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, March 31 to Saturday, April 2

American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference

UB Occupational Therapy program faculty host a booth at the AOTA Annual Conference. Stop by booth #439 to visit and learn about UB's entry-level and post-professional programs including the new online Certificate in Rehabilitative Technology program.

Wednesday, April 6

OT/OTA Intraprofessional Experience

Students from SUNY Erie Community College come to the UB campus to work with UB's Occupational Therapy BS/MS students and develop intraprofessional collaborative skills as they learn about the roles of each member of the OT team.

5 p.m. 

Thursday, April 7

Get to Know UB Occupational Therapy

UB Alpha Eta and UB Coalition of Occupational Therapy Advocates for Diversity (COTAD) students present Get To Know UB Occupational Therapy, an evening of information and activities for UB students.

5 to 7 p.m., Student Union, 210 Landmark Room | UB North Campus 

Thursday, April 28

13th Annual Glen E. Gresham Memorial Lectureship

Dr. Marcia Scherer presents "Technology is the Answer, But That's Not the Question." (CE available for OT and PT practitioners.)

5 p.m. 146 Diefendorf Hall | UB South Campus