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#OTalk @OTalk_
Evening everyone & welcome to tonights #OTalk hosted by @75rebecca and @EdenDowers with @OT_rach on the @OTalk_ account tonight. Give us a wave if youre ready to chat or if youre lurking in the background.
Kerri Schubert @kerri_schOT
battled the snow and horrible roads on the way home tonight!! but am here with a hot choc ready for #OTalk ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผโ˜•๏ธ looks like an interesting topic! https://t.co/elX80TmJ85
#OTalk @OTalk_
Let start with the housekeeping reminders: please be respectful of each other & everyones views, think about confidentiality & dont forget that your codes of practice also apply to online activity. #OTalk
Amy O'Donnell @amyruby_OT
@OTalk_ @75rebecca @EdenDowers @OT_rach Hello #otalk, Iโ€™m here! :)
#OTalk @OTalk_
Wellcome #OTalk https://t.co/T0cqkUB6yV
Rebecca, Occupational Therapist @RebeccaCrouch
@OTalk_ @75rebecca @EdenDowers @OT_rach Ready to chat & looking forward to this evening's chat. Thanks in advance to @75rebecca & @EdenDowers for hosting. #OTalk
Paul Sugarhood @PaulSugarhood
Hello, looking forward to tonight's #otalk
Rachael (she/her) ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ @RachaelD_OT
@OTalk_ @75rebecca @EdenDowers @OT_rach Evening all ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป #OTalk
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Welcome #OTalk https://t.co/ywhfcLlyxK
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Welcome #OTalk https://t.co/efHw7pQp0T
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But most importantly, enjoy! I shall be on hand to spot the missing tags, retweet questions & facilitate, so give me a shout if you having any questions or need anything. Over to you @75rebecca and @EdenDowers ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ #OTalk
#OTalk @OTalk_
Please remember to include the #OTalk hashtag in ALL your tweets so everyone can see your contributions & they can be added to the transcript (if you dont I may have to set the grumpy cat on you ๐Ÿ˜‰).
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
@OTalk_ #OTalk looking forward to the discussions this evening @margaretOT360
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Hello #OTalk https://t.co/Fd3a1dZBIv
SarahBarkerOT @smb1607
@OTalk_ @75rebecca @EdenDowers @OT_rach Evening #otalk. Lurking tonight
Rebecca Swenson @75rebecca
Looking forward to this evening's #otalk
#OTalk @OTalk_
Welcome #OTalk https://t.co/r8q2aqIErv
Beverley Goodman @OTBev
Looking forward to tonight's #OTalk - we were fortunate to have a great workshop with @75rebecca last year @UoE_OT. Any other @OTsocietyUoE members out there tonight?
Rebecca Swenson @75rebecca
Evening everyone @EdenDowers and myself are really excited to be co-hosting tonightโ€™s #OTalk discussion on what we feel is a really important area. Weโ€™ll be alternating asking the questions (6 in total) and the first one is...
Hiral Khatri, OTD, OTR/L @DrHiralKhatri
Hello #OTALK
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RT @sweet_hiral: Hello #OTALK
Kelly S (She/Her) @KellyOT
RT @OTalk_: Did you get stuck in the snow today? Time to relax and get ready for tonightโ€™s #OTalk with @75rebecca and @EdenDowers #OTalk 27th February โ€“ Trans, non-binary and gender identities in occupational engagement. https://t.co/NraKyrvHTzโ€ฆ via @OTalk_ https://t.co/sBOj6tvq7y
Rebecca Swenson @75rebecca
Evening everyone! first question from @EdenDowers and myself is: Reflecting on your current practice, how familiar are you with the needs of trans and non binary service users? #otalk
Jackie Lunn @jackie_lunn
First time on #OTalk - will probably lurk in the background!
Francesca ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ๐ŸŒป (she/ her) @OT_Francesca
@OTalk_ Fantastic topic for a profession who prides ourselves on being inclusive #OTalk
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Welcome - here to help if you get lost #OTalk https://t.co/S2HgpRAxB5
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Question 1. #OTalk https://t.co/m6L3x07VoM
Paul Sugarhood @PaulSugarhood
@75rebecca @EdenDowers Very limited experience, so hoping to learn from tonight's chat #otalk
Ben Kirkwood ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ @OT_BenK
Iโ€™m here #OTalk
Kerri Schubert @kerri_schOT
@75rebecca @EdenDowers I donโ€™t have any experience or knowledge really! #otalk
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Donโ€™t forget to put the hashtag is every tweet, so people can see them and itโ€™s only 1 T #OTALK https://t.co/MNCApBiYF1
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
Hello people! #otalk
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
Very I work supervise the OTs at the transgender service in Sheffield #OTALK https://t.co/6yL55XM3DW
Ben Kirkwood ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ @OT_BenK
@75rebecca @EdenDowers I have not had any OT experience with trans or nonbionary service users however I know some transgender people โ˜บ๏ธ #OTalk
Rebecca, Occupational Therapist @RebeccaCrouch
Any knowledge I have about the needs of trans & non binary service users, comes from my friends who are trans. However, as all services users needs are unqiue, their needs may be different to those of my friends. #OTALK https://t.co/gmVUyBPBsf
Eden Dowers @edendowers
@margaretOT360 Great to have you onboard for tonight's discussion! #OTalk
Rebecca Swenson @75rebecca
@margaretOT360 That's really interesting - what sort of roles do the OTs do at the service? #OTalk
Ms Rachel Booth-Gardiner ๐Ÿ’š @OT_rach
I have worked with a few people over they years within acute psychiatry. At various stages of transition. I always worry about getting my pronouns correct! - but have let them lead the therapy needs #otalk https://t.co/YlqhOUEsuW
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@OTalk_ More so with working with colleagues than service users. #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @RebeccaCrouch: Any knowledge I have about the needs of trans & non binary service users, comes from my friends who are trans. However, as all services users needs are unqiue, their needs may be different to those of my friends. #OTALK https://t.co/gmVUyBPBsf
Amy O'Donnell @amyruby_OT
#otalk As a student I have yet to experience working with trans and non-binary patients/colleagues, but I think it is so relevant to learn about within practice as OT is holistic which is inclusive of the values and motivations of each individual person
Eden Dowers @edendowers
Good evening everyone (and warm greetings from Australia!). Time for the second question from @75rebecca and myself: what roles can OTs play in supporting trans and non-binary communities? #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @OT_rach: I have worked with a few people over they years within acute psychiatry. At various stages of transition. I always worry about getting my pronouns correct! - but have let them lead the therapy needs #otalk https://t.co/YlqhOUEsuW
Sarah Sharland (OT) @SarahSharland19
@75rebecca @EdenDowers Fairly limited. Only really come across a couple of people in my practice #otalk
Francesca ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ๐ŸŒป (she/ her) @OT_Francesca
@75rebecca @EdenDowers I have limited clinical experience but have trans friends who have reported difficulty with healthcare interactions. E.g: gender on a form and 2 boxes. #OTalk
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
Changes in role and occupation perfect role for OTs #otalk https://t.co/zJY4n0dZG6
sian burgess ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’š @mrsmcinburtott
@OTalk_ Fairly! Iโ€™m part of our allies group at uni- although more so with student & staff than service users #OTalk
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Thanks for sharing hannah. #otalk https://t.co/cg9RKFIaAr
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
From my feedback from students on placement there can be some discriminating OTs with students and clients. #otalk https://t.co/rogIuP65V7
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
On a side note, I watched this TEDx talk to prepare for this topic today. https://t.co/qn783oNPSg #otalk #lgbtq
Rebecca Swenson @75rebecca
@HannahtheOT #Otalk I think you're absolutely right about the lack of confidence - that's definitely something the Transgender Inquiry Report by the Women's and Equality committee picked up on in health and social care.
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @amyruby_OT: #otalk As a student I have yet to experience working with trans and non-binary patients/colleagues, but I think it is so relevant to learn about within practice as OT is holistic which is inclusive of the values and motivations of each individual person
Deborah Harrison ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’š @DebbiiHarrison
Good evening #OTalk, sorry Iโ€™m late. I am looking forward to learning lots tonight ๐Ÿ’š https://t.co/q1UwkNIM4K
#OTalk @OTalk_
Donโ€™t forget the hashtag #OTalk https://t.co/RjnUTEUUif
Eden Dowers @edendowers
@OT_Francesca @75rebecca Hello! Thank you for your tweet! Here in Australia, both for myself and my trans-identified friends this experience is commonly reported too! #OTalk
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
Start with the basics on the assessment forms and not assuming people are heterosexual #otalk https://t.co/pSTAz7YLzE
Rebecca Swenson @75rebecca
@margaretOT360 #Otalk You're so right. OTs are very well placed to support changes in role and help facilitate access to places, spaces and activities for trans and non-binary clients.
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@EdenDowers @75rebecca And for this question- for OT folks who belong in this population, we should encourage them to not only educate us, but also to public. #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@EdenDowers @75rebecca And another thing we can do- set positive examples when we have placement students! #otalk
Carolina C ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ @colourful_ot
@75rebecca @EdenDowers If I'm counting being a student as my "practice" at the moment, the needs of trans and nb clients isn't something that's come up in our education at all - the only reason I'm quite familiar is from having trans friends and being involved in the LGBT community #OTalk
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
RT @75rebecca: @margaretOT360 #Otalk You're so right. OTs are very well placed to support changes in role and help facilitate access to places, spaces and activities for trans and non-binary clients.
