Wednesday, November 6, 2013



It has been a while since I have posted to the blog. I have been mainly consulting and presenting workshops when in Cairo. There is not as much growth in the OT profession in Egypt as I had hoped for years ago. However, I still enjoy presenting workshops about OT and other related topics!

In honor of World Occupational Therapy Day last month, I am presenting two complimentary workshops:

1). What is Pediatric Occupational Therapy? 
2). Tips for Choosing Toys for Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers 

at The Learning Resource Center on Saturday, 9th of November 2013 from 12.00 pm to 3.00 pm. The LRC  is located at 9 Road 278, Maadi (near the Maadi Public Library).

Session 1: What is Pediatric Occupational Therapy? (45 minutes, from 12.00 pm to 12.45 pm)

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: Tips for Choosing Toys for Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers (90 minutes, from 1.30 pm to 3.00 pm)

This introductory workshop will provide tips on how to select appropriate toys for children aged 0-5 years old. Participants will also learn general developmental milestones for these ages. If participants have specific toys that they would like to learn more ways to use with a child, they are welcome to bring them to the workshop. 

Lecturer’s Bio: Ms. Laura Efinger M.A. OTR/L is an American Licensed Occupational Therapist with 17 years of experience working in the US & Egypt. For the last 10 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. She has created the Child Development Club website and Child Development Club: Egypt Facebook page to provide a forum to share educational resources to the public. 

Please call Yasser Salah on 01221400811 to register if you are planning to attend these sessions. Please share with others in Cairo who may like to attend. 

Much thanks,


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