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Occupational therapy students explore a new technique in adaptive technology

This semester, students in the College of Public Health and Temple’s Tyler School of Art are bringing a burgeoning practice in adaptive technology to HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy in Philadelphia.

In a multidisciplinary effort, students are designing and creating custom adaptations, such as a booster seat that helps a child with paralysis sit upright or a small table that’s just their size, that increase function in those with disabilities.

Posted:  November 10, 2017

Unlocking the Participation Puzzle for Children With Autism

For parents and caregivers of children with autism spectrum disorders, or ASD, getting their child to participate in regular activities--anything from playdates and birthday parties to a normal morning routine--can be challenging. That’s because children with ASD often respond differently to sensory stimuli than people without the disorder.

These activities, however, are important for any child’s development and well-being--and as a result, parents and caregivers often use strategies to help children with ASD participate in as many as possible.

Posted:  August 16, 2017

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