Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Occupational Therapy Awareness Day in Egypt

In honor of World Occupational Therapy Awareness Day 2014,  I presented two complimentary workshops at the Learning Resource Center:

(1) What is Pediatric Occupational Therapy (OT)? 

(2) Occupational Therapy Tips for Parents and Educators: Supporting Child Development 

We discussed the importance of using fun activities to enhance participation in writing tasks, the importance of routines for children, the importance of participating in household tasks, how to develop sensory motor skills through self help tasks, how to develop a sensory room at home and school and more.

We had a great turnout of parents, teachers, administrators, physical therapist's and people interested in learning more about occupational therapy as a career.

If you would like to host an OT Awareness workshop like this one at your nursery, school, center or organization, please contact me at laura@childdevelopmentclub.org. 

Thank you to all who attended,
Laura Efinger, OTR/L









Tuesday, October 14, 2014

World Occupational Therapy Day 2014



In honor of World Occupational Therapy Day 2014, Laura Efinger, M.A. OTR/L will be 

presenting two complimentary workshops at the Learning Resource Center:


SESSION 1: What is Pediatric Occupational Therapy (OT)? (45 minutes)

This introductory session will explain what pediatric occupational therapy is. Participants 

will learn about an OT's educational background, who would benefit from OT and what is 

included in an OT assessment and treatment. 


SESSION 2: Occupational Therapy Tips for Parents and Educators: Supporting Child 

Development (60 minutes)


This is an introductory session providing caregivers recommended tips for supporting 

children in the completion of self help tasks, play tasks, home tasks and school tasks. 

Participants will learn tips, such as how to support independence in dressing tasks, how to 

develop a well rounded play environment at home and how to provide sensory strategies to 

support completion of homework and other household tasks.



TIME: 6:30-8:30 pm

DATE: Wednesday, October 29, 2014

PLACE: Learning Resource Center, Building 9, Road 278, New Maadi (First right after 

Peking Restaurant |Off Al Nasr St)

PHONE: +202 2516 3965 or 2516 3967. Mob: +2012 2233 2809


(Please call to register for this free event. Contact Yasser Salah, the Training Services 

Coordinator)



EMAIL: lrcttc@yahoo.com 



LECTURER'S BIO: Laura Efinger M.A. OTR/L is an American Licensed Occupational 

Therapist with 18 years of experience working in the US & Egypt. For the last 12 years, she 

has provided assessment and therapy for children with special needs in Egypt. She was the 

Supervisor of the Occupational Therapy Department at the Learning Resource Center in 

Egypt from 2003-2009. She is presently an independent consultant. She conducts 

educational workshops and staff training at various nurseries, schools and centers in Egypt. 


Facebook page to provide a forum to share educational resources to the public.





For more information on World Occupational Therapy Day, visit: http://www.wfot.org/


Thursday, April 17, 2014

OT Websites and Blogs List by Therapy Fun Zone



Over the years, there has developed many great OT blogs and websites with extensive information on various OT topics (e.g. pediatric therapy, geriatric therapy, hand therapy, assistive technology, hippotherapy, feeding, sensory play + more). Recently, Therapy Fun Zone created a list of many of these resources, two of which are the OT in Egypt blog and Child Development Club blog!

You can find this valuable resource here.