Who's Who: Occupational Therapist
Occupational Therapist Jill Brody discusses her work with deaf-blind students. Posted 9/1/10.
View parts 1, 2, and 3 below on this webpage, or click on the lower right-hand corner to watch on YouTube.
Part 1 of 3 (Video length: 7:13)
- What is occupational therapy?
- Are there any misconceptions about your discipline you would like to address in order to clarify your roles and responsibilities?
- What can occupational therapists do for students who are deaf-blind?
Part 2 of 3 (Video length: 7:08)
- How else might you intervene with a deaf-blind child?
- Play with a purpose
- What knowledge and skills do you bring to students' educational teams?
- OT assessments
- Developing the sense of touch
Part 3 of 3 (Video length: 9:14)
- Is there a difference between what you are trained to do and what you actually do for students who are deaf-blind?
- What is sensory integration?
- Do your services change with the age of the student, and if so, how?
- How do you share your expertise with others on the child's educational team, including family members, so that your goals are integrated into the student's home and school lives?
- Is there anything else you would like to add?