Mary Schneider, Ph.D., OTR

Occupational Therapy

Professor Emerita of Kinesiology and Psychology

PERSONAL BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Schneider is an occupational therapist with extensive clinical experience with individuals with FASD, ADHD, sensory processing disorder (SPD), autism spectrum disorder, and alcohol/substance abuse. Her research career began as a doctoral student in developmental psychology, studying under Dr. Stephen Suomi at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Under Suomi’s direction, she adapted the Brazelton Newborn Assessment Scale for Infants to assess early neurobehavior and temperament in monkeys (Schneider & Suomi, 1992), now a widely used test battery in primate laboratories. As an assistant professor at UW-Madison, she was mentored as a WT Grant Faculty Scholar from 1992-1997. Her PET team uses cutting edge neuroimaging techniques to assess neural processing related to 5-HT and DA functioning prior to and after chronic alcohol consumption.

 

EDUCATION

Ph D, Developmental Psychology, Animal Behavior
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison WI

MS, Developmental Psychology
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison WI

BS, Occupational Therapy
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison WI