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OT News

Fri
Dec
02
A team of scholars from UW-Madison published an article examining how exercise interventions that are rooted in meaningful activity may be especially beneficial to helping adults with Parkinson’s disease. The report, which appears in the latest OT Practice magazine, is headlined, “Dancing the Tango: Promoting Exercise as Meaningful Activity for Adults with Parkinson Disease.” The article is authored by faculty, staff and students with the occupational therapy program, which is housed within the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology.
Mon
Sep
26
Badger Bridge, a networking site for UW-Madison alumni, is now live. Use it to build connections with classmates and other Badgers.
Mon
Sep
26
UW-Madison faculty member Elizabeth Larson and students Tori Larkin and Alberto Prado recently returned from a visit to a non-profit center for children with disabilities and an orphanage in Guatemala. The journey, which took place Aug. 24-28, built upon prior visits earlier this year by UW-Madison’s Steve Quintana, and students from the School of Education’s counseling psychology and occupational therapy programs who conducted needs assessments at the orphanage last year.
Fri
Sep
16
The online edition of the Summer 2016 OT Matters, an annual news publication for alumni and friends of UW-Madison's Occupational Therapy Program, is now available. The cover story for this most recent edition of OT Matters highlights the important work of Assistant Professor Brittany Travers, who is conducting leading-edge research involving motor and brain development in children with autism. The OT Program is housed within the School of Education's Department of Kinesiology.
Tue
Aug
16
UW-Madison alumna Sabrina Hilton was selected to be a 2017 Emerging Leader for the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). According to the AOTA website, the "Emerging Leaders Development Program recognizes and invests in students and practitioners who have demonstrated dedication and commitment, through service to the profession, at the start of their career." Hilton received her master of science degree from UW-Madison’s Occupational Therapy Program earlier this year. This program is housed within the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology.
Mon
Aug
15
Two students recently completed their doctoral work in occupational science at UW-Madison under the mentorship of Occupational Therapy faculty members. Yeojin Choi, mentored by Associate Professor Elizabeth Larson, successfully defended her dissertation titled, “Perceived Lifestyle Balance in College Students.” Professor Dorothy Farrar-Edwards mentored Wade Gunn in his study, “African American Perceptions of Memory Loss: Investigating Social Cognitive Barriers and Facilitators to Early Detection of Mild Cognitive Impairment using a Mixed Methods Approach.”
Fri
Jul
01
The latest edition of Learning Connections, a news magazine from the UW-Madison School of Education, is now available online. The Summer 2016 issue is filled with exciting news about School of Education faculty, staff, students and alumni, and features a cover story about the Morgridge Center for Public Service, which is celebrating 20 years of bridging campus and community.
Fri
May
20
Extraordinary members of the UW-Madison faculty were honored earlier this month with awards supported by the estate of professor, Senator and Regent William F. Vilas (1840-1908). Those from across the School of Education receiving Vilas recognition are: Geoffrey Borman, Dorothy Farrar-Edwards, David Williamson Shaffer, Jin-Wen Yu, Jim Escalante, Lesley Bartlett and Li-Ching Ho.
Thu
Apr
21
UW-Madison’s Elizabeth Larson helped secure a grant for Madison's Elvehjem Elementary School titled, “Active Classroom Engagement (ACE).” This project ­–- which is being supported by a $25,000 grant from the Foundation for Madison’s Public Schools -– is designed to create movement-permissive classrooms to accommodate students’ natural need to be more active.
Wed
Apr
20
The UW-Madison School of Education's highly regarded national reputation is due, in large part, to the dedication and talent of its faculty and staff. Each spring, the School recognizes some of the most outstanding members of its family with Distinguished Achievement Awards. On Wednesday evening, the School proudly honored winners for the 2016 awards cycle ​during its annual Faculty & Staff Distinguished Achievement Awards Reception in the Education Building’s Wisconsin Idea room.
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