Debra Reinhartsen, Ph.D.

Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Campus Box 7255
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7255
 
Phone: 919-966-5171
Email: debbie.reinhartsen@cidd.unc.edu
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Last Updated: October 09, 2013

Debra Reinhartsen
 

Primary Activity Coordinators: Information/Dissemination
Discipline Coordinators: Speech-Language Pathology
Project/Program/Clinic Contacts: National Core Indicators Program
NCDPI, Augmentative Communication Assessment Team Training Initiative

 
Discipline(s): Speech-Language Pathology
 
AUCD Council Membership: Community Education Directors' Council
 
Research: augmentative and alternative communication, autism

Education: individuals with complex communication challenges, autism, children with complex disablities
Service: individuals with complex communication challenges, autism, children with complex disablities

Vita/Bio

Dr. Reinhartsen is an associate professor and experienced speech-language pathologist. Her interests focus on assessment and treatment of individuals with developmental disabiltiies and complex communication challenges.  She has managed several training grants focused on providing training, consulation, and technical assistance to service providers and families of children with severe communication and physical impairments, and has authorded publications related to children with disabilities.  Currently, she is involved in a number of different projects that include an epidemiological study of children with autism, providing augmentative and alternative  communication (AAC) assessments and consultation for individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities, and training interdisciplinary autism and AAC assessment teams across the state.  She also is a principal investigator for a project assessing access to services in NC for adults with intellectual disabilities.