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Position: Teaching Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy
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Position: Department Chair & Professor
Organization: Department of Occupational Therapy

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Philadelphia, PA 19107

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School-Based Practice

Backpacks & Beyond: Applying Ergonomics to Promote Wellness for School Students and Staff (Fall 2023)

This virtual program will describe how occupational therapy practitioners can identify ergonomic risk factors for both students and staff in school settings and encourage conversation about solutions focusing on the person, environment, or occupation to build healthy habits and promote wellness. Specific topics such as backpack awareness, improving body mechanics and spine health, and analyzing instructional spaces and devices will be discussed.

Caseload to Workload Approaches (Spring 2024)

This virtual program provides a supportive learning environment to empower school-based occupational therapy practitioners to implement change from a caseload to workload approach as described by the American Occupational Therapy Association. Specific strategies to advocate for service delivery change with administration and school teams are included.