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Cost: $315 (paying individually) or $325 (Purchase Order payment)
August 5 and 6, 2019
Columbus Hilton at Easton
Experience the Best in Contemporary Learning by Day.
Evening Opportunities for Shopping and Entertainment.
You can earn up to 12 CEUs by participating in the conference. Allows you to fulfill the requirements of continuing education!
Occupational and Physical Therapists:
Monday and Tuesday
Speech Pathologists, Audiologists
Monday and Tuesday
***School Nurses: Sessions Added for 2019!!!***
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Meet Some Featured 2019 Presenters!
Ginny Paleg, PT, DScPT
Ginny Paleg is a pediatric PT from Silver Spring, Maryland. She has worked at NIH, HSC Pediatric Center (where she ran a one-week intensive program and was part of the team that started the equipment clinic), adult group homes and in schools. For the past 14 years, she has worked for her local school system in their early intervention program. Ginny earned her Masters Degree in Physical Therapy at Emory University and her DScPT at the University of Maryland Baltimore. This year she published a systematic review on interventions for children with central hypotonia and led the team that created the Hypotonia Care Path for the AACPDM. Ginny specializes in assessment and interventions for children at the GMFCS Levels IV and V. She is certified in HINE and GMA. Ginny can be reached at
Julie Sues Delaney
Julie Sues-Delaney is a Program Manager for MOVE International. She is responsible for updating the MOVE Program, conducting and implementing new MOVE trainings, conferences, supporting MOVE Model Sites and MOVE International Trainers. Julie graduated from Northwestern University in Chicago, with a B.S. degree in Physical Therapy. Past experience includes: Director of Physical Therapy at a 500 bed acute care hospital, established out-patient therapy clinic for children with Cerebral Palsy in conjunction with a group of Neurologists, consulted at group homes for developmentally delayed adults with motor impairments and worked in a school setting (early intervention, center-based and full inclusion opportunities) for over 15 years before her present position.
Susan Bazyk, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Susan Bazyk, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA is Professor Emerita of the Occupational Therapy Program at Cleveland State University where she taught for 34 years. In addition to authoring the book, Mental health promotion, prevention, and intervention with children and youth: A guiding framework for occupational therapy (2011), Dr. Bazyk has authored 30 journal articles and several book chapters. She is the project director of Every Moment Counts: Promoting Mental Health Throughout the Day – a multi-pronged mental health promotion initiative originally funded by the Ohio Department of Education ($720,000; 2012-2015). Dr. Bazyk has developed an extensive website to help school personnel learn about and implement Every Moment Counts' model programs and embedded strategies (www.everymomentcounts.org). She is nationally recognized for her leadership in building capacity of school personnel to address the mental health needs of children and youth. Recent awards include: the 2016 Crain’s Cleveland Business Health Care Hero Award, the 2017 Outstanding Research Award for the College of Sciences and Health Professions at CSU, and the 2018 Award for Innovative and Emerging Practice from the American Occupational Therapy Association.
Kim Wiggins, OTR/L
Kim Wiggins, OTR/L is an experienced occupational therapist specializing in pediatrics who has worked extensively in public school settings to children of all ages with a variety of diagnoses and special needs. Kim is currently a full time therapist at a school district in upstate NY and the owner of KimWigginsOT, which primarily focuses on increasing the attention level and motor skills of children and providing educational opportunities for parents and professionals. She is an experienced National program developer who has produced and presented training workshops and seminars on a variety of topics related to handwriting, vision, primitive reflexes, sensory techniques, and technology to therapists, teachers, administrators, and parents, She has presented to audiences nationwide since 2010.
Beverly H. Moskowitz, DOT MS OTR/L FAOTA
Dr. Beverly Moskowitz has worked 43+ years as an Occupational Therapist with a specialty in pediatrics and school-based practice. After earning a DOT from Temple University in 2010, she was recognized with the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2015. In 2012, she authored the Size Matters Handwriting Program, a concept-driven approach to teaching and remediating handwriting, and the subject of the largest research study ever done on the subject. Inducted as a Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association, an Advisory Board member at Temple and Salus Universities, an approved provider of continuing education through AOTA, a national lecturer, and president of her company, Real OT Solutions, Inc., Dr. Moskowitz’s materials and programs are currently in every state and 4 continents. She continues to teach, mentor, research, develop new products and stay abreast of current trends.
