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Laurie Ray, outdoors, trees in backgroundLaurie Ray, MPT, PhD, has 16 years of experience in school-based practice in North Carolina. Laurie has served North Carolina as the physical therapy consultant for NC Department of Public Instruction (NC DPI) since 2005, Medicaid consultant since 2006 and Adapted Physical Education liaison since 2010. She received her MPT and PhD (in special education) from UNC-Chapel Hill where she is an associate professor for the Division of Physical Therapy.

Laurie serves the APTA’s Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapists (APPT) as Chair of the School Special Interest Group (School SIG) and on the APPT Policy, Payment and Advocacy Committee. She is a reviewer for Pediatric Physical Therapy. Laurie serves as chair of the Research Committee for the National Alliance for Medicaid in Education (NAME).

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