Sue Cecere PT, MHS

PT Instructional Specialist

Sue Cecere, PT, MITSue Cecere is a graduate of the University of Delaware physical therapy program (1977) and has a Masters degree in Health Science from Towson University. She has worked in school practice since 1994, both as a service provider and as a program administrator. She is currently the Physical Therapy Instructional Specialist for school based and early intervention services for Prince Georges County Public Schools, a large culturally diverse district in the Washington DC metro area. In addition, Sue is the physical therapy co-chair of the Maryland State Steering Committee for Occupational and Physical School based programs, a Maryland State Department of Education sub-committee and is a co-author of the Maryland state guide to early intervention and school-based practices.

Sue has presented at several APTA conferences including a presentation on workload at the Concentrated Education Series (CES) on school based practices in 2009 and to other school districts on the topic of school based PT best-practices. She has also presented to CEC and AOTA on embedding the ICF into a guide to practice. She is currently the Vice President of the Section on Pediatrics and is active in the school-based special interest group.

PT/OT Useful Tips for Writing a Letter of Educational Necessity for Adaptive Equipment April 22, 2019 by Sue Cecere PT, MHS
As a school based practitioner, I understand the challenges and frustrations of acquiring adaptive equipment for students that will help bridge the gap between their capacity and performance. The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) defines capacity as the student’s abilities in a situation apart from real life, such as during an evaluation in a quiet room with no...
PT/OT Four Essentials to Know Before Writing an Effective Letter of Educational Necessity April 10, 2019 by Sue Cecere PT, MHS
1. Understand the requirements of federal law IDEA 2004. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a federal law that requires schools to meet the educational needs of students with disabilities. Funds for IDEA are allocated at federal, state, and local levels. To be eligible for the provisions of IDEA, the student must present with one of the following disabilities: intellectual disability...