Associate Professor, Physical Therapy/ Doctor of Physical Therapy
Undergraduate Coordinator of the 3+3 and 4+3 Programs, Physical Therapy

Ricketts Hall 208, Troy
518-244-2060
sellem@sage.edu

Education

Doctor of Physical Therapy, The Sage Colleges, 2007

Ph.D. Program, ABD status, Nova Southeastern University, 2003-2009

M.S., Education, College of St. Rose, 1979

B.S., Physical Therapy, State University of New York, College of Health Related Professions, Syracuse, 1973

Certifications

American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties: Board Clinical Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy
New York State Physical Therapy License
NYS Permanent Teacher certification
Nursery through Grade 6
Special Education; Birth Through 21 years

Clinical Practice

Current clinical practice in Early Intervention and Preschool Special Needs Programs.

Courses Taught

  • PTY 504: Introduction to the Physical Therapy Profession
  • PTY 522: Pathology II
  • PTY 611: Motor Control Across the Lifespan: Theory and Application
  • PTY 617: Patient/Client Management: Pediatric Neuromuscular System
  • PTY 768/769: Capstone Experience in Physical Therapy

Research

Factors associated with body mass index and fitness in 5-8 year old children in urban settings.
Physical therapy interventions for children with neuromotor disorders.

Publications

Pathare N, Haskvitz E, Selleck M. Comparison of measures of physical performance between young children who are healthy weight and overweight/obese. Pediatri Phys Ther. 2013;25(3):291-296.

Pathare N, Haskvitz E, Selleck M. 6-minute walk test performance in young children who are normal weight and overweight. Cardipulm Phys Ther J. 2012;23(4):12-18.

Grants

NYPTA Research Award. Measures of gait, balance, strength and exercise capacity in young children who are normal weight and overweight. $5,000 award. 2011.

Pathare N, Selleck M, Haskvitz. Factors associated with body mass index and fitness in 5-8 year old children in urban settings. Grant awarded from Sage Research Institute in the amount of $5,000. 2010.

Awards

Robert Salant Research award for outstanding platform presentation. New York Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference. October 2012.

Distinguished Faculty Service Award. The Sage Colleges. May 2003

Peer Reviewed Scientific and Professional Presentations Delivered

Pathare N, Haskvitz E, Selleck M. Comparison of Physical Performance Measures in 5-9 year Old Children who are Normal Weight and Overweight. [Poster Presentation] APTA Combined Sections Meeting. January 2013.

Pathare N, Haskvitz E, Selleck M. Physical performance and cardiovascular fitness in relation to weight status in 5 – 9 year old children.[Platform Presentation] NYPTA conference. October 2012

Pathare N, Haskvitz E, Selleck M. Is performance in the 6 minute walk test related to body mass index and physical activity levels in young children? [Poster Presentation] Annual Conference and Exposition Meeting of APTA conference. June 2012.

Pathare N, Haskvitz E, Selleck M. Postural Balance In Young Children Who Are Normal Weight And Over Weight. [Poster Presentation] APTA CSM. February 2012.

Pathare N, Haskvitz E, Selleck M. Measures of muscle strength, balance, gait, cardiovascular fitness, and physical activity in relation to weight status in 5 to 9 year old children: a pilot study NYPTA conference. [Platform Presentation]. October 2011.

Selleck M, DiPasquale S, Barton B. Effects of locomotor treadmill training on the general function, mobility and quality of life in a 20 month old female with a spinal cord injury secondary to arteriovenous malformation.  [Poster Presentation] Annual Conference and Exposition Meeting of APTA. June 2011.

Pathare N, Haskvitz E, Selleck M. Balance, gait and strength in young children who are normal weight and overweight. [Poster Presentation] Annual Conference and Exposition Meeting of APTA. June 2011.

Pathare N, Haskvitz E, Selleck M. Six minute walk in young children who are normal weight and overweight: A pilot study. World Congress on Exercise in Medicine. June 2011

Selleck M. Evaluation and Assessment of Individuals with Neurologic and Developmental Disorders/Disabilities. NY State United Cerebral Palsy Association Annual Conference. October 2010.

