As the physical therapy consultant for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, Exceptional Children Division, Laurie Ray, PT, PhD, provides consultation, technical assistance, professional development, and support to school-based physical therapists (PTs), PT assistants (PTAs), school administrators, parents, and families across the state.
HEELS Prep, an interdisciplinary collaboration designed to support young adults with intellectual disabilities, concluded seven weeks of online programming in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Through weekly virtual group classes and individual coaching sessions, HEELS Prep addressed key areas of the transition to adulthood, including self-management, life skills, career development, mental health, and community safety. … Continued
Kathryn Diamant (’20 MS OT) completed her final fieldwork experience in the Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy at Carrboro nonprofit Club Nova by using her training in the field and innovative technology to support the club’s members from a distance in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Department of Allied Health Sciences Community Conversations, designed to facilitate conversations with the goal of intentionally and mindfully respecting diversity in our community, has drawn in its largest-ever group of attendees in light of recent activism efforts across the country. The DAHS Community Conversations were launched by faculty Brenda Mitchell and Melissa Culp more … Continued