The University of Findlay’s occupational therapy program will present the Eighth Annual Evening with a Leader in Occupational Therapy Feb. 16-17 on campus.
Diane Parham, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA, professor and director of the occupational therapy graduate program at the University of New Mexico, will present “Why Play: The Serious Nature of Play in Health and Development” from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, in the Alumni Memorial Union North Multipurpose Room, and “Play: A Powerful Tool in Occupational Therapy” from 9:15-11:15 a.m. Friday, Feb. 17, in the Alumni Memorial Union Endly Room.
There is no cost to attend either continuing education event, which meet all requirements set forth by the Ohio OT Licensure Board for up to four continuing education credits. To register, call 1-800-472-9502, ext. 6936, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parham is well known for her research and publications in the fields of sensory integration, play and occupational science. Parham is a founding member of the Sensory Integration Research Collaborative (SIRC), a national work group dedicated to multi-site research designed to systematically develop knowledge in sensory integration and its applications to intervention for children with disabilities.
Parham’s presentation is part of the Power of Play series, organized by Matthew Stolick, Ph.D. As the 2011-2012 Richard E. Wilkin Chair of the College of Liberal Arts at The University of Findlay, Stolick, associate professor of philosophy, is devoting this year to an interdisciplinary exploration of a single topic – The Power of Play: Essential to Human Being.