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Date & Time:  September 30, 2021 at 2PM (Central Time)

Session Title: Robot Assisted Instruction:  How It Works & Why It Has Been Successful In Times Of COVID.

Session Description:  This webinar will introduce Robot-Assisted Instruction (RAI) along with providing information on the research and efficacy behind MOVIA's assistive technology tool. Participants will hear from expert educator and therapist on how the application of RAI in schools, therapy organizations, and homes is helping children and adults shorten the timeline to progress by developing social-emotional, and daily living skills. They will also learn how RAI has been assisting individuals during the pandemic and some opportunities for funding a system for home and organizational use. 

Speaker Bios:  

Lisa Lichtenstein is a member of MOVIA's Clinician Advisory Board. Lisa is a psychological expert who has established a multi-faceted career as a psychotherapist practicing for over 20 years. She runs a psychotherapy private practice in Santa Monica CA, is a Clinical Director in two special education schools in Los Angeles and is the psychological expert for MOVIA, focusing on the implementation of RAI for children with socio-emotional, behavioral, communication and academic challenges. Lisa’s impassioned career promotes people becoming healthier and happier, and her work with MOVIA promotes the use of assistive technology that expedites psychological and emotional growth and profound progress.

Kathleen Adams comes to MOVIA Robotics as Head of Strategic Alliances and Partnerships from a career in the healthcare and life sciences industries where she held a wide variety of product development, marketing and program management roles. A graduate of the Yale School of Management, Kate has a bachelor’s in biology from Bryn Mawr College, and specializes in identifying and addressing systemic barriers to shepherd innovations into real-world applications. At organizations such as Parke-Davis, Schering-Plough, Quest Diagnostics and The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine, Kate has led multidisciplinary teams to develop and implement clinical solutions.

Rob Parenti joined MOVIA in 2017 as Chief Education Officer. He is responsible for developing and evaluating content and lessons for MOVIA’s Robot-Assisted Instruction system. Rob is also a passionate and successful special education teacher and administrator, currently the Principal of Oak Hill Special Needs School in Bristol, CT. He has worked with children of all ages who have had some of the highest special needs in the state of Connecticut. Rob earned his MBA from Fairfield University and his MA in Special Education from Saint Joseph University. In addition, he earned his Education Administration Certificate from the University of Connecticut.

CEUs:  We will be offering CEUs to the following licensed professionals:

  • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Licensed Nursing Home Administrator
  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Licensed Social Worker
  • Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse & Advanced Practice Nurse
  • Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professionals (QIDPs) may apply the same hours of continuing education credits earned from this event toward their twelve hour annual continuing education requirement.