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @75rebecca: @margaretOT360 #Otalk You're so right. OTs are very well placed to support changes in role and help facilitate access to places, spaces and activities for trans and non-binary clients.
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @margaretOT360: Start with the basics on the assessment forms and not assuming people are heterosexual #otalk https://t.co/pSTAz7YLzE
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
RT @BillWongOT: @EdenDowers @75rebecca And another thing we can do- set positive examples when we have placement students! #otalk
Deborah Harrison ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’š @DebbiiHarrison
RT @75rebecca: @margaretOT360 #Otalk You're so right. OTs are very well placed to support changes in role and help facilitate access to places, spaces and activities for trans and non-binary clients.
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@EdenDowers @OT_Francesca @75rebecca And there is also a strong community on Facebook in a 4OT group called LGBT4OT. #otalk
Francesca ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ๐ŸŒป (she/ her) @OT_Francesca
@EdenDowers @75rebecca unfortunate that it is a problem on both sides of the globe. I've heard discussions when patients have been misgendered by staff who aren't well educated. Also staff assuming that a person's issue is related to their gender identity as opposed to anything else #OTalk
Rebecca Swenson @75rebecca
@margaretOT360 #Otalk exactly - not to assume people are heterosexual and cisgendered and to make sure we keep this in mind consistently with all our clients and service users.
Eden Dowers @edendowers
@margaretOT360 Absolutely, thanks @margaretOT360 ! I feel there is a great opportunity for OTs to collaborate and advocate for more inclusive systems and procedures for gender diverse communities #OTalk
Carolina C ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ @colourful_ot
@HannahtheOT Awesome! Maybe we need a #queerOTs hashtag (bisexual cis woman here, she/her also) #OTalk
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
Some OTs don't think that any mention of any kind of sex or sexuality is relevant for clients #otalk https://t.co/Y04yGPqArP
Kerri Schubert @kerri_schOT
@EdenDowers @75rebecca we can not assume anything and really get the know the SU and then be able to signpost them to available services #otalk
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
RT @OT_Francesca: @EdenDowers @75rebecca unfortunate that it is a problem on both sides of the globe. I've heard discussions when patients have been misgendered by staff who aren't well educated. Also staff assuming that a person's issue is related to their gender identity as opposed to anything else #OTalk
Rebecca, Occupational Therapist @RebeccaCrouch
By supporting them to achieve their occupational therapy goals, whatever they may be, and enabling engagement and participation - just like we would with any other client. This may require us to educate others to assist them in achieving these goals. #otalk https://t.co/e3qW75mbaZ
Kerri Schubert @kerri_schOT
RT @75rebecca: @margaretOT360 #Otalk You're so right. OTs are very well placed to support changes in role and help facilitate access to places, spaces and activities for trans and non-binary clients.
Eden Dowers @edendowers
@colourful_ot @75rebecca Hi @colourful_ot ! This has been my experience of study also. I was really fortunate to get in touch with @75rebecca, whose poster presentation I stumbled upon in a google search that addressed this very question- where are the OT voices for trans-positive practice.#OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@EdenDowers @margaretOT360 And as for me (as I consider myself as an online influencer/thought leader), supporting causes by influencers from LGBTQ+ community is also important. #otalk
Carolina C ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ @colourful_ot
RT @75rebecca: @margaretOT360 #Otalk exactly - not to assume people are heterosexual and cisgendered and to make sure we keep this in mind consistently with all our clients and service users.
Rebecca Swenson @75rebecca
@colourful_ot @EdenDowers #OTalk training and education is vital. The government's transgender inquiry report says that NHS and social care staff are failing in our duty to provide care and training is needed.
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
We need to start with the training of OTs #otalk https://t.co/IhvX5DgIMr
Hiral Khatri, OTD, OTR/L @DrHiralKhatri
@OTalk_ I have never worked. I mean not at all familiar. #OTALK
Kerri Schubert @kerri_schOT
RT @EdenDowers: @margaretOT360 Absolutely, thanks @margaretOT360 ! I feel there is a great opportunity for OTs to collaborate and advocate for more inclusive systems and procedures for gender diverse communities #OTalk
Francesca ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ๐ŸŒป (she/ her) @OT_Francesca
RT @75rebecca: @colourful_ot @EdenDowers #OTalk training and education is vital. The government's transgender inquiry report says that NHS and social care staff are failing in our duty to provide care and training is needed.
sian burgess ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’š @mrsmcinburtott
@margaretOT360 My experience too #OTalk
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
RT @RebeccaCrouch: By supporting them to achieve their occupational therapy goals, whatever they may be, and enabling engagement and participation - just like we would with any other client. This may require us to educate others to assist them in achieving these goals. #otalk https://t.co/e3qW75mbaZ
Kerri Schubert @kerri_schOT
RT @margaretOT360: Some OTs don't think that any mention of any kind of sex or sexuality is relevant for clients #otalk https://t.co/Y04yGPqArP
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@EdenDowers @colourful_ot @75rebecca One OT I know- @djakikoluv belongs in this community too. #otalk
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
RT @75rebecca: @colourful_ot @EdenDowers #OTalk training and education is vital. The government's transgender inquiry report says that NHS and social care staff are failing in our duty to provide care and training is needed.
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@HannahtheOT @colourful_ot Or the fact that the LGBT4OT group needs greater visibility. #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @75rebecca: @colourful_ot @EdenDowers #OTalk training and education is vital. The government's transgender inquiry report says that NHS and social care staff are failing in our duty to provide care and training is needed.
Hiral Khatri, OTD, OTR/L @DrHiralKhatri
@EdenDowers @75rebecca #OTalk I believe, we can go with the same flow of basics. helping to meet their needs and independence through client-centered-approach. May be there can be challenging requests for us to work on, but I believe that is what we do every day. Being more creative & treating.
sian burgess ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’š @mrsmcinburtott
@OT_Francesca @75rebecca @EdenDowers It really wouldnโ€™t be too much to consider is it essential to consider when we need to know someoneโ€™s gender?! Forms seem to ask routinely #OTalk
Hiral Khatri, OTD, OTR/L @DrHiralKhatri
@EdenDowers @margaretOT360 I agree to the Advocate part #Otalk ๐Ÿ’ฏ
Francesca ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ๐ŸŒป (she/ her) @OT_Francesca
OT are arguably the best people to advocate for LGBTQ individuals as we are holistic and aren't constrained by the medical model which focuses on someone's biology instead of identity. #Ally #OTalk https://t.co/oVx3nYuFti
Eden Dowers @edendowers
@margaretOT360 Yes, definitely. Something as foundational as knowing one's position in a discussion on gender #OTalk
Rebecca, Occupational Therapist @RebeccaCrouch
RT @75rebecca: @colourful_ot @EdenDowers #OTalk training and education is vital. The government's transgender inquiry report says that NHS and social care staff are failing in our duty to provide care and training is needed.
