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Want to find out more about who is presenting at the 2019 SBP Summit?  Here we highlight a little bit about each of the presenters and their unique perspectives that you can learn about by REGISTERING for the conference!

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M.Ed., RYT-200

"Executive Functioning in Children and Teens" (Day 2, Session 1), "Mindfulness in the School Setting (Day 2, Session 2), "Learning Lotus: Using Simply Yoga Activities to Promote Learning, Self-Control and Focused Attention" (Day 2, Session 3)

Lori Benson Adams, M.Ed., has extensive experience with children with learning, emotional, and behavioral challenges. Having taught in public, private and home school settings, worked in the early intervention field, and in private practice for the past 35 years, Lori brings a unique mix of personal and professional insight to the table. She presently serves as a private educational interventionist, and also contracts with a variety of local and national schools, public and private, to provide ongoing assistance to children with special needs. Additionally, Lori is a nationally-known speaker who presents classes to parents and professionals on topics such as Dyslexia, Visual Learners, The Critical Importance of Play, and Executive Functioning Skills. She is a faculty member with Sensation Brain , and is a highly sought-after Keynote and Session Speaker at Home School, Parent and Professional Conferences. Lori is the proud mother of three amazing sons who have been her best teachers.

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“Becoming a Confident Evidenced-based Practitioner.” (Day 2, Session 3)

Susan Aebker, DHSc, OTR/L, CAS is an Occupational Therapist who has practiced occupational therapy for 25+ years in a variety of practice settings with emphasis in pediatrics for the past 14 years.  Susan received her bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy from The Ohio State University. She received her Master and Doctoral Degree of Health Science from the University of Indianapolis. Her professional and research interests include topics related to pediatric occupational therapy, autism, and evidence-based practice.

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"Every Moment Counts - Mental health promotion, prevention, and intervention with children/youth at the universal, targeted (for those at-risk), and intensive levels" (Day 1, Session 1), "Integrating Services in Natural Contexts Throughout the School Day to Foster Social Participation and Positive Mental Health" (Day 1, Session 2), "Promoting successful participation and mental health during non-academic times of the day - Comfortable Cafeteria, Refreshing Recess, and Extracurricular Leisure" (Day 1, Session 3)

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 ( 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.

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“Eye Gaze Bootcamp: Low-tech to High-tech.” (Day 2, Session 3)

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.

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