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Special Interest Sections

SIS Table of Contents

Work and Industry SIS

The Work and industry SIS focuses on the unique role of occupational therapy in assisting people to engage and reengage in work across the lifespan. The section is dedicated to understanding the relationship of work to human development, motivation, and performance. If you’re interested about more information regarding work and industry related resources, updated evidence-based practice, or have any questions; please refer to our current liason, Trevor Tash, at trevor.tash@providence.org. We also welcome you to interact with your fellow Oregon practitioners on the Work and Industry Forum.

Productive Aging SIS

The Productive Aging SIS provides a forum that fosters professional development and clinical excellence for practitioners, educators, students, and researchers concerned with the occupational needs of older adults. Section activities address practice, research, legislation, and education related to the full continuum of care for the aged. If you’re interested about more information regarding productive aging related resources, updated evidence-based practice, or have any questions; please refer to our current liason, Paul Zulak, at paul.zulak@providence.org. We also welcome you to interact with your fellow Oregon practitioners on the Productive Aging Forum

Mental Health SIS

The Mental Health SIS provides a networking and information forum for occupational therapy practitioners providing services to address mental health disorders and psychosocial dysfunction in a wide range of settings. If you’re interested about more information regarding mental health related resources, updated evidence-based practice, or have any questions; please refer to our current liason Jackie Fullerton, at jacquelinenfullerton@gmail.com. We also welcome you to interact with your fellow Oregon practitioners on the Mental Health Forum

Children and Youth SIS

The Children and Youth SIS is dedicated to addressing the needs of practitioners serving in programs under Parts B and C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). This includes infants, preschoolers, children, and adolescents. If you’re interested about more information regarding children and youth related resources, updated evidence-based practice, or have any questions; please refer to our current liason Erin Cochran, at cochraer@ohsu.edu. We also welcome you to interact with your fellow Oregon practitioners on the Children and Youth Forum

Sensory Integration and Processing SIS

The Sensory Integration and Processing SIS offers leadership, resources, and information, ensuring that members are current in the research and development of sensory integration theory, assessment, and intervention as applied in occupational therapy practice. The leadership position for Sensory Integration and Processing Liason is currently OPEN, therefore we do not have a designated contact at this time. We do, however, welcome you to interact with your fellow Oregon practitioners in regards to sensory integration and processing resources, updated evidence-based practice, or about any other related questions you may have on this special interest section on the Sensory Integration and Processing Forum

Rehabilitation and Disability SIS

The Rehabilitation & Disability SIS aims to meet the needs of occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, and students who serve individuals with physical dysfunction resulting from a wide range of conditions. The leadership position for Rehabilitation and Disability Liason is currently OPEN, therefore we do not have a designated contact at this time. We do, however, welcome you to interact with your fellow Oregon practitioners in regards to rehabilitation and disability resources, updated evidence-based practice, or about any other related questions you may have on this special interest section on the Rehabilitation and Disability Forum

Home and Community SIS

The Home & Community Health SIS provides resources and support for occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, and students whose practice environment is the home and community. Examples include home health, adult day services, senior housing, wellness programs, community mental health centers, home modification, and accessibility consultation. The leadership position for Home and Community Liason is currently OPEN, therefore we do not have a designated contact at this time. We do, however, welcome you to interact with your fellow Oregon practitioners in regards to sensory integration and processing resources, updated evidence-based practice, or about any other related questions you may have on this special interest section on the Sensory Integration and Processing Forum.

Developmental Disabilities SIS

The goal of the Developmental Disabilities SIS is to focus on how OT assessment and intervention can facilitate the inclusion of individuals with developmental disabilities in home, school, work, and community life. If you’re interested about more information regarding developmental disabilities related resources, updated evidence-based practice, or have any questions; please refer to our current liason Margaret Wolf, at wolfma@ohsu.edu. We also welcome you to interact with your fellow Oregon practitioners on the Developmental Disabilities Forum.

Academic Education SIS

The Academic Education SIS group share a common interest in the field of occupational therapy eduation and include fieldwork eduators, academic fieldwork coordinators, and students. If you’re interested about more information regarding academic education related resources, updated evidence-based practice, or have any questions; please refer to our current liason Mary Greer, at mgreer@pacificu.edu. We also welcome you to interact with your fellow Oregon practitioners on the Academic Education Forum.

Oregon OT Emerging Practice SIS

The Oregon OT Emerging Practice SIS group is one of our newest sections that we are excited to jump start. Our team is still working on determining what the main focus will pertain to, and kindly ask for your patience on this section. Furthermore, the leadership position for Oregon OT Emerging Practice Liason is currently OPEN, therefore we do not have a designated contact at this time. We do, however, welcome you to interact with your fellow Oregon practitioners in regards to Oregon OT Emerging Practice resources, updated evidence-based practice, or about any other related questions you may have on this special interest section on the Oregon OT Emerging Practice Forum

Retirees

Retirees – Just because you are retired, it doesn’t mean that you turn off your OT. Our organization values those who came before us and rely on them for their wisdom, experience, and stories. Our retirees offer their time and talent to mentor, volunteer for events or special projects, or share their expertise. Networking, education, and advocacy at its finest! We welcome you to interact on the Retirees Forum and for more information you can contact our current liason, Charlotte Maloney at cmaloneyotr@comcast.net

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