Liliane Savard, PT, DPT, PCS is a pediatric physical therapist with 20 years of experience working with children and their families in a variety of settings. She has developed an expertise in working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. She is an alumnus of the VT-LEND program (autism specialty) and also completed a graduate certificate in Interdisciplinary Study of Disabilities. She owns a small private practice and provides school-based services and community-based health and wellness initiatives. Dr. Savard is an associate faculty at University of Vermont where she teaches pediatrics in the DPT program. An avid life-long learner, she pursues a PhD degree in Clinical and Translational Sciences at UVM. Her research focuses on motor learning in those with ASD to promote participation, communication and community inclusion.
Providing physical therapy for children with autism can be particularly challenging given their unique social communication challenges and sensorimotor profiles. Individuals with autism have motor… read more
In this course, we will discuss motor learning strategies that can be used with children with ASD. We will review current level of evidence supporting… read more