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​Rehabilitation Sciences Faculty

Sandra Arnold, PT, PhD

Sandra Arnold, PT, PhD

Associate Professor
Director, Lee Mitchener Tolbert Center
Director, Doctor of Science (DSc) Program

Denise Bender, PT, JD

Denise Bender, PT, JD

Associate Professor
Jill Pitman Jones Professorship in Physical Therapy
Program Director, Doctor of Physical Therapy

Carolyn Cheema, PT, MPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
Carrie Ciro, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Carrie Ciro, PHD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Elam-Plowman Chair of Rehabilitation Sciences 
Associate Professor
CAH Assistant Dean of Faculty Development

Beth DeGrace, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Beth DeGrace, PHD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Associate Professor
Project Director, OSEP, Personnel Preparation Grant:  EBIP

Carol P. Dionne, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS, Cert MDT

Carol Dionne, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS, Cert MDT

Professor Rehabilitation Sciences
Co-Director of PhD Program
Director Center for Human Performance Measurement
Director Mechanical Therapy Research Lab

Elizabeth Hile PT, PhD, NCS, CLT

Elizabeth Hile , PT, PhD, NCS, CLT

Assistant Professor
Director of Cancer Rehabilitation Science Program, OUHSC Stephenson Cancer Center

Mary Isaacson, EdD, OTR/L, ATP, FAOTA

Mary Isaacson, EdD, OTR/L, ATP, FAOTA

Associate Professor
Program Director, Master of Occupational Therapy
Interim Academic Fieldwork Coordinator
Director: Professor Paws Project 
 

 

Shirley James, PT, MS

Shirley James, PT, PhD, MS

Assistant Professor

Lynn Jeffries, PT, DPT, PhD, PCS

Lynn Jeffries, PT, DPT, PhD, PCS

Director of Clinical Education
Associate Professor

Thubi H.A. Kolobe, PT, PhD, FAPTA

Thubi H.A. Kolobe, PT, PhD, FAPTA

Professor and Director of Research
Edith Kinney Gaylord Presidential Professor
Ann Taylor Chair for Pediatrics and Developmental Disabilities
Director of Human Development Laboratory

L. Vince Lepak, III, PT, DPT, CWS, CES, FACCWS

L. Vince Lepak, III, PT, DPT, CWS

Associate Professor

Sreemathi Logan, PhD

Sreemathi Logan, PhD

Assistant Professor

Center for Geroscience and Healthy Brain Aging

Hillary McGuire, MOT, OTR/L, C/NDT, CBIS

Hillary McGuire, MOT, OTR/L, C/NDT, CBIS

Clinical Assistant Professor

Lisa Milhan, OTR/L, CHT

Lisa Milhan, OTR/L, CHT

Clinical Assistant Professor

Bobbette Miller, DPT, NCS

Bobbette Miller, DPT, NCS

Clinical Assistant Professor

Ken Randall, PT, PhD, MHR

Ken Randall, PT, PhD, MHR

Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Community Engagement
Co-Director of Office of Community Engagement at OU-Tulsa
Professor

Jessica Tsotsoros, MS, OTR/L, ATP

Jessica Tsotsoros, PhD, OTR/L, ATP

Assistant Professor
 

Susan Tucker, MPH, OTR/L, FAOTA

Susan Tucker, MPH, OTR/L, FAOTA

Assistant Professor
Assistant Dean for Academic & Student Affairs

Hongwu Wang, PhD

Hongwu Wang, PhD

Assistant Professor
Co-Director of PhD Program
Harold Hamm Diabetes Center Chickasaw Nation Scholar

Joshua T. Williams, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, CSCS

Joshua T. Williams, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, CSCS

Assistant Professor
Adjunct Faculty, Department of Family and Preventative Medicine

Emeritus Faculty

Lorraine Sylvester , PT, PhD

Professor Emeritus


AHB 1133

(405) 271-2131 Ext. 47119

Lorraine-Sylvester@ouhsc.edu


Education:

