Cindy Clough, M.S., OT

Clinical Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Program Coordinator

[Image] Portrait of Cindy Clough, M.S., OTR

Enderis Hall, Room 985
Phone: (414) 229-2630
Fax: (414) 229-5100
clough@uwm.edu

Department

Occupational Science & Technology

Education

  • Ph.D. (in progress), Social Foundations of Education, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
  • M.S., Administrative Leadership, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, 2008
  • B.S. Occupational Therapy, Minor in Psychology, East Carolina University, 1987 Honors: Magna Cum Laude
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Speaker Topics

  • Disability, Diversity, Race, Ethnicity, Culture, and Identity
  • Going Beyond Inclusion: Providing Integrated Services in Schools
  • Defining Sensory Integration and Sensory Processing
  • Motor Development and Motor Learning: Implications for Practice
  • Pediatric Assessment Tools

Interests & Expertise

Cindy’s occupational therapy career spans more than 25 years with 20 of those years being in direct practice settings. Although she has specialized in pediatrics and particularly school based practice, Cindy has also worked in adult rehabilitation settings including hospitals, long term care facilities, and outpatient settings. In addition to providing direct therapy services, Cindy served as the director of contract services for occupational and physical therapists contracted to ten school districts, and several home health organizations. Cindy completed her Masters of Science degree in Administrative Leadership for Pupil Services in 2008 and is pursuing her PhD in the Social Foundations of Education at UW-Milwaukee.

One of Cindy’s primary interests is the promotion of integrated services in public schools to provide full inclusion of all students in the school community. This interest includes teaching contemporary concepts of diversity which include disability, race, ethnicity, culture, and identity.

While pursuing an urban education doctorate degree, Cindy has also participated in research pertaining to school discipline systems and understanding the philosophical underpinnings of school discipline culture. This research culminated in a presentation at the American Education Research Association annual meeting in 2013 and has been submitted for publication.


Recent Publications

Clough, C. (2011-present). Notes From Cindy’s Desk Newsletter.  Bi-annual newsletter for pediatric therapists.


Presentations

Clough, C. (2013). Disciplinary Philosophies and School Culture: An Exploration of Teacher Beliefs and School Practices. Presented at the American Education Research Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA

Clough, C. (2012). Motor Development and Theoretical Considerations for Practice. Presented at Milwaukee Public Schools, Milwaukee, WI.

Clough, C. (2012). Use of the Sensory Profile. Presented at Penfield Children’s Center, Milwaukee, WI.

Clough, C. (2012). Defining Sensory Processing and Sensory Integration. Presented at the Wisconsin Occupational Therapy Association Conference, Madison, WI.

Clough, C. (2012). Understanding sensory processing and sensory integration. Presented at the Sensory Processing Disorders Parent Group, Milwaukee, WI.

Clough, C. (2012). The profession of Occupational Therapy. Presented at the Menomonee Falls High School Health Profession, Menomonee Falls, WI.

Clough, C. (2012). The profession of Occupational Therapy. Presented at the Waukesha High School Health Professions, Waukesha, WI.

Clough, C. (2011). Disability and Diversity: Changing How We Think and Talk About Disability. Presented at the Wisconsin Occupational Therapy Association Conference, Stevens Point, WI.

Clough, C. (2011). Evidence for Autism Interventions. Presented at the Wisconsin Occupational Therapy Association South Central District Conference, Madison, WI.

Clough, C. (2011). Using the Sensory Profile. Presented at New Berlin Therapies, Inc., New Berlin, WI.

Clough, C. (2011). Demonstration / training for use of the Miller Function and Participation Scales assessment tool. Presented at Milwaukee Public Schools, Milwaukee, WI.

Clough, C. (2010). Participation; A Model for School Based Practice. Presented at Wisconsin Occupational Therapy Association Conference, Milwaukee, WI.

Clough, C. (2010). Promoting Participation of All Students. Presented at Dominiczak Therapy Associates, West Bend, WI.

Clough, C. (2010). Introduction to the Miller Function and Participation Scales assessment tool. Presented at Milwaukee Public Schools, Milwaukee, WI.

Clough, C., & Streubel, L. (2009 November). Participation: A Model for School Based Practice. Presented at the Wisconsin Occupational Therapy Association Conference, Mequon, WI.

Clough, C. (2008). Transition of the Pediatric Patient to School Based Treatment Setting. Presented at Wisconsin Hand Experience Annual Conference, Milwaukee, WI.


Honors & Awards

  • Academic Staff Professional Development Award, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, 2012.
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Wisconsin Occupational Therapy Association, 2012.
  • Chancellor’s Graduate Student Award, Department of Educational Policy and Community Studies, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, 2010 and 2011.
  • Friend of Education Award, Menomonee Falls School District Board of Education, 2010.

Professional Membership

  • American Occupational Therapy Association (Ongoing)
  • Wisconsin Occupational Therapy Association (Ongoing)
    • 2012 Conference Planning Committee
    • Pediatrics Special Interest Section Co-chair (2009 to present)
  • American Education Research Association (Joined 2013)
  • Society for Disability Studies past member (2009-2010)

Positions

Current

University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

  • Undergraduate Program Coordinator (2012 to present)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor (2012 to present)
  • Academic Teaching Staff (2008 – 2012)
  • Ad-hoc Course Instructor (2005 – 2008)

December 2004 to
August 2008

Dominiczak Therapy Associates, Brown Deer, WI

  • Staff Occupational Therapist providing occupational therapy services to children in the West Bend School District
  • Provide clinical instruction to level I and level II occupational therapy fieldwork students

December 2004 to
October 2008

Community Memorial Hospital, Menomonee Falls, WI

  • Per Diem inpatient rehabilitation occupational therapist

May 2005 to
August 2010

New Berlin Therapies, New Berlin, WI

  • Per Diem pediatric occupational therapist

August 1995 to
December 2004

Cedar Haven Rehabilitation Agency, West Bend, WI
Director of Contract Services (2000-2004)

  • Provide school-based occupational therapy services
  • Coordinate school-based occupational and physical therapy services for 10 school districts
  • Serve as coordinator for level I and level II occupational therapy fieldwork students
  • Establish and maintain contractual relationships with home health agencies, clinics and hospitals
  • Supervision of contracted occupational, physical and speech therapy providers
  • Director of outpatient clinic services
  • Coordination of specialty programs such as summer recreational day programs and Help With Handwriting Program
  • Coverage assistance with adult / geriatric inpatient caseload

Staff Occupational Therapist (1995-2000)

  • Provide occupational therapy services to assigned school districts
  • Provide outpatient occupational therapy services to children and families
  • Provide on-call inpatient adult rehabilitation services
  • Provide clinical instruction to level I and level II occupational therapy fieldwork students

November 1989 to
August 1995

Curative Rehabilitation Services, Wauwatosa, WI

  • Senior Occupational Therapist – pediatric and adult outpatient therapy provider, includes birth-to-three services
  • Provide clinical instruction to level I and level II occupational therapy fieldwork students
  • Specialty services provided: occupational therapy for children and adults experiencing traumatic brain injury and pediatric splinting

January 1989 to
November 1989

Columbia Hospital, Milwaukee, WI
Staff Occupational Therapist – Adult Rehabilitation

  • Provide inpatient occupational therapy services on the adult rehabilitation unit
  • Provide clinical instruction to level I and level II occupational therapy fieldwork students
  • Initiated wheelchair program for the inpatient rehabilitation unit

January 1988 to January 1989

St. Vincent Hospital, Green Bay, WI

  • Staff Occupational Therapist – adult rehabilitation