Faculty and students from the University’s Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO) and the department of Blindness and Low Vision Studies (BLVS), participated in the inaugural Junior Summer Academy, a unique program for middle school students who are visually impaired.
From June 21-25, Salus University Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO) students, faculty and staff gathered in America’s capitol to participate in Optometry’s Meeting 2017, sponsored by both the American Optometric Association (AOA) and the American Optometric Student Association.
Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) student Claire Halberstadt ’18 remembers first looking at an X-ray image’s indecipherable haze of black, white and various shades of gray, and thinking, “What am I looking at?” Now after a semester in Randy Dubin’s, MA, CCC-SLP, class, she can not only confidently identify various structures of the throat used in swallowing, but also recommend treatment plans for those with swallowing disorders, clinically known as dysphagia.
Future Salus PCO resident, Patrick O’Connor McManamon OD ’17, was recently awarded the 2017 Johnson & Johnson Vision Award of Excellence in Contact Lens Patient Care.
Under a new 4+2 BA/BS-MSOT articulation agreement, Salus University will reserve four seats for qualified Arcadia University students seeking an advanced degree in Occupational Therapy (OT).