45 posts categorized "Occupational Therapy"


Dover Post: Wesley College’s Gibbs co-authors article

Along with Varleisha Gibbs, Wesley College Chair and Director of Graduate Programs in Occupational Therapy, USciences’ Lora Packel, Cathy Poon and Diana E. Hardley co-authored an article published in Health and Interprofessional Practice on Jan. 23, The Dover Post reported.


USciences Camp Discovery Celebrates Cancer Survivors

NBC10 was on hand Wednesday to visit Camp Discovery, in its sixth year at University of the Sciences. The camp is a place for women whose lives have been impacted by cancer to learn, regain confidence in themselves and their abilities, and have fun. The camp is a collaborative effort involving USciences professor Dr. Colleen Maher.

Watch here.


Philadelphia Inquirer: Navigating a world of mean girls and new friends at a retirement community

USciences students and faculty worked with residents of Quadrangle, a retirement community in Haverford, to help the residents adjust to their life in a new community, including navigating the social circles, cliques and culture. The project led by Wendy Fox and Adele Breen-Franklin, which sought to also help prepare Occupational Therapy Students to help solve and prevent problems and also promote long-term quality of life, was featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer in an article by Stacey Burling.


Sussex Living: USciences alumna honored as occupational therapist of the year

USciences Alumna Megan Keglovits MOT’05 was recognized as Outstanding Occupational Therapist of the Year by Peninsula Home Care, Sussex Living reported.


The Sun Herald: Stay Safe While Gardening

The Sun Herald shared tips from Dr. Paula Kramer about how to stay safe when gardening.

A few days before you go all in, do some gentle stretches such as arms, back, and torso suggests Dr. Kramer. Don’t stay in one spot; adjust every 20 to 30 minutes, she says, then rest for 10 minutes. Soaking arthritic hands in warm water before you put on gardening gloves could be beneficial.

Read the full story in The Sun Herald


USciences Occupational Therapy Students Visit The Quadrangle

Recently, USciences students in the Occupational Therapy program were involved in a 10-week intergenerational learning program with residents of The Quadrangle. Assistant Professor Adele Breen-Franklin OTD, JD, OTR/L (daughter-in-law of Quadrangle resident Claire Franklin) was inspired to launch this program when she recognized that there are very few OT intergenerational clinical rotations. Breen-Franklin worked with Janet Salerno, Director of the Independent Living and Wellness Center in order to introduce the Generation to Generation Project.

Read more about the program from the Quadrangle News.


AOTA: Dr. Paula Kramer named to list of 100 Influential People in Occupational Therapy

Dr. Paula Kramer was named to the American of Occupational Therapy Association's list of 100 Influential People in Occupational Therapy.

Dr. Kramer, director of the post professional doctor of occupational therapy program and professor of occupational therapy at USciences, was included on the list because of her role as an executive member of the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE), an independent accreditation agency for OT professionals.

See the full list here. Read the USciences story.


Consumer Affairs: How to choose the right backpack for your child

Consumer Affairs’ parenting blog shared tips from Supriya Sen, assistant professor of Occupational Therapy at USciences, with advice for buying the right backpack for your child.

Read the full story.


Philly.com: After cancer treatment, what's next for survivors?

Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy Colleen Maher and her colleague Rochelle Mendonca penned a blog post for Philly.com about the benefits of Camp Discovery, a summer camp Maher created and the pair run for women with cancer. The camp, which is run through donations and volunteers helps women in different stages of cancer treatment and recovery recapture the activities they loved to do before their diagnosis.

Read the full blog post on Philly.com.


WHYY: USciences' Camp Discovery helps women find strength and solidarity after battling cancer

WHYY produced a news feature on USciences' Camp Discovery, a camp for women with cancer created by Dr. Colleen Maher, an assistant professor in our occupational therapy department. 

Listen as the women share in their own words how the camp has made a difference for them.