On The air
List of Episodes
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Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L, is an occupational therapist licensed in the state of California who practices in skilled nursing facilities. Bill specializes in the subject of autism and connecting with others via social media, passions that stem from his diagnosis of Asperger's Syndrome which first came to light in 2010. He has presented internationally at occupational therapy conferences and is the first OT practitioner to have done two TEDx talks. Bill also has a passion for leadership in OT; he currently serves within the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) community of leaders and as the Representative Assembly (RA) Representative #2 from California.
On this episode, Bill shares about his path into the field of OT, challenges and successes he has experienced in pursuing his aspirations as a leader in the field of OT, and his work in connecting with others on social media and as a TEDx speaker.
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Kendal Booker, MS, OTR/L, is an occupational therapy educator who primarily teaches adult and geriatric-focused courses in a Master's level OT program. She loves to read, spend time outdoors, and travel with her husband and two children. Kendal is passionate about encouraging and mentoring others. She is currently pursing a doctorate in education as she continues in her teaching position.
On the episode, Kendal talks about Impostor Phenomenon, including what it is, how it can impact performance, and what one can do to address challenges related to this experience.
Recommendations from Episode 7:
Time spent fretting about our status as impostors is time away from dancing with our fear, from leading and from doing work that matters." ~Seth Godin
Teresa Britt, MSN, RN, is the Director of Education for the Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Simulation at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, TN. Teresa has taught healthcare education for over 25 years and has extensive knowledge of current methodologies and best practices for utilization of Standardized Patients/Simulated Patients in healthcare education.
On this episode of On the Air, Teresa discusses the importance of interprofessional development, debriefing, and critical reflection in both simulation in healthcare education and in clinical practice.
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Orli Weisser-Pike, OTD, OTR/L, is an occupational therapist and an assistant professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, TN. Orli holds a post-professional doctoral in occupational therapy and has a special interest in clinical practice in low vision.
On this episode of On the Air, Orli shares about her drive for creativity and her quest for lifelong learning.
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Jami Flick, MS, OTR/L, is an occupational therapist and an assistant professor serving as the Academic Fieldwork Coordinator in the Department of Occupational Therapy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) in Memphis, TN. In addition, she serves as a faculty sponsor for Rachel Kay Stevens Therapy Center, a student-run pro bono occupational therapy clinic at UTHSC. Jami has clinical experience with pediatric, adult, and geriatric clients in acute care, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), inpatient rehab, outpatient, and burn unit facilities. She has volunteered as an OT in the Dominican Republic and Haiti and is currently the fieldwork developer for the first-ever Bachelor's Degree-level OT and PT program in Haiti. In addition, she is pursuing a PhD in Health Science at Nova Southeastern University with an emphasis in global health.
On this episode of On The Air, Jami talks about capacity building in developing countries and in underserved populations and shares about her passion for public health and community-based practice.
Miri Lee, OTD, OTR/L, is an occupational therapist and the founder of OTmiri.com, a website dedicated to helping students, recent graduates and new practitioners through education, community and inspiration. She has a psychology degree from the University of California, Berkeley and earned her masters and doctorate degrees in occupational therapy from the University of Southern California.
The focus of Miri’s doctorate residency was on the role of technology and social media in promoting meaningful occupation and a sense of social connectedness in the community. Today, she is utilizing various social media and online platforms to bring together a global online community of occupational therapy students and new practitioners to promote meaningful engagement, connectedness, and support within the OT profession.
On this episode of On The Air, Miri talks about getting her start on social media, all the way up to developing her website, and she shares advice for people preparing to enter the field of OT.
Recommendations from this episode:
"If there's one thing that I think is so important for students and recent graduates that I personally have benefitted from, it's finding a mentor."
Catherine Hoyt, OTD, OTR/L, is a founding member and serves as the Chair of the Coalition of Occupational Therapy Advocates for Diversity (COTAD). She is an alum of Washington University in St. Louis Program in Occupational Therapy and is currently in her third year of working towards her PhD in Rehabilitation and Participation Science. As a clinician, Catherine focuses her time on supporting infants and toddlers with or at risk of developmental delay and their families particularly in underserved or neglected communities. Apart from clinical practice, Catherine has developed and taught a conversational Spanish curriculum for preparing OT students for service learning experiences. She is also the owner of My Little Sunshine Pediatric Therapy in St. Louis, MO, and serves on the advisory board for Southpaw Enterprises with two designs currently in production.
Catherine is on Twitter as @DrCatHoyt and can be reached via email at Catherine@DrCatherineHoyt.com.
Recommendations from this episode:
"If you're in OT school and you're preparing to enter the profession, I know that can be an intimidating place. You know a lot more than you think you do, and so just have confidence in that knowledge and your desire to help. If you have that passion and that energy, even if you don't know, you'll find the answer."
Anne Zachry, PhD, OTR/L, is a pediatric occupational therapist, assistant professor and Chair of the Occupational Therapy Program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Her research has been published in national peer-reviewed journals and her journals and her profession's trade magazines as well as a number of parenting magazines. Her blog, Pediatric Occupational Therapy Tips, has had over 2 million site visits. She is the author of the book Retro Baby, published by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Anne can be reached through her website, http://www.DrAnneZachry.com, on Twitter @AnneZachry, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recommendations from Episode 1:
The minute we stop learning, we begin death, the process of dying. We learn from each other with every action we perform. We are teaching goodness or evil every time we step out of the house and into the street."