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
RT @OT_Francesca: OT are arguably the best people to advocate for LGBTQ individuals as we are holistic and aren't constrained by the medical model which focuses on someone's biology instead of identity. #Ally #OTalk https://t.co/oVx3nYuFti
Rebecca Swenson @75rebecca
There's some really excellent and insightful comments - a lot of people saying training and education is needed - I couldn't agree more! Third question coming up.. #otalk
Carolina C ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ @colourful_ot
@EdenDowers @75rebecca I think even small things can help. My practice educator always confirmed with patients that the name on the referral was what they went by, she just did it because of nicknames (eg Jim for James) but I thought it would be great for trans patients too to not be deadnamed! #OTalk
Deborah Harrison ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’š @DebbiiHarrison
I have to acknowledge that we donโ€™t educate our students at @UEA_Health about working with people who are transgender. Itโ€™s a missed opportunity #OTalk https://t.co/lHMGVTeBQl
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @OT_Francesca: OT are arguably the best people to advocate for LGBTQ individuals as we are holistic and aren't constrained by the medical model which focuses on someone's biology instead of identity. #Ally #OTalk https://t.co/oVx3nYuFti
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @mrsmcinburtott: @OT_Francesca @75rebecca @EdenDowers It really wouldnโ€™t be too much to consider is it essential to consider when we need to know someoneโ€™s gender?! Forms seem to ask routinely #OTalk
Samuel Merritt University @SamuelMerrittU
Calling all #OccupationalTherapists & students! @AOTAInc #OTalk https://t.co/AFgcPKbQCt
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
RT @75rebecca: There's some really excellent and insightful comments - a lot of people saying training and education is needed - I couldn't agree more! Third question coming up.. #otalk
Will Chegwidden @willchegwidden
After over a decade of working in HIV/sexual health I took understanding around and gender for sexuality to be second nature and was shocked how poorly educated general health services are - assumptions, pronouns, childish sniggering #otalk
Rebecca, Occupational Therapist @RebeccaCrouch
RT @OT_Francesca: OT are arguably the best people to advocate for LGBTQ individuals as we are holistic and aren't constrained by the medical model which focuses on someone's biology instead of identity. #Ally #OTalk https://t.co/oVx3nYuFti
Sadie Blue @SadieBlueOT
@75rebecca @EdenDowers Currently I work with a few young people who are unsure about their gender identity or are identifying as non binary. To be honest, the main needs I work with is in regards to their mental wellbeing and social isolation, but I do so with the majority of YP in my service #OTalk
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
RT @colourful_ot: @EdenDowers @75rebecca I think even small things can help. My practice educator always confirmed with patients that the name on the referral was what they went by, she just did it because of nicknames (eg Jim for James) but I thought it would be great for trans patients too to not be deadnamed! #OTalk
Gillian Donough OT ๐Ÿ’™ @GillianMMXVII
@margaretOT360 I have learnt more in the last few years from my teenage son . School seems to be leading the way on education and it is more acceptable for people to be fluid #OTalk
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
RT @willchegwidden: After over a decade of working in HIV/sexual health I took understanding around and gender for sexuality to be second nature and was shocked how poorly educated general health services are - assumptions, pronouns, childish sniggering #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @willchegwidden: After over a decade of working in HIV/sexual health I took understanding around and gender for sexuality to be second nature and was shocked how poorly educated general health services are - assumptions, pronouns, childish sniggering #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @SadieBlueOT: @75rebecca @EdenDowers Currently I work with a few young people who are unsure about their gender identity or are identifying as non binary. To be honest, the main needs I work with is in regards to their mental wellbeing and social isolation, but I do so with the majority of YP in my service #OTalk
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
RT @SadieBlueOT: @75rebecca @EdenDowers Currently I work with a few young people who are unsure about their gender identity or are identifying as non binary. To be honest, the main needs I work with is in regards to their mental wellbeing and social isolation, but I do so with the majority of YP in my service #OTalk
Eden Dowers @edendowers
@colourful_ot @75rebecca This is a great strategy! A term I've heard used is 'wallet name' (ie., what is on your passport/drivers licence) as a way of acknowledge that, for some people there is a disconnect between 'preferred' and 'wallet' names :) #OTalk
Rebecca Swenson @75rebecca
Question 3: How do you think identifying as trans or non-binary could shape occupational engagement or day-to-day patterns of doing? #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @GillianMMXVII: @margaretOT360 I have learnt more in the last few years from my teenage son . School seems to be leading the way on education and it is more acceptable for people to be fluid #OTalk
Will Chegwidden @willchegwidden
@GillianMMXVII @margaretOT360 Reassuring for the future - imagine it is very different in some schools however! #OTalk
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
Yes we should really address sexuality in OT education as a basic. #otalk https://t.co/mtVVuAhB2z
sian burgess ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’š @mrsmcinburtott
@willchegwidden Childish sniggering is the worst. So disrespectful #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@GillianMMXVII @margaretOT360 And I think the TED platform is doing a good job too. There are some awesome videos I have come across in recent months. #otalk
#OTalk @OTalk_
Question 3 #OTalk https://t.co/N5uuFvtgK8
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @EdenDowers: @colourful_ot @75rebecca This is a great strategy! A term I've heard used is 'wallet name' (ie., what is on your passport/drivers licence) as a way of acknowledge that, for some people there is a disconnect between 'preferred' and 'wallet' names :) #OTalk
Rebecca Swenson @75rebecca
@colourful_ot @EdenDowers Great practice! #OTalk
Rachael (she/her) ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ @RachaelD_OT
@EdenDowers @75rebecca As OTs are known for adopting an holistic approach, providing access to an OT service throughout an individualโ€™s transition could prove hugely beneficial #OTalk
Kerri Schubert @kerri_schOT
RT @RebeccaCrouch: By supporting them to achieve their occupational therapy goals, whatever they may be, and enabling engagement and participation - just like we would with any other client. This may require us to educate others to assist them in achieving these goals. #otalk https://t.co/e3qW75mbaZ
Charlotte Walker @Char_Lottifer
@OTalk_ @75rebecca @EdenDowers @OT_rach Oh no, I'm late for #OTalk! But I'm here now! Time to catch up
Catherine McNulty @cathymc9781
#OTalk to learn more about the individual needs of trans & non binary service users ... although my starting place is human beings and equailty i have worked with a number of people & of late in my voluntary work particularly met people who are transgender.. humanity first https://t.co/Me7SJplw1j
sian burgess ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’š @mrsmcinburtott
@DebbiiHarrison @UEA_Health We need to do more too #OTalk
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
Needs to be led by person at their pace #OTalk @margaretOT360 https://t.co/yTyzB8fjCm
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@75rebecca Seeing that in front of my eyes of a friend I got to know- I see that she is trying to go about life like normal. But at the same time, the sexual identity transition is always a work in progress. #otalk
Minh Tran @otramblings
@75rebecca Keep forgetting the #otalk I think it would help towards rapport building as therapists will be able to plan and treat respectfully. Just as we do with different cultures, backgrounds etc
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
RT @mrsmcinburtott: @willchegwidden Childish sniggering is the worst. So disrespectful #OTalk
#OTalk @OTalk_
Couldnโ€™t agree more - #otalk https://t.co/9FZRZJj5ZM
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
RT @RachaelD_OT: @EdenDowers @75rebecca As OTs are known for adopting an holistic approach, providing access to an OT service throughout an individualโ€™s transition could prove hugely beneficial #OTalk
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
RT @cathymc9781: #OTalk to learn more about the individual needs of trans & non binary service users ... although my starting place is human beings and equailty i have worked with a number of people & of late in my voluntary work particularly met people who are transgender.. humanity first https://t.co/Me7SJplw1j
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@EdenDowers @colourful_ot @75rebecca Although with Chinese names... you still be better off to ask what they prefer. wallet name might not be enough. #otalk
Will Chegwidden @willchegwidden
@mrsmcinburtott Until youโ€™ve walked a mile in my shoes and all that! Iโ€™ve had plenty of eye rolling when Iโ€™ve tried to help people see thereโ€™s more to the world that white British-born cis straight culture! #otalk
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
RT @OTalk_: Couldnโ€™t agree more - #otalk https://t.co/9FZRZJj5ZM
Amy O'Donnell @amyruby_OT
@75rebecca #otalk I think it is important not to make dated assumptions of preferred occupations based on gender, instead keeping a neutral mind and allowing the service user to initiate interests and activities
#OTalk @OTalk_
Welcome #OTalk https://t.co/IZ1BAkn7po
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @willchegwidden: @mrsmcinburtott Until youโ€™ve walked a mile in my shoes and all that! Iโ€™ve had plenty of eye rolling when Iโ€™ve tried to help people see thereโ€™s more to the world that white British-born cis straight culture! #otalk
sian burgess ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’š @mrsmcinburtott
Today at Derby there was the Derbyshire LGBT & role models event - we have great champions at Derby uni but still more work to be done #OTalk https://t.co/6eZlksxCGC
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @otramblings: @75rebecca Keep forgetting the #otalk I think it would help towards rapport building as therapists will be able to plan and treat respectfully. Just as we do with different cultures, backgrounds etc
Elizabeth @ElizabethJH85
#OTalk, I've not worked with the transgender community but at university we recently had a problem based learning session. We looked at exploring the change in roles, education for those who didn't understand, but most importantly client centred working (as always)
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @cathymc9781: #OTalk to learn more about the individual needs of trans & non binary service users ... although my starting place is human beings and equailty i have worked with a number of people & of late in my voluntary work particularly met people who are transgender.. humanity first https://t.co/Me7SJplw1j
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @RachaelD_OT: @EdenDowers @75rebecca As OTs are known for adopting an holistic approach, providing access to an OT service throughout an individualโ€™s transition could prove hugely beneficial #OTalk
Rebecca, Occupational Therapist @RebeccaCrouch
RT @amyruby_OT: @75rebecca #otalk I think it is important not to make dated assumptions of preferred occupations based on gender, instead keeping a neutral mind and allowing the service user to initiate interests and activities
Deborah Harrison ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’š @DebbiiHarrison
Now Iโ€™m on the naughty step - forgot #OTalk ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ’š https://t.co/UUWDzplWiX
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
RT @willchegwidden: @mrsmcinburtott Until youโ€™ve walked a mile in my shoes and all that! Iโ€™ve had plenty of eye rolling when Iโ€™ve tried to help people see thereโ€™s more to the world that white British-born cis straight culture! #otalk
Will Chegwidden @willchegwidden
RT @cathymc9781: #OTalk to learn more about the individual needs of trans & non binary service users ... although my starting place is human beings and equailty i have worked with a number of people & of late in my voluntary work particularly met people who are transgender.. humanity first https://t.co/Me7SJplw1j
Catherine McNulty @cathymc9781
#OTalk look forward to a future where this is no longer a defining issue in society https://t.co/FU87D0wjws
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @amyruby_OT: @75rebecca #otalk I think it is important not to make dated assumptions of preferred occupations based on gender, instead keeping a neutral mind and allowing the service user to initiate interests and activities
#OTalk @OTalk_
