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


Publications

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

Course

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

Attendees

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 applyebp@gmail.com  or at 646-269-9039.

Let’s make this happen!

 

News

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

Book

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
Web: http://fit4workpt.wix.com/fit4workpt
Blog: http://fit4workpt.wix.com/fit4workpt#!blog/en135


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

Courses by Topic

(If you prefer to see courses by date, click here.)

Assessment

Everything’s Measurable! ICF-based Approach to Pediatric OT & PT Assessment with Carlo Vialu, PT, MBA

October 19-20, 2018 | Seattle, WA

 

Autism

Motor Matters! Evidence-based Interventions for Children and Youth with Autism with Karen Tartick, PT, CSCS 

April 30, 2018 | New York, NY

 

Developmental Coordination Disorder or Other Coordination Difficulties

Turn Mystery to Mastery! Neuromotor Task Training for Children with DCD – 7-Module Series | Prof. Dr. Bouwien Smits-Engelsman

Turn Mystery to Mastery! Neuromotor Task Training for Children with DCD – Main Module with Prof. Dr.  Smits-Engelsman

June 18, 2018 | New York, NY

 

Turn Mystery to Mastery! Neuromotor Task Training for Children with DCD – Ball Skills Module with Prof. Dr. Bouwien Smits-Engelsman

June 19, 2018 | New York, NY

 

Turn Mystery to Mastery! Neuromotor Task Training for Children with DCD – Motor Imagery with Prof. Dr. Bouwien Smits-Engelsman

June 21, 2018 | New York, NY

 

Turn Mystery to Mastery! Neuromotor Task Training for Children with DCD – Skilled & Fit Module with Prof.Dr. Bouwien Smits-Engelsman

New York, NY

 

Turn Mystery to Mastery! Neuromotor Task Training for Children with DCD – Handwriting Evaluation & Intervention with Prof.Dr. Bouwien Smits-Engelsman

New York, NY

 

Executive Function

Prime the Mind for Action! Effective Tools & Strategies to Enhance Executive Functions with Peggy Morris, OTD, OTR/L, BCP

TBD

 

Intervention – General

Train the Brain! Motor Learning Strategies to Promote Neural Plasticity in Children and Youth with Disabilities | Carlo Vialu, PT, MBA | Date & Location TBA

School-based OT

The Well-Equipped OT! Tools and Techniques from Circle Time to Dismissal with Peggy Morris, OTD, OTR/L, BCP | March Special Ends 3/31

May 23-24, 2018 | New York, NY

 

School-based OT & PT Symposium/Workshop

The Well-Equipped Therapist! Bucks County, PA: An Apply EBP School-based OT & PT Symposium | Laurie Ray, PT, PhD, Peggy Morris, OTD, OTR/L, BCP & Carlo Vialu, PT, MBA

August 6-7, 2018 | Bucks County, PA

Tools & Techniques for Young Learners! OT & PT Assessment & Interventions for Pre-K and K Students 

October 10-11, 2018 | New York, NY

 

The Well-Informed Therapist! An Apply EBP School-based OT, PT & SLP Workshop

November 28-29, 2018 | New York, NY

 

Transitions/Youth with Disabilities

Fit4Work! Work Capacity Evaluation and Interventions for Youth with Disabilities with Connie Johnson, PT, DScPT

March 19, 2018 | New York, NY

 

Jump-Start Their Futures! OT & PT Tools to Promote Successful Transition to Adulthood with Laurie Ray, MPT, PhD

April 9, 2018 | New York, NY

 


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Turn Mystery to Mastery! Neuromotor Task Training for Children with Developmental Coordination Disorder or Other Coordination Difficulties

with Prof. Dr. Bouwien Smits-Engelsman, PT

Children with Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) exhibit difficulty learning motor skills and transferring an acquired motor skill to another setting or task. It’s as if every task in another context is a new mystery that needs to be relearned.

Turn Mystery to Mastery! provides therapists the knowledge and skills to help children with DCD learn and generalize motor skills using Neuromotor Task Training (NTT). Popularly used in Europe and other countries outside the US, NTT is a task-oriented approach that is based upon motor learning principles. It has strong support from numerous meta-analyses and systematic reviews, and is recommended by the European Academy of Childhood Disability (EACD) over body-function-oriented approaches.

NTT can also be applied to other children with coordination difficulties, such as those with Autism, ADHD, ADD, Down Syndrome and Cerebral Palsy with higher cognitive and physical function.


