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Michelle Silverman, MS, OTR

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, ATAD Certificate Coordinator, Programs in Occupational Therapy Science, Technology & Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation Sciences & Technology


Post Professional Doctorate in Occupational Therapy Occupational Therapy University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee 2024
MS Occupational Therapy University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 1999
BS Occupational Therapy The Ohio State University 1994

Selected Publications

Silverman, M. K. (2021, April (2nd Quarter/Spring)). WCASS Guide: How to Provide Students with IEPs Access to their Grade Level Curriculum through Text to Speech. BarLev, N., & Huettl, M. (Eds.). , 222.
Silverman, M. K., Jozwik, S., Moerchen, V. A., & Lund, S. K. (2019, June). ITIP2: Interdisciplinary Technology Instruction Program For Individualized Technology Implementation Planning..
Silverman, M. K., & Smith, R. O. (2018, October (4th Quarter/Autumn)). CoA RATE Accreditation Process: A Report from The Program Perspective. , 4.
Silverman, M. K., & Smith, R. O. (2006, September). Consequential Validity of an Assistive Technology Supplement for the School Function Assessment. Assistive Technology, 18(2), 155-165.
Silverman, M. K., Stratman, K. F., & Smith, R. O. (2000, July (3rd Quarter/Summer)). Measuring Assistive Technology Outcomes in Schools Using Functional Assessment. Diagnostique, 25(4), 307-325.
Silverman, M. K., & Edyburn, D. (1998). Assessment for assistive technology, switch assessment data sheet, system trial, system selection guide, system comparison worksheet. RESNA (Ed.). Volume II: RESNA Resource Guide for Assistive Technology Outcomes: Assessment Instruments, Tools & Checklists From The Field, 197-229.
Silverman, M. K., & Smith, R. O. (1998). Lifespace access profile and the lifespace access profile upper extension. RESNA (Ed.). , 32-41.
Edyburn, D., & Silverman, M. K. (1998). Technology resources for education student technology consultation service. RESNA (Ed.). , 229-249.


Silverman, M. K. (November 2021). Assistive Technology Round Table Presenter. School Based OT/PT Conference, .
Mielke, E., Moerchen, V. A., Silverman, M. K., & Smith, R. O. (November 2020). Addressing the Assistive Technology Deficiency in Pediatric Physical Therapy Education: What can be learned from an interdisciplinary technology instruction program to help bridge this gap?. Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy Annual Conference, .
Silverman, M. K., Jozwik, S., Lund, S. K., Moerchen, V. A., & Smith, R. O. (June 2019). ITIP2: Interdisciplinary technology instruction program for individualized technology implementation planning. 2019 RESNA/RehabWeek Conference, Toronto, Canada.
Silverman, M. K., & Smith, R. O. (April 2019). Lessons Learned From an Early Adopter of Assistive Technology Program Accreditation. American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference & Expo, New Orleans, LA.
Silverman, M. K. (November 2018). Introduction to Assisitve Technology. Statewide School Based OT/PT Conference, Wisconsin Dells, WI.
Silverman, M. K., & Smith, R. O. (July 2018). CoA RATE accreditation process: a case report from the program perspective. Rehabilitation Engineering Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference (RESNA), Arlington, VA.
Silverman, M. K., & Smith, R. O. (February 2018). Updates in Assistive Technology Accreditation and Certification: What you need to know!. Assistive Technology Industry Association, Orlando, Florida.
Silverman, M. K., & Smith, R. O. (January 2017). AT Certification: What is it and Do I Need It?. 2017 Assistive Technology Industry Association Conference, Orlando, FL.
Silverman, M. K. (October 2016). Assistive Technology Credentials, What are They and Who Offers Them. Closing The Gap Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN.
Silverman, M. K., & McElwee, M. (November 2012). The iPad a Universal Design and More. WOTA conference, Madison, WI.
Silverman, M. K., Smith, R. O., Stratman, K., & Grogan, K. M. (May 2000). Project OATS (Outcomes of Assistive Technology in the Schools). 13th Annual Midwest Deans’ OT Research Conference, Milwaukee, WI.
Silverman, M. K., & Smith, R. O. (April 2000). Interpretation of the School Function Assessment for Use as an Assistive Technology Outcome Measure. OTA Annual Conference and Exposition, Seattle, WA.
Silverman, M. K., & Smith, R. O. (October 1999). Strategies for Effective Assistive Technology. Governor’s Wisconsin Education Technology Conference, Milwaukee, WI.
Silverman, M. K. (October 1999). Measuring Assistive Technology Outcome in Schools. Closing The Gap, Minneapolis, MN.
Silverman, M. K., Smith, R. O., Edyburn, D. L., & Taylor, D. (June 1999). Assistive Technology Outcomes in the Schools: Identifying a Valid Measure. RESNA '99 Conference, Long Beach, CA.

Professional Memberships

  • American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
  • National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT)
  • Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Honors & Awards

Award of Appreciation (2000) Southeast District of Wisconsin Occupational therapy Association.
Award of Appreciation (1999) Southeast District of Wisconsin Occupational therapy Association.