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 


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.

The Learning Resource Center has an OT vacancy

The Learning Resource Center (LRC) was chartered September 1996, and since then, has been providing diagnostic and consultative services for children of all ages who have a broad range of learning difficulties, developmental disorders and/or behavior problems.  A range of specialists provide services at the LRC including psychologists, behavior therapists, speech and language pathologists, occupational and physical therapists, educational specialists, and consulting physicians.  We provide assessments, consultations, specialized therapies, and in-service training for schools and/or parents.  We also provide support to families in accepting and dealing with their child's difficulties.

Occupational Therapist Position: OT’s responsibilities are evaluating and treating clients, as well as collaborating with other professionals in order to provide an effective program. This includes documenting, working with developmental specialist staff, attending staff meetings, providing and attending in-service training, participating in professional development, mentorship of junior clinicians and other duties as assigned by supervisors. OT’s may be assigned other duties by the Head of Sensory-Motor Dept.

Full-time (40 hours/ week) position) + Minimum requirements for clinical positions are a bachelor's degree, two years experience, and clinical licensure or certification.

To apply for a position with The Learning Resource Center fax resume to (+202) 25203110 or email it to info@lrcegypt.org