RT @amyruby_OT: @75rebecca #otalk I think it is important not to make dated assumptions of preferred occupations based on gender, instead keeping a neutral mind and allowing the service user to initiate interests and activities
Rebecca Swenson @75rebecca
@stonewalluk recently published a report outlining discrimination and exclusion trans people face in Britain โ€“ 48% of trans people donโ€™t feel comfortable using a public toilet, a huge occupational injustice and impacts on ability to access public venues #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@amyruby_OT @75rebecca I like that... just like anybody else we encounter. #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @ElizabethJH85: #OTalk, I've not worked with the transgender community but at university we recently had a problem based learning session. We looked at exploring the change in roles, education for those who didn't understand, but most importantly client centred working (as always)
Will Chegwidden @willchegwidden
@cathymc9781 #humanityfirst You pretty much summed it up there! #OTalk
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
Worrying thing is I have students have that reaction from their placement educator. #otalk https://t.co/ligTloVKuO
Charlotte Walker @Char_Lottifer
@margaretOT360 Agreed. At first it takes conscious thought to change the language and assumptions of organisations and forms, but it's really a small change that can make a big difference to our therapeutic relationships with clients #otalk
#OTalk @OTalk_
And you caught it before me so you get to get off the naughty step #otalk https://t.co/xLhXQg1DPa
Rebecca Swenson @75rebecca
@amyruby_OT This is a great point - research does suggest that interventions can be based on gender stereotypes #OTalk
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
RT @amyruby_OT: @75rebecca #otalk I think it is important not to make dated assumptions of preferred occupations based on gender, instead keeping a neutral mind and allowing the service user to initiate interests and activities
#OTalk @OTalk_
RT @75rebecca: @stonewalluk recently published a report outlining discrimination and exclusion trans people face in Britain โ€“ 48% of trans people donโ€™t feel comfortable using a public toilet, a huge occupational injustice and impacts on ability to access public venues #otalk
Eden Dowers @edendowers
Question number 4: Are there any steps we should take to ensure that we don't gender stereotype in practice? #OTalk
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
RT @mrsmcinburtott: Today at Derby there was the Derbyshire LGBT & role models event - we have great champions at Derby uni but still more work to be done #OTalk https://t.co/6eZlksxCGC
Rebecca, Occupational Therapist @RebeccaCrouch
I agree, allow the client to tell you what shapes their occupational engagement and day-to-day patterns of doing. Make no assumptions, listen and deliver person-centred care. #OTalk https://t.co/0YHVdO65Y6
Carolina C ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ @colourful_ot
@75rebecca Discrimination obviously a huge barrier to occupational engagement; any occupations in public can be dangerous for someone who might not "pass" as cisgender if there's a risk they might be harassed (e.g. harassment of people seen as using the "wrong" bathroom) #OTalk
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
RT @cathymc9781: #OTalk look forward to a future where this is no longer a defining issue in society https://t.co/FU87D0wjws
sian burgess ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’š @mrsmcinburtott
@BillWongOT @EdenDowers @colourful_ot @75rebecca Agree - we really need to find out officially recognised name and the name of preference. We were very conscious of not offending our international students #OTalk
Ellen OT @ellram_OT
RT @amyruby_OT: @75rebecca #otalk I think it is important not to make dated assumptions of preferred occupations based on gender, instead keeping a neutral mind and allowing the service user to initiate interests and activities
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@EdenDowers Invite such service users to be our guest lecturers... and especially if we address topics like sexuality. #otalk
Rachael (she/her) ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ @RachaelD_OT
@75rebecca Friends of mine that identify as trans or non-binary have said that being open & honest about how they identify has resulted in reduced occupational engagement, through fear and experience of discrimination #OTalk
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
RT @75rebecca: @stonewalluk recently published a report outlining discrimination and exclusion trans people face in Britain โ€“ 48% of trans people donโ€™t feel comfortable using a public toilet, a huge occupational injustice and impacts on ability to access public venues #otalk
#OTalk @OTalk_
Great point!! #otalk https://t.co/wIzoVHPZIW
Rebecca Swenson @75rebecca
@HannahtheOT Excellent tips - important to remember to do this consistently #Otalk
Deborah Harrison ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’š @DebbiiHarrison
@OTalk_ My thumbs were a blur trying to get my tweet posted before you caught me without the #OTalk ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
Ben Kirkwood ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ @OT_BenK
@75rebecca We have to be open minded about which pronouns we should use as therapists to create the best therapy we can provide for the service user! #OTalk
#OTalk @OTalk_
Question 4 #otalk https://t.co/slTphoA2Ct
Francesca ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ๐ŸŒป (she/ her) @OT_Francesca
@mrsmcinburtott @willchegwidden I worked as a support worker and had a trans colleague. I heard some disrespectful comments from staff and service users... but you can definitely teach an old dog new tricks, some of our older service users surprised me and used the correct pronouns. It's not all bad. #OTalk
Eden Dowers @edendowers
@HannahtheOT Great suggestions! This reminds me also of the work of Beagan and colleagues (2013) that outline similar supports! Title: Working with transgender clients: Learning from physicians and nurses to improve OT practice. #OTalk
#OTalk @OTalk_
And we are just over half way! Is everyone ok out there? #OTALK
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @EdenDowers: @HannahtheOT Great suggestions! This reminds me also of the work of Beagan and colleagues (2013) that outline similar supports! Title: Working with transgender clients: Learning from physicians and nurses to improve OT practice. #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @OT_Francesca: @mrsmcinburtott @willchegwidden I worked as a support worker and had a trans colleague. I heard some disrespectful comments from staff and service users... but you can definitely teach an old dog new tricks, some of our older service users surprised me and used the correct pronouns. It's not all bad. #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @ot_benk: @75rebecca We have to be open minded about which pronouns we should use as therapists to create the best therapy we can provide for the service user! #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @RachaelD_OT: @75rebecca Friends of mine that identify as trans or non-binary have said that being open & honest about how they identify has resulted in reduced occupational engagement, through fear and experience of discrimination #OTalk
Rebecca, Occupational Therapist @RebeccaCrouch
@75rebecca @DebbiiHarrison @UEA_Health I'm sure @BrightOccTher would love to have you speack to them too. I would have really liked to learn about this in more depth during my MSc. #OTalk
Charlotte Walker @Char_Lottifer
@EdenDowers We're always going to make mistakes, but it's important to own them, reflect, and actively learn from them. #OTalk
#OTalk @OTalk_
#OTalk donโ€™t forget the hashtag https://t.co/BO1kadUYSi
Kerri Schubert @kerri_schOT
RT @ot_benk: @75rebecca We have to be open minded about which pronouns we should use as therapists to create the best therapy we can provide for the service user! #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @RebeccaCrouch: @75rebecca @DebbiiHarrison @UEA_Health I'm sure @BrightOccTher would love to have you speack to them too. I would have really liked to learn about this in more depth during my MSc. #OTalk
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
It has to start with the forms. #otalk https://t.co/AaGwMOBovv
OTNorthumbria @OTNorthumbria
Important placement tips #OccupationalTherapy @NUstudents #genderidentities #OTalk https://t.co/unwFtXM5MJ
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
RT @colourful_ot: @75rebecca Discrimination obviously a huge barrier to occupational engagement; any occupations in public can be dangerous for someone who might not "pass" as cisgender if there's a risk they might be harassed (e.g. harassment of people seen as using the "wrong" bathroom) #OTalk
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
RT @BillWongOT: @EdenDowers Invite such service users to be our guest lecturers... and especially if we address topics like sexuality. #otalk
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
RT @RachaelD_OT: @75rebecca Friends of mine that identify as trans or non-binary have said that being open & honest about how they identify has resulted in reduced occupational engagement, through fear and experience of discrimination #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@EdenDowers And as I said before... we got to set positive tones for placement students if we have them. If we donโ€™t do a good job, how can we expect our future generations to do well? #otalk
Catherine McNulty @cathymc9781
#OTalk though trying to educate staff may be a better way forward ... discrimination often born out of misunderstandings .. hold a Human Library to challenge stigma and dsicrimination and promote sharing of stories and humanity .. turn the tables around https://t.co/X52KsTFKyO
Jenny Hong @OTJennyH
@75rebecca I think identifying as such will allow the individual himself/herself and others to recognise the idea and be able to engage in preferred occupations of his or her choice...increasing awareness and tolerance. #OTalk
Ben Kirkwood ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ @OT_BenK
@BillWongOT @EdenDowers I agree Bill I think that would be really intresting to gain a prospective about transgender and non binary service users!๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ #otalk
Carolina C ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ @colourful_ot
@EdenDowers @75rebecca We can help people to navigate health systems if they're interested in medical transition - there was an announcement today re: trans healthcare in Ireland that didn't include OT but I think we could be involved in giving our clients info on what services are out there #OTalk
Eden Dowers @edendowers
@margaretOT360 Is there a strategy you employe regarding forms? One I've heard is to use the blank field 'Gender' allowing clients to self-identify their gender and the pronouns they use. #OTalk
Amy O'Donnell @amyruby_OT
@EdenDowers #OTalk Ensuring not to 'skim' through activities checklists etc. on what you assume the service user might or might not like! :)
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@EdenDowers I might generate a playlist of LGBTQ TEDx/TED talks soon. I think once that is made, it needs to be widely circulated across OT. #otalk
Dr Lo Marshall @Mx_L_Marshall
RT @75rebecca: @stonewalluk recently published a report outlining discrimination and exclusion trans people face in Britain โ€“ 48% of trans people donโ€™t feel comfortable using a public toilet, a huge occupational injustice and impacts on ability to access public venues #otalk
Rebecca Swenson @75rebecca
Some thoughtful suggestions about not stereotyping interventions especially when running 'women's groups' and 'men's groups' #otalk
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
Great discussion but hard to keep up. So much to change we are at our infancy as a profession #otalk https://t.co/ETMUGM5c0r
Francesca ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ๐ŸŒป (she/ her) @OT_Francesca
@EdenDowers Definitely ask some individuals who identify as trans or nb to inform changes. It is better to use experts by experience rather than making uninformed decisions in practice #OTalk
Elizabeth @ElizabethJH85
#OTalk, don't make assumptions, always ask what client's preferences are and embrace the fact that we all like different lifestyles and activities no matter what gender we are
sian burgess ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’š @mrsmcinburtott
@HannahtheOT I like this. Surely there are rare occasions when we need to know about a persons genitals in every day assessments. If you really need to know (discussing toiletting for example) itโ€™s just intrusive otherwise #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@ot_benk @EdenDowers And since a lot of us also have troubles with sexuality in practice, why not kill 2 birds with one stone? #otalk
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
RT @LottieOcci: @EdenDowers We're always going to make mistakes, but it's important to own them, reflect, and actively learn from them. #OTalk
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