Selleck M. Rethinking Neuroplasticity Across the Lifespan: The Role of Intensity and Practice in Promoting Improved Motor Control. United Cerebral Palsy Associations of New York Annual Conference. October 2009.

Peer Reviewed Professional Continuing Education Presentations Delivered

Selleck M. Advanced Training: Early Intervention Evaluation, Assessment, and
Eligibility Determination. NY State  Department of Health Early Intervention Learning Network. Poughkeepsie, NY. September 2011, March 2012; Nanuet, NY October 2012, August 2013.

Selleck M.  Individual Family Service Plans. New York State Department of Health Early Intervention Learning Network. May 2008; Poughkeepsie, NY April 2012, August 2013.

Selleck M. Natural Learning Environments. New York State Department of Health Early Intervention Learning Network. Nanuet, NY April 2013; Geneva, NY June 2013.

Selleck M.  Using the Clinical Practice Guideline for Down Syndrome. New York State Department of Health Early Intervention Training 2000+ Program. March 2008, Nanuet, NY May 2013.

Selleck, M. Using Clinical Practice Guidelines for Motor Disabilities. NY State Department of Health Early Intervention Learning Network. Saratoga, NY. September 2009; Latham, NY April 2012; Nanuet, NY March 2013.

Selleck M. Evaluation and Assessment of Individuals with Neurologic and Developmental Disorders/Disabilities. Center for Disability Services. June 2011.

Selleck M.  New York State Department of Health Early Intervention Training 2000+ Program. Using the Clinical Practice Guideline for Vision Impairments. November 2008

Selleck M. Introductory Service Coordination for Early Intervention. New York State Department of Health Early Intervention Training 2000+ Program. June 2008.

Professional Organizations

American Physical Therapy Association; Section on Pediatrics

Service

The Sage Colleges

Undergraduate Coordinator for RSC and SCA 3+3 and 4+3 DPT Programs. 2008-present.
Rank, Tenure and Promotion Committee. 2009- 2013.
Physical Therapy Department Chairperson and DPT Program Director. 1996-2010.
Sage Research Institute Planning Committee. 2008-2010.
Process Mapping for Budgeting Committee. 2006-2007.
School of Nursing and Health Sciences Planning Group. 2007-2008.
Mission, Philosophy and Student Handbook Committee. Physical Therapy Department, 2006-2010.
Policies and Procedures Committee. Physical Therapy Department, June 2006-2010.
Program Evaluation Committee. Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. June 2006-2010.
Admission Committee for Sage Graduate School DPT applicants. 2005-present.
Curriculum Committee. Physical Therapy Department. 2010-present.
Faculty Affairs Committee. The Sage Colleges, September 1999- May 2003.

Community Service

“Hal’s Pals: Portraying Positive Images of Children with Disabilities” Presented to kindergarten classes at area elementary schools in the Capital District 1992 to present.

Pro bono services to Early Head Start and Head Start Programs in Schoharie County. 2000-present.

Partnerships

New York State Early Intervention Coordination Council Member- governor appointment Reimbursement Advisory Panel Member
Provider Approval Task Force
Group Developmental Intervention Task Force
2008-present.
List/describe any community partnerships with which you are involved (e.g., field experiences, committee memberships, grant programs, service learning projects, etc.).

NYS Department of Health
Development of training program in Quality Assurance in Early Intervention Providers of Service
Advisory Committee Member
2008-2009

IDEA General Supervision Enhancement Grant (GSEG) to Develop Child and Family Outcomes in NYS Early Intervention Program.
NY State Department of Health – Bureau of Early Intervention
Advisory Committee Member
May 2005- June 2007.

Council Member for Operational Issues and policy review
NY State Department of Health- Bureau of Early Intervention,
November 2002-August 2003.

Personal

Hiking the Adirondack trails, canoeing and kayaking, biking, gardening, and quilting. Spending time with my husband, children and grandchildren.