Shelly Lane

Shelly Lane

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Professor Shelly Lane PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA is Discipline Lead in the discipline of Occupational Therapy at the University of Newcastle. She has a BS in Occupational Therapy from the Ohio State University, and a PhD in anatomy and neuroscience from the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio. Professor Lane obtained a postdoctoral fellowship at the Neuropsychiatric Institute at UCLA, studying the startle reflex in children with Autism and ADHD. She has engaged in aspects of pediatric occupational therapy practice, education and scholarship for over 35 years, beginning with assistive technology and play for children with significant disabilities through the Let’s Play project. Professor Lane’s subsequent work has focused on sensory integration and processing in children with disabilities, as well as neuroscience applications in occupational therapy. Her current research interests include early identification of dyspraxia, best practice for young children who have experienced trauma or neglect, and understanding the physiologic correlates of sensory modulation disorders and occupational therapy interventions. Professor Lane presents both nationally and internationally, and has edited, authored and contributed to books addressing issues related to sensory integration and processing, neuroscience applications to practice, and pediatric occupational therapy practice. She is first author on the recent book is Kids Can Be Kids, co-edited with Professor Anita Bundy, and is currently work on the 3rd edition of Sensory Integration: Theory and Practice, also co-edited with Professor Bundy.