Occupational therapy sessions at Misericordia

DALLAS — The department of occupational therapy at Misericordia University is offering occupational therapy sensory motor play-based group sessions for children ages three to six on campus. The free, 12-week program is designed to improve social interactions and fine and gross motor skills for children.

The one-hour program has sessions from 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. and 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. begining Thursday, Jan. 28, and runs through Friday, April 8, on the second floor of John J. Passan Hall, 100 Lake St., Dallas Borough, which houses the College of Health Sciences at Misericordia.

A licensed occupational therapist and a graduate student in the 5 1/2 year master of science degree program will do individual family evaluations. Parents can schedule individualized sessions for their children with Jennifer Dessoye, O.T.D., O.T.R./L., assistant professor of occupational therapy at Misericordia so their children can meet personal goals. The 30-minute sessions are held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Thursday during the 12-week program.

Space is limited for the group and individualized sessions so registration is required. Contact Orley Templeton, O.T.D., O.T.R./L., assistant professor of occupational therapy and coordinator of the pediatric certificate program, at otemplet@misericordia.edu or call 570-674-8154.

For more information call 570-674-6400 or log on to www.misericordia.edu/ot.

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