Abilities OT Services, Inc. (AOTSS) provides expert witnesses and consulting services to private and public entities and to both plaintiffs and defendants in the areas of occupational therapy, medical malpractice & rehabilitation, workman's compensation, accident investigation, special education, assistive technology, age/disability discrimination, legislative compliance, environmental safety, injury prevention, energy conservation, and environmental accessibility.
Ms. Shamberg's experience spans over 35 years as a medical professional, special educator, accessibility consultant, program developer, and training coordinator. She provides specialized assessments on issues related to legislative compliance & disability civil rights (ADA, Fair Housing, 504, IDEA, etc.), employment discrimination, public accommodations, transportation, vocational rehabilitation, ergonomics, mental/physical disabilities, occupational/environmental safety, long-term care, caregiving, and independent living. Ms. Shamberg has created and presented hundreds of international, specialized trainings for professionals working for or members of government agencies, private industries, professional organizations, and medical and building professionals. She has published numerous articles on these topics in professional journals and textbooks.
As former co-owner of Abilities Contracting, one of the first remodeling companies is the USA to specialize in aging in place and universal design/construction, her specialized functional and environmental assessments provide crucial information on issues impacting accessibility, safety and independence in homes, schools, playgrounds, work spaces, long-term care settings, and the community. Each assessment includes ideas on minimizing or removing environmental, biological, cognitive, and economic barriers with practical, cost-effective solutions, which include environmental adaptations, adaptable & barrier-free design, specialized technologies, and low or no-cost reasonable modifications.
Specialty populations and medical expertise areas includes: autism, dementia/Alzheimer's, TBI (traumatic brain injury), spinal cord injury, carpal tunnel syndrome, neuromuscular injuries, back /shoulder injuries, neurological conditions, progressive illness, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, chronic pain, migraines/headaches, developmental disabilities, dyslexia, dysgraphia, SPD (sensory processing disorders), visual perceptual problems, light sensitivity, dyslexia, ADD/HD (attention deficits), learning disabilities, stress tolerance, geriatrics, and age related decline.