Mary Schneider, Ph.D., OTR

Professor Emerita of Kinesiology and Psychology; Occupational Therapy

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