Based Medicine.
Kim Wiggins, OTR/L is an experienced occupational therapist specializing in the treatment of children for 17 years. Kim is a full-time therapist at a City School District in upstate NY, regular instructor for Sensational Brain, the owner of www.OTKimWiggins.com, and has been a nationally known speaker since 2011.
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