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May Leadership Projects

Through recent clinical experiences, Paige Knowlson (Occupational Therapy Trainee), observed that while clinically substantiated and user-friendly screeners existed for Speech Therapy, the equivalent was not currently readily available for Occupational Therapy (OT).   A screener can be used by health and education professionals to … Continue reading

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Leadership Projects

Becky King (Social Work Trainee) developed and implemented several presentations and a webinar on Virginia’s Medicaid Waiver Redesign Initiative.  These presentations and webinar were for families, self-advocates, and providers.  Presentations were made to the Arc of Roanoke, the Arc of … Continue reading

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Recent Leadership Projects

A proposed book study of Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper was designed as a reading curriculum and catalyst for student disability awareness and learning. Meredith Heiner (Audiology trainee) performed a pilot study on a 5th grade class … Continue reading

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Leadership Projects

In recent weeks two Va-LEND trainees have presented their leadership projects. These are innovative projects related to the field of disabilities that the trainees have developed with the guidance from their faculty advisers. Below are highlights of these projects. Cary Upshaw, … Continue reading

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Leadership Projects

In recent weeks four Va-LEND trainees have presented their leadership projects. These are innovative projects related to the field of disabilities that the trainees have developed with the guidance from their faculty advisers. Below are highlights of these projects. Kayla Claxton, … Continue reading

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Leadership Project

Meera Mehtaji completed her Leadership Project.  It is a presentation to orient new attendees to the CAS Autism Assessment Clinic.  The presentation explains autism, the team process, and the diagnostic tools.  A video is included to provide an example of … Continue reading

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New Travel Guide

Mariah Abercrombie, Social Work trainee, researched and developed  a family-friendly travel guide, Tips for Traveling by Airplane for Children with Special Health Care Needs. It provides practical information to help families plan for their next trip. It is posted on this … Continue reading

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Leadership Projects

In recent weeks several Va-LEND have presented their leadership projects. These are innovative projects related to the field of disabilities that the trainees have developed with the guidance from their faculty advisers. Below are highlights of these projects. Keri Ayres, … Continue reading

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Va-LEND Leadership Projects

Throughout their training the Va-LEND trainees develop and implement their leadership projects.  These are innovative projects related to the field of disabilities  that the trainees have developed with the guidance from their faculty advisers. In the past few months several projects … Continue reading

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