Robin is an Assistive Technology Practitioner who specializes in curriculum access. Robin works with individuals with all types of disabilities and has specialized in the unique needs of individuals with Williams syndrome for 20 years.
Robin serves as the Education Consultant for the WSA. She has worked with children with Williams syndrome for over 20 years. Her background is in occupational therapy, assistive technology, and her Master's degree is in Special Education. As the Education Consultant, she support families, teachers, therapists, and schools as they are working to educate children with WS. Support can consist of consultation, teacher training, student observation, and IEP review or attendance. The WSA provides 3 hours of FREE support to a family to use however they see fit.
She works closely with our top researchers from around the world, including Dr. Carolyn Mervis, Dr. Bonnie Klein-Tasman, Dr. David Koppenhaver, Dr. Karen Levine, and Dr. Jo VanHerwegen to understand how kids with WS learn and what curriculum and instructional strategies will work best.
In addition to her work with the WSA, she is an Assistant Professor/Academic Fieldwork coordinator in an occupational therapy assistant program at Grand Rapids Community College and also teaches classes on assistive technology at Western Michigan University. She lives in the beautiful countryside of Western Michigan with Dan, her husband of 37 years, and our spoiled rotten dog, Otis. They have 3 kids and 7 grandkids whom they love dearly and thankfully get to see almost every week.
If you, your child's teachers, therapists, or school, have questions about your child's educational programming, please contact me her firstname.lastname@example.org or use this link to schedule an appointment.