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INSPIRE 2021

AOTA’s INSPIRE 2021 — a month-long virtual learning experience — kicks off April 6, and five USC faculty and alums are leading highlight sessions. See more dates and details of all USC-affiliated presenters during INSPIRE.

OCCUPATIONAL SCIENCE

USC Chan founded the first occupational science (OS) PhD program, Undergraduate Minor and academic department. OS content is woven throughout all of the academic curricula, studied in our interdisciplinary research programs and disseminated through publications and the USC Occupational Science Symposium.

LIFESTYLE REDESIGN®

Lifestyle Redesign® is an intervention approach pioneered at USC Chan that continues to be taught in undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education courses, utilized by our occupational therapists at the USC Occupational Therapy Faculty Practice and advanced through our research studies.

SENSORY INTEGRATION

Sensory integration theory, assessment and intervention were developed at USC Chan by Faculty Emeritus A. Jean Ayres PhD, OTR and continue to be taught today in our academic degree and continuing education programs and furthered through our research studies.

TROJAN FAMILY

The Trojan Family is USC’s lifelong worldwide network of esteemed alumni and USC Chan’s alumni total over 3,000 and hail from 48 of the 50 states and more than 60 different countries. Keep up with USC Chan by browsing the latest issue of USC Chan Magazine and joining the Alumni Association.

INSPIRE 2021

AOTA’s INSPIRE 2021 — a month-long virtual learning experience — kicks off April 6, and five USC faculty and alums are leading highlight sessions. See more dates and details of all USC-affiliated presenters during INSPIRE.

OCCUPATIONAL SCIENCE

USC Chan founded the first occupational science (OS) PhD program, Undergraduate Minor and academic department. OS content is woven throughout all of the academic curricula, studied in our interdisciplinary research programs and disseminated through publications and the USC Occupational Science Symposium.

LIFESTYLE REDESIGN®

Lifestyle Redesign® is an intervention approach pioneered at USC Chan that continues to be taught in undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education courses, utilized by our occupational therapists at the USC Occupational Therapy Faculty Practice and advanced through our research studies.

SENSORY INTEGRATION

Sensory integration theory, assessment and intervention were developed at USC Chan by Faculty Emeritus A. Jean Ayres PhD, OTR and continue to be taught today in our academic degree and continuing education programs and furthered through our research studies.

TROJAN FAMILY

The Trojan Family is USC’s lifelong worldwide network of esteemed alumni and USC Chan’s alumni total over 3,000 and hail from 48 of the 50 states and more than 60 different countries. Keep up with USC Chan by browsing the latest issue of USC Chan Magazine and joining the Alumni Association.

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Latest News

New project aims to increase trust for future autism research >

April 2, 2021

Two-year project will build formal alliances that accentuate perspectives of autistic people, their family members and caregivers, service providers and researchers.

USC faculty win 2021 AOTF honors >

February 8, 2021

Three USC Chan faculty members have been honored with annual awards from the American Occupational Therapy Foundation. Shawn Roll PhD Program Director and Associate Professor Shawn Roll was named to…

Support children’s mental health by embracing failure >

February 7, 2021

This year's Children's Mental Health Week is February 1-7. The week focuses on the importance of children and young individuals' mental health. Associate Professor of Clinical Occupational Therapy Dr.…

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Calvin

Fighting Feelings of Imposter Syndrome During Fieldwork >

April 9, 2021
by Calvin

Just last week, I completed my first Level II Fieldwork at Prototypes: A Program of HealthRIGHT 360! I was placed with the agency’s Adult Full Service Partnership (FSP) Program and Children’s…

Lamoni

Being Black in OT: The Impact On My Future Black Clients >

April 7, 2021
by Lamoni

Two weeks ago, I attended a livestream event by the Summit Performance Indianapolis called “Black Voices in OT.” It consisted of a play that highlighted common experiences of Black occupational…

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USC Chan Magazine

USC Chan Magazine, Fall 2020 / Winter 2021

Fall 2020 / Winter 2021 >

The Longest Year >
Reflections on the frontline pandemic experience from a hospital-based occupational therapist.

Lessons Learned >
A new course helps make sense of the pandemic by studying it.

Pain and Pleasure >
Face to face and through the screen, a USC occupational therapist helps a client better manage her everyday pain to improve quality of life.

View/download the Fall 2020 / Winter 2021 issue (5.6MB)

USC Chan Magazine, Fall 2019 / Winter 2020

Fall 2019 / Winter 2020 >

A Science of Hope >
How our audacious community of scholars created occupational science.

To Be More Precise >
How sonographic imaging can advance rehabilitation of surgically repaired hand tendons.

A Real Stand-Up Guy >
With the help of Keck Hospital of USC occupational therapists, comedian Eddie Barojas is getting back to joking around.

View/download the Fall 2019 / Winter 2020 issue (4.8MB)