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Marques, Michelle

Adjunct faculty
Tufts University
School Affiliation

Cambridge College School of Education

Academic Focus

Assistive technology, augmentative and alternative communication, environmental modification

Community Involvement

Starting as a graduate student at Tufts, Michelle began to volunteer with a consumer education program for people with spinal cord injuries and their families and friends, run out of Boston Medical Center. Michelle has also more recently volunteered in accessible recreation programs, through the state’s Universal Access Program, run by the MA Department of Conservation and Recreation.

Courses Taught

Assistive Technology: Modifying the Curriculum for Diverse Learners


M.S. - Tufts University, Medford, MA - Occupational Therapy,
B.A. - Tufts University, Medford, MA - Classics and Biomedical Engineering Systems

  • So much of how we see or define ourselves is hinged on the things that we do. When disability begins to take those things away or make them more difficult, we start to lose ourselves as well. This is what makes assistive technology so powerful. Through the use of assistive technology, we can bring back the activities that make us who we are and begin to feel like ourselves again.
Professional Experience

Assistive Technology Specialist at Cambridge Public Schools
Intern in the Assistive Device Center at Perkins School for the Blind

Awards & Recognitions

Sarah Plummer Memorial Prize
Marjorie B. Greene Award in Occupational Therapy

Professional Memberships & Affiliations

American Occupational Therapy Association