David Rogers, Ph.D. Educational Psychology/Special Education
Director, Enabling Technologies Center (enTECH)
David has 28 years of experience in education. He received an undergraduate B.S. in Elementary Education from Kansas State University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Minnesota. He has worked as the director of services for students with disabilities at Alfred State University. He worked at the State University of Geneseo and at St. Cloud State University preparing pre-service and in-service teachers to work with students with special needs. He has supervised special education teacher candidates during their field experiences and taught undergraduate and graduate courses in special education. These courses include, Assistive Technology for Students with Disabilities, Behaviors Theories and Practices, Methods of Instruction for Students with Learning Disabilities, Foundations in Special Education, and Program Overview and the Electronic Portfolio. David collaborated with schools and agencies to support building capacity of local district personnel in the area of Assistive Technology in Central Minnesota.
Mary Kaye Steinmetz
For over 19 years, Mary Kaye has been a foster parent for a young woman with cerebral palsy. Mary Kaye’s daughter uses a wheelchair for mobility, alternative forms of communication, and receives nourishment from an alternative feeding device. Mary Kaye’s lived experiences bring a rich knowledge of assistive technology and how it can positively impact individuals, families and the community. She serves the team as the community outreach coordinator, providing her perspective and common sense approaches to solving the needs of families.
Mary Kaye has co-coordinated a yearly event held by the Council on Mental Retardation to showcase area services and supports for consumers with disabilities, caregivers and advocates. Mary Kaye’s volunteer experience includes working at Kosair Children’s Hospital in the rehabilitation service areas, active participation on the Council on Mental Retardation’s Education Committee, Churchill Park School’s Aquatic Therapy Program, service as a Trustee on The Council on Mental Retardation’s Board of Directors, working with the Parent Outreach Program at the Council on Mental Retardation, service on the Disability Awareness Programs at two Jefferson County Public Schools, and as a prayer group leader for persons with disabilities at Our Lady of Mount Carmel.
Joy has been with enTECH since 1997. This is Joy’s second career. Joy retired from BellSouth in 1994 after working with the company for 34 years. Joy has extensive experience in office management.Joy manages the loan libraries, special services for contract requests and fulfillment. She assists in enTECH’s community service and promotional activities.
Scott Yaden, MS OTR/L Occupational Therapist, Assistive Technology Specialist
Scott received a Master of Science degree from the Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy in 2010. Scott joined the enTECH team in July 2010 and plays a vital role in professional rehabilitation service provision. Scott holds licenses in both Kentucky and Indiana, servicing clients throughout the Kentuckiana region. He is a qualified Frist Steps provider and has continuing education in assistive technology and graduate courses in business and communication. Scott’s actions create a diverse working environment that provides consultation and direct service delivery in numerous environments. He provides occupational therapy and assistive technology consultation, assessment, and intervention strategies for individuals of all ages.
Alison Amshoff MS, CCC-SLP, A.T.
Alison is a 2003 graduate of the Communication Disorders program at the University of Louisville. She has provided Assistive Technology assessment, intervention and education/training for individuals of all ages. She has expertise in development of Augmentative/Alternative Communication systems and has had formal training in the delivery of the Picture Exchange Communication System. Alison has expertise working with individuals with various diagnosis including medically fragile, mental retardation and global developmental delay. Alison also has interest in working with individuals with feeding and swallowing difficulties. She currently has privileges to provide services in several local hospitals to perform swallow studies. Alison brings expertise to the enTECH team to enhance the Assistive Technology services that are provided. Alison is also available for direct service, speech therapy services.