Functional Resources was formed in 1983 as a
limited partnership among the authors of the FSSI. In 1991 it was registered as a business in Amarillo, Texas and
continues to provide materials, instruction, and software from the Amarillo office. There is also an office in Austin, Texas
where research and demonstration are conducted. continued...
M.S., M.Ed., LPC, LMFT, Ph.D.
Dr. Ed Hammer is a licensed mental health professional
who retired in January, 2001 from the Department of Pediatrics at the Texas
Tech School of Medicine in Amarillo. At the medical school, Dr. Hammer was
responsible for the section on Behavioral Pediatrics - the behavioral part of a
medical condition in young people. His concern is for the treatment of the
total child including support for the family, coordination of community
services, and public and private agencies. He provided direct services to children
and adolescents and their families in the inpatient and outpatient settings. He
provided individual, group, and family therapy. He used play therapy in a
family format with parents assigned a structured role and participating in the
play observations. Dr. Hammer is certified to provide medical feedback
(neurofeedback), medical hypnotherapy, and court appointed mediation. Dr.
Hammer is a certified mediator for Child Protective Services in Texas. Dr.
Hammerí research strand is in assessment and development of tests and measures.
He is the author or co-author of six published assessment devices (the
Callier-Azusa Scale, the Functional Skills Screening Inventory, the Helen
Keller Functional Profile, the Assistive Devices Analysis Matrix (A.D.A.M.),
the Classroom Management system, and the Neuropsychological Monitoring
Inventory). He served as Project Director for the 6-year medically fragile
grants that led to the Amarillo Pediatric Protocol, an NICU intervention for
neonates and a PICU intervention for patients with head injury. He also is the
founder and Principal Investigator for the Pediatric Research Network (PRN).
PRN was funded by the Texas Cancer Council as a statewide research consortium
of pediatric oncology programs across Texas to look at the quality of life fo
children and adolescents with cancer. He was funded as Principal Investigator
through the Tech 2000 grant program to establish a team approach to the
diagnosis and treatment of ADHD/ADD. He is the founder of the Panhandle Head
Injury Association, a non-profit community-based organization that follows the
patient with head injury back into home and community to support that person
over the life span. Dr. Hammer worked with parents of children and adolescents
with Autism Spectrum Disorder to establish a community-based resource network
for persons with pervasive developmental disorder, autism, Aspergerís Disorder,
and Rhett Syndrome. Dr. Hammer started at the Department of Pediatrics in the
fall of 1988. Before that he was a tenured Associate Professor in the School of
Human Development at the University of Texas at Dallas. He was a founding faculty member at UT/D from
1973 to 1988. From 1969 to 1980, Dr. Hammer served as Project Director for the
Regional Center for Services to Persons who are Deaf-Blind and their Families
at the Callier Center for Communication Disorders. In that capacity, Dr. Hammer
established the first community-based programs for persons who are deaf-blind
in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Iowa, Louisiana, Missouri and New Mexico. Since
his retirement in January, 2001, Dr. Hammer has been involved in projects at
the Stanford University School of Law, Texas A&M University at College
Stationís Center for Distance Learning, the University of Texas at Austin with
the Center for Disability Studies and the Comprehensive Cancer Control
Coalition through the School of Nursing, and Partnerís Resource Network, the
statewide Parent Training and Information Center under I.D.E.A. He is the head of Functional Resources, a
software company located in Amarillo and Austin which develops/markets
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