Gretchen Brown- Congenital Total Blindness

Lived Experience Occupational Therapy Summit

My Potential is excited to announce our Lived Experience Occupational Therapist speaker Gretchen Brown.

Gretchen Brown

Gretchen has experience providing non-formal support and training to other blind or visually impaired friends and fellow visually impaired OT students in the United States.

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

Access Presentation

Stereotypes: What They Are and How To Overcome Them

The aim of this presentation is to bring awareness to the healthcare community about the overall impact of negative stereotypes and to provide information on ways to decrease these stereotypes through the use of mandatory trainings and educating oneself on the disability experience.

Learning objectives:

1. identify what a stereotype is and provide examples of the stereotype content model
2. identify common disability related stereotypes held by healthcare professionals and understand their impact on disabled clients, other healthcare workers, etc.
3. identify tips to accommodate blind clients and others with a disability
4. recognize the importance of educational training on disability awareness
5. identify how disabled clients and disabled OT practitioners can change the stereotypical disabled perception

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If you want to come along to support Gretchen at the conference, please mention her name when purchasing tickets.

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