RT @BillWongOT: @EdenDowers And as I said before... we got to set positive tones for placement students if we have them. If we donโ€™t do a good job, how can we expect our future generations to do well? #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @mrsmcinburtott: @HannahtheOT I like this. Surely there are rare occasions when we need to know about a persons genitals in every day assessments. If you really need to know (discussing toiletting for example) itโ€™s just intrusive otherwise #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @ElizabethJH85: #OTalk, don't make assumptions, always ask what client's preferences are and embrace the fact that we all like different lifestyles and activities no matter what gender we are
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @OT_Francesca: @EdenDowers Definitely ask some individuals who identify as trans or nb to inform changes. It is better to use experts by experience rather than making uninformed decisions in practice #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @amyruby_OT: @EdenDowers #OTalk Ensuring not to 'skim' through activities checklists etc. on what you assume the service user might or might not like! :)
Francesca ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ๐ŸŒป (she/ her) @OT_Francesca
@margaretOT360 Our infancy could work to our advantage as we are open to change. Some other professions are still stuck in the past to some extent regarding LGBTQ awareness. #OTalk
Amy O'Donnell @amyruby_OT
#otalk also ensuring that in our own learning we are up to date with available services available to service users so that we are in a position to direct them
Ben Kirkwood ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ @OT_BenK
#OTalk guest speakers would be amazing or some how incorporate a question during an initial assessment? I would love to learn more about LGBTQ+ community and how itโ€™s to be incorporated in to health care practice ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ
Charlotte Walker @Char_Lottifer
I'll be looking up this one! #OTalk https://t.co/kruIcQRSej
Rebecca, Occupational Therapist @RebeccaCrouch
@EdenDowers @HannahtheOT Thanks for sharing this reference Eden, will be sure to give it a read & share it with my colleagues. #OTalk
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
I agree but it also needs to be in legislation and policies to reinforce #otalk https://t.co/NdSy4X2ACP
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@EdenDowers @margaretOT360 And speaking of which, if we are conducting any form of research, make sure we give them as many available options as possible. #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @OT_Francesca: @margaretOT360 Our infancy could work to our advantage as we are open to change. Some other professions are still stuck in the past to some extent regarding LGBTQ awareness. #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @amyruby_OT: #otalk also ensuring that in our own learning we are up to date with available services available to service users so that we are in a position to direct them
Carolina C ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ @colourful_ot
@75rebecca Why I have mixed feelings about the whole Men's Sheds thing - great for people to have separate spaces if that's what they want but you'd hope that those groups are being inclusive of trans people and not making assumptions about what men's occupations are! #OTalk
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
RT @ot_benk: @BillWongOT @EdenDowers I agree Bill I think that would be really intresting to gain a prospective about transgender and non binary service users!๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @ot_benk: #OTalk guest speakers would be amazing or some how incorporate a question during an initial assessment? I would love to learn more about LGBTQ+ community and how itโ€™s to be incorporated in to health care practice ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
RT @EdenDowers: @margaretOT360 Is there a strategy you employe regarding forms? One I've heard is to use the blank field 'Gender' allowing clients to self-identify their gender and the pronouns they use. #OTalk
Eden Dowers @edendowers
@margaretOT360 Agreed! It would be fabulous to learn more about your experiences in trans-positive practice @margaretOT360 #OTalk
Minh Tran @otramblings
@RachaelD_OT @75rebecca Forgot #otalk again!! Pisses me off that we have advanced so much as a human race yet some can still be so small minded over things like this. It really is a no brainer - everyone has the right to express themselves without discrimination!!!
Hiral Khatri, OTD, OTR/L @DrHiralKhatri
RT @margaretOT360: I agree but it also needs to be in legislation and policies to reinforce #otalk https://t.co/NdSy4X2ACP
Francesca ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ๐ŸŒป (she/ her) @OT_Francesca
Great advice both clinically and non clinically. #OTalk https://t.co/hjRJvjtgq5
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
Crucial #otalk https://t.co/SyEAx3S3XF
sian burgess ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’š @mrsmcinburtott
@HannahtheOT Youโ€™ve really got me thinking about what/how we facilitate learning for our students around inter personal communication. Thanks Hannah #OTalk
Rebecca Swenson @75rebecca
Such great comments, tips and insight happening. Question 5: What support or training do you feel would be beneficial in helping ensure an inclusive practice? #otalk
B2 @OTBrianNY
@OTalk_ Hello @OTalk #OTalk Iโ€™m lurking
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @otramblings: @RachaelD_OT @75rebecca Forgot #otalk again!! Pisses me off that we have advanced so much as a human race yet some can still be so small minded over things like this. It really is a no brainer - everyone has the right to express themselves without discrimination!!!
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
RT @75rebecca: Some thoughtful suggestions about not stereotyping interventions especially when running 'women's groups' and 'men's groups' #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @colourful_ot: @75rebecca Why I have mixed feelings about the whole Men's Sheds thing - great for people to have separate spaces if that's what they want but you'd hope that those groups are being inclusive of trans people and not making assumptions about what men's occupations are! #OTalk
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
RT @OT_Francesca: @EdenDowers Definitely ask some individuals who identify as trans or nb to inform changes. It is better to use experts by experience rather than making uninformed decisions in practice #OTalk
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
RT @ElizabethJH85: #OTalk, don't make assumptions, always ask what client's preferences are and embrace the fact that we all like different lifestyles and activities no matter what gender we are
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @mrsmcinburtott: @HannahtheOT Youโ€™ve really got me thinking about what/how we facilitate learning for our students around inter personal communication. Thanks Hannah #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @75rebecca: Such great comments, tips and insight happening. Question 5: Such great comments, tips and insight happening. Question 5: What support or training do you feel would be beneficial in helping ensure an inclusive practice? #otalk
sian burgess ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’š @mrsmcinburtott
@HannahtheOT I can think of times when I was working with clients but they were few #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@75rebecca You are making me compiling the LGBTQ TED/TEDx playlist... lol! #otalk
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
RT @OT_Francesca: @margaretOT360 Our infancy could work to our advantage as we are open to change. Some other professions are still stuck in the past to some extent regarding LGBTQ awareness. #OTalk
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
RT @amyruby_OT: #otalk also ensuring that in our own learning we are up to date with available services available to service users so that we are in a position to direct them
Minh Tran @otramblings
@75rebecca #otalk this would be great if run as part of mandatory training along side equality and diversity
Rebecca Swenson @75rebecca
@margaretOT360 The Equality Act isn't perfect but does protect some trans identities again direct and indirect discrimination #Otalk
#OTalk @OTalk_
Standards within mental health hospitals theses days are to have male and female wards! Do people have examples of this being a Barrier? #otalk
Lelanie ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ @LelanieBrewer
Me too #OTalk https://t.co/VE5jqPAiJF
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
RT @ot_benk: #OTalk guest speakers would be amazing or some how incorporate a question during an initial assessment? I would love to learn more about LGBTQ+ community and how itโ€™s to be incorporated in to health care practice ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @otramblings: @75rebecca #otalk this would be great if run as part of mandatory training along side equality and diversity
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @75rebecca: @margaretOT360 The Equality Act isn't perfect but does protect some trans identities again direct and indirect discrimination #Otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @OTalk_: Standards within mental health hospitals theses days are to have male and female wards! Do people have examples of this being a Barrier? #otalk
#OTalk @OTalk_
Question 5 #OTalk https://t.co/XEyea0YkWI
Sadie Blue @SadieBlueOT
@EdenDowers The screening tool we use was created by a panel of young people and the section on identity and sex was given to our local LGBTQ+ charity for guidance. I also make sure the YP completes this themselves and never on their behalf. #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@75rebecca I think it will be great if we have some champions from this community to represent OT globally! #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @SadieBlueOT: @EdenDowers The screening tool we use was created by a panel of young people and the section on identity and sex was given to our local LGBTQ+ charity for guidance. I also make sure the YP completes this themselves and never on their behalf. #OTalk
Carolina C ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ @colourful_ot
@OT_Francesca @mrsmcinburtott @willchegwidden It's definitely not just generational; my mom (who I'm not saying is old btw, just older than me!!) has no problem using they/them pronouns for an nb friend of mine while some younger people you'd expect to be more open are very resistant to the idea #OTalk
Francesca ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ๐ŸŒป (she/ her) @OT_Francesca
@HannahtheOT I also think open discussions are the way forward if people are willing to share and educate. It shouldn't be taboo. #OTalk
Elizabeth @ElizabethJH85
@75rebecca #OTalk education sessions from clients and their lived experiences (if they wish to participate formally in this)
Minh Tran @otramblings
@BillWongOT @75rebecca Great idea!!! #otalk
Eden Dowers @edendowers
@OTalk_ In an article by Beagan et al., (2013) for those working in, for example, hospital settings, it was suggested that written policy be developed for use of space with trans clients, respecting the individualโ€™s sef-identification and right to practice.#OTalk
sian burgess ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’š @mrsmcinburtott
@LelanieBrewer I feel an HEI collaboration coming on @margaretOT360 @LelanieBrewer itโ€™s got to be good to start with student education #OTalk
Rebecca Swenson @75rebecca
There's some fantastic occ science research re trans experience & Iโ€™d encourage everyone to read books by trans, non-binary and genderqueer authors. There are many brilliant books and writers @katebornstein @megjohnbarker @cnlester @junodawson to name just a few #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@otramblings @75rebecca While I am not in LGBTQ community, what I am doing can be a blueprint for such champions to follow. #otalk
Amy O'Donnell @amyruby_OT
@75rebecca #otalk Implementation of the subject in to degree programmes at undergraduate level, courses within health services, further inclusion in codes of practice and standards as it is quite vague with regards to this
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
Exploring changing roles, names, jobs, leisure activities. Very person centred #otalk https://t.co/zjIeZuTN6H
karen geraghty ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ @kagz76
#otalk the completion of suicide the for lgbt comm. is sadly high there cld. Be a surmountable role for MH OT teams
Eden Dowers @edendowers
@BillWongOT @75rebecca There are researchers doing great work in this area, particularly those seeking to employ collaborative, participant-research methods. Definitely worth following @75rebecca for this! #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @EdenDowers: @OTalk_ In an article by Beagan et al., (2013) for those working in, for example, hospital settings, it was suggested that written policy be developed for use of space with trans clients, respecting the individualโ€™s sef-identification and right to practice.#OTalk
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
RT @otramblings: @RachaelD_OT @75rebecca Forgot #otalk again!! Pisses me off that we have advanced so much as a human race yet some can still be so small minded over things like this. It really is a no brainer - everyone has the right to express themselves without discrimination!!!
