Roger Ideishi, JD, OT/L, FAOTA; Professor of Instruction in Rehabilitation Sciences, Program Director, Temple University
“The Art of Inclusion”
Roger I. Ideishi has worked to provide community access and opportunity for children with diverse sensory and cognitive abilities. He advises community organizations on building meaningful learning experiences for children and their families. The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts and the Smithsonian Institution (Washington, DC), Segerstrom Center for the Arts (Costa Mesa, CA), Flint Institute of Arts (Flint, MI), Michigan Council of Arts & Cultural Affairs (Lansing, MI), Syracuse Stage (Syracuse, NY), Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra & Andy Warhol Museum (Pittsburgh, PA), New Jersey Center for Aquatic Science (Camden, NJ), Delaware Theatre Company (Wilmington, DE), People’s Light & Theater (Malvern, PA), Pennsylvania Ballet, Philadelphia Orchestra, & Academy of Natural Sciences (Philadelphia, PA) are some of the community organizations where he advises.
He is an advocate of experiential, community, and service-based learning. He and his students have collaborated with various organizations to serve vital community interests resulting in the creation of outdoor play spaces, learning gardens, community mosaic murals, and movement/arts based curricula to enhance the quality of life for children and families. He is currently a principal investigator on a funded project examining the cultural and linguistic factors for English language learning families of children with autism interfacing with the health, education, and community service systems. He is a coinvestigator on a Canadian Institute of Health Research international project (Canada, Australia, USA) exploring the factors, impacts, and outcomes of engagement in pediatric rehabilitation settings.
RAIND Distinguished Speaker Roger Ideishi 03-06-2018