Louann Rinner, MSEd, OTR/L

Kansas University Center on Developmental Disabilities
KUMC Center for Child Health and Development
3901 Rainbow Boulevard, MS 4003
Kansas City, KS 66103-2937
 
Phone: 913-588-5746
Email: lrinner@kumc.edu
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Last Updated: November 18, 2014

Louann Rinner
 

Primary Activity Coordinators: Training Director
Discipline Coordinators: Occupational Therapy
 
Discipline(s): Occupational Therapy
 
AUCD Council Membership: Council for Interdisciplinary Service
National Training Directors' Council
 
Education: LEND Interdisciplinary Training, Clinical Instructor Occupational Therapy Education
Service: Technical Assistance for evidence-based practices in natural environments, Community Outreach, County Interagency Coordinating Council for Agencies serving children birth to three years

Vita/Bio

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH NAME: Louann Rinner POSITION TITLE: Clinical Instructor, Coordinator of Training in Occupational Therapy (CCHD), Director of Interdisciplinary LEND Training (CCHD) EDUCATION/TRAINING                INSTITUTION AND LOCATION University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS DEGREE B.S. M.S. Ed. YEAR(s) 1994 2000 FIELD OF STUDY Occupational Therapy; Special Education, Emphasis on autism and Asperger syndrome           Research and Professional Experience: July 2007-present         Director of Interdisciplinary Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) Training March 2006-present     Clinical Instructor, Occupational Therapy Education Department, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS Oct 2001-present         Coordinator of Training in Occupational Therapy, Coordinator of Interdisciplinary Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) Training, Developmental Disabilities Center (CCHD), University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS Jan 1999-Oct 01          Consultant, Autism Asperger Resource Center, Kansas City, KS Nov 1994-June 99       Staff Therapist, Olathe Public School System, Olathe, KS May 1994-Nov 94       Staff Therapist, St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, MO Memberships/Awards Member: American Occupational Therapy Association Member: Kansas Occupational Therapy Association Member: Kansas City Pediatric Alliance Member: Local Interagency Coordinating Council of Johnson County, Kansas Representative: AUCD UCEDD Council for Interdisciplinary Services Technical Assistant Provider: Early Intervention Evidence Based Practice Primary Coach Project May 1993: Recipient-Barbara Reber Umlauf Memorial Scholarship Aug 1992-Aug 1993: President-University of Kansas Student Occupational Therapy Association Aug 1991-Aug 1992: Treasurer-University of Kansas Student Occupational Therapy Association Licensure/Credentials/Certification: Licensed in the states of Missouri and Kansas Publications Myles, B.S., Hagiwara, T. Dunn, W., Rinner, L., Reese, M., Huggins, A., & Stansberry, S. (2004). Sensory issues in children with asperger syndrome and autism. Education and Training in Developmental Disabilities, 39, 283-290. Rinner, L. (2002). Sensory assessment for children and youth with autism spectrum disorders. Assessment for Effective Intervention, 27, 37-46. Dunn, W., Saiter, J., &  Rinner, L. (2002). Asperger syndrome and sensory processing: A conceptual model for intervention planning. Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 17, 172-185. Myles, B.S., Cook, K. T., Miller, N.E., Rinner, L., & Robbins, L.A. (2000). Asperger syndrome and sensory issues: Practical solutions for making sense of the world. Shawnee Mission, KS: Autism Asperger Publishing Company.