Jane has an undergraduate degree in elementary education from the University of Kansas, a M.A. in
Speech Pathology and Audiology from the University of Illinois and has taken additional post
graduate courses at University of Kansas, University of Missouri at Kansas City, University of
Nebraska, Hamline University, Ottawa University and Research Institute for Assistive and Training
technologies (RIATT), University of New Mexico.
She has worked as a speech pathologist and AT resource with individuals from “birth to earth” having
significant sensory motor differences and autism. She has worked in public schools, supported living
settings for adults and private practice developing alternate communication systems for individuals
who are non-verbal. She was the principal investigator on an Innovative Research Grant funded
through the National Institutes of Health. This three year research project led to the development of
Every Move Counts: a sensory based approach to communication.
In addition to Every Move Counts and Every Move Counts, Clicks and Chats, Jane is a co-author on
How Do You Know It? How Can You Show It? Making Assistive Technology Decisions (2002 - Reed,
Bowser and Korsten). She is a founding member of QIAT (Quality Indicators for Assistive
Technology), a member of QILT (Quality Indicators Leadership Team) and a board member of the
NATE Network (National Assistive Technology in Education). Since 1989, Jane has provided
professional development on a variety of topics in 30 states.
Terry Foss has been a special educator for 30 years in classrooms for students with severe multiple
differences, autism, trainable mental differences, physical differences, and for the last 15 years as
an AT resource facilitator for the Shawnee Mission School District in Kansas. She has certification
in regular elementary education, trainable mentally handicapped, educable mentally handicapped, and
severely multiply handicapped. She graduated with a B.S. from Fort Hays State University and with a
M. Ed. from the University of Kansas.
Terry's areas of expertise are in autism, severe to moderate differences in communication, behavior,
developmental differences, sensory-based communication; and assistive technology. As one of the
original authors of Every Move Counts and close friend and colleague of Jane Korsten she has spent
much of the last 18 years implementing EMC. She has also presented several in-services and
workshops for local school districts and for state and international conferences, such as Closing the
Gap. She was also a charter member of QILT and QIAT. In the meantime, she loves and facilitates a
family of one husband, 3 sons and 3 dogs.
Lisa graduated from Rockhurst University with a B.A. in psychology in 1995 and in 1997 with a
master’s degree in occupational therapy. During her first two years of practice Lisa spent time in
both Arizona and Pennsylvania as a traveling therapist working in a variety of facilities ranging from
geriatrics to pediatrics. After returning to Kansas City in 1999, Lisa gained employment with the
Gardner School district where she remained a staff pediatric therapist for 5 years. Simultaneously,
Lisa worked for Infant-Toddler Services of Johnson County, serving children 0-3 and their families.
Lisa is currently employed with Blue Valley School District in the Kansas City area as an early
childhood occupational therapist.
Lisa is highly interested in sensory integration and facilitates sensory-based therapy for most of her
clients. Lisa has presented many in-services on sensory integration and how to integrate sensory
based techniques into the classroom and school environment. Lisa has had two articles published in
OT Practice Magazine: Promoting Occupational Therapy in the School System (January 22, 2001) and
Worlds Apart: Fine Motor Skills in Children in the U.S. and in a Developing Country (March 20,
Lisa is also a yoga instructor and incorporates the yoga philosophy in her occupational therapy
A sensory based approach to communication
and assistive technology for individuals with
significant sensory motor differences,
developmental differences and autism.
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