February 2016 ToT
Join the discussion about a hot topic on our field: using the primary service provider (PSP) approach. We will consider guidance from professional organizations (e.g., APTA, AOTA, ASHA, DEC) and reflect on strengths and challenges related to implementation. We will also hear from Susan Sigler, the Clinical Director for the Infant and Toddler Connection of Fairfax-Falls Church, and Tracy Shiplett, a physical therapist with Therapy 4 Kids, about how they have integrated the approach into the delivery of EI services in their system. 


February 2016 ToT Presenters

Dana Childress, M.Ed., Susan Sigler, CCC-SLP, and Tracy Shiplett, DPT will be co-facilitating this web discussion. Dana is an Early Intervention Professional Development Consultant with the Partnership for People with Disabilities at Virginia Commonwealth University. She has worked in the field of early intervention for more than 20 years as an early childhood special educator, service coordinator, supervisor, trainer, and writer. Susan is a speech-language pathologist. Currently, she is the Clinical Director for the Infant and Toddler Connection of Fairfax-Falls Church.  She has been with the program in that capacity for 15 years.  Prior to joining the ITC of Fairfax-Falls Church, Susan provided early intervention services in several states to include Virginia. She enjoys participating in local, state, and federal workgroups that focus on implementation of new research and development of policy. Tracy Shiplett, DPT is a pediatric physical therapist and co-owner of Therapy 4 Kids in Fairfax, Virginia. She has been providing early intervention services in Northern Virginia for over 15 years. Tracy is currently a practicing therapist,  as well as a clinical supervisor of a team of occupational therapists, speech therapists, physical therapists, and infant educators working with Fairfax and Prince William Counties. 

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