Fluffy Friends Provide Therapy

Perhaps you’ve heard of dogs and horses being used as therapy animals, but how about an alpaca named Napoleon and a llama named Rojo? For Lori Gregory, owner of of Mtn Peaks Therapy Llamas and Alpacas in Vancouver, Washington her animals are lighting up the...

Kids With Autism Learn to Swim

On hot summer days, you can find most kids splashing in a pool, but for some kids with autism, the water is a place of discomfort.  Occupational Therapy students at the University of Kansas Medical Center have partnered with a local community pool to offer swim...

Hand Therapy Week

Did you know that June 3-9 is Hand Therapy Week? Hand Therapy Week (previously known as Healthy Hands Week) is an integrated national program sponsored by The American Society of Hand Therapists (ASHT).  Hand Therapy Week brings the benefits of the hand therapy...

Act FAST for Stroke

Before National Stroke Awareness Month comes to an end, make sure you know this easy-to-remember tool to determine if someone might be having a stroke.  Just remember to act FAST! Share your knowledge with those you care about and help empower more people with the...

Faces of Stroke

To enhance awareness during National Stroke Awareness Month, the National Stroke Association launched the “Faces of Stroke” public awareness campaign in 2011 aimed at showing the personal side of stroke while educating about lifesaving stroke information. ...

iPads and OT Education

Occupational Therapy practitioners have been utilizing iPads in intervention strategies to address cognition, visual perception, motor coordination, handwriting, and other impairments.  The benefits of an iPad are especially useful for students with special needs for...
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