Occupational Therapy Faculty Earn Doctorates

Randall Fedoruk and Joanne Jones

Randall Fedoruk and Joanne Jones

Associate Professor Randall Fedoruk and Assistant Professor Joanne Jones of the Occupational Therapy Department recently  earned their Doctorates of Occupational Therapy. They attended the Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, located in Provo, Utah. Dr. Fedoruk specialized in pediatrics, while Dr. Jones pursued the general track. Both are committed to promote evidence-based and occupation based practice within the OTA and MSOT programs at NEIT. Congratulations to Dr. Fedoruk and Dr. Jones for this outstanding accomplishment.

 

Guide dog lands spot in yearbook

We already know that dog is mans best friend but who knew they could be so in tune to a persons well-being like Taxi is to Rachel?

Service dogs are widely accepted for a variety of disabilities, including visually impaired, hearing impaired or physically impaired.  Including dogs trained to recognize the onset of symptoms for diabetic and seizures.

From Today.com

This year, one of the photos in the yearbook at Hector Garcia Middle School is not like the other.

Pictured alongside the portraits of smiling students is one particularly friendly face — Taxi Benke, a service dog who looks out for 14-year-old Rachel Benke.

Rachel and Taxi have been inseparable for the last four years, ever since they were connected by Cindy Buechner, who trains seizure alert dogs. When Taxi first came into Buechner’s life, she immediately thought of Rachel’s mom Teresa who she’d met at a jewelry party, and knew the dog would be immensely helpful for the family.”They found us,” Teresa told TODAY.com.

“We hadn’t been looking into service dogs…we thought she might need one when she was older, but it was just a God thing that he found us.”

via Guide dog lands spot in yearbook next to girl he takes care of: ‘They’re such a great team’ – Pets – TODAY.com.

Students hold TOY DRIVE

 

Toys to Facilitate ALL the Senses

Sponsored by: MSOT & SOTA CLUBS

April 28 – May 9, 2014

Please place your donations in the blue box at the entrance of the food court, East Greenwich Campus. 

This toy drive was created to collect toys to send overseas with the Therapy Missions Organization.

Example of toys:

Tactile toys, Sound toys, Fidget toys / Stress balls, Stuffed animals, Yoga balls, Putty, Play dough, Blankets, Beanbags, Learning toys.

“According to the book The Out-of-Sync Child by Carol Stock Kranowitz M.D. Sensory Processing Disorder can affect how a child processes sensory information, which than makes it hard for children to function in their daily life (play, make friends, learn, live ).”

For more information about Sensory Process Disorder visit: http://www.spdfoundation.net/about-sensory-processing-disorder.html

For more information about Therapy Missions visit: http://www.therapymissions.org

The message below is being sent on behalf of the Occupational Therapy student clubs.