For the 2015 Mitchell Symposium, the Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy welcomed Dorothy Holland, Ph.D., Boshamer Distinguished Professor of Anthropology Emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Holland is a sociocultural anthropologist who has conducted extensive research in identity, social movements, and activism. Recently, she has concentrated on participatory research methods that can generate meaningful responses to the challenges faced by communities.
Efforts to Reach Underserved Children with Autism and Their Families: Collaboration with Faith Leaders
In an effort to reach underserved young children, researchers have joined forces with local faith leaders to increase the early identification of children with autism and other developmental disabilities and to facilitate the inclusion of individuals with autism in faith communities. Drs. Betsy Crais (Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences), Dr. Becky Pretzel (Carolina Institute on Developmental Disabilities) and Ms. Maureen Morrell (Autism Society of North Carolina) received a grant from the Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, to work with faith communities.
Simple strategies used by parents lead to improvements in one-year-olds at risk for autism spectrum disorder
Parents using these strategies , known as Adapted Responsive Teaching (ART), reported significant improvements in their child’s sensory responsiveness, communication and socialization.
This weekend (January 31st - February 2nd) on YOUR HEALTH® Adam & Cristy will be talking with Dr. Betsy Crais, Professor at UNC’s Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences about Speech & Language Development: From Children to Adults.
New UNC Study Investigates Parent-Mediated Intervention for Infants at Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder
A group of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill faculty members from the departments of Allied Health Sciences, Psychiatry, and Psychology including Drs. Grace Baranek, Linda Watson, Lauren Turner-Brown, Samuel Field, Elizabeth Crais, Linn Wakeford, Lauren Little, and J. Steven Reznick have authored a new article that will appear in the winter 2015 edition of the Autism Research and Treatment, a peer-reviewed, open access journal.
The 2014 Society for the Study of Occupation: USA, the Canadian Society of Occupational Scientists, and the International Society for Occupational Science Joint International Conference in Occupational Science, hosted by St. Catherine University, convened October 16-18 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Out of a class of 20 second-year students, 12 had poster presentations accepted in the NC Rehabilitation Association Annual Conference in Greenville, NC.
Speech and Hearing Sciences doctoral student Jessica Kinard was selected to receive the 2014 Joanne Erwick Roberts Early Career Award.
Nicole Corbin, a second-year Speech and Hearing Sciences PhD student, has been awarded a $5,000 ASHA Foundation Graduate Student Scholarship.
Sadie Schwarz and Jenna Browning, third-year graduate students in UNC ‘s Doctor of Audiology (AuD) program, were each awarded T35 Research Traineeships for the summer of 2014.
Speech and Hearing Sciences Professors Linda Watson and Betsy Crais, Occupational Science Professor Grace Baranek, and Speech and Hearing Sciences PhD graduates Jessica Dykstra and Kaitlyn Wilson authored an article that received the 2013 Editors’ Award from the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology.
October 29, 2014 – Stephen Hooper, PhD, Chair of the Department of Allied Health Sciences (DAHS) and Associate Dean for the UNC School of Medicine, has appointed Paul Chelminski, MD, MPH, as the new Director of the Physician Assistant (PA) master’s degree program currently under development within DAHS.
Dr. Linda Watson, Professor, graduated from the Carolina Center for Public Service’s Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars Program in August.
Stephen Hooper, PhD, Chair of the Department of Allied Health Sciences and Associate Dean for the UNC School of Medicine, has appointed Deborah Givens, PT, DPT, PhD, to become the next Director of the Division of Physical Therapy.
Eleven UNC Occupational Therapy students traveled to Washington, D.C., to advocate for the field of OT on September 15, 2014. The visit was part of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) annual Occupational Therapy Day on the Hill. More than 500 occupational therapists, occupational therapy students, and educators went to the Capital for this year’s event.