Perky Vetter, Clinic Director
The Motor Development
Clinic is a specialized program in the College of Science,
one of seven colleges
Cal Poly Pomona. Dr. Perky Vetter holds a Bachelor's degree
in Physical Education, Master's degree inAdapted
Physical Education, and a terminal degree in Special Education,
emphasis in Educational Psychology. She has taught specifically
in the area of Adapted Physical Education and teacher preparation
at Cal Poly Pomona since 1979. She is the university coordinator
for Adapted Physical Education. Dr. Vetter is a consultant
with the California Department of Education, Special Education
Division. She has chaired the following committees for the
State Department of Education: APE program advisory, APE
credential standards, and APE Guidelines for California Schools.
Dr. Vetter is an active member of CAHPERD, holding multiple
offices over the years. She presents yearly in the field
of Adapted Physical Education at the local, district, state,
and national levels.
Stegemann, Clinic Coordinator
Ms. Stegemann holds a Bachelor's
of Science degree in Physical Education, with emphasis in Adapted
Physical Education. She holds current teaching credentials
in adapted physical education and single subject physical education.
Ms. Stegemann is responsible for the clinic's daily on-going
program. She has been involved in the clinic since 1981, from
being a clinician to her present position as coordinator. She
is active in the adapted physical education profession, attending
conferences and keeping her knowledge and skill levels current.
The clinicians are graduate
or upper-division students specializing in teaching and/or
working with children. Each clinician must complete specific
course work in Adapted Physical Education and Motor Development,
as well as other related areas. In addition to the course work,
clinicians must meet rigorous competencies in the areas of
assessment, diagnosis, prescription, and implementation of
a movement program. All clinicians spend a minimum of one quarter
as an assistant/associate clinician before they are qualified
to serve their own clients. A training clinician is a junior
or senior majoring in physical education, psychology, liberal
studies, or a related field, in good academic standing, and
a person who has met the rigid entry requirements established
by the clinic administration.
Although the clinicians have
total control of a client's assessment, diagnosis, and movement
therapy program, they are in constant communication with the
coordinator. The clinician's daily lesson plans as well as
the quarter's goals and objectives are reviewed by the coordinator.
Part of the clinicians ongoing training is constant feedback
from the coordinator concerning the client, the therapy program,
and parent interaction. The clinicians are capable of handling
most questions the parents ask. The director is available for
interaction with the parents regarding program placement at
the end of each quarter session.