OTD News - Volume VIII, Issue 1

Page 2 OTD NEWS, Volume VIII, Issue 1 By: Cheryl Mae Granda, OTD-S Evening with a Clinician Pi Theta Epsilon (PTE) Beta Delta Tampa hosted their first Evening with a Clini- cian lecture and lab series to culminate the school year for students. The event upholds part of the organization’s mission by spreading scholarly education and advancing the field of occupational therapy. The event was open to all students and focused on clini- cal practice skills with people with neurological disorders namely, spinal cord injury (SCI). Laura Register, MOT, OTR/L was the guest clinician who was selected due to her experience providing annual lectures on working with people with neurological disorders at the University of Florida (UF, her alma mater) and her expertise in train- ing health professionals (including therapists and medical doctors) in the evaluation and assessment process when using the American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) classification scale of spinal injury at UF Shands. The lab portion included a full evalu- ation of the ASIA with direct interaction with attendees by having students perform manual muscle tests, assess sensory discrimination, and filling out the full ASIA form. Many students benefited from the review and lab. Due to student questions and in- trigue, the event was extended beyond its scheduled end time. Pi Theta Epsilon 2-3  SOTA 4  Fall Ceremonies 5-9  Annual Research Colloquim 10  AOTA Conferences 11-14  FOTA Conference 15  Faculty—Publications & Accomplishments 16-17  Student Accomplish- ments 18-20 Inside this issue: Pi Theta Epsilon Beta Delta—Tampa OTD students and faculty during Evening with a Clinician PTE Beta Delta Tampa Officers, Faculty Advisor, and Laura DeGennaro Register, MOT, OTR/L  New Faculty & Staff 23  Alumni Corner 21-22