Occupational Therapy Month

During the month of April, the American Occupational Therapy Association celebrates OT Month and the more than 213,000 occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, and students who work nationwide to create fuller lives for clients and their families.

The Role of an OT

As an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant, you are part of a vitally important profession that helps people across the lifespan participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities. Your holistic and customized approach to evaluations, interventions, and outcomes help a child with disabilities participate in school and in social situations, assist a person recovering from injuries to regain skills, aid an older adult to stay as independent as possible, and offer the specialized support and services to people of all ages and in all circumstances that only occupational therapy can provide.

Occupational Therapy Month Events

Thursday, April 11

17th Glen E. Gresham Visiting Professorship and Lecture in Rehabilitation Science

Dr. Virginia Stoffel presents: "Compassion: an approach to self-care; a tool in research and teaching; a core value guiding leadership and practice in the rehabilitation and public health professions"

Zoom and free CE available for OT and PT practitioners.

Ginny Stoffel, PhD, served as president of the American Occupational Therapy Association from 2013 to 2016. She is currently the AOTA delegate to the World Federation of Occupational Therapy (WFOT). She represented the voice of occupational therapy to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's Recovery to Practice program and the National Quality Forum Serious Mental Illness Action Team, and is currently involved in several projects for WFOT on mental health, innovation and advocacy.

5 p.m.  | 148 Diefendorf Hall | UB South Campus

Friday, April 19

professional headshot of Laura Rozin.

Scholar Event with Leora Rozin: "Motherhood OT & Family Wellness" 

Free CE available.

UB's Pi Theta Epsilon Tau Chapter invites the public to a scholar seminar with Leora Rozin. 

4 p.m.

This event takes place on zoom: https://buffalo.zoom.us/j/95602619333?pwd=ZG51TXN5citSSFNpaFU2NWw5bE9rZz09