Maria A. Jones, PT, PhD, is a program director and clinical professor at Oklahoma City University (OCU). She is developing a physical therapy education program at OCU. She also consults with the Oklahoma Health Care Authority (Oklahoma’s Medicaid program) about policy and authorization of durable medical equipment and physical therapy. Dr. Jones was the principal investigator for a research project examining the effects of power mobility on young children with severe motor impairments. Over the years, she has consulted with many state agencies in Oklahoma, including the Oklahoma State Department of Education, Oklahoma State Department of Health, Oklahoma Department of Human Services, Developmental Disabilities Services, and Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services in the areas of assistive technology and service provision for people with developmental disabilities. She has taught courses in developmental disabilities, assistive technology, and research methods. Dr. Jones currently serves as the Federal Affairs Liaison for the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy.
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires that team members consider assistive technology that children with disabilities require to benefit from early intervention and/or… read more
Children with severe motor impairments present unique challenges when addressing mobility needs. This course will underscore the importance of mobility on the development of young… read more