Chair/Associate Professor, Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy
8/82-7/94 Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, LA, CA, Department of Physical & Occupational Therapy Director; 9/89 -7/94 Assistant Director; 3/88 – 8/89 Supervisor; 8/82 -2/88; 1/81-6/82 Washington University, St. Louis, MO Research and Teaching Assistant Department of Occupational Therapy; 9/76-6/80 Hamilton County Office of Education Special Center for Learning Cincinnati, OH Senior Therapist; 9/75-8/76 Cincinnati General Hospital, Cincinnati, OH Staff Therapist
1) sensory processing disorders and social emotional problems in young children experiencing delays in important occupations of learning and social prrticipation in the home and community as result of poverty and homelessness, 2) Develomental trauma disorder in young children as a result of homelessness, 3) The impact of poverty and homelessness on mother-child co-occupations, and 4) The development of occupational thrapy interventoins to facilitate parent child interactions to facilitate social participation, sensory processing , and social emotional development in young children in early intervention ad early childhood settings.
Peer Review Journals
2008 Rybski, D & Wilder, E. A pilot study to identify developmental delay in children in underserved community child care. Journal of Allied Health, 37(1), e34-49.
1992 Rybski, D.A.. A quality implementation of Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 46(5), 419-426.
1984 Rybski, D.A., Almli, C.A., Powers, J. and Gisel, E. Sucking behaviors of normal three day old female neonates during a 24 hour period. Developmental Psychobiology, 17(1), 79-86.
1984 Rybski, D.A., and Gisel, E. Optimal and sub-optimal feeding behaviors of neonates. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, 4(2), 37-48. Book Chapter and Book Contribution
2010 Arnold, M. and Rybski, D. Occupational justice. In M. Scaffa, M. Pizzi, & M. Reitz, (Eds.), Occupational therapy in the promotion of health and wellness. (Chapter, pp. 135-156) Philadelphia, F.A. Davis Company.
2002 Accardo, P. Whitman, B. (Eds.), Behr, S. Farrell, A., Magenis, E., Morrow-Gorton, J., (contributing authors), Hilton, C., Miller, P., Rybski, D. Wilder, E. (invited contributors). Dictionary of Developmental Disabilities Terminology, 2nd Edition, Baltimore: Brookes Publishing.