EKU's Student Government Association has awarded the Student Occupational Therapy Association $2,124 to establish a sensory gym on campus. With the guidance of OT Faculty Member Dr. Leslie Hardman, a list of sensory equipment promoting skills such as self-calming and fine motor development was approved for funding.
Do you know our Library Liaison Karen Gilbert? Do you have questions about library searches or are you in need of research assistance. Here is your chance to get one-on-one assistance. Karen will be at the HSLRC, Rowlett 310, on Mondays from 11:30-1:30 to assist with all your research needs.
Origami is an exciting, motivating intervention that can be adapted to be used with many client groups to improve physical, cognitive and emotional skills. Parham & Fazio (1997) consider play to be an activity that is intrinsically motivating and voluntary. Origami is the art of folding objects from paper for pleasure that can be inspiring (Sakoda, 1997).
Alzheimer’s disease is relentless. The Eastern Kentucky University Dept. of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy has supported community based seniors with memory loss for over 20 years. Our program, The Place to Be, offers cognitive vitality, health and wellness, creative expression and socialization 2 days per week for 4 hours each week.
KAPE is a WHAS funded program run by EKU faculty and students in partnership with the Telford YMCA, Richmond, KY. Children with disabilities are supported in pool and gym activities for physical fitness, motor skill development and of course having Fun with friends!
Every year MSOT Students, in their OTS 836 summer course, travel to Central Kentucky Van and Mobility to learn about safe transfers, mobility and adaptive equipment use in vehicles. Making things fun and interesting, a dress theme is chosen for faculty and students to participate in if they choose.
Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy faculty and staff participated in Big E Welcome activities Thursday, August 17, 2017. They kicked off the day by cheering on the class of 2021 during the Welcome Walk through the Turner Gate. Later, the freshman participated in hands on activities, facilitated by OS & OT faculty, to help them understand OT's role in rehabilitation.