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and the Decision to Use a Wheelchair: Is It Time?
Dr. Teresa May-Benson was keynote speaker at the European Sensory Integration Congress, June 2-3, 2017 in Vienna, Austria and presented a talk on "Ideation in Praxis: A New and Evolving Perspective."
In October 2016, the second edition of "Foundations of Pediatric Practice for the Occupational Therapy Assistant" was published. Jean Lyons Martens MS OTR/L C/NDT wrote the chapter "Oral Motor Skills and Feeding." Jean is also on the board of directors for NDTA (Neurodevelopmental Treatment Association) and the liaison to the research committee. They are funding mini grants to support research in NDT.
The Fidget Fad
Congratulations to OT faculty member Peggy Morris, a recipient of this spring's 2017 Teaching with Technology Awards!
Running with a Reason
Professor Linda Tickle-Degnen led Postdoctoral Fellow Sarah Gunnery and several graduate students in research on the effects of facial masking, and how facial masking impacts social interaction. The Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson's, a strong advocate for quality of life outcomes in people with Parkinson's, interviewed Professor Tickle-Degnen about this research. Listen to podcast »
Dr. Suzanne Rappaport, a recent OTD graduate is on the AOTA website!
Jessica Harney's 'Ask the Expert' column in Tufts Now:
Professor Linda Tickle-Degnen helped develop and teach new online course launched by Parkinson's Disease Foundation (PDF), 'Occupational Therapy: Across the Parkinson's Disease Continuum.'
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