It was a big day — the start of my clinical internship as an occupational therapy student. I had landed a unique opportunity to work with people in recovery from substance abuse at Philadelphia’s Morris Home, a one-of-a-kind center for individuals who identify as transgender and gender variant individuals who do not match the larger society’s ideas of male and female.
A common myth is that occupational therapists help patient’s find jobs or employment. The goal of occupational therapists at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Salt Lake City is to help children live life to the fullest by helping them to develop, recover, improve or maintain their skills.
The celebration will feature work from artists who have benefited from occupational therapy, music, and hors d’oeuvres, with remarks at 6:30 p.m. from Dr. Jennifer Moore, chair of the UCA Department of Occupational Therapy.
Each year since 1980, the month of April has been declared Occupational Therapy Month. This year is a special celebration as the field of Occupational Therapy is celebrating 100 years! The new theme for the American Occupational Therapy Association is “Oc