Although autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can be identified in children as young as 18 months, the median ages for diagnosis are 48 months for autism and 75 months for Asperger syndrome. That time gap can make a big difference.
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The College of Public Health welcomes three new clinical education spaces this year--a major expansion of our footprint on Temple's Main Campus that features cutting-edge new facilities for our academic programs.
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.
Donna Weiss, professor emeritus in occupational therapy, will return to the College of Public Health August 14 as Special Advisor to the Dean and Interim Chair of Rehabilitation Sciences.
Patient engagement is a critical component of modern health care—and that’s especially true for mental health care. A growing body of research supports the concept and practice of shared decision making (SDM), in which clinicians and patients work together to reach mutually agreed-upon treatment decisions. This helps patients become more engaged in their treatment, and centers treatment around their values, desires and circumstances.
Yaara Zisman-Ilani will join the College of Public Health July 1 as an assistant professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences. The psychologist and mental health researcher comes to the tenure-track position with expertise in psychiatric rehabilitation, shared decision making and engagement methods, interventions development, and research methods.
The College of Public Health is proud to welcome two internationally renowned professors to its Recreational Therapy faculty beginning Fall 2017.
Some 1,332 Owls took flight this morning as the College of Public Health celebrated its 2017 graduation ceremony as thousands of family, friends, and supporters filled the Liacouras Center.
As Philadelphia’s recently appointed Health Commissioner, Thomas Farley (MD, MPH) sets policy for the Department of Public Health, working with other human-services agencies to promote and protect the health of all Philadelphians.
At the fifth annual Recreational Therapy Evidence-Based Practice Day Conference on Friday, graduate and undergraduate students in Therapeutic Recreation presented their research to more than 250 RT practitioners and faculty as well as students from Temple, Kean University and York College of Pennsylvania.