Scott A. Anderle, PT, CAPS, is the President and owner of Specialized Home Design, Inc (SHD). Scott has been a physical therapist (PT) since 1987 and owned five rehabilitation agencies throughout West Michigan. Scott sold his rehabilitation company after 13 years of service to the community and began independent study of home modification for individuals who have had a catastrophic injury or disease as well as the aging baby boomers. Scott began SHD because he recognized the growing need for competent consultation services and thorough, experienced coordination of projects that deal with providing accessible home environments.
Scott has extensively studied universal design, accessibility and barrier free concepts. Scott is a Certified Aging In-Place Specialist (CAPS) and a former Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS). He has been an integral part of numerous home modification projects and evaluations while working with insurance companies, contractors and individuals to coordinate home modification projects.
Scott has completed three of five single-family homes in a condominium development called “Independence Condominiums” located in the Village of Sparta, Michigan. This development features custom-built, single-family homes that are universal and accessible in design.
Scott is recognized for his expertise as a universal and accessible home design specialist and is a recognized speaker and educator in his field. Scott brings compassion and commitment to his lectures based on his extensive experience as a physical therapist and a home modification specialist. Scott is also an instructor for the CAPS certification course through the National Association of Home Builders and is identified as a preferred speaker for the National Kitchen and Bath Association. Scott is also a national speaker for Cross Country Education and speaks throughout the country sharing his expertise on universal and accessible home design.
Scott has presented numerous seminars for physical and occupational therapists, kitchen and bath designers, construction related professionals as well as other medical professionals of national companies and organizations. Some of the more recent presentations are:
- November 4, 2014 - Feinberg Consulting - A Michigan case management company - Scott presented "Making Your Clients Bathroom Functional", a presentation on bathrooms and specialty products for the bathroom for case managers
- October 2, 2014 - Mary Free Bed Hospital, Grand Rapids, Michigan - Scott presented "Solutions for Home Accessibility and Independence
- May 7-9, 2014 – "ABC's of Home Modifications for Patients with Physical & Neurological Disabilities" – three one day seminars about specialty products for clients in universally and accessibly designed home environments. Presented as part of a 3 city tour for Cross Country Education in Sterling Heights, Saginaw and Grand Rapids, Michigan. Scott presented these three city tours on a regular monthly basis across the country. See Live Seminars for more details.
- April 2, 2014 - 12th Annual Remodeloers Workshop - Michigan Associationof Home Builders - Scott did a 1½ hour presentation on Universal and Accessible Home Design…Functional and Beautiful!