Students in the Department of Recreation Therapy's Assistive Technology in Recreation class ran an Assistive Technology Expo in the Student Center on Friday, Dec. 1. Each year, in collaboration with the Pennsylvania's Initiative on Assistive Technology program from Temple's Institute on Disabilities, students share devices that help individuals with low vision, hearing loss or communication difficulties take advantage of recreational opportunities in their daily lives.
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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.
In October, a handful of graduate students got a hands-on, behind-the-scenes look at how they can help a law get passed.
A message from Dean Laura A. Siminoff:
I am proud to announce that the College of Public Health has been fully accredited as a school of public health by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). The college is now one of two CEPH-accredited schools of public health in the Philadelphia region, and one of three in the state of Pennsylvania.
The College of Public Health celebrated the grand opening of its new clinical education spaces on October 3, with over 250 people joining us to mark this transformational step forward for the college.
When Roger Ideishi sent his graduate students into the Philadelphia community more than a decade ago to identify areas of need, they found a huge gap in access for families of children with disabilities.
It goes without saying that riding a bicycle is good exercise, and research today suggests it’s also beneficial for a person’s mental health. Now, two researchers from the Therapeutic Recreation program in the College of Public Health are taking that idea for a ride, and opening a new path for people who don't often get to travel on two wheels.
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.
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.