The 7 NTT Modules

Apply EBP brings to the US Dr. Bouwien’s course series of seven modules of Neuromotor Task Training (NTT):

Main Module: Introduction to Neuromotor Task Training for Children with Developmental Coordination Disorder (1-day course)

This course will provide an overview of evidence for task-oriented intervention approach in children with DCD. The instructor will explain the 5 main steps of the NTT process, starting with (1) assessment and identification of needs within the daily activities of the child; (2) selecting tasks the child, family or teachers would like to work on in therapy; (3) systematic approach to identifying factors that limit and enable task performance; (4) practice training, and ; (5) reevaluation and transfer opportunity checks.

Participants will be introduced to Task Analysis and Task Performance Analysis. They will also practice the concepts of Task Loading, Task Specificity and Guided Discovery. The instructor will emphasize the importance of differentiating between teaching methods used for children at different ages and stages in their learning and development. She will also explain the application of the Motor Teaching Principle Taxonomy (MTPT) within the 3 categories of Giving Instructions, Sharing Knowledge and Providing Feedback.

Self-Care Module: Neuromotor Task Training for Activities of Daily Living Skills (1-day course)

Many children with poor motor control have a hard time eating without spilling, donning/doffing clothes, preparing food and performing other ADL skills. Different activities such as making a sandwich, eating, cutting, getting dressed, and brushing teeth will be analyzed. Some training programs for these activities will be developed and tried out.

Balance & Agility Module: Neuromotor Task Training for Skills Requiring Dynamic Balance & Agility (1-day course)

Many recreational games and sport activities involve rapid whole body movements with changes in velocity or direction. Such skills are difficult for children with poor dynamic balance. Different activities will be analyzed, for example, walking with a tray, playing tag, hopping, jump rope, or others. Some training programs for these activities will be developed and tried out.

Ball Skills Module: Neuromotor Task Training for Activities Requiring Ball Skills (1-day course)

Many recreational games and sport activities involve catching, aiming, throwing, kicking or using a bat (ping pong, tennis, softball), together with body positioning and rely heavily on anticipatory control (known to be poor in children with Developmental Coordination Disorder). Different activities will be analyzed. For example, ping pong, catching and aiming games. Some training programs for these activities will be developed and tried out.

Skilled & Fit Module: Neuromotor Task Training for Activities that Require Functional Strength and Conditioning (1-day course)

Many children with poor motor control also have poor functional strength and condition. Moreover children, who are not skilled, tend to avoid active play, which may lead to secondary consequences (overweight and poor fitness). How to apply training principle to improve strength and endurance within skill learning will the practiced during this module, for example during climbing stairs, cycling and games.

Handwriting Module: NTT for Motor-based Handwriting Problems (2-day course)

Handwriting difficulties cause participation problems for children with DCD. Additionally, although smartphones, tablets and laptops provide them another means for producing written work, keyboarding and swiping are still fine motor skills that may prove to pose problems in this group of children. This course will discuss a model to differentiate whether handwriting issues arise from higher (cognitive) or lower (motor) problems.  Background for dual tasking will be discussed. Day 1 will focus on assessment using the Systematic Detection of Handwriting Problems (test manual will be provided for the attendees). On Day 2, a task-oriented program for motor-based handwriting difficulties will be practiced, including ways for children to self-evaluate performance. Bring case studies!

 Motor Imagery Module: Motor Imagery Protocol for Children with DCD or Other Coordination Difficulties (1-day course)

Studies have provided important new insights into how the motor control system is affected in children with DCD.  Many children with DCD have a deficit in motor prediction and online control, also known as the internal model deficit. New techniques, sought to train the internal models of movements without actually moving are Motor Imagery (internal rehearsal of a future motor action without overt motor output) and Action Observation (observation of the action performed by someone else).

These techniques have already been used in sport and adult rehabilitation; will now be used to develop a training protocol for a specific case study. Each attendee should bring case studies, including videos of a child exhibiting motor problems performing a task. Attendees should also bring equipment to record videos, such as a smartphone or tablet with connectors to a laptop. Attendees will take home a protocol for Motor Imagery.

Attendance of the Main Module is required to proceed with the other modules.


Upcoming NTT Courses

  • Main Module: Introduction to Neuromotor Task Training | June 18, 2018 | New York, NY
  • Ball Skills Module: Neuromotor Task Training for Activities Requiring Ball Skills | June 19, 2018 | New York, NY | Attendance of Main Module is required
  • Motor Imagery Module: Motor Imagery Protocol for Children with DCD | June 21, 2018 | New York, NY | Attendance of Main Module is required

About Dr. Bouwien

Prof. Dr. Bouwien is a Professor in Developmental Human Movement Science at the University of Cape Town. She is a qualified physical therapist, a neuroscientist, a skilled clinician and is a prolific publisher in the area of motor rehabilitation.

