Faculty and Staff

Credentials
  • D.P.T.
  • PCS
Research Interests
  • Physical activity in children
  • Physical activity in children with special needs/chronic disease
  • Effective parent education
  • Service delivery models for pediatric physical therapy
  • UCF Helps Launch Go Baby Go! in Belgium for Children with Limited Mobility
    The first Belgian chapter of Go Baby Go!, an outreach program that works to give children with mobility impairments more freedom, launched this week thanks to the help of the...
  • UCF, Orlando Health Team up to Help Children Vroom Vroom
    The University of Central Florida and Orlando Health are teaming up today to give some children with limited mobility a little bit of independence. Orlando Health is sponsoring a UCF Go...
  • UCF Go Baby Go! Receives President’s Award from National Down Syndrome Congress
    Jennifer Tucker spent much of her time at last week’s National Down Syndrome Congress Annual Convention in Orlando showcasing and leading efforts to enhance mobility in children with disabilities. But...
  • UCF Unveils First-of-its-Kind Cafe in Florida
    Ten years ago Diana Tafur was ejected from a New York City taxi in an accident involving a drunk driver and landed on her head. The impact left the then...
  • Students Learn Value of Interprofessional Collaboration in Health Care
    A growing trend in health care education is interprofessional collaboration. According to the National Institutes of Health, studies show that when dealing with complex health issues, patient outcomes significantly improve...
  • UCF Provides Modified Kiddie Cars to Special Toddlers, Only the Beginning
    Barnabas Dowdell was born with Down syndrome, and moving his lower body is a challenge. So his mom was astonished when the 13-month-old drove his new retrofitted motorized toy racecar...
  • Kids with Developmental Disabilities to Have Field Day All Their Own
    Playing is a big part of being a kid. But for children with autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and other physical and developmental disabilities, it can be tough to find...