About the Presenters

Mary C. Bamford, OTR/L Occupational Therapist

Mary C. Bamford, OTR/L has over 30 years of clinical Occupational Therapy experience, having worked as a public school Occupational Therapist, founder and director of Seacoast Pediatric Occupational Therapy Services, and as an OT consultant in areas of specialty. Ms. Bamford administers evaluations, direct service sensory integration and motor therapy for students with a variety of medical and educational disabilities. She collaborates with N.H. families, school districts, preschools, and team professionals regarding individual student sensory integration program development, autism spectrum programming, and environmental accommodations with regard to sensory processing disorders.


Ms. Bamford also mentors Occupational Therapists in or re-entering the OT profession. In her role as affiliation fieldwork faculty, she supervises pediatric affiliation Master degree candidates in Occupational Therapy. Ms. Bamford is AOTA Certified, NH State Licensed, and SIPT Certified.


Specialties

  • Sensory Processing Disorder/Disorder of Sensory Integration
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Developmental Dyspraxia
  • Sensory-motor based feeding disorder
  • Non-verbal Learning Disability
  • Genetic Disorders


Presenter Disclosure Statement

Mary Bamford OTR/L is a practicing Occupational Therapist, consulting on the METE Team.

Disclosure:

Financial- Ms. Bamford is a member of the METE Team. She helped plan the conference and will receive an honorarium for her presentation.

Non-Financial -Ms. Bamford has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

Jodie Deming-Douglas, Ph.D., BCBA-D Behavior Analyst

Jodie Deming-Douglas, Ph.D., BCBA-D has over 25 years of in-depth experience designing and implementing Applied Behavior Analysis programs for individuals with a developmental disability, including Autism Spectrum Disorder. She received her doctoral degree in Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles, where she trained in the area of discrete trial methodology directly under Dr. Ivar Lovaas.


She has a strong background in clinical supervision, training, assessment and providing direct behavior intervention and consultation.


Specialties

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Early Intensive Behavior Intervention
  • Functional Behavior Assessments
  • Supervisor and Staff Training



Presenter Disclosure Statement

Jodie Deming-Douglas, Ph.D., BCBA-D is a Behavior Specialist and independent consultant working with the METE Team.

Disclosure:

Financial-Ms. Deming- Douglas is a member of the METE Team. She helped plan the conference and will receive an honorarium for her presentation.

Non-Financial -Ms.Deming- Douglas has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

Mary E. Fontaine, MS, PT Physical Therapist

Mary E. Fontaine, MS, PT has 45 years of pediatric physical therapy clinical and consultant experience. Ms. Fontaine started and directed the first infant and preschool service program in the Seacoast area of NH which served children, families and schools both in the homes and in community settings. Ms. Fontaine has extensive experience with children from birth into young adulthood with various developmental and medical issues. Currently, Ms. Fontaine provides direct and consultative services to schools in the Seacoast area of NH and to children and young adults with special needs in their homes. Ms. Fontaine uses a transdisciplinary team approach when providing direct pediatric physical therapy.


Ms. Fontaine holds a B.S. degree in Physical Therapy from Ithaca College and a M.S. degree from Ohio State University in Allied Medicine with the focus on early childhood development and special education.


Specialties

  • Pediatric Physical Therapist
  • SERESC Multidisciplinary Evaluation and Consultation Team
  • Complex developmental and medical disabilities


Presenter Disclosure Statement

Mary Fontaine MS, PT is a member of the METE Team.

Disclosure:

Financial- Ms. Fontaine is a member of the METE Team. She helped plan the conference and will receive an honorarium for her presentation.

Non-Financial -Ms. Fontaine has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

Christine Gialousis, M. Ed. Director of Student Services

Christine Gialousis is the Director of Student Services for the Hooksett School District in Hooksett, NH. Her utmost passion is the enhancement of knowledge and collaborative skills among and between staff and families. She has worked in education for 14 years as a special educator, classroom teacher, and administrator. Ms. Gialousis graduated from Keene State College in 2000 with a BS in Developmental Psychology, Elementary Education, and Special Education. She obtained her Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of New England in 2011 and maintains certification in principalship, special education administration, general special education, and elementary education. Ms. Gialousis seeks to collaborate with staff, families, outside agencies and medical providers to ensure success for all students that qualify for Special Education, Title 1, Section 504, and English Language Learners.


Presenter Disclosure Statement

Ms. Gialousis, Director of Student Services, Hooksett NH School District.

Disclosure:

Ms. Gialousis has no relevant financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.

Nathaniel W. Jones, Ph.D. School Psychologist and METE Team Director

Nathaniel W. Jones, Ph.D. is a NH licensed psychologist and a NH certified school psychologist. He received a B.A. in Psychology from Harvard and a M.A. in Education and a Ph.D. in School Psychology from the University of Connecticut. Dr. Jones is an instructor in Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the Giesel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and the Chief Psychologist at SERESC in Bedford, NH. Dr. Jones is also the Present of NH Association of School Psychologists.

