Welcome to the “table”
Connecting to our roots
& cultivating recipes
for your practice
Together in this place, we hope to deepen your knowledge of occupation and occupational therapy, increase your personal and professional lens in the use and importance of stories as a means to empower your practice and the lives of those you encounter, and ultimately to enrich your “recipes” for practice.
We believe in order to strengthen our own practice, it is important to connect to the roots of our profession. In doing this, we have chosen to reflect on the shared wisdom within the Eleanor Clarke Slagle Lectures, as a guide or map for our blog. In addition to this, we plan to share personal stories, both our own and yours, to develop understanding, practical application and community. Ultimately, what we hope each reader will take away will be their own “homestyle recipe” to bring to their own tables and share with others. These recipes will be rooted in the research, education and the clinical work of honored contributors of our profession, our own experiences, along with the shared narratives of the broader OT community, and of course -your own stories.
We are two generations of OT’s with fifty-six combined years of experience in many therapeutic settings. Over the years, we have held our own “table” of discussion about the meaning of OT, and continue to inspire one another even in the most discouraging of situations and times. Together, we have decided it is important to our profession to invite others to this “table, to connect and inspire one another. Together we aim to embrace the roots of our occupational therapy practice, share our “stories”, and help cultivate knowledge and new ideas into your own Homestyle “recipes” for practice.