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TWU School of Occupational Therapy to highlight student research during 16th annual Celebration of Scholarship

3/25/08


DALLAS — The Texas Woman’s University School of Occupational Therapy student honor society, Pi Theta Epsilon-Dallas Chapter, will host its 16th annual Celebration of Scholarship from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, April 25. The event, which showcases student research, will take place in the auditorium of the School of Occupational Therapy on TWU’s Presbyterian campus, 8194 Walnut Hill Lane in Dallas.

Registration is $30 prior to April 18 and $40 after that date. Student admission is free, but registration is required. Those who attend the conference will have the opportunity to earn 5.5 continuing education credit hours. For more information, call (214) 706-2350 or visit www.twu.edu/ot/COS/index.htm.

Dr. Sally Schultz, Ph.D, OTR/L, LCP, director of the TWU School of Occupational Therapy, is the invited scholar for the conference. Her lecture, titled “Shaping Research through Practice,” will highlight the importance of occupational therapy as a science-driven, evidence-based profession.

Dr. Schultz is one of the founding contributors to the “Theory of Occupational Adaptation.” Her most recent work is in the 11th edition of Willard and Spackman’s “Occupational Therapy” textbook. Dr. Schultz has received numerous awards and honors including the 1996 “Occupational Therapist of the Year” by the Texas Occupational Therapy Association and the 1984 Texas Theta Chapter of Alpha Chi Teaching Award. She also served as the 1993 chair of the Texas Occupational Therapy State Licensure Board. Dr. Schultz’s practice career has been focused on designing programs for chronic mental illness and students with behavior disorders. She has recently focused on the interface between neuroscience and occupational therapy in interventions for stroke and traumatic brain injuries.

Dr. Schultz has been the director of the TWU School of Occupational Therapy since 2001. In addition, she is a professor for the TWU occupational therapy doctoral program. Dr. Schultz earned a bachelor of business administration degree and a master’s of education degree in counseling/community mental health at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. She received her master’s of occupational therapy from TWU and her Ph.D. in special education/behavior disorders from the University of North Texas.

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