Jennifer Holloway

Jennifer Holloway is the Instructional Specialist for Assistive Technology for Prince George’s County Public Schools in Prince George’s County, Maryland; in addition, she is also a certified reading specialist, a highly qualified educator, a national presenter, a workshop facilitator, and a professional development trainer. Jennifer writes assistive technology manuals, plans and procedures for school districts and coordinates and facilitates local, state, and national consortiums/panels and conferences addressing the various needs of assistive technology and universal design for learning. Jennifer’s vision for the future of K-12 education is universal access to 21st century tools to create lifelong learners in our global community.  Jennifer believes strongly in the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and the power of Assistive Technologies to meet the needs of all students.

Topics of Expertise

How the special needs brain learns; Accessibility Tools on multiple platforms; Any and Everything Assistive Technology; Universal Design for Learning; Learning and Academic aids to support ALL students; Creating access for individuals with disabilities; Professional development content design, development and delivery; Accessible Educational/Instructional Materials; Web 2.0 tools

Why I Enjoy Presenting

I enjoy presenting because it supports my vision for the future of K-!2 education. In order to work towards universal access to 21st century tools to create lifelong learners in our global community knowledge has to be freely exchanged. As a lifelong learner I am constantly acquiring information. Being a presenter allows me not only share knowledge I have gleaned but to also receive knowledge from others because I truly believe that none of us know what all of us know.

Select Presentations



Select Publications


Other Apply EBP Instructors

Carlo Vialu, PT, MBA

Peggy Morris, OTD, OTR/L, BCP

Prof. Dr. Bouwien Smits-Engelsman, PT

Connie Johnson, PT, DScPT

Carlo Vialu, PT, MBA

Laurie Ray, MPT, PhD


Designing Balance & Agility Activities | Turn Mystery to Mastery!

What Makes a Good Squat | Fit4Work!

Trying Out the PROMIS | Everything’s Measurable!

Motor Activities for Children with ASD | Motor Matters!

Analyzing Breads, Knives and Spreads | Turn Mystery to Mastery!

Creating a Classroom Fidget | The Well-Equipped OT!

What Would You Like to Measure? | Everything’s Measurable!

Paper Hopscotch – Vision Occluded | Turn Mystery to Mastery!

Tools for Transition with Laurie Ray | Jump-Start Their Futures!

Measure with Your Phone | Everything’s Measurable!

Pre-Catching Activity | Turn Mystery to Mastery!

Creating a Foldable | The Well-Equipped OT!

Tools for Classroom Integration | Motor Matters!

How Does Discoordination Feel Like? | Turn Mystery to Mastery!


Sue Cecere, PT, MHS

Susan (Sue) Cecere, PT, MHS, has been working in school-based practice since 1994, both as a service provider and as a program administrator. She is currently the PT Instructional Specialist for Prince George’s County Public Schools, a large, culturally diverse district in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area. For 10 years, Sue served as co-chair of the Maryland State Steering Committee for Occupational and Physical Therapy School-Based Programs, a Maryland State Department of Education sub-committee. She is a co-author of Occupational and Physical Therapy Early Intervention and School-Based Services in Maryland: A Guide to Practice and several Academy fact sheets. Sue has lectured at APTA conferences on workload and school-based practice. Together with ASHA and AOTA, she co-wrote a joint document on Workload and presented on the topic through a
webinar for the IDEA Partnership. Sue is the former Vice President of the Academy of Pediatric Physical therapy and is an active member of the School-Based Physical Therapy Special Interest Group.

Topics of Interest

Legislative and administrative issues which impact physical therapy services in schools, school-based dosing, strengths-based assessment and embedded interventions that address impairments as well as activities and participation; using the ICF in school based PT practice

Why I Love Presenting

It has been exciting to watch and participate in the professional and evidenced based growth of the school-based PT practice arena! I thoroughly enjoy meeting school-based therapists from around the country, hearing their stories, and sharing experiences.  I love helping them problem solve. I learn from everyone I meet which assists me in doing my job better as a mentor/administrator and enhancing the practice of those I support. It is a blessing to have an opportunity to share my years of experience with those coming into the field of school practice.

