This article explores creative therapies in rehabilitation. The Creative Works Studio (CWS) provides an example of creative therapies in mental illness and/or addiction rehabilitation. Although founded by an occupational therapist, the CWS has recently lost direct occupational therapy involvement. This article advocates for the inclusion of occupational therapists in programs like the CWS.
Hearing aids are notoriously poor at processing music, but McMaster University’s LIVELab, a research auditorium, aims to enhance hearing aid performance. This unique space was designed to measure audience and performer interactions during concerts and music listening. In this profile, learn how this facility also examines questions related to the rehabilitation sciences with a special focus on hearing disorders.