Saturday, April 28, 2012

Occupational therapy blogs you must read.

This weekend I participated in a presentation with four OT colleagues at the AOTA National Conference in Indianapolis.  Conference can be a little stodgy at times- but not with this group!

I want to publicly acknowledge the OT Social Media Awesomeness of this group of people who obviously know how to have fun and be awesome/inspirational/educational at the same time:

Cheryl Morris:
When I saw Cheryl's level of extreme organization and skill in managing multiple information sources and easily coordinating a cascade of incoming information I was just amazed.  Then I wanted to hire her to help me organize my office!  She was the glue of the group and did a fantastic job getting it all initially coordinated.

Anita Hamilton:
OK, so when I met Anita she was in her pajamas, effectively modeling the garb that could be used to conduct a groundbreaking and worldwide online occupational therapy conference ( from the comfort of her own home.  She is inspirational, knowledgeable, brilliant, and it was an absolute privilege being able to work with her on the AOTA presentation!

Karen Dobyns:
Karen is the world-famous former student and now full-fledged OT colleague who is still hanging onto her title as Miss OTPF!  Karen was a lot of fun to meet and I am not sure if she knows yet how powerful her idea is about Learning Out Loud - so I will be excited to watch her continue with her blogging and learning.

Erik Johnson:
Erik is the rock star of the group - his ability to project himself and his promotion of the profession in such a charismatic and powerful way was amazing to watch.  I have an internally automatic respect and appreciation for people who serve in our armed forces.  Erik reinforces every positive feeling I have and it was an honor to work with him in this group.

So I hope I have not embarrassed any of them with my words; I simply mean to recognize and thank them all sincerely.   What a fantastic group of people!  Go to all of these blogs and bookmark/subscribe to them.  You will not regret it.


Anita Hamilton said...

Thanks Chris for your very kind words. I loved your contribution to what was a very well rounded presentation.
You have one of the best OT blogs and you are clearly one of the true early adopters of technology!! It was such a privilege to work with you!

Cheryl said...

Chris, thank you sincerely for your words and your participation!