I was lucky enough to be invited to be a keynote speaker at the Modification Australia Conference. I tweeted a photo of a me speaking and a definition of what a quality modification should be and a few people not at the conference wanted a copy of the slide and so I thought I would make the slide available here.
Anyone who knows me, knows I love lego. And so I have taken the brick to explain the benefits of inclusive design. Click here to explore my thoughts – enjoy!
I presenting at the marvellous OT24Vx2015: Being an Agent of Change, which is a free on-line conference. Please come along if you’ve got time. Here is what I’ll be presenting on.
Building together: Occupational therapy and the construction industry
By modifying the home environment, occupational therapists utilise design and construction methods to improve or restore occupational performance. This presentation will explain how design and construction knowledge was used to develop a novel occupationfocused process protocol for home modifications.
Participants will be able to:
- Justify the role of occupational therapy in home modification practice
- Explain why occupation-focused practice is important when modifying environments
- Appraise the role of design and construction in the occupational therapy process
On the whole, the visits I plan with equipment and adaptations reps go OK. But over the years, I’ve had some visits go spectacularly wrong. On reflection, I have to blame my decision making process when organising these visits. Being the OT nerd I am, I’ve turned to our theory base to develop this tool for oraganising visits with reps. The goal of the tool is to gather the right information, at the right time, so that we orgnaise the right visit for both the person(s) a the rep and me the OT.
Hope you find it helpful.