Vickie Maertz, OTD, OTR, has specialized in pediatrics for over 15 years and owns two private pediatric occupational therapy clinics in Texas. Her clinical experience includes early intervention, pediatric outpatient services, pediatric home health, and public/private school systems. Vickie is Sensory Integration Praxis Testing (SIPT) certified through Western Psychological Services and the University of Southern California, and is a Berard AIT provider. She is the co-author of the book, Classroom Strategies for Children with ADHD, Autism and Sensory Processing Disorders (PESI, 2014). Vickie serves on the board for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Kids. She graduated from Belmont University in 2003 with a masters’, followed by a doctorate, in occupational therapy.

Course Content Disclosure:

ASHA Position Policy states that Auditory Integration Therapy (AIT) has not met scientific standards for efficacy that would currently justify its usage.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Vickie Maertz maintains a private practice.  She is an author for PESI Publishing & Media and receives royalties.  She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. 

Nonfinancial: Vickie Maertz serves on the board for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Kids.  She is a Berard AIT provider and is Sensory Integration Praxis Testing certified.