Susan Cecere is the owner of Sequoia School Based Therapy Solutions, LLC a consulting company that supports districts, agencies and therapists in the practice of school-based therapy services by providing mentoring, professional development and administrative support. Sue’s career has spanned 25 years in the school based and early intervention practice settings both as a service provider and program administrator. Prior to that, she worked in a variety of settings, including acute care, outpatient rehabilitation, and home health care. She graduated from the University of Delaware with a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy, a master’s degree in health science from Towson University, and a graduate certificate in educational leadership from McDaniel College. Cecere is an experienced speaker on school practices and its administrative considerations. She is a former physical therapy chair of the Maryland State Department of Education Steering Committee for Occupational and Physical Therapy School-Based Programs, and coauthor of the Maryland State Guide to Early Intervention and School-based Practices. She is an active member of APTA’s Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy, where she has co-authored several fact sheets on school practice issues and served as its vice president for 8 years. She has been a member of the APTA Media Corps for several years. In 2012, she received the Susan K. Effgen Award for her advocacy efforts at the state and federal levels in support of pediatrics.
Susan Cecere receives a speaking fee from Education Resources.
Susan Cecere has no non-financial relationships to disclose.
Kim Wiggins, OTR/L is an experienced occupational therapist specializing in pediatrics who has worked extensively in public school settings, outpatient, and home-based services to children of all ages with a variety of diagnoses and special needs. Kim is currently a full time therapist at the Binghamton City School District and the owner of KimWigginsOT, which primarily focuses on increasing the attention level and motor skills of children and providing educational opportunities for parents and professionals. She is an experienced National program developer who has produced and presented training workshops and seminars on a variety of topics related to handwriting, vision, primitive reflexes, sensory techniques, and technology to therapists, teachers, administrators, and parents, She has presented to audiences nationwide since 2010. Ms. Wiggins provides clients with both a clinical and parental perspective as she is the adoptive parent to a teenage son with special needs and 3 biological children (including TWINS!!!).
Kim is certified in:
Mobile Devices for Children with Disabilities
Puzzle Art Therapy
Handwriting Without Tears
The Listening Program
Ms. Wiggins received her Bachelor of Science degree in occupational therapy from Utica College of Syracuse University. She is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association, a member of the NYS OT Association (NYSOTA). She is also a past president of the Junior League of Binghamton, New York, and a past NYSOTA Pediatric Special Interest Coordinator.
Winner of 2012 NYSOTA Award of merit for practice in pediatrics for contributions to the OT profession which have had statewide significance
Graduate of the Entrepreneurial Assistance Program through Broome Community College and 2011 2nd Place Winner of the Business Plan Competition
Winner of the Status of Women’s Council 2008 Woman of Achievement Award
Winner of the 2008 “20 in Their 20’s” Southern Tier Opportunity Coalition Award
Financial Disclosures: Kim is a contractor for Sensational Brain, Owner of OTKimWiggins and receives an honorarium from ERI
Non-Financial Disclosures: No disclosures
Kimberly D. Wynarczuk, PT, DPT, PhD, MPH, is an assistant professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences at Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA. She is a board certified clinical specialist in pediatric physical therapy. She was previously a school-based physical therapist for 11 years and currently serves as the School-Based Special Interest Group representative to the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy Research Committee. She has been a full-time faculty member in graduate-level physical therapy programs since 2011. Dr. Wynarczuk has conducted, published, and presented research on a variety of school-based physical therapy topics, including goal development and the participation of students with disabilities in school trips.
Kimberly D. Wynarczuk receives a speaking fee from Education Resources.
Kimberly D. Wynarczuk has no non-financial relationships to disclose.
Suzanne Davis Bombria, PT, C/NDT, is an internationally recognized and respected clinician, teacher and consultant in the treatment of children with neuromotor impairments. She is unique in that she brings first-hand practical experience to her profession as the mother of a son who has cerebral palsy. Mrs. Davis Bombria is a Pediatric Coordinator-Instructor for the NDTA. Currently residing in Connecticut, she treats children of all ages, specializing in intensives for children as well as ongoing intervention, and school consultations. She is dedicated to providing insight into contemporary NDT and has had her works published. As one of the investigators in the RCT project titled “Multi-modal intervention for children with cerebral palsy”, Ms. Davis Bombria is versed in current research. More than 300 of her courses have been taught to physical, occupational, and speech therapists around the world including North America, South America, Central America, Australia and New Zealand. Her passion for her work as a pediatric therapist and instructor, along with her easy presentation style, provide the theoretical and practical solutions all therapists all therapists can apply to their patient population.
Suzanne Davis Bombria receives a honorarium from Education Resources.
