Laurie Ray, MPT, PhD

Laurie Ray, MPT, PhD

Division of Physical Therapy
Department of Allied Health Sciences
3005 Bondurant Hall, CB# 7135
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7135
OFFICE: (919)636-1827 FAX: (919)966-3678

Email address: mailto:laurie_ray@med.unc.edu

School-Based Physical Therapy Website - www.med.unc.edu/ahs/physical/schoolbasedpt

 

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Research Background & Interests

Related services under IDEA legislation, providing services in the least restrictive environment, embedded therapy

Reverse inclusion, service delivery for students with multiple or severe disabilities (especially high school students)

Transition out of school and into the community

Translational/action research for school based physical therapy

Appropriate workload for school-based physical therapists and therapist assistants; Retention of school-based practitioners

Appropriate cost recovery for school-based services

 

Current Research

 

Education

PhD, The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 2011, Educational Psychology, Measurement and Evaluation

MPT, The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 1999, Physical Therapy

BA, The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 1990, Interdisciplinary Studies

 

Teaching

PHYT 880, Child and Family Assessment and Intervention

Lectures for UNC-Chapel Hill, WCU, ECU, Elon University, Winston-Salem State University

 

Selected Publications

 

Professional Societies

American Physical Therapy Association

National Alliance for Medicaid and Education

Council on Exceptional Children

Honors

 

Thorpe/Mitchell Diversity Leadership Faculty Award, 2009