Carlo Vialu, PT, MBA
Carlo Vialu, PT, MBA, is a physical therapist serving children and youth with medical complexity. He is a co-author and co-publisher of www.SeekFreaks.com, an evidence-based online resource for pediatric PTs, OTs, and SLPs. He is Founder and Director of www.ApplyEBP.com, a provider of live continuing education and online discussion group school-based and pediatric therapists. From January 2008 to January 2017, he served as Director of Physical Therapy for the New York City Department of Education, where he oversaw a program with over 700 physical therapists working in more than 1,500 schools. Carlo was lead author of a Special Communication on determining a student's need for school-based PT published in Pediatric Physical Therapy on October 2017. He is the project manager of research on normative data for five mobility tests for school-aged children, on which his team has published three articles in Pediatric Physical Therapy. Carlo presents nationally on various topics, including tests & measures, self-determination for children and youth with disabilities, motor learning, special education, and clinical decision-making.
Susan Effgen, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Susan K. Effgen, PT, PhD, FAPTA, is a professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences at the UK. She is an established educator and funded researcher in pediatric physical therapy. She is a Catherine Worthingham Fellow of APTA. As co-chair of APTA’s Section on Pediatrics’ Government Affairs Committee, she was active in the process of authorization and reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Dr. Effgen has served on editorial boards, including Physical Therapy, and edited the text Meeting the Physical Therapy Needs of Children. She was co-investigator of a US Department of Education grant: PT COUNTS.
Mary Katherine Dally, M.S., CCC-SLP, ATP
Katherine Dally, M.S., CCC-SLP, ATP, practiced at an outpatient neuroscience rehabilitation center specializing in augmentative and alternative communication devices for pediatric and adult patients. Dally served as the SLP on staff for the Norton ALS Clinic, and aided three other clinics within the state focusing on AAC evaluations, voice banking and no-tech/low tech communication. In 2016, Dally received her RESNA Assistive Technology Professional certification. She then worked for Tobii Dynavox as a solutions consultant, traveling the West side of Ohio demonstrating devices for clients, speech-language pathologists and their teams. She currently works for Hamilton County Educational Service Center focusing on consultations, training and education for assistive technology.
Also appearing are numerous representatives from various state departments, the licensure board, Dr. Kim Monnachino, Dr. Stephanie Siddens, Andrea Denning, Mark Smith, Lesley Scott- Charlton, Missy Craddock, Gregg Thornton and MANY more!
There will be a way to reserve your room at the Columbus Hilton at Easton for the 2019 Conference. It includes a discounted rate for conference attendees!
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Columbus Hilton at Easton
EASTON TOWN CENTER
Let's talk Turkish. And Italian and Brazilian, too. Easton has an ever-expanding mix of diverse restaurants like Abuelo’s and Café Istanbul. Crowd pleasers like The Cheesecake Factory and Rusty Bucket. Casual cafés like Zoup! and Panera Bread. Easton originals Bon Vie and Brio. And fine fare at Smith & Wollensky and Mitchell’s Ocean Club. From Mexican to Mediterranean and every cuisine in between, whatever you’re hungry for, Easton has it. Stop by the new Easton Gateway district for more, like Melt Bar & Grilled, J. Alexander's, BJ's Brewhouse, and Pies & Pints.
Shopping is just the beginning of the fun at Easton! Sit back, relax and enjoy the latest film on one of AMC Theater’s 30 screens. In the mood for a laugh? See national stand-up acts, live music and sketch comedy at the Columbus Funny Bone. Of course, we haven’t forgotten the little ones. There are outdoor concerts, parades, holiday events, art festivals and seasonal fun for the whole family.
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