She has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
Dr. Liliane Savard is a board-certified pediatric physical therapist specialist from Montpelier, Vermont. She practiced in out-patient and in-patient neuro-rehabilitation in Quebec and California before moving to the North East. There she worked in private practice and for school districts in New Hamphire and Vermont. Dr. Savard earned a B.S. in Physical Therapy from University of Montreal and completed a tDPT from Rocky Mountain University of Health Profession. After completing a graduate certificate in Disability Studies and a Leadership in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) fellowship at the University of Vermont (UVM), she joined the Clinical and Translational Sciences program at UVM where she is currently a PhD candidate.
In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Savard has been dedicated to developing interprofessional collaborations for research and practice in the field of autism and has presented nationally on the topic of motor learning in autism, her primary research focus. Together with Vermont researchers in the field of autism, she has co-authored a book chapter on promoting recreation for children with autism, published two peer reviewed articles and launched the UVM Autism Collaborative.
Dr. Savard is currently teaching in the Department of Rehabilitation and Movement Sciences at UVM and working on her research using video modeling and motor learning strategies. She loves to work on her family farm along her husband and their 4 children or go hiking and kayaking to explore the natural beauty of New England.
Financial Disclosures: Liliane has a financial relationship with Zippy Life Physical Therapy (owner), Medbridge Inc - Royalties, University of Vermont - salary and grants and Co-chair of UVM Autism Collaborative and receives speaking fees from ERI
Non financial Relationship: Liliane has a non-financial relationship with APPT - volunteering to write guidelines for practice with children with autism
Colleen has been a practicing school-based occupational therapist since receiving her Master’s Degree from Boston University in 2000. Her expertise lies in the combination of remedial and compensatory supports for children with sensory processing and regulation issues. Colleen is passionate about the integration of sensory and relational based intervention for children. As a clinician, she prides herself on being grounded in engagement with a focus on fun and the goal of improving the quality of life for her students. Colleen has a special interest in working with children who have experienced trauma. She has published three articles in research journals regarding trauma and the role of the school-based occupational therapist and one article on interprofessional collaboration. She is SIPT and DIR/Floortime certified as well as trained in the use of Integrated Listening Systems. Colleen is cofacilitator of the AOTA School Mental Health workgroup and has led multiple professional development trainings on sensory processing for occupational therapists, parents and educators. Colleen is also the owner of a private practice called The SPARK Sensory Clinic and on the faculty for the STAR Institute.
Financial Disclosures: Colleen receives a speaking fee from ERI
Non Financial Disclosure: Colleen has no non-financial relationships to disclose.
Ms. Angie Sterling-Orth, Director of Clinical Education and Clinical Associate Professor, has been a faculty member at UW-Eau Claire since August of 2002. She earned both her bachelor's and master's degrees in Communication Disorders from UW-Eau Claire. She spent her first years in the field working in the Wisconsin public schools, specializing in work with early childhood, early-elementary, and middle school populations. Following her years in the schools, Ms. Sterling-Orth spent four years in product development at Thinking Publications, a publishing company specializing in products designed for speech-language pathologists. She has spent the past ten years in the department supervising in the clinic, teaching graduate level coursework (grad essentials and school methods), and teaching undergraduate coursework in language disorders, aural rehabilitation, and fluency disorders. She specializes in serving individuals with hearing loss, school-based SLP services, clinical supervision training, and using innovative technologies for instruction and service delivery. Ms. Sterling-Orth is the program’s Director of Clinical Education as well as the Grad Program Coordinator for both the online, part-time program and residential, full-time program.
Financial Disclosures: Angela receives an honorarium from ERI
Non-Financial Disclosures: Angela has no non financial relationships to disclose.
Continuing Education Hours for disciplines not listed below: 24.5 contact hours (2.45 CEUs). Intermediate level. Therapist License #______________. Approved for FL Occupational Therapists for 28 continuing education hours, #________. Approved by the FL Physical Therapy Association for 28 CE Hours - #_________. Approved sponsor by the State of IL Department of Financial and Professional Regulation for Physical Therapy for 29 contact hours. Approved provider by the NY State Board of Physical Therapy for 29 contact hours (2.9 CEUs). Education Resources is an approved agency by the PT Board of CA for 24.5 contact hours. This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners accredited provider #1910017TX for 24.5 CCUs and meets continuing competence requirements for PTs and PTAs licensure renewal in TX. Education Resources is an AOTA Approved Provider for Live and Distance Learning-Independent Courses for 24.5 Contact Hours (2.45 CEUs). NBCOT Professional Development for 30 PDUs. 10 hours of this course qualify toward the 20 hours requirement for NDTA re-certification.
The following state boards of physical therapy accept other states’ approval: AK, AR, AZ, DC, DE, GA, HI, ID, IN, KS, MI, MO, MS, NC, OR, PA, RI, SC, UT, VA, VT, WI, WY. The following state boards of physical therapy either do not require course pre-approval or do not require CEUs for re-licensure: AL, CO, CT, IA, MA, ME, MT, NE, ND, NH, SD, WA.
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