Impacts of Occupational Deprivation: Reducing the Trauma

Hearth Allied Health’s Reece Adams Director Occupational Therapy presents: “Impacts of Occupational Deprivation: Reducing the Trauma”

Reece Adams presents: “Impacts of Occupational Deprivation: Reducing the Trauma

We are so fortunate to have someone as experienced as Reece Adams on our team and we are extremely excited that he will be presenting “Impacts of Occupational Deprivation: Reducing the Trauma” which is such an important topic.

What is Occupational Deprivation?

Occupational deprivation is “a state of preclusion from engagement in occupations of necessity and/or meaning due to factors that stand outside the immediate control of the individual” (Whiteford, 2010).

With the holiday period approaching, many clients are finishing up at school, programs close temporarily, and their usual routines are paused, creating risk of inactivity and increase in behaviours of concern.

This can have a negative impact on individuals and their families or supports. The association between occupational deprivation and behaviours of concern is known and Occupational Therapy can play a positive role to help prevent this.

About this Event

In this session Reece will explore and discuss the factors and impacts of Occupational Deprivation and the practice considerations.

Learning outcomes for the session:

•         Understand Occupational Deprivation and its importance

•         Outcomes and practice implications

•         Practice considerations and support

Why Has Hearth Created This Event?

This event is part of our series of professional development opportunities at Hearth, bringing together clinicians and leaders in the field.

At Hearth, we believe that we have a collective responsibility to promote best practice and share our expertise with the broader
NDIS community, therefore this

Presenter Reece Adams

Reece Adams is the Director of Occupational Therapy, Research & Innovation at Hearth Allied Health.

Reece Adams has almost 20 years’ experience working in the Disability sector.

Beginning his career as a Disability Support Worker, Reece has continued working with people with Disabilities in various capacities including Occupational Therapist, Researcher and Head of a state-wide health service for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Who Should Attend:

Occupational Therapists & Students

Allied Health Professionals & Students

NDIS Support Coordinators

NDIS Support Workers

NDIS Group Home Managers/Supervisors

NDIS Participants, Family Members or Carers 

TAFE or University Students seeking a career pathway or employment.

How can I attend?

Click here to register and gain access to the event

Date: Tuesday the 20th of December 2022

Time: 10.00 – 11.00am 

Event Cost: Free

Certificate of Attendance: 

We will provide you with a certificate of attendance via email that can be used as evidence for CPD

I look forward to you joining us online for the event!

Fiona McAlinden

General Manager  – Hearth Allied Health

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