Workshop Sessions

Friday, July 13, 2018
8:00 AM
Workshop Track/Topic Presenter(s)
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WS01 - Future Assistive Technology Practitioners: The Interprofessional Team (OUT) Service Delivery and Outcomes

Dr. Carol Doehler, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Kelly Charlebois, ATP

Meghan Broz, M.S., CCC-SLP, ATP

WS02 - How Can Disability Studies Inform Rehabilitation Engineering Practice and Education? Concepts, Outcomes, & Lessons Learned (OUT) Service Delivery and Outcomes
Heather A. Feldner, PT, PhD, PCS
WS03 - To Abduct or Not to Abduct? (CRT) Seating and Mobility, including Complex Rehab Technology
Lauren Rosen, PT, MPT, MSMS, ATP/SMS
WS04 - AT-node, an Evidence Database on Access Interfaces: Present and Future Possibilities for AT Outcomes Research (OUT) Service Delivery and Outcomes

Sajay Arthanat, Ph.D. OTR/L., ATP

Heidi Koester, Ph.D

WS05 - Universal Design for Living: Assessing Environments not the Individual (JEA) Job & Environmental Accommodations, including Ergonomics

Dr. Marci Kinas Jerome

Cindy George

WS06 - Therapeutic Applications of Virtual Reality Music Making (NEW) Emerging Technology
Rhonda Nelson, Ph.D., MTRS, CTRS, MT-BC
 
Al Ingallinera, MBA
WS07 - Assistive Technology Intervention for Circadian Disruption (COG) Cognitive and Sensory Impairments

Julie Faieta is a PhD student at Ohio State

Carment P. DiGiovine PhD, ATP/SMS, RET

WS08 - Power Seat Functions: Moving Forward (CRT) Seating and Mobility, including Complex Rehab Technology

Ginger Walls, PT, MS, NCS, ATP/SMS

WS09 - Introduction to Accessibilty to Phones, Tablets, and Computers (NEW) Emerging Technology
Kristen Ryan Mastony, MS, OTR/L
 
Megan Mahaffey, MOT, OTR/L
 
Amanda Summers, MS, OTR/L, ATP
 
Olivia Glover White, C/NDT, OTR/L
11:00 AM
Workshop Track/Topic Presenter(s)
WS10 - Power Adjustable Seat Height – How High and Why (CRT) Seating and Mobility, including Complex Rehab Technology

Julie Piriano, VP of Clinical Education for Quantum Rehab

WS11 - Language First, Technology Second (ACT) Access and Communication Technology

Amy Bereiter, MS, CCC-SLP, ATP

Megan Aldrich, MS, CCC-SLP

WS12 - Amazon, Google, and Bears Oh My! A Hands-On Demonstration of Modern Home Automation Implementation (NEW) Emerging Technology
Brian Burkhardt
 
Antoinette Verdone
WS13 - Continuous Cloud-based Power Wheelchair Monitoring of Mobility and Seating (NEW) Emerging Technology
James Gardner OT/ATP at the University of Utah Hospital
WS14 - RERC on Technologies to Support Successful Aging with Disability (OTH) Other

Elena Remillard

Jon Sanford, M.Arch

Tracy Mitzner, PhD

Lyndsie Koon, PhD 

WS15 - Testing a Wheelchair with the RESNA standards and what the results can tell you (CRT) Seating and Mobility, including Complex Rehab Technology

William Ammer

1:15 PM
Workshop Track/Topic Presenter(s)
WS16 - DME Care Path of Very Young Children (age 0-3 years) (OUT) Service Delivery and Outcomes

Ginny Paleg, DScPT

WS17 - Latest Development of Wireless Powerchair Controls (CRT) Seating and Mobility, including Complex Rehab Technology

Stephan Lautzenhiser

WS18 - Emerging Technology to Help People with Disruptive Behaviors (COG) Cognitive and Sensory Impairments
Steve Sutter, President and founder of CreateAbility Concepts, Inc.
WS19 - Lessons Learned: AT Re-use Response During Recent Disasters (OUT) Service Delivery and Outcomes
Jamie Arasz Prioli, Adaptive Services Specialist at Ocean County College
WS20 - Environmental Control Redefined (ACT) Access and Communication Technology

Michael Strawbridge

Charles Sammartino

WS21 - Strengthening Your Core Vocabulary Implementation in the Schools (OUT) Service Delivery and Outcomes

Dr. Lauren Kravetz Bonnet

Marbea Tammaro, M.Ed., OTR/L

WS22 - Community Mobility, Participation and Health (NEW) Emerging Technology

Jon Sanford, M. Arch

Sarah Melgen, MPH, BSID

Alex Mihailidis,  BASc, MASc, PhD, PEng

Hajer Chalghoumi, PhD

WS23 - Universal Design for Learning: Reading and Writing with Google Chrome (ACT) Access and Communication Technology

