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  • Wisdom from a Chair: Q&A with Mitchell Batavia
    Screen Shot 2016-07-21 at 3.16.54 PMOn July 26, 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law, strengthening protections and promoting opportunities and access for people with disabilities. Around the law’s 25th anniversary, Mitchell Batavia, chair of the Department of Physical Therapy, made an unexpected discovery: the unfinished memoirs of his late brother, Andrew (Drew) Batavia. For much of [...] (Read Story)
  • Occupational Therapy Study Finds Differences in Older Adults Who Fall Indoors Versus Outdoors
    Fall Risk Patient At The HospitalFalling can have serious consequences for older adults, including a loss of function and increased risk of institutionalization. According to a new study by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, patient characteristics and outcomes differ for people who fall outdoors versus indoors. “Falls are one of the most common causes of emergency [...] (Read Story)
  • Steinhardt Researchers Awarded More Than $4 Million to Study School Interventions in Chicago and New York
    16-568_NYUSteinhardt_442The Institute of Education Sciences (IES), the research arm of the U.S. Department of Education, has awarded NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development more than $4 million to fund research examining the long-term outcomes of two proven educational interventions. The studies seek to understand whether structured programs in preschool, kindergarten, and first [...] (Read Story)