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @ElizabethJH85: @75rebecca #OTalk education sessions from clients and their lived experiences (if they wish to participate formally in this)
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @OT_Francesca: @HannahtheOT I also think open discussions are the way forward if people are willing to share and educate. It shouldn't be taboo. #OTalk
Minh Tran @otramblings
@75rebecca @katebornstein @megjohnbarker @cnlester @junodawson Why did you become interested in this area? #otalk
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
RT @mrsmcinburtott: @HannahtheOT Youโ€™ve really got me thinking about what/how we facilitate learning for our students around inter personal communication. Thanks Hannah #OTalk
Rebecca, Occupational Therapist @RebeccaCrouch
All NHS staff should have high quality equality and diversity training and Trusts should have policies in place to support trans & non-binary service users. #OTalk https://t.co/PVfuVLQ7Vr
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@EdenDowers @75rebecca I am already so. I am an OT Connections magnet! #otalk
Sadie Blue @SadieBlueOT
@75rebecca We link closely with @SAYiTSheffield and they've delivered some fantastic training to staff members. I also signpost and support YP to attend their social groups too. #OTalk
#OTalk @OTalk_
Only 15 mins left #OTalk
Charlotte Walker @Char_Lottifer
@SadieBlueOT @EdenDowers Fantastic! It makes so much sense to involve the community it impacts, and seems so obvious, yet I can imagine it being considered quite innovative in some organisations! #OTalk
Francesca ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ๐ŸŒป (she/ her) @OT_Francesca
@75rebecca Don't forget that actually employing these people also needs to happen #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@RebeccaCrouch I will expand that to ALL workplaces that OT practitioners work in needs to have at least sensitivity trainings. #otalk
Ben Kirkwood ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ @OT_BenK
@OTalk_ I think peronsonally some men may feel more comfortable around woman and vice versa! I feel like this could make some feel not as excepted when with single sex due to old misconceptions which could make one feel less expressive of them selfs? #OTalk
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
At the moment we have an optional 2 hours about sexuality in three years. It has to be an integral part of what we do with every person we work with. #otalk https://t.co/XeAXW0TCAY
Rebecca Swenson @75rebecca
@HannahtheOT This is a good point and one that is raised frequently by trans and non-binary people in relation to health and social care #OTalk
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
RT @EdenDowers: @OTalk_ In an article by Beagan et al., (2013) for those working in, for example, hospital settings, it was suggested that written policy be developed for use of space with trans clients, respecting the individualโ€™s sef-identification and right to practice.#OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@bevsaturtle @75rebecca That is why generating a TED/TEDx talk playlist is one item of my to-do list. Once it is made, it will be great for everyone to share it! #otalk
Carolina C ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ @colourful_ot
@75rebecca I think without making huge changes to college courses it'd be a pretty easy thing to incorporate into case-based learning; just make some of our case study characters trans and give us access to resources to learn more! At very least would make students think. #OTalk
Catherine McNulty @cathymc9781
#OTalk service user led ask people what would help - share the learning - partnership working https://t.co/shZCSXkyfk
Lelanie ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ @LelanieBrewer
@mrsmcinburtott @margaretOT360 That sounds good. I have just supervised an MS #occupationalTherapy dissertation on this topic and working on my parent questionnaire for my #PhD study. Itโ€™s really important that we teach our students not to stereotype #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @colourful_ot: @75rebecca I think without making huge changes to college courses it'd be a pretty easy thing to incorporate into case-based learning; just make some of our case study characters trans and give us access to resources to learn more! At very least would make students think. #OTalk
Francesca ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ๐ŸŒป (she/ her) @OT_Francesca
@HannahtheOT Absolutely! I have challenged ignorant family members on the topic. #OTalk
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
RT @mrsmcinburtott: @LelanieBrewer I feel an HEI collaboration coming on @margaretOT360 @LelanieBrewer itโ€™s got to be good to start with student education #OTalk
Ben Kirkwood ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ @OT_BenK
RT @75rebecca: There's some fantastic occ science research re trans experience & Iโ€™d encourage everyone to read books by trans, non-binary and genderqueer authors. There are many brilliant books and writers @katebornstein @megjohnbarker @cnlester @junodawson to name just a few #otalk
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
RT @amyruby_OT: @75rebecca #otalk Implementation of the subject in to degree programmes at undergraduate level, courses within health services, further inclusion in codes of practice and standards as it is quite vague with regards to this
Eden Dowers @edendowers
@HannahtheOT Brilliant! #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@colourful_ot @75rebecca Yes- whether in our education or CPD courses we have in the future. We all need refreshers sometimes. #otalk
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
RT @karen_geraghty: #otalk the completion of suicide the for lgbt comm. is sadly high there cld. Be a surmountable role for MH OT teams
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @margaretOT360: At the moment we have an optional 2 hours about sexuality in three years. It has to be an integral part of what we do with every person we work with. #otalk https://t.co/XeAXW0TCAY
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @ot_benk: @OTalk_ I think peronsonally some men may feel more comfortable around woman and vice versa! I feel like this could make some feel not as excepted when with single sex due to old misconceptions which could make one feel less expressive of them selfs? #OTalk
#OTalk @OTalk_
This would be really interesting #OTalk https://t.co/InrT6e1t8n
Sadie Blue @SadieBlueOT
@LottieOcci @EdenDowers Luckily I work for a charity which allows us the flexibility and ability to involve all other local organisations and services. Collaboration with other services provides that holistic wrap around support for the individual for sure ๐Ÿ˜Š #OTalk
Eden Dowers @edendowers
And now for the final question from @75rebecca and I: What features of your work environment restrict or enable participation by trans or non-binary service users? #OTalk
#OTalk @OTalk_
10 mins left #OTalk
Jenny Hong @OTJennyH
@EdenDowers @75rebecca I think OTs can do a lot for this community, e.g bringing up the topic to them first and seeing how the group wants to approach the matter, educating colleagues/MDT members to understand and increase awareness, and smash down stigma from all places and people! #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@HannahtheOT You can bring it to Prague for ENOTHE-COTEC in 2020. #otalk
#OTalk @OTalk_
Question 6 - the last one #OTalk https://t.co/wdOy0khbwo
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @OTJennyH: @EdenDowers @75rebecca I think OTs can do a lot for this community, e.g bringing up the topic to them first and seeing how the group wants to approach the matter, educating colleagues/MDT members to understand and increase awareness, and smash down stigma from all places and people! #OTalk
Charlotte Walker @Char_Lottifer
@colourful_ot @OT_Francesca @mrsmcinburtott @willchegwidden same. My mum takes not gendering people so seriously she gives animals and plants (yes she names her plants) gender neutral names 'because they're not able to say their preferred pronoun and it would be wrong to misgender them' ๐Ÿ˜#OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @SadieBlueOT: @LottieOcci @EdenDowers Luckily I work for a charity which allows us the flexibility and ability to involve all other local organisations and services. Collaboration with other services provides that holistic wrap around support for the individual for sure ๐Ÿ˜Š #OTalk
Eden Dowers @edendowers
@HannahtheOT ps- If you'd ever like to get in touch re: resources or researchers working in this field, please do! #OTalk
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
RT @LelanieBrewer: @mrsmcinburtott @margaretOT360 That sounds good. I have just supervised an MS #occupationalTherapy dissertation on this topic and working on my parent questionnaire for my #PhD study. Itโ€™s really important that we teach our students not to stereotype #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @OT_Francesca: @HannahtheOT Absolutely! I have challenged ignorant family members on the topic. #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @LottieOcci: @colourful_ot @OT_Francesca @mrsmcinburtott @willchegwidden same. My mum takes not gendering people so seriously she gives animals and plants (yes she names her plants) gender neutral names 'because they're not able to say their preferred pronoun and it would be wrong to misgender them' ๐Ÿ˜#OTalk
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
RT @colourful_ot: @75rebecca I think without making huge changes to college courses it'd be a pretty easy thing to incorporate into case-based learning; just make some of our case study characters trans and give us access to resources to learn more! At very least would make students think. #OTalk
Eden Dowers @edendowers
Great suggestions on an earlier question from @HannahtheOT regarding this also! #OTalk
Abi Edwards ๐Ÿ’™ @AbiEdwards7
