About the Editors
Michelle L. Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS is an occupational therapist with 30 years of experience and has been in private practice, Access to Independence, for over 10 years. She is a well-respected lecturer, both nationally and internationally, and has authored numerous texts, chapters, and articles. She is the editor of Fundamentals in Assistive Technology, 4th edition, NRRTS Continuing Education Curriculum Coordinator, and Clinical Editor of Directions magazine. Michelle is on the teaching faculty of Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA). She is a member of the Clinician Task Force. Michelle is a certified ATP, certified SMS, and a Senior Disability Analyst of the American Board of Disability Analysts.
Jean L. Minkel, PT, ATP is a physical therapist and master clinician well recognized for her work in assistive technology. She is currently the Senior Vice President of Care Coordination and Rehabilitation Services for Independence Care System, a nonprofit, Medicaid long-term care program in New York City. Jean is also an independent consultant who provides educational and consulting service to all members of the assistive technology team—consumers, therapists, suppliers, manufacturers, and payers. Before entering the private sector, Jean was the Director of the Seating and Mobility Program at the Center for Rehabilitation Technology at Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw, NY. She produced the video series Spending or Investing—Funding Assistive Technology. She is coauthor of the Wheelchair Selection Guide: How to Use the ANSI–RESNA Standards, the Manual Mobility Training Guide, and the Power Mobility Training Guide. The assistive technology community has recognized Jean for her contributions with the RESNA Fellow award in 1995 and the Sam McFarland Mentor Award in 2012.