Digital Media as a Powerful Tool for Knowledge Translation and Advocacy in Occupational Therapy

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Digital media has become increasingly important in the fields of occupational therapy, healthcare, and human services, offering opportunities for information sharing, raising awareness, advocating for vital issues, and challenging traditional norms. However, digital media also presents challenges such as information overload, misinformation spread, accuracy, and the digital divide.

This MindHub Spring 2024 session focused on the use of digital media for knowledge translation and advocacy in occupational therapy. The session was held via Zoom on January 24, 2024. This event featured insights from six panelists, including Clarice Grote, MS, OTR/L, an innovative advocate for occupational therapy, Medicare specialist, and host of the Amplify OT Podcast; Khalilah R. Johnson, PhD, MS, OTR/L, an Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, owner and operator of #SlayingAcademia™, LLC, and co-host of the Dr. thOTs Podcast; Ryan Lavalley, PhD, MOT, OTR/L, Assistant Professor and lead of the Community Practice Lab at UNC and co-host of the Dr. thOTs Podcast; Stacey Reynolds, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Professor and research director at Virginia Commonwealth University and editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Occupational Therapy; Greg Santucci, MS, OTR/L, a pediatric occupational therapist, founding director of Power Play Pediatric Therapy with an active social media engagement; and Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L, an occupational therapist based in California with a unique experience managing TEDx events. The session highlighted the importance of digital media in the field, offering a platform for promoting knowledge and raising awareness.

The session was sponsored by the Post-Professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate program. To learn about future MindHub Series events, follow us on Facebook or email the program director to be added to our mailing list:



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