Andi Saptono

Richard M Schein

Emma Smith

4:00 PM
Workshop Track/Topic Presenter(s)
WS21 pt. 2 - Strengthening Your Core Vocabulary Implementation in the Schools (continued) (OUT) Service Delivery and Outcomes

Dr. Lauren Kravetz Bonnet

Marbea Tammaro, M.Ed., OTR/L

WS24 - Seating and Wheeled Mobility – Introduction to a New Clinical Resource Guide (CRT) Seating and Mobility, including Complex Rehab Technology

Michelle L. Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS

Jean L. Minkel, PT, ATP

 

WS25 - Protecting Access to Complex Rehab Technology (PP) Public Policy and Advocacy

Don Clayback, Executive Director of the National Coalition for Assistive and Rehab Technology (NCART)

Gerry Dickerson, CRTS, ATP, RESNA Fellow, Simon Margolis Fellow

Laura Cohen, PhD, PT, ATP/SMS, RESNA Fellow

Weesie Walker, Executive Director of the National Registry of Rehab Technology Suppliers (NRRTS)

WS26 - Strategies for Integrating Non-traditional Technologies in Seating and Mobility (CRT) Seating and Mobility, including Complex Rehab Technology

Carmen P. DiGiovine, PhD, ATP/SMS, RET

Matt Linsenmayer

WS27 - Disability, Aging and Health (NEW) Emerging Technology

Elena Remillard, MS Gerontology

Lyndsie Koon, PhD

Amélie Gauthier-Beaupré, MS

Rosalie Wang, PhD

WS28 - ACT Sharing Solutions, Igniting ideas (ACT) Access and Communication Technology

Adina Bradshaw ASHA, SLP, ATP

Jill Baldessar, OTR

Alissa Brownlee

Saturday, July 14, 2018
11:00 AM
Workshop Track/Topic Presenter(s)
WS29 - Smart Wheelchairs: How Close Are We? (PP) Public Policy and Advocacy

Pooja Viswanathan PhD

Rosalie Wang PhD

WS30 - I Don't Have a Disability. I'm Just Getting Old (JEA) Job & Environmental Accommodations, including Ergonomics

Stephen J. Swain, ATP

WS31 - Motion-Based technology for People Living with Dementia: Development Guidelines (COG) Cognitive and Sensory Impairments

Dr. Arlene Astell

 

Ms. Erica Love

WS32 - AT Solutions for Individuals with Motor Impairments (ACT) Access and Communication Technology

Adina Bradshaw is a Speech Language Pathologist and Assistive Technology (AT) Specialist at the Shepherd Center in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Leah Barid is an Occupational Therapist and Assistive Technology Specialist at the Shepherd Center in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Matthew White is an Occupational Therapist and the supervisor of the Assistive Technology department at Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute.

WS33 - Brain-Computer Interface (BCI): Considerations for Clinical Implementation (ACT) Access and Communication Technology

Melanie Fried-Oken, PhD

Deniz Erdogmus, PhD

Slav Dimov studied economics and later microsystems engineering at the IMTEK in Freiburg, Germany.

WS34 - RERC ICT State of the Science - Accessibility of Information and Communication Technology for People with Disabilities (NEW) Emerging Technology

​Andi Sapotono, Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh

Bambang Parmanto, Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh

Jeff Bigham, Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh

Leming Zhou, Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh

WS35 - Smart and Robotic Homes (NEW) Emerging Technology

Brian Jones, MSEE (Co-PI, SmartBathroom, TechSAge) 

Charlie Kemp, PhD (PI, Mobile Manipulator Robot and Robotic Bed, TechSAge)

Goldie Nejat, PhD, P.Eng. (Co-PI, Mobile Robots for Telepresensence and ADL Assistant, AGE-WELL) 

Eleni Stroulia, PhD (WP6 co-lead, Automated Assessments of Cognitive Impairment using Environment-based Sensing, AGE-WELL)

Lili Liu, PhD (WP6 co-lead, Automated Assessments of Cognitive Impairment using Environment-based Sensing, AGE-WELL)

2:00 PM
Workshop Track/Topic Presenter(s)
WS36 - “On the Fly” Adjustable Seat Height Technologies to Enhance Function and Quality of Life (CRT) Seating and Mobility, including Complex Rehab Technology

Sarah Timleck, MSc.OT

Jaimie Borisoff

WS37 - Integration of Education Research into a Rehabilitation Science and Technology Program (NEW) Emerging Technology

Michelle Voss is an occupational therapy doctorate student from Washington University in St. Louis (Expected Graduation, December 2017)

Carmen P. DiGiovine PhD, ATP/SMS, RET

Theresa Berner

Tanya Nocera

WS38 - Advancing Technology and Design for Accessible Public Transportation (NEW) Emerging Technology

Aaron Steinfeld, PhD

Edward Steinfeld, Arch.D

Jordana Maisel, PhD

Brittany Perez, OTD

Collectively the presenters have extensive research experience and publications in the areas of accessible transportation, inclusive design, and robotics and have been invited to keynote and share their research findings at several conferences and venues around the world.

