Occupational Therapy New Zealand Whakaora Ngangahau Aotearoa

Day 3 of e-Clinical Workshops!

3rd Day of Workshops!

Our 3rd day of workshops are here! 

For those who have registered, you can access the links to join in on the workshops here: https://www.otnz.co.nz/links/

Let friends and colleagues know they can register too, at this link: https://www.otnz.co.nz/otweek2020/

See info about today’s workshops below.

Join Gill Webb (Contract Occupational Therapist) on Thursday, October 29th from 10am -1040am for an interactive session via Zoom, at the OTNZ-WNA e-Clinical workshops 2020.

Cultural Invisibility and Implications for Practice

As therapists we are required to reflect upon our own cultural competency, and at times this can be an uncomfortable process. However, identifying knowledge gaps and personal bias is a realistic way to acknowledge areas with opportunities for improvement. This presentation is a self-reflection based on a case study involving a Māori man in his 20’s, who was referred by ACC following a mild traumatic brain injury as a result of a rugby tackle. Reflecting on team interactions and client outcomes, my interpretation is that a cloak of cultural invisibility was affecting progress with rehabilitation. In seeking a way to structure interactions so that our Māori clients may be more likely to engage, I encountered the Hui Process. I propose that this model is a simple and effective way to incorporate principles of cultural competency into everyday practice. By doing so, we can reduce barriers to client engagement and potentially improve the delivery of rehabilitation services, leading to better client outcomes.

Access the Zoom links for this workshop, along with more information here: otnz.co.nz/links

See the abstract for this workshop here: https://www.otnz.co.nz/otweek2020/e-clinicalworkshops/

Join Glenda Paul (Occupational Therapist, Learning Support, Ministry of Education) on Thursday October 29th at 11am-1140am for an interactive
session via Zoom, at the OTNZ-WNA e-Clinical workshops 2020.

Building Adult capability using Zones of Regulation Framework with teachers/teacher aides.

By far the biggest need with our tamariki, is more than just developmental delay but huge amounts of dysregulated behaviours. I am convinced that change can only really happen when the adults around the student adapt and change their perspective. We see more and more children struggling to manage their emotions and become increasingly dysregulated. Teachers, teacher aides, parents and caregivers don’t have all the tools they need as well as struggling with their own frustrations. By learning about our own responses, we are more able to help those we teach, love and care for. The Zones of Regulation is a complete social-emotional learning curriculum, created to teach children self-regulation and emotional control.

Over lockdown this became even more apparent as we had backward and forward conversations about the struggles teaching staff in a particular school were experiencing especially with the return to level 2.  In effect lockdown put the pause on having to do “face to face”. We were able to ask what is the real need and how can we help support you? Working collaboratively with my Learning Support colleague we presented a Workshop on the Zones of Regulation. This has become a more sustainable way of implementing change from the inside out.

Access the Zoom links for this workshop, along with more information here: otnz.co.nz/links

See the abstract for this workshop here: https://www.otnz.co.nz/otweek2020/e-clinicalworkshops/