In my role as the Professional Development Coordinator for Research & Education for the Technology Special Interest Section (TSIS), I am responsible for the development and implementation of 'Appy Hour,' a special Tech Day session devoted to the many ways that occupational therapy practitioners are using apps to improve practice. With 500+ attendees in 2014 and 1,000+ in 2015, Appy Hour is rightly characterized as one of AOTA's "fastest growing conference sessions." Be sure stop by Appy Hour 2016 in Chicago! We have a great lineup of presentations ready for you!!
I am writing to let you know that I am a candidate for the AOTA Special Interest Section Council (SISC) Chairperson-Elect.
AOTA has an active, engaged, and growing membership. Demonstrating the distinct value of occupational therapy and strengthening the link between education, research, and practice will be strategic priorities for the membership over the next 3-5 years. Similarly, it is essential that AOTA create an inclusive community where every member has the opportunity to serve. Unfortunately, while student and new practitioner members (i.e., first 5 years) are among the fastest growing membership groups, opportunities to serve AOTA as a volunteer-leader remain limited. The SISs are an ideal environment to include and develop student and new practitioner members because the SISs: (1) offer a diversity of practice and interest areas; (2) provide a proven networking and outreach infrastructure; and (3) foster opportunities for member participation, recognition, and leadership. As an experienced state and national-level leader, I have a proven track record of progressive service in positions of increasing responsibility over many years. My leadership style is honest, authentic, and direct. I value open-mindedness, trustworthiness, credibility, and independence. My work is deliberate, efficient, and outcomes-driven. I tend to favor using technology to improve workflow and outcomes whenever possible. I will leverage these skills to ensure that the SISs are responsive to member needs.
If you have questions, please feel free to contact me directly. If you do not currently hold an elected or appointed AOTA office, I hope that you will considering sharing my message with your occupational therapy students, colleagues, and friends. AOTA elections run from January 11-29th, 2016. I hope that I can count on your vote
The TET Lab had a productive year! 28 scholarly presentations at state or national conferences and 6 editor or peer-reviewed publications! Time to celebrate!!
Like my mentor, the late Dr. Jane Case-Smith, I have earned AOTA Board Certification in Pediatrics. The "BCP" credential reflects commitment to professional development, AOTA, and the profession. As a member of The Ohio State faculty and professional community, I believe the BCP credential sets an example of professional leadership and excellence in pediatric OT that students and other professionals may aspire to. This was certainly the case for Dr. Case-Smith and I.
Acquisition of the BCP credential is also aligned with The Ohio State University's application (with Nationwide Children's Hospital) to develop an approved AOTA Pediatric Residency.
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2015 DCDT Annual Conference: Reliability, Validity, and Clinical Utility of the Vocational Fit Assessment
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Husband - Hiker - Student
Occupational therapists prevent illness, remediate disability, and restore health by enabling participation in meaningful occupations (activities of daily living, work, & leisure).
This blog contains examples of how I participate in the profession of occupational therapy.