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April is OT Month!

“Occupational Therapy: Living Life To Its Fullest™” April is National Occupational Therapy Month—during the month of April University of Florida occupational therapy students and UF Health OT clinicians take the opportunity to showcase the distinct value of our profession. Community occupational therapy practitioners and University of Florida OT students…

SOTA helps raise money ‘For the Kids’

SOTA participated in Dance Marathon at UF for the first time this year, having 4 members represent the organization. Each danced 26.2 hours to raise money and awareness for the Children’s Miracle Network at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital. SOTA raised a total of $2,456.49, which is an incredible feat…

MOT Students and Alumna Establish OT Equal Access Clinic

Lindsey Dhans, MOT, OTR/L, a recent graduate of the UF Masters in Occupational Therapy program, and current MOT students, Kelsey Iglesia, Shannon Plunkett, Meghan McMullen and Alyxandra Aldrich, welcomed the first clients to the new Occupational Therapy Equal Access Clinic last month. The clinic will provide free services to…

Rebecca Piazza, OTR/L awarded Fieldwork Educator of the Year

Rebecca Piazza, OTR/L was awarded the University of Florida, Department of Occupational Therapy Fieldwork Educator of the Year. Becky was nominated for her dedication to the education of our fieldwork students and her excellent contributions to the Masters in Occupational Therapy program. Becky is the Clinical Coordinator at UF…

MOT students present research on driving safety

From left to right: Kiah Brown, Stephanie Hernandez, and Megan Shanahan Kiah Brown, Stephanie Hernandez, and Megan Shanahan became part of the Institute for Mobility, Activity and Participation (I-MAP) as part of the Health Science Honors…

Trained students offer CarFit program to local drivers

The Department of Occupational Therapy and students from the Masters in Occupational Therapy Program offer CarFit, a free national program, each fall. CarFit is designed to help mature drivers fit more comfortably and safely in their vehicles. Trained occupational therapy students lead drivers through a 12-point checklist with their…

MOT students attend the annual Student Conclave

Over forty UF Masters in Occupational Therapy students attended the annual Student Conclave.  This conference is jointly sponsored by the National Board for the Certification of Occupational Therapists and the American Occupational Therapy Association.  Held in Jacksonville this year the conference provided professional development activities that explore the roles…