2020 World Occupational Therapy Day – Interview with Miss Jade!

We are wrapping up our 2020 World OT Day celebration posts with an interview with Miss Jade, one of the co-founders of The Dance Ability Movement, who is also an OT! Thank you to our DAM OTs and all OTs around the world for making a difference in the lives of many! How you’ve been [...]

By |2020-10-31T12:31:51-05:00October 31st, 2020|0 Comments

2020 World Occupational Therapy Day – Interview with Miss Mallory!

Our 2020 World OT Day celebration is coming to an end! Today, you will know more about the Ryan sisters, founders of The Dance Ability Movement, who are also OTs! Check out Miss Mallory’s interview below and stay tuned for Miss Jade’s post. How you’ve been reimagining participation in occupations throughout your career? Throughout my [...]

By |2020-10-30T14:12:49-05:00October 31st, 2020|0 Comments

2020 World Occupational Therapy Day – Interview with Miss Amanda!

Continuing with our 2020 World OT Day celebration posts, we are sharing with you an interview with Miss Amanda, one of our new OTs! We hope you enjoy it! Stay tuned for tomorrow's interviews with Miss Mallory and Miss Jade! How you’ve been reimagining participation in occupations throughout your career? Participating in occupations is more [...]

By |2020-10-30T18:26:41-05:00October 30th, 2020|0 Comments

2020 World Occupational Therapy Day – Interview with Miss Nadia!

As you may know, October 27th is World OT Day and we are celebrating our wonderful OTs throughout the week! Today, you will learn more about Miss Nadia! We hope you enjoy it! How you’ve been reimagining participation in occupations throughout your career? Participation can look different for everyone, and how it looks on the [...]

By |2020-10-30T13:36:02-05:00October 30th, 2020|0 Comments

2020 World Occupational Therapy Day – Interview with Miss Mara!

In this post, as part of our 2020 World OT Day celebration, we would like to recognize Miss Mara, one of our new OTs who joined our team this season! We hope you enjoy it! Don’t miss tomorrow’s interviews with Miss Amanda and Miss Nadia! How you’ve been reimagining participation in occupations throughout your career? [...]

By |2020-10-29T11:09:06-05:00October 29th, 2020|0 Comments

2020 World Occupational Therapy Day – Interview with Miss Elyse!

Continuing with our 2020 World OT Day celebration posts, today we are sharing with you an interview with Miss Elyse, one of our wonderful OTs! We hope you enjoy it! Stay tuned for the next interviews! How you’ve been reimagining participation in occupations throughout your career? To me, being an occupational therapist means using a [...]

By |2020-10-30T13:27:04-05:00October 28th, 2020|0 Comments

2020 World Occupational Therapy Day – ‘Reimagine Doing’

Every year, the World Federation of Occupational Therapists creates a campaign to celebrate World Occupational Therapy Day, which takes place on October 27th. The 2020 campaign theme is ‘Reimagine Doing’ and the main goal is to celebrate the expertise of occupational therapy for reimagining participation in occupations that provide value and meaning to everyday life. [...]

By |2020-10-30T13:26:23-05:00October 27th, 2020|5 Comments

Pathways and Resources for Engagement and Participation: How to integrate evidence into practice

This week, Tori McQuat will be sharing her story about her time with the Dance Ability Movement and what she has done to improve service delivery at the Dance Ability Movement. Hi everyone! My name is Tori McQuat and I am a second year Occupational Therapy student at the University of Toronto. Originally, I had [...]

By |2020-06-17T11:37:03-05:00June 17th, 2020|0 Comments

Communication & Expression – Staying Connected Through Dance

My name is Mara and I am an occupational therapy student from the University of Toronto!  For the past eight weeks, I have been working with Mallory and Jade along with three other students to complete our third fieldwork placement.  I was ecstatic when I learned I had been matched with the Dance Ability Movement!  [...]

By |2020-06-12T10:40:09-05:00June 12th, 2020|0 Comments

What is good for some dancers, is good for all! A student occupational therapist’s perspective on universal design.

Throughout my two years as an occupational therapy student, I have learned the importance of creating an inclusive classroom and allowing individuals of all abilities to have a chance to participate in any activity they enjoy. As occupational therapists, we understand the importance that activities have on an individual’s wellbeing and mental health – each [...]

By |2020-06-08T10:49:25-05:00June 8th, 2020|0 Comments
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