On the first clinic day of a mission trip to Guatemala, students met a child with cerebral palsy who had never been able to sit up. The boy had been going to physical therapy since birth, but he had not acquired the strength enough to hold himself in a seated position.
This summer, Salus will break ground on an outdoor sensory garden environment that will be used as a teaching and clinical tool next summer.
Stepping out of the classroom and putting knowledge to the test is often times the best gift a professor can give their students. In this case, assistant professor within the University’s Occupational Therapy (OT) program, Anna Grasso, MS, OTR/L, CAPS, decided that a partnership with Rebuilding Together Philadelphia (RTP) was the best way for her students to learn while also giving back to the community.
As the largest gathering of occupational therapy professionals in the world, the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) held its annual conference April 4 through 7 at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. The 2019 conference featured over 1,400 educational and poster sessions, exceptional speakers, and an Expo Hall filled with the latest products and opportunities for networking.
The Philadelphia Region Occupational Therapy (OT) Fieldwork Consortium held its 25th annual Clinic Council Day (CCD) on the University’s Elkins Park campus on Thursday, March 7.