She is the developer and co-author of the approach entitled Neuromotor Task Training (NTT). NTT is a very popular task based approach to intervention based upon motor learning principles and has strong support from numerous meta-analyses and systematic reviews. She gives numerous presentations and workshops worldwide and is in constant demand for her various skills.

Click here for more information about Prof. Dr. Bouwien.

Prof. Dr. Bouwien Smits-Engelsman, PT

Prof.  Dr. Bouwien Smits-Engelsman is an internationally recognized authority on neuromotor rehabilitation and neuromotor disorders. She is leading research on motor control deficiencies and treatment (evaluation) in children with DCD, genetic syndromes and CP. Between 2005-2015, working in Motor Control Laboratory Research Center for Movement Control and Neuroplasticity ( ULeuven), she extensively researched fine motor control deficit due to brain damage and also put in place an extensive research line whereby skills are studied using a clinical, cognitive and neurological approach. She is co-developer of the major motor performance tests used for children with developmental disorders (Movement Assessment Battery for children; Bayley scales of infant development; Functional Strength Measure, Systematic Detection of Handwriting Problems).  Since 2014 she is part of an expert group of scientists working with the latest hard and software for movement analysis the kinematic analysis of fine motor deficiencies and relates them to underlying control deficits and their possible structural relation. In 2014 she accepted an honorary professorship at Cape Town University, to set up and supervise PhD students studying developmental disabilities in low socio-economic areas in Africa. Projects (USHEPIA and Orid) have been running (or are still running) in South Africa, Nigeria, Zimbabwe and Ghana.

Prof Smits-Engelsman has received several awards, one of which is the Valkhof Chair at the University of Nijmegen for outstanding female researchers. All the received grants were in the area of developmental disorders (traumatic brain injury, Turners syndrome, 22q11 deletion syndrome, cerebral palsy, mental retardation, developmental coordination disorders, guideline development, obesity in children).  She has close collaborations with motor control experts around the world with Prof Bert Steenbergen (Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen), Dr Reint Geuze and Dr Marina Schoemaker (Rijks Universiteit Groningen), Prof Peter Wilson (Melbourne, Australia), Prof Arturo Forner (Sao Paulo), Professor George Asare (University of Ghana).


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Recent Professional Experience

2004 – 2015 | Professor Motor Control Lab, Faculty of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Sciences, KU Leuven, Belgium. Topics: traumatic brain injury, developmental disorders, PD and cerebral palsy.

2014 | Honorary Professor Department of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Old Main Building Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa.

1999-2011 | Head of Master Physical Therapy Programs (Sport, Manual Therapy, Geriatrics, Paediatrics), Polytechnic Breda.

2000-2004 | Assistant Professor, St. Maartenskliniek Research, Fine Motor Unit. Topic Age-related changes in fine motor control.

1999-2002 | Junior Researcher, University of Groningen, department of Movement Sciences (Topic: Developmental Coordination Disorders).

1990 – 2001 | Junior Researcher, Nijmegen Institute for Cognition en Information (NICI), department Motor Control and Rehabilitation (Topic Age-related changes in motor control, Stroke and PD)


Select Professional Activities

2016-2018 | Expert advisor Dutch adaptation of the EACD Guideline for DCD for the rehabilitation doctors and other health care workers

2013-2017 | Guest editor, Human Movement Sciences

Present | Reviewer for many journals like Human Movement Sciences, Experimental Brain Research, Developmental Child Medicine and Child Neurology, Journal of Neuroscience, PLOS one

2013 | Co-chair of the International DCD Workgroup for Diagnosis and Treatment of DCD

2015 | Principle Member of the European Guideline Committee for the revision of the “Treatment of Developmental Coordination Disorders”

2004-2012 | Executive Member of the International DCD Workgroup for Diagnosis and Treatment of DCD 

2008-2010 | Principle Member of the European Guideline Committee “Treatment of Developmental Coordination Disorders”

2002 | Co-founder and board member of International Society of Research in Developmental Coordination Disorder

2004-2006 | Member of the Dutch Guidelines Committee “Treatment of Cerebral Palsy”


Peer-reviewed Publications

More than 100 publications in the field of motor control including more than 20 chapters or book publications. Visit Researchgate for a list.


Other Apply EBP Instructors

Connie Johnson, PT, DScPT

Carlo Vialu, PT, MBA

Peggy Morris, OTD, OTR/L, BCP

Karen Tartick, PT, CSCS

Laurie Ray, MPT, PhD