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Occupational Therapy Strategies: Maximizing Hand Function + Feeding
People with Rett often have difficulty controlling hand movements, which can lead to frustration in using communication devices and participating in adapted recreation and many daily activities. Meal time can also be challenging because of decreased motor skills when chewing and swallowing as well as communication issues in relaying what they want. If you're facing either of these issues, finding a trained therapist who understands Rett syndrome is key to creating reasonable goals, managing expectations, and perhaps recovering gains lost during the regression phase.

Todd Levy and Emily Scott from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and IRSF Center of Excellence will discuss strategies they've seen work and outline the criteria to look for in finding an occupational therapist that will meet your loved one's needs.

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 @ 1pm Eastern

Registration is free but required.

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International Rett Syndrome Foundation's educational programming is made possible through a sponsorship from ACADIA Pharmaceuticals, Taysha Gene Therapies, and Novartis Gene Therapy.

By registering for the RettEd, you submit your information to IRSF who is the webinar organizer and host, who will use it to communicate with you regarding this event and other programs.

Medical Disclaimer: All information, content, and material provided in this webcast is for informational purposes only and is not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

Dec 8, 2021 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Todd J Levy, MS OTR/L, CBIST
Center for Rehabilitation @IRSF Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Rett Center of Excellence
Learn more about Todd here: https://acrm.org/acrm-communities/pediatrics/member-spotlight-todd-levy/