The Occupational Therapy profession is predominantly female – with an actual decrease in the number of male occupational therapy professionals since the last salary survey. Does the profession recognize this as a problem? If so, what can be done to increase the number of males in occupational therapy? This is part of the Continued Learning Podcast series.
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Course created on January 22, 2024
- After this course, participants will be able to identify the prevalence of men within the occupational therapy profession.
- After this course, participants will be able to recognize how the male occupational therapy practitioner deficit may affect patient care.
- After this course, participants will be able to list innovative ways to address male faculty, student, and practitioner shortages in occupational therapy.
|Prevalence of men in occupational therapy
|How the deficit may affect care
|Innovative ways to address male faculty, student, and practitioner shortages in occupational therapy
André Johnson has been an occupational therapy assistant for thirteen years and is currently in school to become an occupational therapist. His clinical background is in pediatrics: outpatient, school-based, and orthopedics, but he additionally has experience in academia, short-term rehab, and long-term skilled nursing facilities. Mr. Johnson is heavily involved in his profession with leadership roles, both in the state as the Florida Occupational Therapy Association’s Leadership Development Committee Chair and South Florida Black OT Caucus’ Secretary, as well as nationally and internationally via professional organizations such as the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) as Commission on Education and B.R.O.T.H.A.S. in OT as Vice President.
Mr. Johnson is speaking today as an individual, and his opinions are solely his own and do not represent the views or opinions of the organizations in which he has leadership positions.
MS, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Dr. Dennis Cleary has over 25 years of experience as an occupational therapist. Dennis’ clinical practice has been primarily with children and adults with intellectual disabilities to encourage their full participation in all aspects of life at home, work, and in the community. He has had faculty positions at The Ohio State University and Indiana University. As a researcher, he has been on teams that have received over seven million dollars in grants from state and federal agencies, including a National Institutes of Health multisite trial of the Vocational Fit Assessment, an age-appropriate transition assessment, which he co-created. He has numerous publications and national and international presentations. Dennis is passionate about increasing the role of Occupational Therapy in transition-age service with the goal of improving outcomes and quality of life for all.
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American Occupational Therapy Association
OccupationalTherapy.com is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development, #7659. Course approval ID# 08721. This distance learning - independent course is offered at 0.1 CEUs/contact hours (Introductory level, Professional Issues Area). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
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National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy
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