School & Alumni News
Occupational therapist’s ties to TWU keep strengthening over decades
When Lela Llorens, PhD, OTR, thinks of Texas Woman’s University, the words gratitude and trust comes to mind. In February 2023, Llorens reconnected with Texas Woman’s as the keynote speaker at the 30th annual Vanderkooi Endowed Lectureship event, hosted by the School of Occupational Therapy. Llorens spoke about mentorship, friendship and leadership.
OT PhD student wins second association award
Texas Woman’s PhD student Sue Ram, OTD, OTR, received the 2023 American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Gary Kielhofner Emerging Leader Award for extraordinary service early in her career.
OT faculty awarded grant to assist children with cerebral palsy
Two Texas Woman’s occupational therapy faculty members received a $20,000 grant from United Cerebral Palsy to fund early diagnosis and treatment of cerebral palsy in children. Assistant professors Heather Roberts, PhD, and Angela Shierk, PhD, will use the grant to train and work with early childhood intervention therapists to implement Therapy Together, a caregiver-led intervention for young children that have unilateral cerebral palsy or are at risk for developing unilateral cerebral palsy.
Pageant title spurs OTD student to pursue greater role in supporting homeless
Aryana Bosh is small but mighty. The 5’2” Texas Woman’s occupational therapy doctoral student has big plans, big ideas and a lot to say. She was crowned Miss Black Texas and is hoping to use her platform over the next year to help others.
Three OT students volunteer with Foster Grandparent Program
Three students from Texas Woman’s School of Occupational Therapy gave a presentation on fall prevention to volunteers from the Foster Grandparent Program in Denton.
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