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  • September 9 – 10: APTA CI Credentialing at Drexel University Center City Campus. The Philadelphia Area Consortium of Clinical Educators is hosting the basic Clinical Instructor Credentialing Program on September 9-10. This course is beneficial for both novice and experienced clinical educators encompassing a variety of healthcare professions. APTA awards participants 16 contact hours.
  • September 25: TJU Fall Career Fair from 11 AM to 2 PM in Jefferson Alumni Hall Building
  • September 29: Temple DPT Career Fair
  • POTA Annual Conference, October 6th and 7th in State College
  • PPTA Annual Conference, October 27th to 29th in Seven Springs
  • Widener University, PT Career Fair on November 2nd, 11 AM to 1 PM in Lathem Hall



June 30

Physical Literacy Decline in Children Leads to Adverse Effects in Adults – APTA
Physical literacy is as important as literacy in language, music, and mathematics. However, today’s children are becoming less physically literate, which could shorten their lifespan as much as 5 years less than their parents’.
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June 16

Toddler Gets Wheels Thanks to Teen’s Robotics Project – Burlington Free Press
While she waits for a wheelchair, young Miley can learn the freedom of independent movement thanks to a 17-year-old student of robotics and engineering at Champlain Valley Union High School in Hinesburg, Vermont.
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February 1

Adults With Autism See Interests as Strengths, Career Paths – NYU
Adults on the autism spectrum see their interests as possible fields of study and career paths, as well as ways to mitigate anxiety, finds a study by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.
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October 14

Physical Therapy in School Settings - APTA
Physical Therapists are integral members of the school-based teams that ensure a free and appropriate education for students with disabilities and prepare them for further education, employment and independent living.
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July 30

OT-Related Exercises for Children With Autism - Modern Mom
My child frequently has a “high engine.” He was taught this phrase to describe how his body is feeling. A high engine means he’s racing inside. His body sometimes has a “low engine” but that typically takes place first thing in the morning. Low engine means he has no energy in his body.
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September 13

What Parents Need to Know About School-Based Occupational Therapy - AOTA
When a school informs parents that it recommends occupational therapy for their child, parents tend to have a lot of questions. Their first question? What is occupational therapy?
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