DPTR 5002 : Foundations in Physical Therapy, Instructor
DPTR 7703: Professional Topics III: Leadership in Practice, Course Coordinator and Primary Instructor
DPTR 7741: Special Practice Settings, Instructor
Co-coordinator of Summer Electives
Faculty advisor for Independent Study Electives
DPTR 7613: Patient Care Seminar III, Instructor (Capstone Project Mentor)
DPTR 5721: Educational Methods, Course Coordinator and Primary Instructor
DPTR 8312: Patient Care Seminar II (tDPT)
RHSC 7002: Professional Skills in Academia, Course Coordinator and Primary Instructor
DPTR 7613: Patient Care Seminar III, Instructor (Capstone Project Mentor)1
Dr. Rapport specializes in pediatric physical therapy with emphasis in school-based physical therapy and early intervention services. Currently, she provides early intervention in the child’s/family’s natural environment (homes and community settings for children birth-3 years). Her interests include education and disability law and policy. 2
Robinson C (PI), Colorado Leadership and Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (CO-LEND). US Department of Health and Human Services, Maternal Child Health Bureau (MCHB). Role: Physical Therapy Discipline Director, 10% FTE, 2011-2016. This grant supports education, training, and professional preparation of trainees and fellows from multiple disciplines who will focus their service provision on children with developmental disabilities or autism and their families.
Valvano J (PI), Carollo J (Co-PI),Manual Task Analysis Discerns Limitations in Motor Control in Children with Down Syndrome CCTSI Child and Maternal Health Pilot Grant Award. COMIRB # 10-0342. Role: Co-Investigator, in-kind, January 2010- 2012. This grant addresses impairments in motor control and should improve functional outcomes and help children with DS perform functional motor tasks with greater efficiency and success.
Robinson C (PI). Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disorders Training (LEND). Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA), Maternal Child Health Bureau (MCHB), Award #:T73 MC11044. Role: Physical Therapy Discipline Director, 10% FTE, September 2008-July 2011. This grant supported education, training, and professional preparation of trainees and fellows from multiple disciplines who will focus their service provision on children with developmental disabilities or autism and their families.
Harvan R (Team Leader). Interprofessional education. Association of Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR) and Dean’s Office (University of Colorado). Role: Team Member and PT Representative, August 2008-2009. This grant supported an interprofessional team of faculty to attend a workshop and plan for interprofessional education experiences for students on this campus.
Rapport MJ (PI). President’s Teaching and Learning Collaborative (PTLC). University of Colorado. Role: Faculty Investigator, $800, December 2007-November 2008; Faculty Investigator, $600, December 2008-November 2009. COMIRB 05-1082. This grant supported faculty who are conducting research and addressing some aspect of the scholarship of teaching and learning.
Other Research and Scholarly Activity
UC Denver AMC Integrated Longitudinal, Interprofessional Curriculum For the Health Professions. Funded by Colorado Health Foundation and by Josiah Macy Foundation for 36 months, $1.9 million project to create a longitudinal, interprofessional curriculum that is integrated into the preclinical and clinical training for all health professions students at the Anschutz Medical Campus. The curriculum will develop student competencies in teamwork, collaborative interprofessional practice, and quality and safety. 3
Peer Reviewed Publications
McManus BA, Chambliss J, Rapport MJ. (2013). Application of the NICU Practice Guidelines to treat a preterm infant in a Level III NICU. Pediatric Physical Therapy.
McManus BA, Carle AC, Rapport MJ. (2012). Classifying infants and toddlers with developmental vulnerability: Who is most likely to receive early intervention? Child: Care, Health and Development.
Downey R, Rapport MJ. (2012) Motor activity in children with Autism: A review of current literature. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 24(1), 2-20.
Rapport MJ, Kinsey E. Clinical Bottom Line: Commentary on Effectiveness of serial casting for the management of ankle contracture in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 23(3), 279.
Downey R, Rapport MJ. Clinical Bottom Line: Commentary on Task analyses identify coat donning delays in preschoolers in special education. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 23(1), 69.
Rapport MJ, Sweeney JK, Dannemiller L, Heriza CB. Student experiences in the NICU: Addendum to the Neonatal Physical Therapy Competencies and Clinical Training Models. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 22(4), 439-440.
Rapport MJ, Rodriguez J, Bade M. Use of a community volunteer program to develop value for patient centered care in physical therapy education. Journal of Physical Therapy Education, (24)2, 53-59.
Rapport MJ, Stelzner D, Rodriquez J. The doctor of physical therapy degree: a new curriculum for a new degree. Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services. 2007;26(1):63-76.
Rapport MJ (June, 2011). Abstract number: A-210-0007-00437. Title: Connecting Motor Learning Principles with Students´ Learning Styles to Enhance Entry-Level Physical Therapist Education. World Confederation of Physical Therapy 2011. Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Non-Peer Reviewed Publications
Rapport MJ. An Overview of the new Part C regulations. American Physical Therapy Association, Section on Pediatrics Early Intervention SIG Newsletter; 2011.
Rapport MJ. Understanding the laws related to school-based practice: Foundations and updates. Continuing education module. Available through the APTA Learning Center. American Physical Therapy Association; 2010.
Rapport MJ. Providing activity-focused motor interventions for school-age and young children. Continuing education module. Available through the APTA Learning Center. American Physical Therapy Association; 2009.
Rapport MJ., Chiarello, L & Jeffries, L Pediatric Physical Therapy. American Physical Therapy Association. (http://www.moveforwardpt.com/consumer_tips/pediatric.html); 2009.
Jones M, Rapport MJ. Federal and state court decisions, state education agency hearings, and letters of inquiry. In: McEwen I, ed. Providing physical therapy services under Parts B and C of the IDEA (2nd ed.). Alexandria, VA: Section on Pediatrics of the American Physical Therapy Association. 2009.4
Catherine Worthingham Fellow, American Physical Therapy Association, 20135
Susan B. Effgen Advocacy Award, Section on Pediatrics, American Physical Therapy Association, 2013
Academy of Medical Educators, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, 2010
Lucy Blair Service Award, American Physical Therapy Association , 2008
Emerging Leaders Program, University of Colorado, June 2007-May 2008
New Professional Award, awarded by The Higher Education and Student Personnel Program of Kent State University, 1998
Merit Recipient, Division of Technology and Special Services, Special Education Program, University of Colorado at Denver, 1998
Merit Recipient, Department of Special Education, University of Florida, 1996
Graduate Student Senate Excellence in Teaching Award, Kent State University, 1994
Graduate Student Senate Excellence in Research Award, Kent State University, 1993
Akron Public Schools Ambassador Award, 1992, 1993