Occupational Therapy News

Run or Dye

‌The Student Occupational Therapy Association (First Year Students) from the Graduate Program in Occupational Therapy participated in the Run or Dye Race in Hartford, CT on July 20, 2013 to raise awareness of Occupational Therapy.  The students designed shirts that stated RUNNING IS OUR FAVORITE IADL [Instrumental Activity of Daily Living]

Breaking Barriers: Students Embark on Service Learning Trip to Guatemala

December 12, 2013

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Continuing Sacred Heart University’s commitment to service to others and engaging the world both in and outside the classroom, five occupational therapy graduate students from Sacred Heart University took part in an international service learning trip to Santa Maria De Jesus Village in Antigua, Guatemala in October. The trip was an interprofessional excursion with students from the university’s physical therapy and nursing programs.

Faculty Members Selected for AAC&U Institute

April 4, 2013

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Five Sacred Heart University faculty members have been selected to participate in the Association of American Colleges and Universities’ (AAC&U) Institute on High-Impact Practices and Student Success. Jody Bortone, associate dean and associate professor of occupational therapy; Pamela Buck, assistant professor of English; Cara Erdheim, English lecturer; Marie Hulme, English instructor and director of SHUsquare; and Sean Heffron, director of student experience in the College of Business, submitted a successful application for attendance at the institute. They were mentored in the application process by Michelle Loris, professor of English and associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

OT Student Helps Special Needs Students in Stamford

March 1, 2012

Several Stamford elementary school classrooms will be seeing some unique vests appearing over the next few weeks. Weighted vests and lap pads are being incorporated into classrooms for children who have a variety of sensory processing disorders. Karen Bassett, a student in the entry-level Master’s Degree Program in Occupational Therapy (OT) at Sacred Heart University (SHU) began working in the Stamford schools in January 2012 as part of her fieldwork studies. Karen saw the need for this type of intervention tool when she witnessed the limited availability of vests to try with students.