Select National and State Presentations

Therapy in the Schools Conference, Education Resources, Framingham MA.  November 2018

Examination, Evaluation and Ecological Assessment”, APTA Section on Pediatrics Innovations in School based Physical Therapy,  July 2018 Seattle WA

Practice Fair, Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy Annual Conference November 2017, “Accessibility Data-Base to Support LRE”

Examination, Evaluation and Ecological Assessment”, APTA Section on Pediatrics Innovations in School based Physical Therapy, 2017  Washington DC.

Advanced Workshop on Cerebral Palsy New York Department of Education May 2017

Complex School Based Challenges:  Frequency and Intensity Decision-Making January 2017

Complex School Based Challenges:  Frequency and Duration Decision Making Ohio School Institute August 2016  

Platform presentation:  The Determination of Relevant Therapy Tool. APTA Section on Pediatrics Innovations in School based Physical Therapy, 2016   Milwaukee WS.

Examination, Evaluation and Ecological Assessment”, APTA Section on Pediatrics Innovations in School based Physical Therapy, 2016   Milwaukee WS.

Complex School based Challenges: Collaborative Goals, Embedded Interventions, Data Collection and Frequency and Intensity Decisions (1.5 hours) Assessment, Evaluation, and Embedded Interventions to overcome Barriers (3.0 hours) Therapy in the Schools Conference, Education Resources, Framingham MA.  November 2015

Examination, Evaluation and Ecological Assessment”, APTA Section on Pediatrics Innovations in School based Physical Therapy, 2015   San Juan Capistrano, CA.

“Facilitating Clinical Reasoning in School-based Physical Therapy: A Soup To Nuts Approach”, Professional development day workshop, Houston TX Region 4 School district, March 2015


Workload Approach:  A Paradigm Shift for Positive Impact on  Student Outcomes: APTA-ASHA-AOTA Joint Document

Torrey, M., Leginus, M., & Cecere, S. (2011)  Resource-Based Intervention: Success with Community Based Practices.  Physical and Occupational Therapy In Pediatrics. 115-119.

Jennifer Wissinger, PT, DPT

Jennifer Wissinger, PT, DPT is a PT serving early intervention and preschool in Columbus, Ohio. She is a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy with over 15 years of experience practicing in public school districts (preschool through high school), county board of developmental disability programs for adults, home health care, and early intervention. She has served as an instructor in the pediatric curriculum in the physical therapy program at Ohio State University, a mentor in a pediatric residency program, and in leadership roles in the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy. She enjoys engaging learners of all levels to use evidence and to work collaboratively in teams to serve children and their families.

Topics of Interest
Jennifer’s expertise includes school-based practice procedures, early childhood development, transdisciplinary teaming approaches, functional mobility training, home adaptations/modifications, and adaptive equipment for a variety of activities of daily living.

Why I Enjoy Presenting

I am constantly learning and growing as a therapist and professional. Presenting gives me the opportunity to expand my knowledge while building the capacity of others to advance their own practice. I feel that the more knowledge we share, the more we contribute to further advancement of the profession as a whole.

Select Invited presentations

Carey, H; Tanner, K; Wissinger, JL, Understanding and Utilizing Appropriate Outcome Measures in OT and PT School-Based Practice. Columbus City Schools. Columbus, OH, November 2016 (invited) and The Ohio Institute for OT/PT School Based Practice. Columbus, OH August 2017

Wissinger, JL; Dodge, M. School-Based OT/PT Practice Basics: Support for Beginning Practice in Schools. The Ohio Institute for OT/PT School Based Practice. Columbus, OH August 2016, 2017

Wissinger, JL; Dodge, M. From Evaluation to Implementation, Tools to Support OT and PT in the Educational Setting.  The Ohio Institute for OT/PT School Based Practice. Columbus, OH August 2015

Wissinger, JL.  Evidenced-Based Practice: Where to Begin?  Part 1. Pediatric Physical Therapy Evidenced‐Based Research Seminar.  Columbus, OH October 2014

