University at Buffalo, Center for Assistive Technology
322 Kimball Tower, Buffalo, NY 14214
(716) 829-3141 | Fax: (716) 829-2420
Mistrett: Project Director
Sue has more than 30 years experience working with young
children. As an Early Educator and Assistive Technology
Practitioner, she has a long history of successful grants
with a common theme of increasing childhood participation
using technology supports. Contact her about using technology
with children of all ages, training others through online
and real-time workshops, and for reactions to grandmotherhood!
Goetz: Project Coordinator, MS, OTR/L
Amy's experiences as an occupational therapist include working
with children from birth through eighteen years old in a
variety of community, medical, and educational settings.
Amy has earned her Master's degree in Occupational therapy
with a concentration in pediatrics. Her research interests
include family-centered service provision for families of
children with special needs, play and assistive technology,
and clinical outcome measures. Amy combines her experience
in working with young children with disabilities and her
knowledge of serving families in her work as the project
coordinator of the Let's Play! Project.
Hamm, MS, OTR/L
has worked as a pediatric occupational therapist for the
past 10 years. She is currently a professor at Canisius
College in Buffalo, where she teaches special education
to graduate students. She is a PhD candidate at the University
at Buffalo. Her research interests include environmental
rating scales for daycare centers and the study of play
in children with special needs. Ellen also serves as a Captain
in the US Army Reserves, where she puts her occupational
therapy skills to use serving the children of the men and
women who serve our country.
Shelly Lane: Project Evaluator
Lane holds a BS in Allied Health, Occupational Therapy from
The State University, and a Ph.D. in Anatomy/Neuroscience
from the University of Texas Health Sciences Center, San
Antonio. She has focused her clinical, teaching, and research
interests into two areas: 1) infants and at risk for developmental
delay and learning disabilities; 2) neuroscience applications
to occupational therapy. Research areas have included development
and sensory processing in infants born prematurely, and
in infants prenatally exposed to substances of abuse. Dr.
Lane's recent work has been with the "Let's Play!"
Project, on which she served first as PI and then as Research
Consultant. This project used a family directed intervention
approach, focusing on play and assistive technology, to
promote play and playfulness in infants with disabilities.
Currently she is in the first year of a two year research
project designed to fully investigate the intervention model
developed through Let's Play!. Dr. Lane has published and
lectured locally, nationally, and internationally on topics
related to her research and areas of interest. In addition
to her work at VCU, Dr. Lane has served as Editor-in-Chief
for a series of pediatric books published by F.A. Davis.
She is also second editor and author/contributor to the
2nd edition of Sensory Integration: Theory and Practice,
published May, 2002.
has worked as a certified special education teacher for
the past 20 years. Her experiences have included developing
and implementing programs for young children with a variety
of special needs and their family's. Her 15 years in a pediatric
medical setting has fostered her special interest in transdisciplinary
evaluation and intervention with very young children with
multiple medical and developmental challenges. Liz combines
her knowledge family centered programming, child development
and assistive technology to meet the specific needs of the
children and families she services through the Let's Play!