Students to Present Poster Sessions for Occupational Therapy Month

Published 04.17.2008

Student News

Occupational therapy assistant students Joleene M. Oyster, left, of Winfield, and Michelle B. Rabenstein, of Altoona, display some of the educational posters to be presented April 30 in Pennsylvania College of Technology%E2%80%99s Madigan Library.As part of Occupational Therapy Month, students from Pennsylvania College of Technology's occupational therapy assistant program will present poster sessions on emerging or contemporary areas of occupational therapy practice on April 30 in the college's Madigan Library.

Special topics will include technology in rehabilitation, adult day care, school-based occupational therapy for children with behavioral problems, school anti-violence programs, universal design, and programs for survivors of domestic violence.

The public is invited to the presentations, which are scheduled from 2 to 5 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

Nineteen students enrolled in the courses Occupational Therapy Management Issues and Clinical Reasoning in Occupational Therapy are organizing the event and offering the presentations. The students are in their final academic semester and plan to graduate with associate degrees in August.

For millions of people, the service of occupational therapy is a lifeline. People of all ages receive it to help them participate in the activities of their daily life. Sometimes people need occupational therapy to do things many take for granted, like getting dressed, being productive at school or work, eating unassisted, or even socializing.

In recognition of all the ways occupational therapy contributes to society's well-being, April has been designated Occupational Therapy Month.

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