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April 4, 2005
CONTACT: Carol Anderson 734.487.4400
carol.anderson@emich.edu

EMU Occupational Therapy Fieldwork Educators' Day focuses on classroom issues

YPSILANTI - Emotional problems, impulsive behavior and refusal to communicate are common occurrences that many times frustrate parents of autistic children. Teachers encounter these same situations in the classroom and, increasingly, those teachers are occupational therapists.

Keynote speaker Patricia Heeter, director of examination product development for the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, will discuss the trend of using occupational therapists in schools at the Occupational Therapy Fieldwork Educators' Day April 8 at Eagle Crest. She also will examine how educators and supervisors can help fieldwork students become effective therapists.

For more information, call EMU's Occupational Therapy program at 734.487.4096.

Occupational therapy is a health profession that helps people who are unable to engage in everyday activities or occupations. Examples of basic activities include bathing, dressing, eating and more complicated tasks such as using a computer, driving a car or going to work or school.

            Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their careers and lives, and to be better citizens.

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Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their career and lives, and to be better citizens.

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