President, Abilities OT Services and Seminars, Inc.
Ms. Shamberg has over 35 years experience as an educator, consultant, therapist and professional trainer. She has presented hundreds of international continuing education programs and presentations on a variety of topics related to special education, accessibility consulting, home modifications, jobsite accommodations, universal/accessible design, and community-based and independent living services for children and adults with disabilities, as well as, seniors who choose to “Age in Place”.
Ms. Shamberg has degrees in both occupational therapy and special education with a specialization in assistive technology and environmental modifications. She is a licensed Brain Gym Instructor and a Certified Irlen Screener/Diagnostician. Her specialities include sensory processing disorders, visual perceptual and neurological conditions, dyslexia, ADD/ADHD, chronic migraines/ headaches, light sensitivity, motor coordination dysfunction, and visual stress ranging from moderate to severe.
Ms Shamberg presently teaches the only internet-based training and mentoring program on accessibility consultation for medical and design/build professionals, with an international participation. She is currently the AOTA representative to the American National Standards Institute (ICC/ANSI 117.1) Accessible Design Standards Building Code Committee, the MD representative to the AOTA IDEA Partnership Advisory Committee , a guest instructor in various universities nationwide, and liason to the the Maryland Occupational Therapy Association (MDOTA) board for third party reimbursement issues.
In 2011, Ms. Shamberg received the prestigious AOTA Roster of Fellows Award, the highest award an Occupational Therapist can receive for important contributions to the profession. As an FAOTA, Ms. Shamberg is recognized for her leadership, innovation, advocacy and professional contributions.