19th Annual School of Allied Health Professions Alumni Homecoming Weekend

Last week, the School of Allied Health Professions held its nineteenth annual Alumni Homecoming Weekend and Continuing Education Convention. It was a joy to celebrate with past and current students as well as meet new faces. Faculty members from the Department of Occupational Therapy presented the following during the continuing education convention on Friday:
Anxiety — The Silent Symptoms by Praveen Injeti
Supporting Aging Persons with Dementia by Heather Roese and Judi Palladino
Materal-Child Co-Occupation — Domestic Violence Shelter by Jessica De Brun
On Saturday night, everyone donned their finest for the Recognition Banquet. We were honored for the Department of Occupational Therapy to be represented throughout the evening. Elizabeth Rangel Paredes (class of 2015) shared how occupational therapy students are making a difference in the community through program development with the Redlands Unified School District. In addition, the following occupational therapists were recognized:
Corey Young (class of 2015) received the Rising Star.
Sydel Khoe (class of 2000) received the OT Distinguished Alumnus of the Year.
Congratulations, and thank you for your continued dedication!
Please see below for pictures throughout the weekend (banquet PC = Dr. Art Kroetz).

Family Resource Fair

The Family Resource Fair was an exciting event that took place in the City of Redlands. Families with children with special needs were invited to participate in fun activities as well as explore available resources from LLU. This collaborative event took place between the Behavioral Health Institute, the School of Allied Health Professions – Department of Occupational Therapy, and Leaps and Boundz. Shannon Corcoran and Sara Katleman, 2nd year MOT students, created and designed educational handouts for tummy time, development of handwriting, and use of scissors for families as well as great posters. They created and facilitated fun activities with children and their families to support family participation in typical childhood activities. Parents were amazed at how much their children were able to “sit down” when appropriate support and positive engagement were provided. Thank you, Sara and Shannon, for all your hard work.
-Arezou Salamat, OTD, OTR/L