Disability Policy & Studies
Disability Policy and Studies (DPS) is an office of the School of Health Professions at the University of Missouri. DPS is home to a number of projects related to employment, independent living, community integration, and access for people with disabilities. In general these projects do not provide direct services to persons with disabilities, but instead provide advice, training, and support to agencies and groups which provide those services. DPS at the University of Missouri primarily serves the states of Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, and Kansas. It has been in existence since 1975.
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The Adult Day Connection
The Adult Day Connection (ADC) is a state-licensed adult day health care program that provides a supportive environment for adults who have experienced physical and/or cognitive changes. Offering this respite service can delay entry into a long-term care placement and allow family members and caregivers to work, complete needed tasks or rest.
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The Robert G. Combs Language Preschool
This preschool serves children aged 3 to 5 years with or without speech and language difficulties. MU CSD seniors and graduate students are clinicians for this preschool under the direct supervision of certified faculty. Given the intense speech and language focus of this program, a very low clinician to student ratio is maintained, approximating 1 clinician for every 2-3 students.
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Our mission is to provide physical therapy care and education to the un/underinsured population of Mid-Missouri in order to empower patients to take charge of their health and well-being, while enhancing student learning through hands-on experience and research opportunities. A team of graduate-level student physical therapists and licensed, practicing physical therapy clinicians will work together with the patient to improve the function and quality of life of all patients.
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Occupational Therapy Adult Clinic
The Department of Occupational Therapy Adult Clinic is a student-administered service provided under the direct supervision of a licensed occupational therapist. The clinic is designed to provide consultation, evaluation, individual treatment and/or client and caregiver education.
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Occupational Therapy Pediatric Clinic
The Department of Occupational Therapy Pediatric Clinic is a student-administered service provided under the direct supervision of a licensed occupational therapist. The clinic is designed to provide consultation, evaluation, individual treatment and/or client and caregiver education for children with disabilities; including evaluation, individual and specialized group treatment.
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MU Speech and Hearing Clinic
Established more than 50 years ago, the MU Speech and Hearing Clinic provides a full range of diagnostic and clinical speech-language services to children and adults with a wide variety of communication needs. Group and individual therapy sessions are available, based on the needs of each client.
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Missouri Arthritis and Osteoporosis Program (MAOP)
The Missouri Arthritis and Osteoporosis Program (MAOP) provides community-based services and education for people with arthritis and related conditions in order to reduce disability associated with rheumatic disease and improve overall quality of life.
Central Missouri Regional Arthritis Center
The Central Missouri Regional Arthritis Center (CEMRAC) is one of seven regional arthritis centers designed to offer arthritis self-management and physical activity programs. CEMRAC serves a 24-county area in Missouri.
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Adult Neuropsychology Laboratories
Neuropsychological services for adults with all types of central nervous system diseases and injuries
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Child Neuropsychology Clinic
Diagnostic and evaluation services for children and adolescents with developmental, genetic or neurological disorders
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