UW-Madison Department of Kinesiology - Jean Patz

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Jean Patz, MS, OTR

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Jean Patz, MS, OTR

Lecturer and Instructional Specialist
Kinesiology
Occupational Therapy (OT)

2195 Medical Sciences Center  binoculars icon
1300 UNIVERSITY AVE
MADISON, WI 53706-1532
Office: 608/262-2936

jpatz@wisc.edu

Personal Biography

Currently working as Lecturer and Instructional Specialist in the OT Program, UW-Madison and Research Assistant for the Wisconsin Surveillance of Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities System, Epidemiology of Developmental Disabilities Unit, Waisman Center. Pediatric experience included direct care of children with developmental disabilities. As an assistant professor, previously taught courses in pediatrics within the OT Educational Programs at the Medical University of South Carolina and Towson University.


Education

MS, Special Education
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD

BS, Occupational Therapy
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN


 

 

Teaching Interests

Lecturer and instructional specialist, Occupational Therapy Program teaching Orientation to Occupational Therapy. Previously taught courses in OT addressing evaluation and intervention in pediatrics to professional masters and post professional masters OT students.

Scheduled Teaching

  • Spring 2014 - Introduction to Occupational Therapy
    Section: 100, Minimum Credit Hours: 1, Course Level: Undergraduate, Course Delivery Mode: Lecture
     
  • Fall 2013 - Introduction to Occupational Therapy
    Section: 100, Minimum Credit Hours: 1, Course Level: Undergraduate, Course Delivery Mode: Lecture
     
  • Spring 2013 - Introduction to Occupational Therapy
    Section: 100, Minimum Credit Hours: 1, Course Level: Undergraduate
     
  • Fall 2012 - Introduction to Occupational Therapy
    Section: 100, Minimum Credit Hours: 1, Course Level: Undergraduate, Course Delivery Mode: Lecture
     
  • Spring 2012 - Introduction to Occupational Therapy
    Section: 001, Minimum Credit Hours: 1, Course Level: Undergraduate, Course Delivery Mode: Lecture
     
  • Fall 2011 - Occ Ther 100 Orientation to Occupational Therapy
    Section: 001
     
  • Spring 2011 - Orientation to Occupational Therapy
    Course Prefix: 939, Course Number: 100, Section: 001, Maximum Credit Hours: 1, Course Level: Undergraduate, Course Delivery Mode: Lecture
     
  • Fall 2010 - Orientation to Occupational Therapy
    Course Prefix: 939, Course Number: 100, Section: 001, Maximum Credit Hours: 1, Course Level: Undergraduate, Course Delivery Mode: Lecture
     

Research Interests

Research assistant, Wisconsin Surveillance of Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities System, Epidemiology of Developmental Disabilities Unit, Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Specific role-clinician reviewer of cerebral palsy cases.