Wissinger, JL. Functional Assessments. Meeting the Therapy Needs of Infants, Toddlers & Children w/Disabilities in Rural Communities, Richmond, KY March 2012

Wissinger, JL. Functional Goal Writing.  Evidenced Based Research Seminar. Columbus, OH September 2012

Wissinger, JL: Cloppert, P.  IDEA, LEND Program Guest Lecturer.  The Nisonger Center, Columbus, OH November 2010

George, B; Link (Wissinger), JL; Towner, C; VanHoose C.  Ohio Medicaid Schools Program. The Ohio Institute for OT/PT School Based Practice. Columbus, OH August 2009

Link (Wissinger), JL. Gross Motor Development in Down Syndrome.  Evidenced Based Research Seminar. Columbus, OH 2008

Link (Wissinger), JL. Update on IDEA and School Based PT Services in Ohio. Evidenced Based Research Seminar. Columbus, OH 2008

Link (Wissinger), JL. Evidence for Standing.  Evidenced Based Research Seminar. Columbus, OH 2008

Want to Host an Apply EBP Course?

Apply EBP is looking to partner with your organization or workplace (a clinic, a school district or others) to host our courses. Here are some things to consider:

Space requirements

  • Classroom seating for 40-60 participants
  • Space for movement activities (amount of space depends on the course)
  • Projector with screen, microphone


The course can either be one that is already offered by Apply EBP or a course customized to address your needs


Your therapists attend, and we can also open the course to outside registrants. Price/discount per attendee will be negotiated between you and Apply EBP, and depends on the expected number of attendees from within and outside your organization.

Contact Info

If you are interested, contact Carlo Vialu at  or at 646-269-9039.

Let’s make this happen!



Carlo Vialu PT, MBA & Executive Functions/Handwriting Presenter Peggy Morris, OTD, OTR/L, BCP are speaking at AOTA’s Annual Conference (April 19-22 at Salt Lake City, UT).

Their course, titled Training the Brain! Motor Learning Strategies to Promote Neuroplasticity in Children and Youth with Disabilities will be on Friday, April 20th, 1:30-3:00 pm. We are excited to see all evidence-based practicing OTs!

Carlo Vialu, PT, MBA will be the keynote speaker at the Virginia Occupational Therapy Association’s 25th Annual School Symposium on March 9-10, 2018. Yes, Mission Possible!


Fit4Work presenter Connie Johnson, PT, DScPT will also be presenting on March 10 at 2:45 pm with Colleagues Patricia Laverdure, OT, OTD and Deb Rose, DPT at the VOTA School Symposium: Team Based Learning: Clinical Decision-Making Across the School Lifespan for Students in Educational Settings. In this interactive session, participants will consider the implications of ICF domains, assessment and interventions across the educational lifespan for a student with Cerebral Palsy.

She will also be presenting Work Capacity Evaluation: Using the FIt4Work Screen in Secondary Settings. In this presentation participants will practice the Fit4Work Screen and describe individual, school and community based intervention to support student needs.

Visit the Symposium’s website for details and to register.

Connie Johnson, PT, DScPT

Connie C Johnson, PT, DScPT  is a school-based PT and creator of Fit4Work, a program which supports physical fitness for youth with disabilities and enhances their potential for employment. She authored the book entitled Fit4Work: Fitness for Vocational Tasks for Youth with Disabilities. Connie is Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Pediatric PT.  She is the Region V Director for the American Physical Therapy Association’s Academy for Pediatric Physical Therapy. She enjoys sharing knowledge to support best practice for children & youth with disabilities via her Fit4Work blog, live presentation and webinars.


Topics of Expertise

Fitness for youth with disabilities;  pediatric physical therapy assessment/evaluation; school based physical therapy practice; clinical decision making

Why I Enjoy Presenting

As someone who consumes information from a variety of sources, I am an early adopter of new clinical techniques; selecting, applying, and refining my practice. As a practicing pediatric physical therapist, I appreciate the depth and breadth of knowledge that is required to be an effective  and efficient practitioner. I enjoy the opportunity to share my clinical expertise with other therapists so that they can benefit from my insights. I believe that by collaboratively sharing our experiences we can promote best practices for therapists which will ultimately help the individuals that we work with and improve their quality of life.

