Although I only taught them for one course (school-based OT), I was honored to have been asked by the OSU MOT class of 2012 to be one of their pre-commencement speakers this year. As a (relatively) young practitioner of occupational therapy, they asked me to speak to them about the importance of leadership early in one's career. I spoke to them about how through occupational therapy they now have the skills to lead on personal, profession, and even societal levels. It was great! I am now even more excited to join the ranks of OT faculty in the near future. That's me seated in the first row, on the left, eyes closed!
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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.