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Dr. Denise Donica, assistant professor of occupational therapy. Photo by Jay Clark, University Marketing. Dr. Denise Donica, assistant professor of occupational therapy. Photo by Jay Clark, University Marketing.
Lighten the load
Occupational therapy students teach backpack safety

GREENVILLE, N.C.   (Sept. 15, 2011)   —  
If a group of Pitt County seventh-graders had their way, eliminating heavy backpacks would be simple.

Get rid of the usually thick science and math books. Make lighter books, or use e-readers for most subjects.

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Erica Latham, 12, places her backpack on the scale as ECU occupational therapy students Meredith Burke, Katie Apple and Alison Bailey record the results. Photo by Jay Clark, University Marketing.
Erica Latham, 12, places her backpack on the scale as ECU occupational therapy students Meredith Burke, Katie Apple and Alison Bailey record the results. Photo by Jay Clark, University Marketing.
ECU occupational therapy graduate students Meredith Burke and Alison Bailey demonstrate the proper way to wear a backpack for a seventh-grade class. Photo by Jay Clark, University Marketing.
ECU occupational therapy graduate students Meredith Burke and Alison Bailey demonstrate the proper way to wear a backpack for a seventh-grade class. Photo by Jay Clark, University Marketing.

 


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