Select Presentations

Virginia Occupational Therapy Association, 2017 | Work Capacity Programs in School Settings: Addressing the Vocational Needs of Youth with Disabilities | Johnson C.

Virginia Occupational Therapy Association, 2017 |  Evaluation for Physical and Occupational Therapists in School Settings | with Laverdure P.

Arkansas Physical Therapy Association, 2016 | Fitness Assessment for Physical Therapists

University of Virginia, 2016 | Positioning and Seating for Speech/Language Pathologists

Adult & Adolescent Developmental Disabilities SIG, APEDPT, 2016 | Fitness for Vocational Tasks in Youth With Disabilities  | Webinar

Section on Pediatrics Annual Conference, 2015 | Fit for Work: Fitness for Vocational Tasks for Youth with Disabilities | with Rose, D.

Virginia School Based Occupational Therapy Symposium, March 2015 | Fit for Work: Assessing Fitness for Vocational Tasks in Youth with Disabilities

Virginia School Based Occupational Therapy Symposium, March 2015 | What’s New in Assessment Tools and Outcomes Measures for Physical Therapists?

Lead PT/OT Meeting, Virginia Department of Education, Charlottesville, VA, 2013 | Foundations of School Based Therapy Practice: Linking ICF, Evaluation & Goal Attainment Scaling | with Rose, D.

Virginia Occupational Therapy Association School Symposium, Harrisonburg, VA, 2013 | Analyzing Assessment Tools using Outcomes Measure Rating Form: Comparing Tools for Practice

American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, Chicago, 2012 |Pediatric Practice Forum: Outcome Measurement | with Rose, D.

APTA Combined Sections Meeting, New Orleans, LA 2011 | Evidence Based Physical Therapy to Optimize Participation of Students with Down Syndrome and Cerebral Palsy in Education Programs | with Palisano, R; Rose, D

Select Publications


Johnson, C. (2016) Fit4Work: Fitness for Vocational Tasks for Youth with Disabilities. United States: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform.

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles
Johnson CC, Rose DS. School-Based Work Capacity Evaluation in Young People With Intellectual Disabilities: 2 Case Reports. Pediatr Phys Ther. 2017 Apr;29(2):166-172.

Porciuncula, Francino, Johnson, Connie, Glickman Leslie. (2012). The effect of vestibular rehabilitation on adults with bilateral vestibular hypofunction: a systematic review. J Vestib Res, 22(5-6):283- 98.

Johnson, Connie, Long, Toby. (2010). Use of diagnosis and prognosis by pediatric physical therapists. Pediatric Physical Therapy,22(4):392-398.

Johnson, Connie, Long, Toby. (2009). Use of the guide to physical therapist practice by pediatric physical therapists. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 21(2):176-186.

Johnson, C. C. (2009). The benefits of physical activity for youth with developmental disabilities: A systematic review. American Journal of Health Promotion, 23(3), 157-167.

Web-based Communications

2016-present | Fit4Work Blog

2017 |Using Adaptive Equipment to Foster Participation in Work Settings

2013 | SMART Goal Writing: Using Adapted Eequipment to Enhance Participation in Activities

2012 | Exploring the Use of an iPad to Increase Productivity

2012 | List of Pediatric Test tools Categorized by ICF Model

2011 | Patient Transfer and Lifting Guidelines: Implications for Pediatric Physical Therapists

2007 | Health and Wellness for Individuals with Disabilities: An Annotated Bibliography of Online Resources

Online Presence

Twitter: @ConnieCJohnson

Other Apply EBP Instructors

Prof. Dr. Bouwien Smits-Engelsman, PT

Peggy Morris, OTD, OTR/L, BCP

Carlo Vialu, PT, MBA

Karen Tartick, PT, CSCS

Laurie Ray, MPT, PhD