My Potential is excited to announce our Lived Experience Occupational Therapist speaker Bill Wong!
Bill is an autistic occupational therapist licensed in the United States since 2012. He received his masters and clinical doctorate degrees in occupational therapy from University of Southern California in 2011 and 2013, respectively. His primary work setting is in skilled nursing facility setting. He is also an adjunct faculty at Stanbridge University for its MSOT and OTA programs. Bill is the only OT student or practitioner to have given more than 1 TEDx talk, as well as organizing at least 1 TEDx event.
Sleep is a basic human need. It is a vital activity that sustains and restores our body. Although researchers do not fully understand the benefits of sleep, it is understood to help give rest to our brain, muscles and organs…Sleep is a basic human need. It is a vital activity that sustains and restores our body. Although researchers do not fully understand the benefits of sleep, it is understood to help give rest to our brain, muscles and organs.
A sleep routine can be hard to stick to. This routine can be particularly hard if you sleep in different locations, work night or late shifts, have a disability or struggle to switch off from the stress of the day. This post is part of a series looking at sleep.
There are many treatments, support options and professionals willing to help you. Before progressing to the other modules in the 2020 Grow Course is it important that you have people such as a doctor, a psychologist, and psychiatrist supporting you. There are also many other important health care professionals that you could speak to your GP about accessing such as occupational therapy, social work, nursing, nutrition and physiotherapy.