INSTRUCTORS

Callie Ward

Callie Ward

INSTRUCTOR

As a teacher in a main stream primary school, Callie is very well versed with strong knowledge and understanding of the U.K. curriculum and has consulted with schools and families to adapt curriculum to meet the needs of AAC users so they can study alongside their peers.

Judy Lariviere

Judy Lariviere

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST AND OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST WITH A MASTER’S DEGREE IN EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY WITH AN AREA OF CONCENTRATION IN SPECIAL EDUCATION

Judy Lariviere, M.Ed., OTR/L has worked in the field of Assistive Technology, including Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), for the past 27 years. She is the Communication Specialist at Katie’s Clinic for Rett Syndrome and Related Disorders at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland.  Judy also has a part-time private practice through Assistive Tech 4 ALL, Inc.  Over the past 18 years, Judy has worked with many girls and women with Rett Syndrome (RTT); identifying their best means of access to technology for communication and literacy learning, while also implementing tools and strategies to support their educational progress. 

Dr. Märith Bergström-Isacsson

Dr. Märith Bergström-Isacsson

MUSIC THERAPIST RMT-S AM, PHD

Dr. Märith Bergström-Isacsson, Music therapist RMT-S AM, PhD is respected as a world leading expert in the field of Rett syndrome and music, and has been part of the Swedish Rett Center since 1996. She completed her doctorate at the Department of Communication and Psychology at Aalborg University in 2011. 

Meir Lotan

Meir Lotan

MSCPT, PHD

Professor Lotan, MScPT, PhD is a physiotherapist working as Senior lecturer at the School of Health Sciences, Department of Physical Therapy, Ariel University, Ariel, Israel. He is affiliated with the Israeli National Rett Syndrome evaluation team and has a special interest in physiotherapy of persons diagnosed with complex needs with a emphasis on individuals with Rett Syndrome. Professor Lotan has worked the last 30 years exploring and researching best practices and techniques designed to improve the physio health of individuals with complex needs.

Kate Ahern

Kate Ahern

M.S. SPECIAL EDUCATION AND ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST

Kate completed a five year combined undergraduate and Master of Science program in special education at Simmons College in Boston. Following graduation, Kate taught learners with complex communication needs in private and public schools.  

Susan Norwell

Susan Norwell

MA SPECIAL EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR, PREVIOUS- PROFESSOR AT NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY, CURRENT- FULL-TIME PROFESSOR AT RETT UNIVERSITY

Susan Norwell M.A. Special Education, has worked with a wide array of students, including those with Rett Syndrome, Autism and Multiple Disabilities for the last 40 years. She has spent the last 28 years in private practice working primarily with children on the Autism spectrum and girls who have Rett Syndrome. She is trained in “Greenspan’s Floortime” model and would consider herself a relationship based educational specialist.

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