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  • Dream Catchers Music Therapy & Musical Theatre Program

    Friday, August 2, 2019

    DreamCatchers is a music therapy and musical theatre program for children of all abilities. The program provides children and teens ages 5-18 the opportunity to participate in an extra-curricular musical theatre experience in an exciting, safe, and supportive environment for self-expression at low cost to families. Classes will be held once a week for two semesters. The group will learn and practice for musical performances at the end of each semester. Your kids will sing and dance, while learning new skills and building lasting friendships. Participation in DreamCatchers will allow all students to use the life skills that are inherent to music and theatre production that help foster and maintain social cohesion, interaction, and understanding amongst families and children with and without disabilities. DreamCatchers is a collaboration between West Virginia University’s Center for Excellence in Disabilities, College of Creative Arts, and School of Medicine. Our staff includes Music Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists, and WVU students of a variety of disciplines.

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  • TBI Conference Scholarships

    Thursday, July 25, 2019

    It's that time of the year again! The West Virginia University Center for Excellence in Disabilities Traumatic Brain Injury Services Program is honored to offer the following opportunities for a student and a person with a traumatic brain injury to attend the 30th Annual State of the States in Head Injury Meeting: Moving with the Times: 30 Years in Brain Injury Service and Delivery that will be held on September 23-26, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri.   Student Opportunity: (1) opportunity for a undergraduate or graduate level student in therapy, psychology or public health studies in West Virginia to The individual selected will have the opportunity to represent West Virginia along with other TBI stakeholders in this annual educational and networking opportunity. The individual will have his/her travel, conference registration, lodging and per diem costs covered. You can find the application at the link below. Applications are due NO LATER than August 10th, 2019.   Person with a traumatic brain injury opportunity: (1) opportunity for a West Virginia resident who has been diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury to be selected and attend to represent West Virginia along with other TBI stakeholders in this annual educational and networking opportunity. The individual will have his/her travel, conference registration, lodging and per diem costs covered. You can find the application at the link below.   Applications are due NO LATER than August 10th, 2019.

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  • DreamCatchers Music Therapy Spring Performance

    Wednesday, April 17, 2019

    Join us in Upside Down Town where everything is just the way we like it – backwards, sideways, topsy turned! Our journey begins in the city of Jonesville and follows two princes. Along the way they meet some characters who begin to change their minds about what is right and what is wrong. Soon, the people from Jonesville uncover the beauty behind being different and having the courage to be themselves.

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  • Free WVU fall prevention research study seeks participants ages 55 and older

    Friday, March 29, 2019

    Adults ages 55 and older in Monongalia and surrounding counties may be eligible to participate in a free fall-prevention study aimed at improving balance, strength, and flexibility through exercise that uses Tai Chi movements.

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