E18 | Utilizing TeleHealth to Support the Individual Needs of Children
With Guest Shelli Dry, OTD, MEd, OTR/L. Shelli received her Master of Education degree in special education from the University of Louisville. She earned her doctorate in occupational therapy from Eastern Kentucky University. Since 1998, she has dedicated her career to pediatrics and mental health. She has worked in numerous pediatrics practice settings, such as Neonatal Intensive care Unit (NICU), Acute Care pediatrics, Early Intervention, and in various school settings. Since 2005, she has operated her own successful business. She also coordinates evaluation teams for the New Jersey Early Intervention System and provides training to new therapists. Her interests include early childhood development and working with children with autism and Down syndrome. Shelli has earned a distinguished reputation within the mental health community as well as with local government health lawmakers and the media. Considered one of the most knowledgeable experts in her field in the US, she is often consulted for her opinion on public policy changes. She’s made TV and radio appearances as an expert on children’s mental health. She has also researched and published articles on the need for access to proven and affordable therapy services. Her publications concerning how this could be achieved online help make her the perfect fit for Enable My Child (EMC).