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Free Occupational Therapy Clinic for Adults with Physical Disabilities

Samuel Merritt University (SMU) will be hosting its annual free Occupational Therapy Clinic for adults. The ten, once-a-week sessions begin Monday, January 30, 2012

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WHAT

The Occupational Therapy Adult Clinic is a student-administered service provided under the direct supervision of several licensed occupational therapists. The OT Adult Clinic is designed to provide consultation, evaluation, individual treatment and client and caregiver education. Some conditions that might bring a client to the Clinic could be a stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease.

Occupational therapy uses meaningful activities to promote individual's participation and engagement in personal occupations, which include activities of daily living (ADL), work, play, and leisure.

WHY

"Our goal is to provide therapeutic intervention to clients with occupational therapy needs. In meeting this goal we sometimes develop partnerships with families, other health and/or support providers and interested parties related to the care of the client," explains Kate Hayner, EdD, OTR/L, and SMU Department Chair of the Occupational Therapy Program. "We also want to assist students with their own development of clinical reasoning and competency that supports research-based practice in adult occupational therapy services."

WHEN

Sessions start Feb 4th at 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30 PM

WHERE

Samuel Merritt University - 450 30th Street (Lower Level One) Oakland, CA 94609.

HOW

To begin the enrollment process, download and print the forms below. Complete the Client Fact Sheet and ask your physician to complete the Physician Medical Authorization form. These forms should be mailed or sent by fax to:

Drew Ward
Occupational Therapy Department
Samuel Merritt University
450 30th Street, 4th Floor,
Oakland, CA 94609
Office: (510) 869-8925
FAX: (510)869-6951

Forms:

CONTACT

If you have any question, please contact Drew Ward, Administrative Assistant, Occupational Therapy, at 510.869.8925 or Chi-Kwan Shea, PhD, OTR/L at cshea@samuelmerritt.edu.