We are thrilled to announce that Debra Evans Rogers, PT,PhD,PCS, internationally known and respected clinician and published researcher is joining the Education Resources faculty. She received her bachelor’s degree in PT from the University of Missouri-Columbia; Master’s of Science in Special Education from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia; and PhD from Rocky Mountain University in Provo, Utah. She is certified as an APTA Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy. In addition to completing the NDTA Certificate course in the Treatment and Management of Children with Cerebral Palsy , she completed the Advanced Baby Course in 1998, and has attended other advanced courses. She has served on the NDTA Board of Directors as the Director of Regions and Past President (appointed). She was an adjunct professor for the Masters PT Program at Old Dominion University from 1992-1995.
She offers a unique perspective combining clinical expertise with pediatric research knowledge. She has assisted students and presented pediatric courses throughout the United States and abroad including Romania, Nicaragua, India, China, and Chile. She is a pediatric physical therapist with over 30 years of clinical experience specializing in assessment, intervention and research in children with neuro-motor involvement. She is trained in pediatric Neuro-developmental Treatment and baby treatment and is an NDTA PT Instructor and CI candidate. She has worked in private practice both in the home and clinic settings, schools, early intervention, home health, acute care, NICU and outpatient hospital clinics offering insightful information in a variety of physical therapy settings.
Debbie is currently an NDTA PT instructor. She resides in Houston, Texas with her family and works with the University of Texas-Medical Branch ECI Program.
Look out for her new course coming to Texas, Missouri, Illinois and Oregon in 2017:
This course will address utilizing current NDT intervention strategies for the pediatric client aged 0-18 with neuromotor challenges (eg CP, Down Syndrome, TBI and other syndromes). Information presented will address using the ICF for assessment/evaluation while practicing intervention strategies for improvements towards function. Participants will be assisted to improve their observational and direct handling skills with analysis and problem solving using NDT techniques. Both didactic lecture and hands-on labs will be presented throughout this course.