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I am passionate about:
my job to assist people who are challenged to perform everyday tasks and activities and cannot meet the demands of everyday living. I am intrigued with how they occupy their time and whether this occupational engagement is meaningful and purposeful.
A little known fact about me is:
that I promote measurement of outcomes and to track change in our clients during and after intervention. I am known for the development of the Activity Participation Outcome Measure. It tracks change in adolescents and adults who received therapy.
Occupational therapy lecturer/researcher
University of the Witwatersrand, SA
"Practice what you preach, learn from others and be a role model"
In my current position as a professor and researcher, I engage in several research projects of which my MSc students form part of. We are implementing the Activity Participation Outcome Measure (APOM) in several hospitals, clinics and communities to track change in people who are challenged either by a diagnosis, condition, or environmental stressors such as poverty. I am supervising a number of PhD students. Four of these studies are about children and how to identify developmental delays and facilitate normal development in children from low resourced environments.