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Rachel Brady

Rachel Brady is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and the Director of Information Dissemination at the Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development (GUCCHD). Dr. Brady is the Project Coordinator for the Georgetown University Certificate in Early Intervention.

Dr. Brady’s passion is advocating for and sharing her expertise in early childhood intervention. Her publications and products include topics on assistive technology, learning content in pre-service curricula, and information about services and supports for children with disabilities. Her advocacy for better policies to support individuals with disabilities and their families across the life span has included local and national testimony on behalf of more inclusive early childhood and educational programs.

Dr. Brady has been an early childhood intervention service provider since 1991 and is a certified trainer for Routines Based Home Visiting and Routines Based Interview. She mentors service providers across disciplines in providing contemporary early intervention practices and building relationships with families and early childhood educators to enhance service delivery. She consults with teachers in an Early Head Start/ Head Start program in the District of Columbia that serves families who are homeless, insuring that all children are provided with accessible, developmentally and age appropriate services and supports.

Dr. Brady’s mentorship and leadership extends to professional associations including the American Physical Therapy Association, Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy. Dr. Brady was the Secretary of the Academy from 2012 to 2015, member of the Board of Directors from 2008 to 2012 and a Member of the Practice Committee and represented the Academy for the IRIS Center, IDEA Partnership and the National Coalition on Personnel Shortages in Special Education.

Dr. Brady can be reached at or 202-687-8628


  • Undergraduate: Daemen College, Buffalo NY, BS Physical Therapy
  • Graduate:
    • University of Wisconsin- Madison, MS Therapeutic Science
    • Drexel University, Doctor of Physical Therapy

Areas of Expertise

  • Early Intervention
  • Routines Based Interview and Home Visiting
  • Inclusion of Young Children in Child Care or Group Care Programs
  • Motor Development in Young Children
  • Early Intervention Workforce Development and Training

Selected Publications

  • Long, T.M. & Brady, R. (2017). Educating students with physical disabilities. In Orlove,F.P., Sobsey, D., & Gilles, D.L. Educating Students with Severe and Multiple Disabilities. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes.
  • Brady, R., Lamb, V. Assessment, Intervention and Prevention of Falls in Elders with Developmental Disabilities. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation 24 (1), 54-63, 2008.
  • Brady, R., Long, T.M., Richards, J. & Vallin, T. Assistive Technology Curriculum Structure and Content in Professional Preparation Service Provider Training Programs. Journal of Allied Health 36 (4) 183-192 2007.
  • Long, T. M, Brady, R. A., & Lapham, V. E. A survey of genetics knowledge of health professionals: Implications for physical therapists. Pediatric Physical Therapy,13,156-163, 2002.