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.

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