Through SERESC and Dartmouth, Dr. Jones provides consultation and evaluation of students with complex learning, mental health, developmental and medical disabilities. He is the coordinator of the METE team, which is a joint project between SERESC and Dartmouth that provides interdisciplinary evaluations and consultations for students with complex medical disabilities. He has provided trainings at state, regional and national conferences and is on the planning committee for a collaboration conference in NH jointly sponsored by the NH Association of School Psychologists, NH Psychological Association, NH Pediatric Society and NAMI-NH.


Specialties

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, behavioral difficulties
  • Education of medically complex children
  • Learning disabilities
  • Mental retardation
  • Gifted/talented instruction



Presenter Disclosure Statement

Nathaniel W. Jones, Ph.D. is a NH licensed psychologist and a NH certified school psychologist.

Disclosure:

Financial- Dr. Jones is a member of the METE Team and helped to plan the METE Conference.

Non-Financial -Dr. Jones has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

Kevin & Jane

Jane and Kevin are the proud parents of their 10 year old son, Jack, who has autism with chronic and complex medical issues. They have taken on a parenting role beyond anything they had anticipated. They have become Jack's case coordinators, 24-hour caretakers, nurses, therapists and advocates. They have learned psychological jargon, medical procedures and teaching skills (ABA/behavioral practitioners). The way they sleep, eat and wake up to tackle each day takes on a military precision in its execution. Jane and Kevin have a serious series of missions: help their son Jack to live in a world that is difficult for him to navigate, improve his health, justify his needs for interventions, fight for his rights on a basic humanitarian level, and survive the day to day to play the game again tomorrow. Jane and Kevin work every day towards Jack's recovery from autism. Their single goal is to help him recover from his chronic medical issues and give Jack the best quality of life possible, now and in the future. Jack is worth every ounce of their love and effort and they believe in Jack and his potential and feel their goal comes closer to reality every day.


Presenter Disclosure Statement

Mr, and Mrs. Van Horn , parent presenters, have no relevant financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.

Judith Mikami, MA, CCC/SLP Feeding & Swallowing Specialist

Judith H. Mikami, MA, CCC –SLP has over 30 years of clinical experience and 28 years’ experience as an administrator and clinical supervisor. Ms. Mikami regularly provides conferences, workshops, training and consultation to parents, personnel in hospitals, early intervention and public school teams regarding areas of specialties. She teaches for the Department of Communication Disorders at UNH.


Ms. Mikami also provides on-going supervision and mentoring to professionals serving children with feeding and swallowing and communication disorders and also graduate students in speech language pathology. Ms. Mikami is ASHA Certified and NH State & MA State Licensed.


Specialties

  • Special health care needs
  • Feeding and swallowing disorders
  • Autistic spectrum disorders
  • Motor speech disorders Social-pragmatic communication disorders
  • Communication and social impact of sensory integration dysfunction



Presenter Disclosure Statement

Judith Mikami, CCC-SLP is a SERESC affiliated Clinician.

Disclosure:

Financial- Ms. Mikami is a member of the METE Team. She helped plan the conference and will receive an honorarium for her presentation.

Non-Financial -Ms. Mikami has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

Mary T. Morse, Ph.D. Special Educator & Teacher for the Visually Impaired

Mary T. Morse, Ph.D. has more than 35 years of experience in the field of special education, primarily on behalf of students who have multiple disabilities. Dr. Morse has published numerous articles, and has received many regional and national awards for her work.

Dr. Morse provides educational assessments of functional behaviors, support in developing and implementing Individual Educational Plans (IEP) and assistance in developing appropriate curriculum for individual students in adapting sensory environments, activities and materials. Finally, Dr. Morse provides numerous inservice training sessions and seminars at the request of a variety of local, national and international agencies.


Specialties

  • Visually impaired/blindness
  • Deaf-blind
  • Multi-sensory disabilities
  • Cerebral/cortical visual impairment
  • Facial recognition disabilities
  • Intellectual/developmental disabilities



Presenter Disclosure Statement

Mary Morse, Ph.D. is a practicing Occupational Therapist, consulting on the METE Team.

Disclosure:

Financial- Dr. Morse is a member of the METE Team and will receive an honorarium for her presentation.

Non-Financial -Dr. Morse has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

Stephen H. Mott, MD Assistant Professor in Pediatrics and Neurology, Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth

Stephen H. Mott, MD is a developmental cognitive neurologist and medical director of the Child Development Program at ChaD in Lebanon, New Hampshire. Dr. Mott received his medical degree from Faculte Libre de Medecine in Lille, France, residencies at Maine Medical Center, Portland Maine, Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC, and Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins Medical Center, Baltimore Maryland and has been in practice for over 30 years.


Specialties

  • Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

  • Child Neurology

  • Autism and Communication disorders

  • ADHD and Executive Dysfunction

  • Neurological manifestations within the Neurodevelopmental and Neurocognitive Disorders



Presenter Disclosure Statement

Dr. Mott is a physician with the DHMC ChAD Program.

Disclosure:

Financial-Dr Mott is a member of the METE Team which has planned and is presenting this conference.

Non-Financial -Dr. Mott has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

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