On The air
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Nerida Hyett is an OT working as a lecturer in the OT program at La Trobe University Bendigo in Victoria, Australia. Nerida completed a Bachelor's degree in OT in 2006, a Master's in Health Science in 2011, and a PhD in 2016. She has worked in community health, alcohol and drug services, youth mental health, and project management. Nerida's research is in the area of consumer and community participation, and she is developing a model of community-centered practice for use in OT. On this episode, she discusses her path into the profession of occupational therapy and her work and research in community-based practice.
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Amy Mooney, MS, OTR/L, our guest for Episode 22, is back to continue the discussion about Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, or "ME," through the lens of an OT practitioner and as a mother of a child with this condition. On this episode, Amy talks about the distinct role of occupational therapy in working with individuals with ME, and she calls for a shift in thinking that is sure to resonate with OT practitioners and others interested in and involved with ME.
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Amy Mooney, MS, OTR/L, is an occupational therapist who knows first-hand about the role of caregiving and about Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, or "ME," as the mother of a child with this condition. ME is also referred to as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), Myalgic Encephalopathy, Post-Viral Fatigue Syndrome, and Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome.
Amy has an undergraduate degree from Loyola University in Chicago and a Master's degree in OT from Rush University Chicago. She is a retired Peace Corp volunteer and has worked as an OT in a variety of pediatric settings, including schools, early intervention/home health, outpatient, and private practice. Amy is the mother of 3 school-aged children including a 12 year-old daughter who has ME. Amy is interested in increasing awareness about ME, especially in the medical community, and hopes to inform fellow OT practitioners about how they can support the care and provide treatment for people with this condition.
On this episode of On The air, Amy talks about her path into the profession of OT and shares about her family's journey with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. We discuss gaps in care and support sometimes experienced by individuals and families with chronic conditions and how a background and training in occupational therapy enters into the equation in assuming the role of caregiver for a loved one with a chronic illness.