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Welcome to the Occupational Therapy International Online Network (OTION).

Our goal is to provide an online resource for the international occupational therapy community through this on-line forum.

You will have the opportunity to participate in discussion topics related to your practice area and interact with your international colleagues. A moderator, who will be a resource to the group, monitors each topic.

We look forward to your participation and contribution to international occupational therapy practice.

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#1 Re: Education » Cross-cultural Teaching » Wednesday 5th of July 2017 20:01

Hi Di,

I have some colleagues that may have some ideas about how to go about practice placements when there aren't many practitioners available to supervise. I'll contact them and try to put you in contact with them. I will not be going to ENOTHE, but good luck on your presentation!

#2 Re: Education » Welcome to OTION's Education forum! » Monday 6th of February 2017 17:33


Thanks for your post. I cannot think of any program off hand but I will keep my eyes open. In my PhD work, I am studying OT education in places where there are fewer resources and where OT is an emerging profession. So, if you find anything, please let me know too! Are you specifically thinking about practicing in another country? I'm curious to hear more about your interests!

All the best,

#3 Re: Education » Looking for continuing education research in occupational therapy » Thursday 19th of January 2017 16:10

It can be really frustrating looking for and applying jobs. Are you looking for an occupational therapy instructor or faculty position or an OT practice position? Perhaps, if you are looking for a position in OT education, people can suggest what strategies less experienced OT educators can use to find a job that is a good fit for them.
All the best,

#4 Re: Education » Studying In Europe » Wednesday 19th of October 2016 17:40

Hi Dinapapa,

I don't know of any schools firsthand. You may want to also post your comment in the Student and Studying in Another Country forum of OTION as well. Good luck!!

#5 Re: Education » Cross-cultural Teaching » Saturday 27th of August 2016 21:20

Thank you for posting here. I am very interested in the work you are doing in Kosovo. How long has the OT education program been running? I will also think about any resources I know of regarding the challenge of lack of supervising therapists for students' practice placements. I know many programs face this challenge when occupational therapy is an emerging profession in the country.

All the best,

#6 Re: Education » Welcome to OTION's Education forum! » Saturday 27th of August 2016 21:15

Hello Everyone!!
Thank you all for your enthusiastic participation in the new education forum! I am very excited to see all of the great ideas and questions that are being posed on this forum. Thank you for contributing your innovative ideas to our profession. Keep it up!

All the Best,

#7 Education » Cross-cultural Teaching » Sunday 24th of July 2016 12:38

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I am writing from Colombo Sri Lanka where I will be teaching occupational therapy students in a BSc course for one month. I have taught here in the course and am always happy to be back. I am curious about others' experiences teaching in countries other than their own. Are you an occupational therapy educator who has taught in a different country or are you an OT educator that has used educators from other countries to come teach in your program? If so, let us know about your experiences, successes, and challenges! I look forward to hearing other educators' perspectives!

All the best,

#8 Re: Practice » Online International Breast Cancer Rehabilitation Summit » Sunday 24th of July 2016 12:21

Thank you for your post. This online summit sounds like a great idea! Because the topic appears more related to practice, I moved the post to the Practice forum so others can find it easily.

All the best,

#9 Re: Education » OT Education Programs in Africa » Thursday 7th of July 2016 04:53

linlin wrote:

Excited to hear about these developments, as an OT in the UK with an interest in OT practice in Ghana and Africa in general.

Hi Linlin,
I know that the OT education program in Accra, Ghana started about 2-3 years ago. Thanks for showing interest in the forum!


#10 Re: Education » Welcome to OTION's Education forum! » Thursday 23rd of June 2016 16:29

Hi All,

I'm excited to see all the varied interests represented so far in this forum. Keep checking the forum frequently for topics of interest. Also, if you have a question or want to start a conversation, start a new topic for others to join.

All the Best!

#11 Re: Education » Welcome to OTION's Education forum! » Thursday 16th of June 2016 17:07

Thank you all for your posts and enthusiastic responses to the OTION education forum! Keep your comments and ideas coming! If you have questions or comments about specific topics, start a new conversation thread so that others can find the topic they are interested in easily. From time to time, I may start new topic-specific threads to make the forum easy for everyone to use. Thanks again and spread the word about the forum! The more people who use this resource, the more helpful it will be!

All the best!

#12 Education » Welcome to OTION's Education forum! » Friday 10th of June 2016 16:57

Replies: 31

Welcome to the Education Forum on OTION! This forum will serve as a place for occupational therapists and occupational therapy educators from around the world to exchange ideas, ask each other questions, and share innovative teaching practices.

My name is Bill Roberts and I am an occupational therapists and PhD student at Colorado State University in the United States. After volunteering as an OT and teaching in other countries, I have become interested in how occupational therapy is taught around the world and this has become the focus of my research.

I am very excited to learn from others' experiences in teaching occupational therapy. I hope that this forum will be a place where, as a group of OT educators, we continually build our knowledge about occupational therapy education together.

To start the conversation, please let everyone know who you are, where you teach and how you would like to use this forum!

All the Best!

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