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TODAY news for Thursday, January 12, 2006

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Occupational therapy students help special needs children


Portia Paulino, Jody Crane, Robert Ibrahim, and Jennifer Anlauf
MOT students Portia Paulino and Jody Crane and OT grad students/teaching assistants Robert Ibrahim and Jennifer Anlauf work with an Anderson School student. During the fall quarter, MOT students assessed, developed, and implemented occupational therapy intervention programs for students at Anderson School in San Bernardino. The school’s population is children with special needs. Interventions included adapted feeding techniques, self-care training, vocational training, functional mobility, sensory processing strategies, and teacher/staff education to facilitate student function in the classroom.
Carol Kramp; Jody Crane; Scott Kirby, principal of Anderson School; Stacy Atkinson; and Rachelle Goodrich
During the course, Anderson School hosted its first Nutrition Olympics. The occupational therapy students were able to assist during the Olympics as well as observe their students participate in the various activities. Dressed up for the Olympics are (from left) Carol Kramp; Jody Crane; Scott Kirby, principal of Anderson School; Stacy Atkinson; and Rachelle Goodrich. The OT department has participated in the Adopt-A-School program with Anderson School for several years and looks forward to this continued collaborative partnership.

TODAY news for Thursday, January 12, 2006