Patricia S. Lemer is a co-founder of Developmental Delay Resources. She holds a Masters of Education in counseling and learning disabilities from Boston College and a Masters in Business from Johns Hopkins University. Ms. Lemer is a National Certified Counselor, and practiced as an educational diagnostician for over 30 years. Ms. Lemer lectures internationally on viewing developmental delays, including autism, PDD, AD(H)D, LD, OCD, NLD and others, as a spectrum of disorders. She is the Editor of EnVISIONing a Bright Future: Interventions that Work for Children and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders, published in 2008. She specializes in combining developmentally appropriate practice with sound theory. She is especially interested in combining a biomedical approach with vision and other movement and sensory-based therapies. Ms Lemer lives in Pittsburgh, PA and is the mother of an adult daughter and the grandmother of Penelope, born in August, 2006.
Sarah Lane, OD is a practicing developmental optometrist, childbirth educator and yoga instructor. She opened the FOCUS Center for Vision and Learning in 2010 and Natural Beginnings NJ in 2011. In her vision therapy practice, Sarah works with children and adults with visual skill difficulties. Her whole-body approach to vision therapy led her to create Meaningful Moves®, a baby movement class based on Masgustova Neurosensorimotor Reflex Integration (MNRI®) and yoga. As a childbirth educator, Sarah views birth as a foundational experience that sets up the nervous system for development and lifelong learning. It is her mission to inform families of the tremendous opportunity they have to affect change in their child’s life by staying committed to cultivating a healthy lifestyle. Read a personal note from Sarah about her mission here.
Janine Burnham Ruth is a holistic homeschooling mom of two boys. Janine’s professional training includes Neurodevelopment, Sound Based Therapy, Reiki, Meridian Energy Balancing through TKM and Jin Shin Jyutsu, Autonomic Response Testing to identify energy blockages, their causes, and what will relieve them, Retained Neonatal Reflex Integration, and Homeopathy. Janine is passionate about finding the deepest core disturbances to health and well being and using energetic and natural means to resolve them. In her community, Janine started a local Holistic Moms Network chapter and co-developed Conscious Parenting for Aware Kids. Besides professional pursuits, Janine enjoys organic gardening, traditional cooking, spiritual endeavors, and seeing life through the adventurous eyes of her children.