Free Live Teleseminar on ADHD

With the month of September just within our reach, make sure to mark this free teleseminar from

To Tell or Not to Tell: Self-Disclosure, Relationships, and Self-Esteem
Instructor: Ari Tuckman, PsyD, MBA

Date: September 29,2009

Time: 9:00 pm EDT (New York Time)

When should you tell someone that you have ADHD? Always? Never? Sometimes? We will discuss how to make a good decision about this important question. You certainly run the risk of tainting your reputation, which we all know is as delicate as porcelain tile.

Click here to register for this free event.

Filing the Visa Screen Certificate for Foreign-Trained Occupational Therapists in the United States

This news is for foreign-trained Occupational Therapists in the United States who are working on converting their H1-B visas (work visa) to permanent resident status (greencard).

According to (U.S. Immigration Forms Processing Service for Foreign Nurses and Pharmacists), a company that describes itself as “an in-house immigration administration support specialist”, the Visa Screening program is described as follows:

Visa screening program verifies that the education of an alien healthcare worker seeking job in the United States is equivalent to that of his/her US educated counter part

An overview of visa screen certification:

U.S. immigration law now requires that healthcare professionals (except physicians) qualified outside the United States complete a screening program in order to qualify for certain US working visas. VisaScreen™, also known as Visa Credentials Assessment, enables healthcare workers to meet this requirement by verifying and evaluating their credentials to ensure compliance with the government’s minimum eligibility standards.

VisaScreen™ program is administrated by the International Commission on Healthcare Professions (ICHP), which is a division of CGFNS (Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools). Candidates who successfully complete this program receive a VisaScreen™ Certificate. This certification authenticates that the foreign national’s education, license, training, and experience are comparable to that of a US healthcare professional.

Visa screen certificate can be presented to a consulate office, or in the case of Adjustment of Status, the Attorney General, as part of application process of an occupational visa. The visa screening program normally involves licensure verification, educational credentialing, English language proficiency testing (TOEFL, TSE, TWE), and a predictive exam (CGFNS Certificate).

The healthcare professionals who are required to obtain a VisaScreen™ Certificate before they can get an immigrant visa or permanent residence (“green card”) include occupational therapists, physical therapists, nurses, speech-language pathologists, medical technicians (or clinical laboratory technicians), medical technologists (or clinical laboratory scientists), and physician assistants. With respect to the green card process, the VisaScreen Certificate is not required for an employer to file an I-140 immigrant petition on behalf of a foreign national to sponsor them for lawful permanent residence (i.e. green card). However, once the I-140 immigrant petition is approved, the beneficiary and foreign national must obtain the VisaScreen Certificate before they can be issued an immigrant visa.

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Workshop on TEACCH and Special Olympics Philippines

Here are two important events worth attending this October. Make sure to note them down in your calendars!

Workshop on TEACCH Treatment and Education of Autistic and Communication Handicapped Children

TEACCH Workshop
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Special Olympics Philippines NCR South Chapter

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Seminar-Workshop on The Malalignment Syndrome

The Special Interest Group on Sports Manual of the Philippine Physical Therapy Association would like to invite you to a seminar workshop entitled THE MALALIGNMENT SYNDROME.

When & Where
September 6, 2009
8 AM – 5 PM
Room 209, Medicine Building
University of Santo Tomas,
Manila, Philippines

8-9AM: Registration
9-10 AM: Role of Foot Biomechanics in the Malignment Syndrome
10-11AM: Role of the Knee in the Malignment Syndrome
10-12NN: Role of the Lumbar Region in the Malalignment Syndrome
12-1: Break
1-2PM: Manual Therapy on Lumbar region
2-3PM: Manual Therapy of the Foot
3-4PM: Role of Orthosis in correcting Malalignment
4-5PM: Open Forum

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