Dr. Joshua Goldstein
Goldstein is a pediatric neurologist at Children's Memorial
Hospital in Chicago. His specialties include all forms of epilepsy and
neurological problems, ranging from learning disabilities and slow motor
development to epilepsy (seizure disorders), spina bifida, cerebral
palsy and hydrocephalus.
Dr. Msall is a Professor
of Pediatrics and Chief of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
at the University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital. He
is the Chairperson on the Treatment Outcome Committee, American
Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine. He is
currently serving on the Scientific Advisory Board at the Children's
Guild of Buffalo, New York.
Dr. Msall is one of the
sources for an article from England, "Multiple
Risks Affect Developing Brain in Cerebral Palsy".
Dr. Mark Wainwright
Dr. Wainwright is the Director of Pediatric Neurocritical Care
Consult Service at Children's Memorial. His clinical specialty
is neurologic problems of critically ill children, stroke and head
injury. Dr. Wainwright's laboratory
research has been on inflammation after acute brain injury.
Catherine Whitcher, M, Ed
Ms. Whitcher is the founder of Precision
Education, an educational consulting practice which empowers parents of children with
special needs. Parents
learn how to receive services, how to write IEPs, and how to hold school
programs accountable. Seminar workshops and
birth-3 programs are also available services that Ms. Whitcher can
provide. You can
contact Catherine Whitcher directly at info@PrecisionEducation.com
Local area young woman, her
twin sister and mother
Lauren is an accomplished young woman who has right
hemiparesis. She teaches ice skating, runs in marathons and
has completed a triathlon. She is currently studying to become
a special education teacher.
Amy Antes, MOTR/L
Ms. Antes is a pediatric occupational therapist who has
a private practice.
Helping Hands Therapy,
2777 Finley Rd., Ste. 27
Downers Grove, IL 60563
email contact: email@example.com
Darci Thordarson, MPT
Ms. Thordarson is a physical therapist at:
The Pediatric Place
1804 Centre Point Circle, Suite #102
Naperville, Illinois 60563
Chicago Metro Area
Conference on the NEW 2004 IDEA
CSHC of Illinois was a co-sponsor for this
conference funded by Chicago Public Schools. The featured
speaker was Attorney Matthew
Matthew Bueche, M.D.
Matthew Bueche is a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon with M
& M Orthopaedics. Office locations are in Downers
Grove, Naperville, Aurora, Oak Brook Terrace and Lemont.
Kathy Sexton-Radek, Ph.D.
Dr. Sexton-Radek is a Professor of Psychology at Elmhurst
College, Director of Psychological Services for Suburban Pulmonary
and Sleep Associates, and a member of the Allied Medical Staff at
Hinsdale and LaGrange Hospitals. She is the author of the book
"Sleep Quality in Young Adults".
Susan Levine, Ph.D.
Susan Levine is a professor in the Department of Psychology at
the University of Chicago. Her research focuses on cognitive
development and on the plasticity of cognitive functions.
Steven Small, M.D., Ph.D.
Steven L. Small is currently an Associate Professor of Neurology
and Co-Director of the Brain Research MR Imaging Center at the
University of Chicago.
Naperville C. U. School District 203
Sue Anderson is an Instructional
Coordinator for the Special Ed Dept. and a member of the
district Assistive Technology Team.
Debbie Fogg is
a Speech Therapist and
Coordinator for the district Assistive Technology Team.
Patrice Paul, Ph.D.
Dr. Patrice Paul is a Licensed Clinical
Psychologist in private practice at:
Psychological Services for Children and Teens, PC
1250 Executive Place, Ste. 402
Geneva, IL 60134
specializes in providing assessment services for children and teens,
and serves as a training site for graduate students.
Robert R. Genaze, C.P.O.
8177 South Cass Avenue
Darien, Illinois 60561
University of Chicago Research Studies
Lauren Wineburgh: Childhood Stroke Study at the University of
Chicago. Researcher working with Dr. Peter Huttenlocher
and Dr. Steven Small at the University of Chicago. The study
involves determining which areas of the brain are involved in
processing language following an injury to one side of the brain.
Molly Nikolas: Language Development Project at the University of
Chicago. Researcher working with Dr. Susan Levine at the
University of Chicago. The study involves determining how
children with unilateral brain damage learn and use language.
Ready Set Ride and Natural Steps, Inc.
Robyn Conway and Megan Grimaldi discussed the benefits of hippotherapy and
therapeutic riding for your special needs child. Please visit their website at
Ready Set Ride.
Dr. Carla Fick and Dr. Myra Lawrence
Psychologists from Pediatric Psychology Associates
1200 Harger Road, Suite 505
Oak Brook, IL 60523
They offer counseling, therapy, support groups and workshops for children with disabilities and their
Special Education Workshop
All day seminar presented by Designs
Speakers: Dr. Marlene Meisels, Ph.D.; Aleks Marks, Student;
Tiffany Leischner, Parent and
Advocate, CAUSE; Elliott Marks, Designs for Change
Author of "Yoga For The Special
Child" and internationally renowned Yoga Therapist.
1521 Chicago Ave.
Evanston, Illinois 60201
Toll free at 888-900-YOGA or 847-869-8315
Local area mother and her
high school age son
This boy suffered a stroke at birth and has
right hemiparesis. His
inspirational story included his accomplishments of playing basketball, trombone and golf.
Meg Bracco Liebreich, PT and Monica
12 N. Catherine
La Grange, Illinois 60525
Elliott Marks, Information Specialist and Policy Associate
Designs for Change
(312) 236-7252 ext. 242
Dr. Deborah J. Gaebler-Spira
Associate Professor of Clinical Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at
RIC (Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago)
Janice Freyer, RN
Division of Specialized Care for Children
Linda Mastandrea, J.D.
Ms. Mastandrea's accomplishments and career include:
gold and silver medals in the1996 Paralympic Games, world and national record holder in wheelchair track,
attorney with a practice concentrated in disability law and advocacy, motivational and educational speaking.
Please visit her website at Linda
Mastandrea. Email contact: LindaLMastandrea@aol.comula
rove, IL 6051529
Suite 10100 Finley Rd., Suite 101