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Students to Present Poster Sessions for Occupational Therapy Month

On April 29, as part of Occupational Therapy Month, students from Pennsylvania College of Technology’s occupational therapy assistant program will present interactive poster sessions on occupational therapy programming for populations in the community.

Special topics will include occupational therapy programs for: adult day care, community corrections, adolescents with developmental disability, ergonomics, wellness at a senior center, and a summer handwriting camp.

The public is invited to the presentations, which are scheduled from 2 to 5 p.m. in the college’s Madigan Library.

Eighteen students enrolled in both Occupational Therapy Management Issues and Clinical Reasoning in Occupational Therapy are organizing the event and offering the presentations. The students are in their final academic semester and plan to graduate with associate degrees in August.

Occupational therapy doesn’t just treat medical conditions; it helps people stay engaged in the activities that give them pleasure or a sense of purpose, despite challenges. For millions, the service of occupational therapy is a lifeline. People of all ages receive it to help them participate in the activities of daily life.

Sometimes, people need occupational therapy to do things many take for granted, like getting dressed, being productive at school or work, eating unassisted or even socializing.

In recognition of all the ways occupational therapy contributes to society’s well-being, April has been designated Occupational Therapy Month.

For more information about the occupational therapy assistant major and other academic programs offered by the School of Health Sciences at Penn College, call 570-327-4519 or visit online .

For more information about the college, visit on the Web , e-mail or call toll-free 800-367-9222.

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