WS39 - Use of AT to Address Cognitive Deficits in Military Service Members with Anxiety, Depression, and PTSD (COG) Cognitive and Sensory Impairments

Amanda Reinsfelder

Dorothy Porcello, MSOT

Carolyn N. Bui-Nguyen, MS, OTR/L

WS40 - AAC for the non-SLP (ACT) Access and Communication Technology
Beth Speaker, SLP/ATP
 
Sayard Bass, SLP/ATP
WS41 - Establishing Standard Classification Code Parameters for AT Industry (PP) Public Policy and Advocacy

Joseph Lane 

Rita Stanley

Mark Odum

Don Clayback

WS42 - Access and AAC: Preliminary results of a multi-access strategy (ACT) Access and Communication Technology

Dr. Susan Fager

Tom Jakobs

Dr. David Beukelman

WS43 - RERC ICT State of the Science – The Use of Information and Communication Technology for Empowering People with Disabilities (NEW) Emerging Technology

Andi Saptono, Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh

Brad Dicianno, Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh

Bambang Parmanot, Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh

WS44 - Disability, Aging and Technology in the US and Canada: A Tale of Two Systems (NEW) Emerging Technology

Jon Sanford, M. Arch.

Tracy Mitzner, PhD

Jerome Bickenback, PhD, LLB

Jeffrey Jutai, PhD.

Sarah Ruiz, PhD

WS45 - The Perfect Pitch: Striking a Chord with Investors and Partners (NEW) Emerging Technology

Jennifer Flagg

Michaelle Lockett

Joseph Lane

Jim Leahy

3:15 PM
Workshop Track/Topic Presenter(s)
WS45 pt. 2 - The Perfect Pitch: Striking a Chord with Investors and Partners (NEW) Emerging Technology

Jennifer Flagg

Michaelle Lockett

Joseph Lane

Jim Leahy

WS38 pt. 2 - Advancing Technology and Design for Accessible Public Transportation (continued) (NEW) Emerging Technology

Aaron Steinfeld, PhD., Carnegie Mellon University, and Edward Steinfeld, Arch.D., University at Buffalo, are the Co-Directors of the current (2013-2018) and previous (2008-2013) cycles of the RERC for Accessible Public Transportation (APT).

Jordana Maisel, PhD., University at Buffalo, and Brittany Perez, OTD, University at Buffalo, are project leads for several efforts in the RERC APT.

Collectively the presenters have extensive research experience and publications in the areas of accessible transportation, inclusive design, and robotics and have been invited to keynote and share their research findings at several conferences and venues around the world.

WS39 pt. 2 - Use of AT to Address Cognitive Deficits in Military Service Members with Anxiety, Depression, and PTSD (COG) Cognitive and Sensory Impairments

Amanda Reinsfelder 

Dorothy Porcello, MSOT 

Carolyn N. Bui-Nguyen, MS, OTR/L

WS41 pt. 2 - Establishing Standard Classification Code Parameters for AT Industry (PP) Public Policy and Advocacy

Joseph Lane 

Rita Stanley

Mark Odum

Don Clayback

WS44 pt. 2 - Disability, Aging and Technology in the US and Canada: A Tale of Two Systems (NEW) Emerging Technology

Jon Sanford, M. Arch.

Tracy Mitzner, PhD

Jerome Bickenback, PhD, LLB

Jeffrey Jutai, PhD.

Sarah Ruiz, PhD

WS46 - An Inter-professional Education Course for Person-centered Technology Design (NEW) Emerging Technology

Sabrina Kun Tang

Anna Braunizer

Madeline Sherman

Stephen Miller, BSc, MD, CCFP(EM), FCFP, MEd

WS47 - ATP Ethics Survey – Preliminary Results (OUT) Service Delivery and Outcomes

Noel Estrada-Hernandez

Patricia Bahr

WS48 - DATCares: Developing AT with Informal Care Partners (OTH) Other

Dr. Jennifer Boger

Dr. Arlene Astell

WS49 - The Use of Videos with Visual Scene Displays to Support Communication and Participation (ACT) Access and Communication Technology
Dr. Janice Light
 
 
Erik Jakobs
 
 
Tom Jakobs
 
 
Dr. David McNaughton
 
WS50 - RERC ICT State of the Science – Digital Intervention for Reaching Out Under-served Population and People with Disabilities (NEW) Emerging Technology

