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

Making the Connection: A Student Occupational Therapist Perspective

As a student occupational therapist, one of the main concepts that have been instilled in me is the profound impact that engaging in meaningful activities has on one’s health and wellbeing. When you break down this idea, it truly does make sense as our lives are made up of doing things we like, or need [...]

By |2020-05-29T08:58:31-05:00May 29th, 2020|0 Comments

Everyone deserves a chance to dance; reflections from our International Student OT

Hello everyone! We kicked off 2019 by welcoming our first international student, Becca, from the University of South Dakota. Becca is a Doctoral Occupational Therapy student who spent four weeks with us and traveled to all of our studios. You likely saw her bright smile in the lobby and in our classes throughout the month [...]

By |2019-02-06T14:36:08-05:00February 6th, 2019|0 Comments

OT Month Celebration Post

Hello again, Dance Ability community! In this post, as part of our OT celebration month, we would like to recognize and thank Sabrina Curatolo! Sabrina is our primary OT at June Lawrence School of Dance in Mississauga. Q: What was your first interaction / experience with The Dance Ability Movement? A: Attending a class at [...]

By |2018-10-26T09:11:34-05:00October 26th, 2018|0 Comments

OT Month Celebration Post

Hello Dance Ability Movement community! As you may know, October is OT month and we are celebrating the wonderful OT's that make up The Dance Ability Movement! In this post we would like to recognize Casey Cadeau, our primary OT at Elite Dance Corps in Bradford and secondary OT at the Dance Workshop in Alliston. [...]

By |2018-10-11T22:08:31-05:00October 11th, 2018|0 Comments

The Individuality of Expression

What do you think about when you see the colour green? When looking at the colour blue, what do you feel? These are some of the questions that Aiden opened up to our group when we had the pleasure of learning alongside him during a paint workshop this past week. Aiden Lee is an incredibly [...]

By |2018-10-07T09:45:16-05:00October 7th, 2018|0 Comments

Learning is a process…

Jade & I have recently been granted status as Adjunct Faculty members at The University of Toronto for the work we do in supporting student OT education. We value the opportunity we have to share our inclusive dance community with aspiring OT's who can learn about innovation, creativity, and family-centered care first-hand. We've supervised 7 [...]

By |2018-09-03T18:56:41-05:00September 3rd, 2018|0 Comments