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Mary Jane Rapport, PT, DPT, PhD, FAPTA

Core Faculty


Professor

Pediatric Physical Therapy Residency Program Director

(303) 724-9148

maryjane.rapport@ucdenver.edu

Professional Qualifications

Education

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Denver, CO, Doctor of Physical Therapy, 2009

John F. Kennedy Center (now JFK Partners), University of Colorado, Denver, CO, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Integrated Related Services Teaming, Consultation, and Leadership, 1998

Kent State University, Kent, OH, Doctor of Philosophy, Special Education and Education Administration (dual major), 1994

Kent State University, Kent, OH, Master of Arts, Early Childhood/Special Education, 1988

The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, Bachelor of Science (Allied Health), Physical Therapy, 1981

University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, Pre-Physical Therapy Undergraduate Courses, 1977-1979

Licensure Information/Registration Number

Colorado #5938

Certifications

NDT Certified - Pediatrics

Curriculum Vitae

 Teaching Responsibilities

Summer Semester

DPTR 5711 Professional Development I, Instructor (Lecture and Facilitator) 
DPTR 7212 Electives, Coordinator; Advisor for Independent Study Electives
DPTR 6502 Neuro Conditions II, Lab Assistant
DPTR 7651 Clinical Reasoning Capstone, Faculty Mentor

Fall Semester

DPTR 6712 Professional Development II, Course Coordinator and Instructor
DPTR 7613 Patient Care Seminar III, Instructor (Capstone Project Mentor)
DPTR 6503 Neuro Conditions III, Lab Assistant
DPTR 5141 Human Growth and Development, Lab Assistant and Lecturer

Spring Semester

DPTR 6713 Professional Development III, Course Coordinator and Instructor
DPTR 7613 Patient Care Seminar III, Instructor (Capstone Project Mentor)
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 Clinical Specialty, Interests and Practice Sites

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.

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 Research and Scholarship Interests

Funded Activity

McManus B (PI), Rapport MJ (Co-Investigator). The effect of Part C eligibility policy change. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Maternal Child Health Bureau (MCHB) - R40 MC26814, 6% FTE, 04/01/2014-03/31/2016.The purpose of this policy analysis is to examine the effects of restricting Part C eligibility policy on therapy utilization, therapy-sensitive utilization, and spending among infants and toddlers with developmental delays and disabilities participating in state Children’s Medicaid programs.
    
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.

Hepburn S (PI). Develop and Evaluate the Use of Interactive Videoconferencing Technology. Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA). Role: Consultant, 1% FTE, January 2010-December 2012. This grant will bring a promising mental health intervention to families of children with ASD who are geographically removed from specialty medical centers.
 
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.
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 Publications (within the last five years)

Peer Reviewed Publications

Furze JA, Tichenor CJ, Fisher BE, Jensen GM, Rapport MJ. (in press, published ahead of print) Physical therapy residency and fellowship education: Reflections on the past, present, and future. Physical Therapy. 2015 Dec 17. doi: 10.2522/ptj.20150473
 
Kaseke F, Challender A, Rapport MJ. (in press) Designing a curriculum to meet the needs of caregivers of patients who had a Cerebral Vascular Accident (CVA) living in local communities in Zimbabwe. Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice, 14(1), ISSN 1540-580X
 
Rapport MJ, Kane P. (in press) Commentary on Physical therapy related child outcomes in school: An example of practice based evidence methodology. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 28(1): 57. doi: 10.1097/PEP.00000000000000214
 
McManus BM, Lindrooth R, Richardson Z, Rapport MJ. Rural/Urban differences in therapy service use among Medicaid children with developmental conditions, ages 0-3, in Colorado. Academic Pediatrics. 2015 Nov 4. doi: 10.1016/j.acap.2015.10.010
 
Schreiber J, Martin K, Rapport MJ, Furze J, Moerchen V, Pelletier E. Experiential learning with children: An essential component of professional physical therapy education. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 27(4):356-367. doi: 10.1097/PEP.00000000000000195

Hedgecock J, Sutphin A, Rapport MJ. Functional movement, strength, and aerobic power testing and intervention in an adolescent with cerebral palsy: A case report. Pediatric Physical Therapy. (in press).

Rapport MJ, Kelly MK, Ridge TH, Rodriguez J, Tomlinson S. A shared vision for clinical education: The year-long internship. Journal of Physical Therapy Education, 28(1b), 22-29.

Rapport MJ, Furze J, Martin K, Schreiber J, Dannemiller LA, DiBiasio P, Moerchen V. Essential competencies in entry-level physical therapy education. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 26(1), 7-18. doi: 10.109/PEP.0000000000000003.

Hoyt, ER, Rapport, MJ. Clinical Bottom Line: Commentary on Motor competence and physical fitness in adolescents. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 26(1), 75. doi: 10.109/PEP.0000000000000007

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. 2010.

Abstracts

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. This is why: Succession planning. PT in Motion, 5(9): 68

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.

Book Chapters

Rapport MJ. (in press). Growing in your current role: Reaching the next rung on the ladder. In: Viera & Kramer, eds. Management and leadership skills for medical faculty: A practical handbook. New York, NY: Springer Publishing Co. 2016. ISBN: 978-3-319-27779-0

Rapport MJ, Jones M, Barr A. (in press) Addressing motor disabilities. In: Brown, McDonnell & Snell, eds. Instruction of students with severe disabilities (8th ed.). Boston, MA; Pearson.

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.

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 Honors and Awards

Bud DeHaven Award for Extraordinary Service, Section on Pediatrics of the American Physical Therapy Association, 2014

Catherine Worthingham Fellow, American Physical Therapy Association, 2013

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

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