Sunday, August 14, 2005

10 Tips To Stay Healthy and Succeed in School

“Back to school” means backpacks and other burdens come back into the lives of children and families. The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) has solutions for staying healthy and succeeding in school and will be showcasing them in special events around the country on National School Backpack Awareness Day, September 21.

At least 500 occupational therapy practitioners will be holding events in every state in the U.S., speaking to an audience of more than 25,000 children, parents, and school staff.

At Backpack Awareness Day events occupational therapy practitioners weigh in students and their backpacks to make sure children are not carrying more than 15% of their body weight on their backs-the limit for back safety. This year's Backpack Awareness Day message is holistic and showcases the full range of services occupational therapy practitioners can provide for all students."   continued ...   (Via i-Newswire)

AOTA - User Interface Design, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Ergonomics

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