Phone (503) 352-274l
A faculty member since 1989
2005 EdD Portland State University
1985 MPH University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (Maternal & Child Health)
1971 BS Physical Therapy, Ohio State University
NDT eight week course1975
NDT Baby course 1981
DPT 612 Neuromuscular Systems Examination and Interventions I
DPT 613 Neuromuscular Systems Examination and Interventions II
DPT 685 Pediatric Neuromuscular System Examination and Interventions
DPT 790 Evidence Based Capstone Project (team taught course)
ENGW 301/DPT 665 Understanding Disabilities
EDUC 561 Foundations of Human Development and Psychology (guest lecturer)
SPED 535 Integrated Curriculum and Methods for Students with Disabilities (guest lecturer)
SPED 540 Technology in Special Education (guest lecturer)
SPED 516 Classroom Management for Special Educators (guest lecturer)
Areas of Interest
Disability across the Lifespan, Disabilities Studies
International/Cross cultural service
Gajdosik,C & Cicirello, N. (2001). Secondary conditions of the musculoskeletal system in adolescents and adults with cerebral palsy. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, 21 (4), 49-68.
Hendrickson, S., Lyden, S., Tarter, C., Banaitis, D., & Cicirello, N. (1998). Implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act into physical therapy programs. Journal of Physical Therapy Education, 12, (2).
Falco, R., Brawner-Jones, N., Cicirello, N., Participatory action research: Preparing future professionals for interdisciplinary collaboration with diverse families. Paper presented at DEC, Portland, OR. 2005
Falco, R., Cicirello, N., & Moreno, R. Families and interdisciplinary service providers supporting self-determination for children with multiple disabilities through participatory action research projects. Paper presented at the International Conference of The Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps, Reno, NV 2004
Falco, R., Brawner-Jones, N., Cicirello, N., Munson, L, Hanson, Pl, Gildersleeve-Neumann, C., Martinez, A., & O'Harra, M. Families and interdisciplinary service providers supporting self-determination for children with multiple disabilities through participatory action research projects. Paper presented at the National Building on Family Strengths Conference, Portland, OR. 2004
Falco, R., Brawner-Jones, N., Cicirello, N., Grindol, G., & Moreno, G. Interdisciplinary collaboration to support self-determination and inclusion for student with significant disabilities, Paper presented at the International Conference of the Council for Exceptional Children, Seattle, WA. 2003
9/01-6/05: U.S. Department of Education. Collaborative Professional Education Project (CPEP) between Portland State University School of Education, Department of Special Education and Pacific University, Schools of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy.
May 1999: Hewlett Grant, Understanding Disabilities: An Interdisciplinary Approach.December 1999: Hewlett Grant, Seminar on Children: Learning, Living, and Development.