Faculty from Temple University’s College of Public Health’s Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, have teamed with Beamz Interactive, Inc. to conduct a recreation therapy research study. The study, published in the most recent issue of the American Journal of Recreation Therapy, shows a link between Beamz interactive music products and the production of a relaxation response in nursing residents.
Occupational Therapy News
Dr. Pfeiffer's research focuses on the impact of the person and environmental interaction on participation for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Specifically, she is studying the sensory characteristics of both the person and the environment that impact participation. She recently received a grant from the American Occupational Therapy Foundation to develop ecological-based interventions to promote employment outcomes in adults with ASD.
Congratulations to Doctor of Occupational Therapy student Sheryl Zylstra, whose scholarly article entitled, "Evidence for the Use of Telehealth in Pediatric Occupational Therapy", was recently published in the Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools and Early Intervention.
You can access her article as a pdf at the following link: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/19411243.2013.860765
Dr. Gretchen Snethen was recently awarded a Field Initiated Research grant of $590,000 from the National Institutes on Disability and Rehabilitation Research in the area of community living and participation. Co-investigators include Dr. Mark Salzer and Mr. Eugene Brusilovskiy.
Temple University Receives $4.375 Million Center Grant to Examine Community Participation of Adults with Mental Illnesses
The Department of Rehabilitation Sciences is pleased to announce four new faculty for the 2013-2014 academic year! Please join us in welcoming Roger Ideishi, Kristen Berg, Rochelle Mendonca and Caroline Welch!
Parenting With a Mental Illness: On the Radio - Katy Kaplan, The Temple University Collaborative's
Mark Salzer, PhD, Director of Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities, joined other mental health experts on WHYY’s Radio Times to discuss mental health legislation in light of the recent Newtown, Connecticut school shooting. You can listen to the conversation, which originally aired on Friday, January 25, at http://whyy.org/cms/radiotimes/2013/01/25/mental-health-after-newtown/.
Occupational Therapy faculty member Dr. Beth Pfeiffer recently began serving as Visiting Scientist at Boston University's Rehabilitation Outcomes Center (ROC). To learn more about Dr. Pfeiffer's research interests and future goals, please visit http://www.bu.edu/bostonroc/visiting-scientists/pheifferinterview/. Congratulations, Dr. Pfeiffer!