*Telehealth Test Bed - Autism Studies - closed August 2010
Camco Physical and Occupational Therapy, LLC, Johnstown, Pennsylvania
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, one in every 150 children born in the United States is diagnosed with autism and the Department of Defense reports the incidence as one in every 88 for children of military personnel. Therapeutic drumming has been shown to improve the clinical outcomes for children with autism. Unfortunately, there is a shortage of trained facilitators to provide this form of therapy. Saint Francis University’s CERMUSA collaborated with CAMCO, an independent Physical and Occupational Therapy organization, to train rural Occupational Therapists in the facilitation of percussion-oriented therapy techniques.