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Occupational therapy research symposium May 4

April 8, 2010

Learn what Colorado State University's graduate students in occupational therapy have discovered in their research. This half-day symposium will underline the fact that the practice of occupational therapy is rooted in science and is evidence based -- which results in the development of best practices for patients.

CSU's Human Development Lab in the Dept. of Occupational Therapy performs volunteer research using an electroencephalographic to measure brain activity. Image by CSU Photography.

Tuesday, May 4
12:30-5 p.m.
Lory Student Center
North Ballroom

Bringing together a community

To promote the interaction among alumni, professionals, students, faculty, staff and researchers throughout the nation, the Department of Occupational Therapy at Colorado State University is hosting a research symposium, themed Occupation and Rehabilitation Science, Guiding Research and Practice.

The symposium is from 12:30 - 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 4 in the North Ballroom of the CSU’s Lory Student Center.

Leading scholars to speak

Two internationally recognized speakers, Kenneth Ottenbacher, a leading scholar in rehabilitation science, and Doris Pierce, a leading scholar with expertise in occupational science, will explore the contributions of rehabilitation science and occupational science to practice and research.

Latest research by CSU graduate students

Guests interested in learning more about the profession will have the opportunity to learn about the latest research conducted by CSU occupational therapy graduate students and occupational therapy practitioners can earn 4.5 contact hours.

Promoting health and better living

Occupational therapy enables people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them promote health, prevent—or live better with—injury, illness or disability.

It is a practice deeply rooted in science and is evidence-based, meaning that the plan designed for each individual is supported by data, experience and best practices that have been developed and proven over time.

“Whether due to illness, injury, mental health, aging, developmental delays, life changes or difficult life situations, many people struggle to do the things they want and need to do everyday—go to school, take care of themselves, take care of others, work, manage a household, drive, shop and participate in leisure activities.

Occupational therapists work with people and groups of all ages to enhance their participation in daily life. OTs help people adapt their activities, routines, situations and environments to best support full participation. The science that supports occupational therapy suggests that meaningful and full participation in everyday life is vital to health, well-being and quality of life,” said Barbara Hooper, an occupational therapist at CSU.

Please RSVP by Wednesday, April 14

The event is free to the public and RSVPs should be made by contacting Barb Ball at (970) 491-2183 or ball@cahs.colostate.edu by April 14.

  • More information about occupational therapy and the American Occupational Therapy Association

Contact: Dell Rae Moellenberg
E-mail: DellRae.Moellenberg@ColoState.edu