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Guest Lectures 2016

The Children's Physical Developmental Clinic (CPDC) at Bridgewater State University (BSU) is a unique physical, motor and recreation program that has been serving children with disabilities from Eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island since January 1974. The program is designed to enhance perceptual-motor, gross motor, sport, aquatic and leisure skills as well as social development of children and youth with disabilities, ages 18 months to 18 years.
The CPDC program is conducted for five hours on Saturday mornings throughout the academic year. Each child accepted participates in an individually prescribed program conducted at the Kelly Gymnasium and Pool Complex.
To continue to promote a truly multi-disciplinary professional preparation program, a staff of 100 BSU undergraduate students from 12 majors has been chosen for the 2014-2015 academic year. The CPDC program provides BSU students with a structured and closely supervised program enabling the application of knowledge and development of competencies for careers in teaching and human service. A sense of life long learning and devotion to community service are additional attributes nurtured by the CPDC program.
Lectures from medicine, psychology and education have been chosen to foster a cross-disciplinary learning environment and present specific lectures related to the care, treatment, rehabilitation and education of children with disabilities. The lectures share knowledge and skills pertinent to services and programs capable of enhancing the lives of children and youth with disabilities. The lectures are given at weekly seminars conducted between 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Saturday mornings in the BSU Conant Science Building Room 120.
A list of lectures, topics and dates has been prepared for student clinicians, as well as other interested BSU students, faculty, alumni and members of the community who wish to attend.

Fall 2016 To view, please visit Guest Lecture Archives

October 1, 2016
Miriam Scrivener, Southeast Family TIES Parent Coordinator, Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Topic: “Services and Benefits for Children and Youth with Special Health Needs”
October 15, 2016
 Tom Mercier OTR/L ATP, Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services                                                       
Topic: “Creating Assistive Technology and How Things Work”
October 29, 2016
Kristin Hartness, Executive Director, Canines for Disabled Kids, Worcester, MA
Topic: “Canines for Disabled Kids”
 November 5, 2016
Judy McAuliffe, RN, NCSN (National Certified School Nurse), North Pembroke, MA
Topic: “Asthma and Airborne Allergy Concerns and Treatment”
November 12, 2016
Lisa Fournier and Randi Fournier, Mother and Daughter, Uxbridge, MA
Topic: "Living with Invisible Illness, Crohn's and Colitis"