[Video] TEDTalk – An Occupational Therapist’s Role in Person-Centered Design
Ever wonder how OTs can impact the field of engineering? Watch how Rebecca Langbein, an occupational therapy student from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA bridges her love of occupational therapy with her passion for STEM to create change for her clients.
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About Rebecca Langbein
Rebecca Langbein is pursuing her clinical doctorate in Occupational Therapy(OT) at Thomas Jefferson University. Like many OTs, Rebecca is constantly learning about how OT practitioners can empower their clients and communities by combining occupational therapy, engineering, and design. Rebecca aims to design environments and technologies that will provide more equitable opportunities for participation among all people, especially people undergoing occupational therapy.
Why We Like This Video:
People of all ages and backgrounds have needs in order to access everyday spaces. Occupational therapists have valuable skills that can benefit engineers, urban planners, and designers to make more equitable spaces that allow their clients to participate in everyday life just like anyone else. Because OTs are people-centered, they can offer a valuable perspective in making society and communities around the world more “people-friendly”.