CLOSED: The Child with Significant Impairments: What to Do and How to Document It

June 27, 2013 9:00am - 4:30pm

Please check out our upcoming events in DFW such as Updates in Autism or Treatment Strategies…

This event is open to OT/ PT/ST. Jennifer Lawson, MS, OTR; Karen Crain ,PT, PCS;  Kathy Clapsaddle, MS, CCC-SLP will be presenting.

Course approved for 6 hours, TSHA, TOTA, and TPTA.

This training is designed for therapists who evaluate and treat children with significant delays in the home health setting.

About Our Presenters:

Kathy Clapsaddle, MS, CCC-SLP
Kathy has been an SLP for 14 years and has worked as a therapist, a university instructor, a professional developer and a leader.  She is considered to be a therapy geek by those that know her well, and she currently serves on the editorial board for the journal EBP Briefs.  As a therapist, she is fascinated by the puzzle of children with autism and severe communication impairments and has extensive expertise in assistive technology.  Additionally, as a board member and active volunteer in the Texas Speech Language Hearing Association, she extends her passion and advocacy for our important work across the state.

Karen Crain, PT, PCS
Karen received her Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy in 1980 from what is now Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, and has been in pediatrics for since 1985. She has practiced in a variety of settings, including private
practice, school based, ECI, and home health. She has a BS in Physical Therapy, and received her pediatric specialty certifi cation in 2006. She has worked for THERAPY 2000 a pediatric home health agency in Dallas, TX, since 2002 and is currently a PT Staff Development Coordinator for THERAPY 2000. Karen is actively involved in the North Texas District of TPTA and serves on the Executive Committee. Karen is currently working on her transitional DPT at University of Texas Medical Branch in-Galveston.

Jennifer Lawson, OTR, MS
Jennifer studied Psychology and Spanish as an undergraduate at Indiana University and received her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy in 1996 from the University of Indianapolis. She has worked in pediatrics since 2000 and is currently the Occupational Therapy Program Director for THERAPY 2000, a growing pediatric home health therapy company based in Dallas, Texas.  At T2K, Jennifer is involved with overall philosophy and delivery of OT programming, she works with children and families, mentors other therapists, coordinates the OT student program, and her main area of interest and expertise is in working with children on the Autism Spectrum and their families. She believes strongly in the importance and power of the therapeutic relationship, and provides mentoring and training in this area, as well as multiple other areas including OT assessment, Autism Spectrum Disorder and yoga for pediatric therapy intervention.  Jennifer has been a Registered Yoga Teacher since 2006 and a yoga studio owner in the Dallas area since 2011.

The course is being offered for free.

9:00 am – 4:30 pm


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