featuring Miss Jaime, O.T.
In episode 88 of the OT School House Podcast, Jaime Spencer, OTR/L, of MissJaimeOT.com talks about how we can advocate for ourselves as OTps at every level from the school site to nationally.
Jaime, like Jayson Davies, host of OT School House Podcast, is a proud school-based occupational therapist.
Lately, Jaime has taken on the calling (and the challenge) to advocate for Occupational Therapy practitioners to have the right to become administrators in schools. Right now, there are barriers that prevent us from even taking the coursework to advance. This impacts our pay as well as fair working conditions, caseloads, and status.
If you think School-based OTs have a thing or two to advocate for, you have found the right episode to listen to!
“I support School-Based OTs looking for change! …Do you?”
-Jaime Spencer, MS, OTR/L
Check out this episode by pressing play on the web player (not available on phones) or using the links to listen on your phone.
Jaime Spencer joins Jayson Davies of OT School House for Episode 19: Exploring the Idea of a School-based OT Credential.
School-based Occupational Therapists have been a part of public education since legislation was initially enacted in the 1970s, but often do not have pathways to educational leadership. OT practitioners are unable to serve as administrators within a school system in 46 states in the United States.
In this special episode of the OT School House Podcast, we will explore the unique qualities that OT practitioners possess that support leadership roles within a school system. Barriers to advancing into leadership positions (e.g., policy) OT practitioners face are identified and solutions are discussed.
The audio in this episode comes from a presentation prepared for the Occupational Therapy Association of California 2021 Annual Conference. It is presented by Jayson Davies, MA, OTR/L, & Jaime Spencer, MS, OTR/L.
You can listen to the audio version above or on your preferred podcast player. You may watch the presentation below.
Link to show notes: otschoolhouse.com/episode19