@75rebecca #OTalk really good resources and training from Mermaids. Worth looking at. Aimed at schools and parents/ careers
Catherine McNulty @cathymc9781
#OTalk need to be less keen on separating people out re gender .. what is the point there was a TV prog recently a psychologist working with 7 year olds over 6 weeks they all became less gender defined and happier kids https://t.co/HxzHfE1tkm
Carolina C ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ @colourful_ot
@OT_Francesca @75rebecca Employment of trans OTs is definitely important! I think there's still so much stigma around openly LGBT teachers (people thinking that we're somehow inherently inappropriate for kids to know about?) so I'd imagine that also applies to paediatric OTs #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@EdenDowers @HannahtheOT I think it will be great to share the post chat transcript on LGBT4OT. #otalk
Lelanie ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ @LelanieBrewer
As lecturers & educators we also need to be mindful of the #genderidentity of our students and we could make our case studies more inclusive #otalk https://t.co/zexOeoopLC
#OTalk @OTalk_
#OTalk https://t.co/PRQ0LdCx5u
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @AbiEdwards7: @75rebecca #OTalk really good resources and training from Mermaids. Worth looking at. Aimed at schools and parents/ careers
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
RT @BillWongOT: @EdenDowers @HannahtheOT I think it will be great to share the post chat transcript on LGBT4OT. #otalk
Gillian Donough OT ๐Ÿ’™ @GillianMMXVII
@cathymc9781 #OTalk saw that programme-was fascinating
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
RT @LelanieBrewer: As lecturers & educators we also need to be mindful of the #genderidentity of our students and we could make our case studies more inclusive #otalk https://t.co/zexOeoopLC
Rebecca Swenson @75rebecca
Iโ€™m currently doing a research project with people who define as trans, non-binary or genderqueer - exploring occupational engagement and gender expression. More info can be found here: https://t.co/jexzLShPeN #otalk
#OTalk @OTalk_
RT @75rebecca: Iโ€™m currently doing a research project with people who define as trans, non-binary or genderqueer - exploring occupational engagement and gender expression. More info can be found here: https://t.co/jexzLShPeN #otalk
Minh Tran @otramblings
RT @75rebecca: Iโ€™m currently doing a research project with people who define as trans, non-binary or genderqueer - exploring occupational engagement and gender expression. More info can be found here: https://t.co/jexzLShPeN #otalk
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
RT @75rebecca: Iโ€™m currently doing a research project with people who define as trans, non-binary or genderqueer - exploring occupational engagement and gender expression. More info can be found here: https://t.co/jexzLShPeN #otalk
Eden Dowers @edendowers
@HannahtheOT Yes! Ensuring there is at least one unisex bathroom #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @LelanieBrewer: As lecturers & educators we also need to be mindful of the #genderidentity of our students and we could make our case studies more inclusive #otalk https://t.co/zexOeoopLC
Deborah Harrison ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’š @DebbiiHarrison
RT @75rebecca: Iโ€™m currently doing a research project with people who define as trans, non-binary or genderqueer - exploring occupational engagement and gender expression. More info can be found here: https://t.co/jexzLShPeN #otalk
Ben Kirkwood ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ @OT_BenK
RT @75rebecca: Iโ€™m currently doing a research project with people who define as trans, non-binary or genderqueer - exploring occupational engagement and gender expression. More info can be found here: https://t.co/jexzLShPeN #otalk
sian burgess ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’š @mrsmcinburtott
@OTalk_ Many of us wear our rainbow lanyards to signify unity and equality across all groups - itโ€™s been a useful visual reminder #OTalk https://t.co/FmbGiiK2st
#OTalk @OTalk_
Last 5 min any final thoughts #OTalk
Rebecca, Occupational Therapist @RebeccaCrouch
I don't think any features of my work environment restrict participation by trans or non-binary SUs. As we are a community neuro team, we work with SUs in their home & support them in achieving their goals. These can be in their home or in the community 1/2 #OTalk https://t.co/Lm97qrmWDI
B2 @OTBrianNY
@HannahtheOT I use the term โ€œfriendsโ€ at the SNF setting when I enter the room full of patients #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@LelanieBrewer And as OT leaders, be supportive of their efforts to make difference in our profession! #otalk
Elizabeth @ElizabethJH85
@EdenDowers @HannahtheOT #OTalk I work in a general hospital so greatly restricted by male/female wards, male/female toilets
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @75rebecca: Iโ€™m currently doing a research project with people who define as trans, non-binary or genderqueer - exploring occupational engagement and gender expression. More info can be found here: https://t.co/jexzLShPeN #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @mrsmcinburtott: @OTalk_ Many of us wear our rainbow lanyards to signify unity and equality across all groups - itโ€™s been a useful visual reminder #OTalk https://t.co/FmbGiiK2st
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @OTBrianNY: @HannahtheOT I use the term โ€œfriendsโ€ at the SNF setting when I enter the room full of patients #OTalk
Eden Dowers @edendowers
@75rebecca For context, this is, in-fact, how Rebecca and I came to work together :) Through Rebecca's use of collaborative, participant research methods. Definitely worth checking out, particularly regarding engagement practices #OTalk
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
RT @mrsmcinburtott: @OTalk_ Many of us wear our rainbow lanyards to signify unity and equality across all groups - itโ€™s been a useful visual reminder #OTalk https://t.co/FmbGiiK2st
Rebecca Swenson @75rebecca
@HannahtheOT Absolutely! Feeling safe using public toilets has a far reaching impact on occupational engagement for trans and non-binary people. #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @ElizabethJH85: @EdenDowers @HannahtheOT #OTalk I work in a general hospital so greatly restricted by male/female wards, male/female toilets
sian burgess ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’š @mrsmcinburtott
Got to dash people!! Thanks so much for a though stimulating discussion everyone #OTalk
Eden Dowers @edendowers
@ElizabethJH85 @HannahtheOT Are there any policies regarding trans-positive practice where you work? #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@ElizabethJH85 @EdenDowers @HannahtheOT Same goes with nursing home settings in US. Hard to do when these buildings are built in the 50โ€™s or earlier. #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @EdenDowers: @75rebecca For context, this is, in-fact, how Rebecca and I came to work together :) Through Rebecca's use of collaborative, participant research methods. Definitely worth checking out, particularly regarding engagement practices #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @75rebecca: @HannahtheOT Absolutely! Feeling safe using public toilets has a far reaching impact on occupational engagement for trans and non-binary people. #OTalk
Rebecca, Occupational Therapist @RebeccaCrouch
Any restictions they face may be from the community. As their OTs, our role would be to support & adovate for their needs, whether that is with community members or other services 2/2 #OTalk
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
Hopefully this discussion is only the start we really need to move this forward with @theRCOT and incorporating it in education and training #otalk https://t.co/WyVGYXXuUy
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @RebeccaCrouch: Any restictions they face may be from the community. As their OTs, our role would be to support & adovate for their needs, whether that is with community members or other services 2/2 #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @RebeccaCrouch: I don't think any features of my work environment restrict participation by trans or non-binary SUs. As we are a community neuro team, we work with SUs in their home & support them in achieving their goals. These can be in their home or in the community 1/2 #OTalk https://t.co/Lm97qrmWDI
Carolina C ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ @colourful_ot
@OTBrianNY @HannahtheOT That's a nice one Brian! I tend to say "hi everyone" when I'm doing public speaking; it feels less overly formal than "ladies and gentlemen" anyway. #OTalk
Lelanie ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ @LelanieBrewer
@75rebecca The MSc dissertation was the initiative of my student but it was a great learning journey for both of us. I watched the TV show Billions at the time and @AsiaKateDillon was a great source of inspiration #nonbinary #genderidentities #otalk
Elizabeth @ElizabethJH85
@EdenDowers @HannahtheOT Sadly not that I know of, #OTalk, definitely needs to be worked on
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@margaretOT360 @theRCOT I will expand that to all OT associations... and @thewfot needs to set awesome examples for us. #otalk
Eden Dowers @edendowers
@colourful_ot @OTBrianNY @HannahtheOT I also appreciate the all encompassing 'folks' as opposed to a tendency, particularly in Australia to use the term 'guys and girls' #OTalk
Rebecca Swenson @75rebecca
Be interesting to see how many Trusts and organisations have policies which promote inclusion for trans and non-binary people #otalk
Deborah Harrison ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’š @DebbiiHarrison
Iโ€™m pleased to say that we have unisex bathrooms @uniofeastanglia & one in the building I work in. Thereโ€™s a lot more we can do though #OTalk https://t.co/c5q2IkIi70
Amy O'Donnell @amyruby_OT
