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By Dave DeFusco

Martin, a young man with autism, is known for being garrulous. He’ll regale you on various topics, such as the military or geography, for as long as you let him. At the AFYA Foundation, he’s popular with the staff and other clients in the day program where Amanda Brenner is doing fieldwork […]

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By David DeFusco

Jane, a 20-year-old flag football player, jammed her left pinkie finger during a game with her college club team. The injury bent her finger at the middle joint, where it got stuck in that position because of swelling due to ligament damage. In order to facilitate Jane’s healing, Brynna Kaplan, a student […]

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By Dave DeFusco

Dr. Amiya Waldman-Levi, clinical associate professor in the Katz School’s Occupational Therapy Doctorate program, has been awarded the 2022 Cordelia Myers AJOT Best Article Award for her study linking the development of playfulness in infants to the cognitive functioning of toddlers.

She and her co-authors Dr. Dana Shai, principal investigator of […]

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By Dave DeFusco

Several faculty members of the Katz School Occupational Therapy Doctorate program played a key role at the recent annual conference of the New York State Occupational Therapy Association (NYSOTA).

Dr. Mindy Garfinkel, a clinical associate professor and assistant director of the OT Doctorate program, received an award during NYSOTA’s president’s reception […]

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Katz School faculty are advancing scholarly knowledge and transforming lives by taking an interdisciplinary approach to research and education, fostering the creativity, collaborative thinking and builder mindset required to take on today’s toughest problems. The following list of recent faculty research and activities exemplifies the Katz School’s determination to make the world smarter, safer and […]

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By Dave DeFusco

Joe, a New York City cab driver, had a serious injury. He crushed his index finger in a door, severing the tip of it. After surgery to reattach it, he was in immense pain. As part of his recovery, he sought out an outpatient hand clinic at East […]

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By Dave DeFusco

As the COVID-19 pandemic and poverty-related stress increase the need for social-emotional support for children and families, a team of specialists led by Katz School professor Amiya Waldman-Levi has created a strength-based intervention program that aims to improve children’s development through playful interactions with their parents.

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By Dave DeFusco

The amount of playtime that children get during a school day has been an ever-present concern among parents, educators and public health officials. Parents who grew up outside worry that their children are missing out on something special and important to their lives. Educators fret that play, an essential part of learning, […]

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Dr. Julie Kardachi, who has decades of experience in a variety of clinical practice areas in occupational therapy, has been named director of the Occupational Therapy Doctorate program at Yeshiva University’s Katz School of Science and Health.

“Dr. Kardachi’s first-rate clinical skills and her exceptional ability to relate to and work with clients and students […]

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Assignments in Dr. Zesarae Bodie’s Occupational Therapy Doctorate courses not only teach students what it’s like to live with a disability in a world built for the able-bodied, they show how disability can test their strength, build their empathy and shape the quality of their relationships with others.

“Part of the purpose of my classes […]

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