￼144 – THE OT ROUNDTABLE – Should Every OT Practitioner Be A Fieldwork Educator?
Our Roundtable Guest:
Nancy is an occupational therapist in Maryland who has worked in a skilled nursing facility for 3 years, the first year as a new grad traveler. Nancy loves helping people as cliche as it may seem, that’s her passion in life. Helping people in all/any capacity, and OT especially allows her to do that everyday. Nancy has a YouTube channel, where she teaches students and clinicians about OT and healthcare in general. She also has a psychology background so she functions from a place of understanding, offering spiritual help and providing counseling to people as they navigate their lives. She loves entrepreneurship, having so many business ideas; especially when it comes to therapy and outside of therapy. Advocacy of OT and inclusion is also one of her many passions, as she was born in Ghana, and would love to have a rehab center there one day to help people unable to access quality rehab/habilitation.
- Is being a fieldwork educator a skill?
- What are traits that make a good educator?
- Importance of communication
- Navigating safety and expectations
- Educators knowing their roles in fieldwork education
- When do you know that you are ready to take students?
- How we can prepare to be a fieldwork educator
- Crucial Conversations book: https://amzn.to/3lnrb6N
- AOTA Fieldwork Resources: https://www.aota.org/Education-Careers/Fieldwork.aspx
- AOTA Fieldwork Educators Certification Course: https://www.aota.org/Education-Careers/Fieldwork/Workshop.aspx
- OT Facebook Educators group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1795790853814818
- University run seminars
- Conference courses