Madalynn T Wendland, PHD, PT, DPT, PCS, ATP, CKTP/CKTF
 Title: IntrmAsocDnCurcm&Oprtn&AsocPrf
Interim Associate Dean for Curriculum and Operations, College of Health
 Dept: College of Sciences and Health Professions, Dean's Office
 Office: IM 307B
 Phone: 216-875-3551
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. IM 307B, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
neonates, infants, children, assessments, evaluations, early targeted interventions, early power mobility, assistive technology, development, neurobehavioral impairments, neuromotor impairments, neonatal intensive care, health and wellness in youth and adolescents
B.S., Physical Therapy, The Ohio State University, 2001
DPT, Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 2013
Ph.D., Health Sciences, Youngstown State University, 2022
Brief Bio:
Madalynn Wendland, PhD, PT, DPT, ATP, Board-certified pediatric clinical specialist received her bachelors of science in physical therapy from the Ohio State University, post-professional doctorate from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and PhD from Youngstown State University. As Associate Clinical Faculty in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Cleveland State University she teaches content related to pediatric neuromotor conditions, interprofessional team-based practice, and has also helped to supervise students who are engaged in clinical education. Her research interests involve the use of developmental assessments to identify children at risk for neuromotor delays and implementation of early, targeted interventions including the use of low-cost technologies for children with mobility and sensory impairments to maximize participation and optimize long-term outcomes.
Honors and Awards:
Honoree of Crain┬┐s Cleveland Business Forty under 40, November 2018

Recipient of the Memorial Fund Scholarship through the American Physical Therapy Association Academy of Pediatrics, February 2008

Recipient of The Ohio State University Community Commitment Award for participation in the "All About Lymphedema" Conference, November 2001
Creative and Activities:
Coordinator, GoBabyGo at Cleveland State Car Building Workshops, 2015 - present

Co-founder and Coordinator, PLAAY on the Move at Cleveland State University, 2015 - present

Founder, Greater Cleveland General Movements Community of Practice, 2014 - present

Petition participant for H.R. 4378, the "Ensuring Access to Quality Complex Rehabilitation Technology Act of 2012" to create a separate benefit category in Medicare for complex rehabilitation equipment. 2012

Provided written and oral testimony for H.R. 2231, the "Medicare Access to Complex Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Act of 2007" which can exempt complex rehabilitation equipment from competitive bidding. 2007

Attendee of Governmental Affairs Workshop in Washington, D.C., meeting with Ohio Senators and Representatives regarding current policies affecting persons with developmental and related disabilities. 2003 and 2004

Completed the Leadership and Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities fellowship at the Institute of Community Inclusion, Children's Hospital Boston, University Center for Excellence on Developmental Disability. 2003 - 2004
Research Interests:
Utilization of assistive technology and adaptive equipment for children and adults, including implementation of early power mobility in young children

Effects of early evaluation/assessment of infants and children

Effects of early targeted interventions on infants and children
Teaching Areas:
DPT 786 Applied PT II (5 credits)
Course instructor for the the second formal clinical education course within the curriculum. It is an eight-week, full time clinical experience scheduled during the first half of DPT III spring semester at selected clinical education facilities.  

DPT 788 Applied PT III (5 credits)
Course instructor for the third formal clinical education course in the curriculum. It is an eight-week full time clinical experience scheduled during the final eight weeks of DPT III spring semester at selected clinical sites.

DPT 638 Life Span Development (4 credits)
Course coordinator and instructor of pediatric content regarding the physical, psychological, and sociological development of the individual, as it relates to health.

DPT 776 Complex Conditions V (3 credits)
Co-course coordinator for the fifth of the complex condition courses, which concentrates on single or multisystem pathophysiology, which may occur following an insult, a disabling injury or illness to the neurologic system.  Examination, evaluation, and therapeutic management of various conditions will be featured, with emphasis on pediatric diagnoses.  

HSC 624/5 Interprofessional Healthcare Teams Seminar I and II (1 credit)
This is a series of two seminar courses emphasizing a team approach to healthcare delivery. Experiential-based opportunities will address concepts of values and ethics, roles and responsibilities, interprofessional communication, teams and teamwork, referrals, and leadership development for capacity building while emphasizing patient/population- centered care.
Professional Affiliations:
American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)- Member 1999 to present

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) - Academy of Pediatrics and Education Section Member, 2001, 2013 to present

Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA)- Member 2012 to present

Kinesio Taping Association International (KTAI)- Member 2013 to present

National Association of Neonatal Therapists (NANT)- Member 2013 to present
Professional Experience:
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Northeast Medical University, College of Medicine, Department of Family and Community Medicine, 2014 to 2020.

Pediatric Physical Therapist, Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital for Rehabilitation, Cleveland, OH, 2004 to 2022.

Pediatric Physical Therapist, Cuyahoga Board of Developmental Disabilities, Cleveland, OH, 2012 to 2013

Pediatric Physical Therapist, Akron Children's Hospital, Akron, OH, 2009 to 2012

Pediatric Physical Therapist, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, 2003 to 2004

Inpatient Physical Therapist, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, 2003 to 2004

Pediatric Physical Therapist, Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center, Columbus, OH, 2002 to 2003
University Service:
Member of Cleveland State University Interprofesional Education Committee/Champions

Member Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Curriculum and Clinical Education Committees
Professional Service:
American Physical Therapy Association Academy of Pediatrics, Fact Sheet Committee Chair

American Physical Therapy Association Academy of Pediatrics, Movement Systems Committee Member

American Physical Therapy Association Academy of Pediatrics Membership Committee, Pediatric Certified Specialist Subcommittee Chair 2008 to 2011

Attendee of Ohio Developmental Disability Council Meetings, a planning and advocacy body committed to community inclusion for people with developmental disabilities, Columbus, OH, 2004, 2005

Member Northeast Ohio Pediatric Study Group,  Cleveland, OH, 2008 to present
Community Service:
Member Saint Paul's Philoptochos Society, Cleveland, OH, 2005 to present

Serve on the PSO Council for Brecksville-Broadview Heights School District, Cleveland, OH, 2012 to present

South Suburban Montessori School parent volunteer, Cleveland, OH, 2011 to 2014