PhD, Special Education, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, 2011
BS, Physical Therapy, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 1985
MS, Health, Physical Education, and Recreation Studies, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, 1980
BS, Physical Education, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, 1978


Teaching:

OCTH/PHTH 8272 Developmental Disabilities


Clinical/Research Interests:

  • Effect of providing a person self-determined approach within physical therapy settings on motor and self-determination skill development for youth and adults with developmental disabilities.
  • Impact of related services (physical therapy and occupational therapy) on self-determination for children with developmental disabilities.
  • Self-determination and self-advocacy skills development in children with developmental disabilities as they transition to adulthood
  • Student-directed secondary transition planning
  • Student involvement in the Individualized Education Program (IEP) process
  • Vocational choices and activities for students and adults with severe disabilities


Select Publications:

  • Woods, L. L., Sylvester, L., & Martin, J.E. (2010). Student-directed transition planning: Increasing student knowledge and self-efficacy in the transition planning process. Career Development for Exceptional Individuals, 33(2), 106-114.
  • Snell, M. E., Brady, N., McLean, L., Ogletree, B. T., Siegel, E., Sylvester, L., Mineo, B., Paul, D., Romski, M. A., & Sevcik, R. (2010). Twenty years of communication intervention research with individuals who have severe intellectual and developmental disabilities. American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 115(5), 364-380.
  • Smith, J. & Sylvester L. (2009). Transition. In I. McEwen (Ed.) Providing Physical Therapy Services Under Parts B & C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Arlington, VA: Section on Pediatrics, American Physical Therapy Association.
  • Martin, J. E., Woods, L. L., and Sylvester, L. (2008). Building an Employment Vision: Culturally Attuning Vocational Interests, Skills, and Limits. In F. R. Rusch (Ed.), Beyond High School: Preparing Youth for Employment (2nd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc.
  • Sylvester, L., Woods, L.L., & Martin, J.E. (2006). Whose job is it? Enabling vocational choice-making for individuals with significant disabilities. TASH Connections, 32(5/6), 34-39.
  • Martin, J. E., Woods, L. L., Sylvester, L., & Gardner, J. E. (2005). A challenge to self-determination: Disagreement between the vocational choices made by individuals with severe disabilities and their caregivers. Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities 30(3), 147-153.
  • Sylvester, L. (2005). Personal communication and interview. In Snow, K. Disability is Natural: Revolutionary Common Sense for Raising Successful Children with Disabilities, 2nd ed. Woodland Park, CO: BraveHeart Press, 161-166.
  • Sylvester, L. (2004). . Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, 24(4), 82-83. Instructional Package
  • Sylvester, L. Woods, L. L., & Martin, J. E. (2008). Student-directed Transition Planning. Norman, Okla: University of Oklahoma, Zarrow Center, http://education.ou.edu/zarrow/ 



Adjunct Faculty

Lee Mitchener Tolbert Center Staff

Sandra Arnold, PT, PhD

Sandra Arnold, PT, PhD

Associate Professor
Director, Lee Mitchener Tolbert Center
Director, Doctor of Science (DSc) Program

Rene' Daman, PT, MS, BCBA, LBA

Rene' Daman, PT, MS, BCBA, LBA

Oklahoma Autism Network, Director

Kathy Gary, MEd, MN, RN, BCBA, LBA
Aubrey Ralstin, M.Ed., BCBA, LBA
Chuck Roberts

Chuck Roberts, B.S.

Self-advocate

Kristi

Kristi Smith-Kenney, MBA

Project Coordinator

Ginger Wells, MSW

Ginger Wells, MSW

Special Projects Coordinator

Administrative Staff

Kathy Campbell

Kathy Campbell

Administrative Coordinator 
Allied Health Tulsa Support

Esthela Casale

Esthela Casale

Academic Program Specialist (Tulsa)

Wade Hensley, MEd

Wade Hensley, MEd

Student Program Coordinator II

Kristi

Kristi Smith-Kenney, MBA

Project Coordinator

Ryan Yandell

Ryan Yandell

Administrative Assistant II
Rehabilitation Sciences Support