Featured Stories tagged with "occupational therapy"

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In her almost twenty years as an administrative assistant in the School of Health Sciences-Manhattan Occupational Therapy program, Lydia Borges has done her fair share for students in need of help. And when her Puerto Rican family needed help after Hurricane Maria, OT students rushed to offer assistance.
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School of Health Sciences (SHS) occupational therapy student Rebecca Bari used her required volunteering hours to lead a youth leadership mission to South Carolina.
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As a student doing her fieldwork, Mazal Goldzweig noticed that many of her patients complained about the same thing. As homemakers, many of them wanted to cook for their families but couldn’t manage it because of their arthritis. The simplest tasks, like opening up a bottle of canola oil, became almost impossible.
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The simple act of sipping water through a plastic straw was a challenge for Stephanie Jacob’s patient, a 46-year-old mother who suffers from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), a neurodegenerative disorder also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
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From April 7-10, Touro School of Health Sciences (SHS) Occupational Therapy (OT) students, faculty and alumni participated in the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference and Expo—the largest gathering of occupational therapy practitioners and students in the world—at the Hilton Chicago in Illinois.
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Sometimes getting it wrong is just as important as getting it right.
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Dedicated to expanding its research footprint and promoting faculty research initiatives, Touro College School of Health Sciences (SHS) held its first annual Faculty Research Retreat on June 2, 2016. The retreat was hosted by SHS Dean Louis Primavera, Associate Dean Frank Gardner, and the SHS Research Support and Development Committee.