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Rehab Sciences faculty discover links between music production and relaxation in nursing residents

Rehab Sciences Faculty Discover Links Between Music Production and Relaxation in Nursing Residents

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.

Posted:  April 9, 2014

Dr. Beth Pfeiffer Receives AOTF Grant

Dr. Beth Pfeiffer Receives AOTF Grant

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.

Posted:  March 20, 2014

DOT student published in journal

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

Posted:  February 28, 2014

Dr. Salzer joins mental health discussion on Radio Times

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/.

Posted:  January 30, 2013