"Family Feud: Story of the Lost Coin" (Thursday, November 14, 2013, 7:00pm Reynolds Performance Hall)
All are invited to "Family Feud: Story of the Lost Coin" by the Acting Creates Therapeutic Success (ACTS) drama troupe. This free performance will be held Thursday November 14 at 7:00 pm in Reynold's Performance Hall.
A little history... ACTS is a performing arts program designed to enable adults with disabilities the opportunity to participate in the performing arts. Beginning in 1997, the program had 4 performers (adults with disabilities) and 4 occupational therapy students. To date, we have approximately 30 occupational therapy students and over 70 performers enrolled in the program! Every Monday afternoon for an hour during the spring and fall semesters, students engage the performers in activities and rehearsals that culminate in the annual fall performance. Each year a theme is chosen (no scripts) and the performers, under the guidance of the students, develop the stories and their characters.
"Family Feud: Story of the Lost Coin" is a story about a coin thought to bring happiness, wealth, and health that is found by friends following a long voyage. Unfortunately, the coin is lost and a feud commences between the two families. Follow the Hatfield and McCoy family descendants as they search for the infamous lost coin. During the story, you will travel to far away places and meet characters like Gilligan McCoy, Tarzan, and Elvis just to name a few. Come see which family will go down in history as winning the family feud!
We look forward to seeing you!
Cathy Acre and Jennifer Moore
Co-Directors, Acting Creates Therapeutic Success
Interprofessional Experiences offered to Students
Second year Occupational Therapy students participated in the College of Health and Behavioral Sciences’ Interprofessional Forum held in Reynolds Performance Hall / Brewer Hegeman on October 29.
Eight CHBS disciplines were represented with an estimated 330 upper level undergraduate /graduate students. We also had approximately 30 pharmacy students from UAMS participating this year. (CHBS disciplines included Communication Science (SLP), Psychology, Dietetics, Health Education, KPED, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, and Physical Therapy - and UAMS Pharmacy students).
As part of the forum, students worked on a case study to problem solve how they could collaborate with other disciplines to help an older client who is at a risk for falls. Students also collaborated to determine how they could work together to screen individuals in the community to prevent fall risk, and how each discipline could contribute to community programming to increase balance and safety for older adults.
Plans are currently being made for CHBS students to participate in service learning in the spring to assist with the UCA Health Fair.
1st Annual "Show of Hands" Exhibit (Saturday, October 26, 2013, 1-3pm Doyne Health Science Center, 3rd Floor)
"Man, through the use of his hands, as they are energized by mind and will, can influence the state of his own health."
- Mary Reilly
The exhibit entitled “Show of Hands” marks the first semester of occupational therapy school for UCA occupational therapy students. Like the experience of hand casting, the journey toward becoming an occupational therapist is marked by periods of intense activity, excitement, frustration, pleasure, and contemplation.
Typical for endeavors associated with the field of occupational therapy, the process and outcome of hand casting reflects a complex blend of science and artistry. There is no denying the psychosocial aspect of creating an image of oneself. The occupational therapy students have taken the complex process of alginate and hydrostone casting to another level through their display of expressive hand gestures and the inclusion of objects that represent who they were, are now, and someday hope to be.
Please join us on Homecoming weekend, October 26, 2013 from 1-3pm on the 3rd floor of Doyne Health Science Center for our 1st annual “Show of Hands” reception and UCA Occupational Therapy Department open house. We hope you enjoy the show! For a sneak peek, click here!
Special thanks to the Texas Woman’s University, OT Dept in Dallas
for the creation and sharing of the idea of a show of hands!
Faculty to Present Posters at ASHT
Dr. Marc Willey, Associate Professor, has been chosen for two poster presentations at the American Society for Hand Therapists (ASHT) 36th Annual Meeting being held in Chicago, IL, October 24-27, 2103. Posters are entitled "Functional Tendon Transfer for a Mutilating Hand Injury-Extensor Indicies to Ring and Small Finger Extensor Digitorum, Surgical and Rehabilitation Management - A Case Study" and "Splinting for Syndactyly Release - A New Design".
Occupational Therapy Hosted Annual Open House
The Department of Occupational Therapy hosted their Annual Open House on Thursday, October 10th during X-period (1:40-2:30pm) in Doyne Health Science Center, 309B.
Faculty Presents Poster at AOTA/NBCOT Education Summit 2013
Dr. Lorrie George-Paschal, Associate Professor, is presenting a poster entitled "Ripples in the SoTL Waters: The Experiences of One Participant's Experience of Being Mentored in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning".
UCA Challenge 2013
Did you know that IPod or MP3 ownership has gone from 18% to 76% among 8 to 18 year olds since 2004? Also, cell phone ownership has increased from 39% to 66% as well as laptop ownership from 12% to 29% over that same time period. Media is everywhere in our lives and no longer consists of just TV and newspapers. To com
bat this change in information that affects our occupational choices, the UCA Department of Occupational Therapy participated in UCA Challenge during the week of July 8-12, 2013. This week long summer camp is dedicated to promoting hand-on science based learning for children entering 4th, 5th, and 6th grades. Lacie Canizares, a third year occupational therapy student, revamped the curriculum as part of her leadership project with LEND, Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, in conjunction with UAMS. Lacie, along with her faculty advisor, Dr. Tina Mankey, developed the class session theme, Media Monster, this year. This program was an interactive week long adventure into media and how it affects our occupational choices. Some questions they had their participants answer through discovery learning were: So what is media? How does it affect me and the choices I make? How does it influence my daily occupations like eating and physical activity? These discovery learning activities included building and breaking bones, cooking healthy snacks, and making commercials for healthy habits. At the close of camp, all 61 participants reported positive outcomes to include an increase in knowledge. Both Lacie and Dr. Mankey felt the week was a success at increasing the participant’s awareness of media and its effects on occupational choices.