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Symposium Sneak Peek: Dr. Courtney Dunn and Nicole Weckherlin Discuss Optimizing Outcomes for Children with NF1

cd and nwCourtney Dunn, PT, DPT, is a Physical Therapist at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and became the lead physical therapist for the NF Clinical Program at St. Louis Children’s Hospital in 2010. Dr. Dunn applies her expertise to identify developmental delays in young children with NF1 and was instrumental in the establishment of Club NF, a series of family-focused, educational programs that employ play-based therapy for children with NF1.
Nicole Weckherlin, OTR/L, is an Occupational Therapist at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. She is particularly interested in the use of haptic devices (iPads) as part of the therapeutic approach to children with developmental delays. Based on her expertise, Ms. Weckherlin has developed a suite of apps that target areas of delay common in children with NF1.
At the Washington University NF Center Research Symposium, Dr. Dunn and Ms. Weckherlin will describe the unique therapy resources developed by Team NF to benefit children with NF1. Dr. Dunn and Ms. Weckherlin will be speaking at 3:30PM on May 16, 2014.