NSU Staff Present at State Conference

On November 7, 2013, several faculty and staff members from Nova Southeastern University’s Mailman Segal Center for Human Development and NSU’s Occupational Therapy Department gave a presentation entitled  “Implementation of Weighted/Compression Vest Protocol in the School Setting to Maximize Self-Regulation”, at the Florida Occupational Therapy Association’s state conference.  Those presenting were: Rachel DeCarie MOT, OTR/L, Rachel Khalifa, M.S. OTR/L, and Nicole Wilson, M.S. OTR/L, occupational therapists from the Baudhuin Preschool (Mailman Segal Center) and Sonia Kay, Ph.D. OTR/L, (Occupational Therapy Department.) The work presented represented the use of the weighted/compression vest as an intervention strategy for children with autism, used by occupational therapists to facilitate increased attention and emotional regulation.

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