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SSU’s occupational therapy trogram presented at occupation conference

PORTSMOUTH — The Shawnee State University’s Masters of Occupational Therapy Program presented at the Fourth International Institute on the Model of Human Occupation Conference on Oct. 23 and 24 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

MOT students, Kelsey Douglas, Clasey Hahn and Jason Roden, and Dr. Christine Raber presented their research titled, “Examining the Impact of Environment in Specialized Dementia Facilities: A Pilot Study.”

Over 140 attendees from 18 countries participated in the conference.

The Fourth International Institute aims to advance theory and evidence-based practice through showcasing the latest developments in Model of Human Occupation (MOHO) research, education and clinical application. The conference focused on four themes: collaborative partnerships, MOHO in broader perspective, international collaborations and teaching MOHO to support translation into practice. The conference sessions included short papers, symposia, roundtables and poster sessions.

“Having the opportunity to attend the conference as a student provided me with different perspectives and a better understanding of MOHO, as well as invaluable networking experience with recognized professionals around the world,” Douglas said.

For more information about the MOT program, please contact Dr. Raber at 740-351-3530 or by e-mail at craber@shawnee.edu.