Heather Silander

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Assistant Professor

Health Sciences

313 Marshall Building

734.487.4096

hsilande@emich.edu

Education

  • Ed.D. Aurora University, Aurora, IL
  • MS, Aurora University, Aurora, IL
  • BS, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO

Publications

  • Silander, H. (Under Review). The impact of the APIE process on the service delivery of inclusive recreation. Therapeutic Recreation Journal.
  • Text Book Review: Kunstler, R., & Daly, F. (2016). Therapeutic Recreation Leadership and Programming. Therapeutic Recreation Journal, (50)3.

Selected Presentations

  • March 2019 Michigan Therapeutic Recreation Association Spring Conference: "The Application of the Social Ecology Theory in Community Recreational Therapy"
  • January 2017 Illinois Parks & Recreation/Illinois Association of Park District Annual Conference: "Using the TR Process (APIED Process) in Inclusive Recreation Settings"
  • November 2016 Illinois Recreation Therapy Association Annual Conference: "A Case Study: Is it Really Easy as Pie? How the APIE Process Impacts Service Delivery of Inclusive Recreation"
  • November 2015 Illinois Recreation Therapy Association Annual Conference: "Using APIE to Provide Inclusive Recreation Services."
  • November 2014 Illinois Recreation Therapy Association Annual Conference: "A Supervisor's Guide for Problem Solving and Decision Making, Using Best Practices in Inclusive Recreation."
  • April 2014 Midwest Symposium of Therapeutic Recreation: "Reaching All Participants."
  • September 2013 Illinois Parks & Recreation Association Supervisor Symposium: "What is Inclusion?"
  • March 2012 North Aurora Police Department & Kane County Juvenile Detention Officers: "Autism in a Crisis Situation."
  • January 2011 Illinois Parks & Recreation Association/Illinois Association of Park Districts State Conference: "What is ADHD and How to Program for it."
  • January 2010 Illinois Parks & Recreation Association/Illinois Association of Park Districts State Conference panel speaker or "Parks & Recreation Support for Service Members and Families."

Scholarly/Research Interests

Inclusive recreation, community therapeutic recreation, therapeutic interventions for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities, adaptive sports