Andi Saptono

Bambang Parmanto

Deborah Moncrieff

Elizabeth Skidmore

Sunday, July 15, 2018
8:00 AM
Workshop Track/Topic Presenter(s)
WS51 - Use of a Team Building Activity to Facilitate Learning of Wheeled Mobility Clinical Reasoning (CRT) Seating and Mobility, including Complex Rehab Technology

Robert Fuchs, PT, MA, ATP

WS52 - Examining the Language Organization and Supporting the Utilization of Speech Generating Devices (ACT) Access and Communication Technology

Megan Mussano M.S. CCC-SLP/L, ATP

Kathleen Garrity M.S. CCC-SLP/L, MAEL

WS53 - Development of a Wheelchair Training Toolkit (INT) International Appropriate Technology

Mary Goldberg, PhD

Paula Rushton, OT, PhD

WS54 - Assistive Technology Intervention: A Tool Use Learning Process for Powered Mobility and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ACT) Access and Communication Technology

Lisbeth Nilsson, PhD, Reg. OT

Sarah Wilds, U.S., Market Analyst/ SLP

Chip Clarke, SLP

WS55 - How Technology is Helping People with Intellectual Disabilities to Excel at Work and Home (COG) Cognitive and Sensory Impairments

Steve Sutter, President of CreateAbility Concepts, Inc.

WS56 - Novel Clinical Application of Virtual Reality Technology through Community Partnerships (NEW) Emerging Technology

Brian Ricks PhD 

Brad Dexter

Amanda Clowers  OT

WS57 - AAC Supports for the Transition to Adult Life for Persons with Complex Communication Needs (ACT) Access and Communication Technology
Dr. David McNaughton
 
Dr. Janice Light
 
Chris Klein
WS58 - Emerging and Innovative Technologies Show and Tell (NEW) Emerging Technology

Andi Saptono, Assistant Professor

Richard M. Schein, Research Health Scientist

Emma Smith, Occupational Therapist, ATP/SMS, PhD Candidate

WS59 - Technologies to Support the Struggling Reader and Writer in K-12 Education (ACT) Access and Communication Technology

Megan Mussano M.S. CCC-SLP/L, ATP

9:30 AM
Workshop Track/Topic Presenter(s)
WS51 pt. 2 - Use of a Team Building Activity to Facilitate Learning of Wheeled Mobility Clinical Reasoning (CRT) Seating and Mobility, including Complex Rehab Technology

Robert Fuchs, PT, MA, ATP

WS54 pt. 2 - Assistive Technology Intervention: A Tool Use Learning Process for Powered Mobility and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ACT) Access and Communication Technology

Lisbeth Nilsson, PhD, Reg. OT

Sarah Wilds, U.S., Market Analyst/ SLP

Chip Clarke, SLP

WS56 pt. 2 - Novel Clinical Application of Virtual Reality Technology through Community Partnerships

Brian Ricks PhD 

Brad Dexter

Amanda Clowers  OT

WS57 pt. 2 - AAC Supports for the Transition to Adult Life for Persons with Complex Communication Needs
Dr. David McNaughton
 
Dr. Janice Light
 
Chris Klein
WS60 - Driving Excel via Dragon Professional: Tips, Tricks, and Workarounds (ACT) Access and Communication Technology

Alan Cantor, President of Cantor Access Inc.

WS61 - The GREAT Summit: Global Research, Innovation, and Education in Assistive Technology (INT) International Appropriate Technology

All presenters have had substantial experience in presenting, including serving in key leadership roles in the GATE/GREAT initiative, Summit, and “P” paper editors/authors.

WS62 - Buy IT! —Your Guide for Purchasing Accessible Technology (JEA) Job & Environmental Accommodations, including Ergonomics

Corinne Weible, Deputy Director of PEAT

WS63 - Analysis of the Sport Participation Outcomes Research Tool and Comprehensive Survey (OUT) Service Delivery and Outcomes

Mark Schmeler, Assistant Professor

Richard Schein, Research Health Scientist

Vince Schiappa, Graduate Student Researcher

Andi Saptono, Associate Professor

WS64 - Innovative Strategies in AT Education: Addressing Challenges to Teaching AT (OUT) Service Delivery and Outcomes

Daniel Cochrane, MA, MS, ATP

Lynn Gitlow, Ph,D., OTR/L, ATP, FAOTA

David McNaughton, PhD

Emma Smith, MScOT, ATP/SMS

David L. Jaffe, MS

Caren Sax, EdD, CRC

WS65 - Tools for Knowledge Translation: Effectively Communicating R&D Project Outputs to Key Stakeholders (PP) Public Policy and Advocacy

Joann Starks, Sr. Technical Assistance Consultant

Jennifer Flagg, Co Pl