O’Connor Occupational Therapy is proud to support the education of clinicians by providing fieldwork placements for Master of Occupational Therapy Students, to contribute to student’s education, and to increase means and methods to provide OT to the patients and families we serve.
Welcome Lauren Taylor!
My name is Lauren Taylor and I am an occupational therapy student at Eastern Michigan University working towards receiving a combined bachelor /master’s degree in OT.
I am currently participating in my 2nd full-time level II fieldwork placement here at O'Connor Occupational Therapy Services.
I completed my level I fieldwork placements in the following settings: Easter Seals outpatient pediatrics/neurodevelopmental
trauma assessments, St. John Oakland Macomb in-patient rehabilitation, and Westland Nursing and Rehabilitation Centre skilled nursing facility. My
first level II fieldwork placement was at Cleveland Clinic in the acute rehab setting where I became accustomed to working in a fast-paced, high intensity environment
and gained a variety of treatment skills to increase patient's safety and independence with ADLS/IADLs for a safe and successful discharge home or in the
I have had the opportunity to be a part of EMU's occupational therapy honors society, Pi Theta Epsilon (PTE), where I was able to collaborate with fellow EMU PTE members to promote research and scholarship in the OT community. A few of the projects I have participated in with PTE include attending high schools to educate students on the field of OT, attending / promoting interdisciplinary events and education in the EMU OT community, and assisting with preparation for the annual Lyla M. Spelbring endowed lectureship at EMU.
I have also had great experiences outside of my formal education that have supplemented my learning including
being a 24-hour caregiver for a young boy with a muscular disorder and volunteering at Chelsea Retirement Community assisted living center. These experiences have been a great
addition to my education providing me with the ability to practice using the knowledge I have gained in the classroom in real life settings.
While in the program I was able to gain experience with both conducting and presenting a team based qualitative research study related to the field of OT. My research team and I were invited to present our culminating research project "Married to the Military: A Qualitative study on the Experience of Being a Military Spouse" at both EMU's Graduate Research Conference and the 2017 Lyla M. Spelbring Endowed Leadership and Conference. This allowed me to gain experience presenting in a professional environment as well as knowledge to carry forward for future OT based research.
Throughout my education I have gained a great appreciation for the power of occupation and active participation in one's life
to promote overall health and well-being. I have acquired skills and knowledge for working with a variety of populations and conditions as well as on overall love for the
profession during my time thus far with EMU and I am excited to continue to grow both my skills and passion for OT during my time here at O'Connor OT
I am excited to use the backdrop of “April is OT Month” to announce we’ve moved our studio office!
We remain in the Old Town Medical Arts Building but are now on the 3rd floor with significantly larger space to better serve our patients and families!
This moves allows us to partner to share clinical studio space with Chris Sovey, DPT, BSN, RN. Chris is launching his private practice Healthy Consumer Physical Therapy.
Chris’s background in nursing and practice in pain management and DNS (dynamic neuromuscular stabilization) and his commitment to quality rehabilitation are all reasons I am excited about the potential to collaborate for those we serve at O’Connor Occupational Therapy Services PLLC!
Please check back to our website – as an Open House will be scheduled.
Chris’s website is http://healthyconsumerpt.com/
To your good health!
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