We are thrilled and excited to announce to new addition to our team of faculty members: Randy Fedoruk
Randy has been practicing as a pediatric occupational therapist for over ten years. He has experience working with infants, toddlers and school age children. He has expertise in working with medically complex or medically fragile infants and toddlers and graduates from the NICU. He has an extensive knowledge base and experience in conducting evaluations in early intervention programs across three states and school based evaluations in several school districts. Randy provides intervention plans for children who have autism spectrum disorder and he creates sensory diets that can be incorporated into the children and family’s daily routines. Randy has been an adjunct professor at Dominican College and Quinnipiac University and an Assistant Professor of Occupational therapy at University of Hartford and he has taught courses in neuroscience, splinting, assistive technology, theory or frames of reference, advanced practice skills and pediatrics. Randy has lectured at national and international conferences. He provides continuing education seminars and workshops to other professionals as well as mentoring and consultative services.
Randy will be teaching a new course for us:
August 1-2, 2014 – Baton Rouge, LA
November 15-16, 2014 – Hartford, CT
This evidence-based course is a two day interactive and dynamic workshop that will provide therapists with valuable information and tools to help address behavioral, sensory and feeding issues in the birth to five population. The course is designed for therapists at the intermediate level of practice. It will provide an overview of the top-down approach to evaluation and choice of tools to make evidence-based decisions regarding eligibility and treatment. Strategies to improve carry over and implementation of interventions within the home, community and pre-school setting will be discussed. Through small group discussions, case study presentations and interactive lessons, participants will enhance their clinical decision making skills.
Participants will be able to:
• Summarize the top down approach to evaluation using tools that can be used in early intervention and preschool
• Integrate the information gathered from interviews and tools into a comprehensive yet concise and accurate report
• Develop strategies for patient education and better carry over
• Discuss principles of evidence based practice in treatment decisions and to integrate those decisions into treatment planning to address sensory, feeding and behavioral issues