Publications

  • Patz, J.A., & Gartland, S.G. (2013). Fine Motor Development. In Stephen R. Hooper; Warren Umansky (Eds.), Young Children with Special Needs, 6th ed.. Pearson.
    Abstract: Chapter 5 covers definitions, theoretical models, states of typical development, factors affecting fine motor development, fine motor development in young children with special needs, specific strategies for assessment and intervention, and technology
  • Gartland, S.G., & Patz, J.A. (2013). Self-Care Skills. In Stephen Hooper and Warren Umansky (Eds.), Young Children with Special Needs, 6th Ed.. Pearson.
    Abstract: Chapter 6 covers information about self-care skills in children with developmental disabilities. Content includes definitions, theoretical models, stage of typical oral motor and self-care development, factors affecting development, oral motor and self-care development in young children with special needs, specific strategies for assessment and intervention, and technology
  • Kirby, R.S., Wingate, M.S., Van Naarden Braun, K., Doernberg, N.S., Arneson, C.L., Benedict, R., Mulvihill, B., Durkin, M.S., Fitzgerald, R.T., Maenner, M.J., Patz, J.A., & Yeargin-Allsopp, M. (2011). Prevalence and functioning of children with cerebral palsy in four areas of the United States in 2006: A report from the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network. Research in Developmental Disabilities. 32, 8 pages.
    Online Publication/Abstract
    Abstract: Aim: To estimate the prevalence of cerebral palsy (CP) and the frequency of co-occurring developmental disabilities (DDs), gross motor function (GMF), and walking ability using the largest surveillance DD database in the US. Methods: We conducted population-based surveillance of 8-year-old children in 2006 (N=142,338), in areas of Alabama, Georgia, Wisconsin, and Missouri. This multisite collaboration involved retrospective record review at multiple sources. We reported CP subtype, co-occurring DDs, Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS) level, and walking ability as well as CP period prevalence by race/ethnicity and sex. Results: CP prevalence was 3.3 (95% confidence interval [CI]: 3.1-3.7) per 1,000 and varied by site, ranging from 2.9 (Wisconsin) to 3.8 (Georgia) per 1,000 8-year-olds (p < 0.02). Approximately 81% had spastic CP. Among children with CP, 8% had an autism spectrum disorder and 35% had epilepsy. Using the GMFCS, 38.1% functioned at the highest level (I), with 17.1% at the lowest level (V). Fifty-six percent were able to walk independently and 33% had limited or no walking ability. Interpretation: Surveillance data are enhanced when factors such as functioning and co-occurring conditions known to affect clinical service needs, quality of life, and health care are also considered.
  • Benedict, R., Patz, J.A., Maenner, M.J., Arneson, C.L., Yeargin-Allsopp, M., Doernberg, N.S., Van Nardeen-Braun, K., Kirby, R.S., & Durkin, M.S. (2011). Feasibility and reliability of classifying gross motor function among children with cerebral palsy using population-based record surveillance. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology. 25(1), 88-96.
    Online Publication/Abstract
    Abstract: For conditions with wide-ranging consequences, such as cerebral palsy (CP), population-based surveillance provides an estimate of the prevalence of case status but only the broadest understanding of the impact of the condition on children, families or society. Beyond case status, information regarding health, functional skills and participation is necessary to fully appreciate the consequences of the condition. The purpose of this study was to assess the feasibility and reliability of enhancing population-based surveillance by classifying gross motor function (GMF) from information available in medical records of children with CP. We assessed inter-rater reliability of two GMF classification methods, one the Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS) and the other a 3-category classification of walking ability: (1) independently, (2) with handheld mobility device, or (3) limited or none. Two qualified clinicians independently reviewed abstracted evaluations from medical records of 8-year-old children residing in southeast Wisconsin, USA who were identified as having CP (n = 154) through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network. Ninety per cent (n = 138) of the children with CP had information in the record after age 4 years and 108 (70%) had adequate descriptions of gross motor skills to classify using the GMFCS. Agreement was achieved on 75.0% of the GMFCS ratings (simple kappa = 0.67, 95% confidence interval [95% CI 0.57, 0.78], weighted kappa = 0.83, [95% CI 0.77, 0.89]). Among case children for whom walking ability could be classified (n = 117), approximately half walked independently without devices and one-third had limited or no walking ability. Across walking ability categories, agreement was reached for 94% (simple kappa = 0.90, [95% CI 0.82, 0.96], weighted kappa = 0.94, [95% CI 0.89, 0.98]). Classifying GMF in the context of active records-based surveillance is feasible and reliable. Future surveillance efforts that include functional level among children with cerebral palsy may provide important information for monitoring the impact of the condition for programmatic and policy purposes.
  • Patz, J.A., & Messina, R. (2009). Fine motor, oral motor and self care development. In S. Hooper & W. Umansky (Eds.), Young Children with Special Needs, (pp. 168-230). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Merrill.

Presentations

  • Benedict, R., Patz, J.A., Andrews, M., Arneson, C., & Sprague, R. (2009, November 5). Classification of Motor Function in Children with Cerebral Palsy: Learning the Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS) and Manual Ability Classification System (MACS), Annual Conference of the Wisconsin Occupational Therapy Association, Wisconsin Occupational Therapy Association, MIddleton, WI.

School Service

  • School of Education Web Committee
    Dates of Membership: 2014 - Pres.
    Accomplishments: Web committee was initiated on 3/4/2014. Agenda is to develop a SOE intranet as well as discussing Issues related to enhancing the website and digital measures for improved communication.
  • Member. Period of Service: 2014 - Pres.

Public Service

  • Temple Beth El/Social Action

Memberships

  • American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
    Scope of Organization: National
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