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OTS 36: Every Moment Counts Feat. Dr. Susan Bazyk, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

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Welcome to the show notes for Episode 36 of the OT Schoolhouse Podcast.

In this episode, Jayson has a discussion with Dr. Sue Bazyk, OTR/L, FAOTA, about the changes in school-based OT over the past 40 years and how therapists can move forward to support ALL students.

Listen in to hear about:

  • How OT came to be ingrained in school-based Practice

  • How treatment models have changed over 40+ years in school-based OT

  • What LRE stands for and why inclusive and embedded/integrated services are vital to school-based OT

  • What the "Every Moment Counts" program is and where to learn more about it. (See below for links to several freebie Handouts)

Bio: Susan Bazyk, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA is Professor Emerita of the Occupational Therapy Program at Cleveland State University where she taught for 34 years. Throughout her career, she has specialized in occupational therapy practice with children and youth in home, school, and community-based settings. Dr. Bazyk's research and publications have contributed to several areas of practice including parent-professional collaboration, understanding food refusal, occupation-based programming, and addressing the mental health needs of children. Since 2003, her scholarship has been guided by a commitment to exploring the needs of underserved populations – specifically, low-income urban youth.

In addition to authoring the book, Mental health promotion, prevention, and intervention with children and youth: A guiding framework (2011), Dr. Bazyk has authored 30 journal articles and several book chapters. She is the project director of Every Moment Counts: Promoting Mental Health Throughout the Day. She is nationally recognized for her leadership in building the capacity of occupational therapy practitioners to address the mental health needs of children and youth by embedding occupation-based mental health promotion strategies and model programs throughout the day to promote participation in school, home, and the community.

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The below references were mentioned throughout Episode 36 and generously shared by Dr. Bazyk.

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