#otalk tonights talk has been really insightful for me, I have learned about an area I have little experience of and also some food for thought with regards to how I can be part of the change in promotion of inclusive attitudes in the workplace as a student and future ot
sarah maris-shaw ๐Ÿ’™ @sarahmarisshaw
Well worth checking out #otalk https://t.co/k3wPd8fLQF
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @75rebecca: Be interesting to see how many Trusts and organisations have policies which promote inclusion for trans and non-binary people #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @EdenDowers: @colourful_ot @OTBrianNY @HannahtheOT I also appreciate the all encompassing 'folks' as opposed to a tendency, particularly in Australia to use the term 'guys and girls' #OTalk
Eden Dowers @edendowers
@ElizabethJH85 @HannahtheOT There is a great article on trans-positive strategies for OT as informed by experiences of nurses and physicians! See โ€˜working with transgender clients, Beagan et al., 2013, Can Jrn of Occ. Therapy, 80, pp82-90 #OTalk
B2 @OTBrianNY
@colourful_ot @HannahtheOT Exactly, the last thing I want is to make someone uncomfortable or perceive that I donโ€™t care #OTalk
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
RT @BillWongOT: @margaretOT360 @theRCOT I will expand that to all OT associations... and @thewfot needs to set awesome examples for us. #otalk
Beverley Goodman @OTBev
RT @EdenDowers: @ElizabethJH85 @HannahtheOT There is a great article on trans-positive strategies for OT as informed by experiences of nurses and physicians! See โ€˜working with transgender clients, Beagan et al., 2013, Can Jrn of Occ. Therapy, 80, pp82-90 #OTalk
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
RT @75rebecca: Be interesting to see how many Trusts and organisations have policies which promote inclusion for trans and non-binary people #otalk
Dr Nerida Hyett @neridahyett
@EdenDowers @HannahtheOT #OTalk #OTs are well placed to support #trans people with social and occupational transitions, enabling them to develop roles, routines, and occupations that reflect and align with their identity
Catherine McNulty @cathymc9781
#OTalk as student distance learning psychology I red tons about sexuality & gender coming 2 realise that we R vry far from male or female I think the Batiste family in ? Spain a case study totally facinatin re the chemical switches development of feotus in womb Gross Psychol text https://t.co/KlpxPwdsVV
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
RT @amyruby_OT: #otalk tonights talk has been really insightful for me, I have learned about an area I have little experience of and also some food for thought with regards to how I can be part of the change in promotion of inclusive attitudes in the workplace as a student and future ot
Lelanie ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ @LelanieBrewer
@75rebecca With regards to my PhD, itโ€™s looking at the development of #selfcare in children but I really want to get the parent questionnaire right so that itโ€™s inclusive and representative of all families #OTalk
#OTalk @OTalk_
Can we thank our #OTalk hosts @75rebecca and @EdenDowers for excellent and thought-provoking discussion tonight. I will update the blog with tonights transcript tomorrow. @OT_rach signing off https://t.co/o5GhkFkRDj
Carolina C ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ @colourful_ot
@OTalk_ I think OTs in all settings need to be trans-inclusive because there's a huge overlap between the trans community and disabled communities; for example I don't have statistics to hand but I've read that autistic people are more likely than other people to be trans! #OTalk
Jenny Hong @OTJennyH
@75rebecca Have a bi-annual training session (or more) with someone from the community to give insight and voice/advocate for themselves! #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@EdenDowers @colourful_ot @OTBrianNY @HannahtheOT In Cantonese, I actually like how inclusive we can be with language if we are referring to at least 2 people. A singular LGBTQ person, though, that was the only flaw I see. #otalk
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
RT @neridahyett: @EdenDowers @HannahtheOT #OTalk #OTs are well placed to support #trans people with social and occupational transitions, enabling them to develop roles, routines, and occupations that reflect and align with their identity
Rebecca Swenson @75rebecca
@margaretOT360 @theRCOT I agree this is the start and am fortunate to be supported in my research with a UKOTRF grant #OTalk
sarah maris-shaw ๐Ÿ’™ @sarahmarisshaw
@colourful_ot @75rebecca #otalk really good idea as currently designing last module for final yr students
Rebecca, Occupational Therapist @RebeccaCrouch
RT @EdenDowers: @ElizabethJH85 @HannahtheOT There is a great article on trans-positive strategies for OT as informed by experiences of nurses and physicians! See โ€˜working with transgender clients, Beagan et al., 2013, Can Jrn of Occ. Therapy, 80, pp82-90 #OTalk
Jane ๐Ÿค•๐Ÿง ๐Ÿ’› @xraydolly
RT @75rebecca: Iโ€™m currently doing a research project with people who define as trans, non-binary or genderqueer - exploring occupational engagement and gender expression. More info can be found here: https://t.co/jexzLShPeN #otalk
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
Excellent talk well hosted. We need change in OT education! #otalk https://t.co/Z1Jujq553E
Eden Dowers @edendowers
@OTalk_ @75rebecca @OT_rach Thank you everyone! It has been such a thoughtful and engaging discussion. #OTalk Thank you also to @75rebecca and @OTalk for enabling this platform!
Deborah Harrison ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’š @DebbiiHarrison
Well said Margaret! Itโ€™s been a brilliant #OTalk for inspiring action. Iโ€™ll be taking ideas back to colleagues @UEA_Health - when I can get there. Snow is steadily falling here in Norfolk! โ„๏ธ https://t.co/FqjgQi3Cmv
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
RT @sarahmarisshaw: @colourful_ot @75rebecca #otalk really good idea as currently designing last module for final yr students
Rebecca Swenson @75rebecca
Thank you everyone for a thought-provoking and inspiring #otalk @EdenDowers
Minh Tran @otramblings
@OTalk_ @75rebecca @EdenDowers @OT_rach Thanks to both hosts and of course otalk!! Because of tonightโ€™s talk I am more mindful of my language (nearly said thanks guys! ๐Ÿ˜…). #otalk
Carolina C ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ @colourful_ot
RT @margaretOT360: Excellent talk well hosted. We need change in OT education! #otalk https://t.co/Z1Jujq553E
Rebecca, Occupational Therapist @RebeccaCrouch
@GillianMMXVII @cathymc9781 Do either of you remeber what the program was called? What channel? Would be interested in giving it a watch #OTalk
Margaret Spencer MA @margaretOT360
RT @DebbiiHarrison: Well said Margaret! Itโ€™s been a brilliant #OTalk for inspiring action. Iโ€™ll be taking ideas back to colleagues @UEA_Health - when I can get there. Snow is steadily falling here in Norfolk! โ„๏ธ https://t.co/FqjgQi3Cmv
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
https://t.co/TK4pTnXujM Here is something from @AOTAInc about LGBTQ. #otalk
Minh Tran @otramblings
RT @BillWongOT: https://t.co/TK4pTnXujM Here is something from @AOTAInc about LGBTQ. #otalk
Ben Kirkwood ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ @OT_BenK
I loved tonightโ€™s #OTalk as a gay man my self I found it very interesting to think about the wider LGBTQ+ community and how as OTs can promote and educate ourselves and other about Trans and non binary people! Iโ€™d love to work within the community during my OT career! ๐ŸŒˆ
School of Health Sciences UEA @UEA_Health
RT @DebbiiHarrison: I have to acknowledge that we donโ€™t educate our students at @UEA_Health about working with people who are transgender. Itโ€™s a missed opportunity #OTalk https://t.co/lHMGVTeBQl
Charlotte Walker @Char_Lottifer
@sarahmarisshaw @colourful_ot @75rebecca I'm currently studying and find that case studies often accidentally buy into stereotyping as it forces assumptions to be made about the 'client,' their life stage and typical occupations. #OTalk
Lelanie ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ @LelanieBrewer
Wow, thank you very much @AsiaKateDillon - youโ€™re a fantastic role model #OTalk https://t.co/2wwtvgJs22
Jenny Hong @OTJennyH
@NabachwaOT @75rebecca Definitely in full agreement @NabachwaOT. But without tolerance, there is no room for talk of respect. Only then can more great things happen and exist. #OTalk
Catherine McNulty @cathymc9781
Possibly BBc 1 or BBc 2 it was led by a psyhologist in a primary school go on the BBCi player maybe around 6 months ago - brilliant programme .. maybe e mail the BBC they will find it for you good luck great discussions as always #OTalk https://t.co/PyyhN78Zji
Rebecca, Occupational Therapist @RebeccaCrouch
@OTalk_ @75rebecca @EdenDowers @OT_rach Thanks to #OTalk, Rebecca & Eden for hosting, & also to @HannahtheOT & @margaretOT360. I really enjoyed & have learnt alot from your contributions tonight.
Dr Nerida Hyett @neridahyett
RT @75rebecca: Iโ€™m currently doing a research project with people who define as trans, non-binary or genderqueer - exploring occupational engagement and gender expression. More info can be found here: https://t.co/jexzLShPeN #otalk
Charlotte Walker @Char_Lottifer
@otramblings @OTalk_ @75rebecca @EdenDowers @OT_rach ooh, I always say 'guys' and don't think of it as being gendered, but a friend of mine pointed out that just because I don't see it as gendered doesn't mean it isn't or that it doesn't have connotations. :/ I'm trying to do better! #OTalk
sarah maris-shaw ๐Ÿ’™ @sarahmarisshaw
@OTalk_ Really interesting qu #otalk I wonder what colleagues @RCOT_MH might think
sarah maris-shaw ๐Ÿ’™ @sarahmarisshaw
@OTalk_ @75rebecca @EdenDowers @OT_rach Many thanks #otalk - apologies so late!
Carolina C ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ @colourful_ot
@LottieOcci @sarahmarisshaw @75rebecca Yeah, I can see that; I guess it would have to be clearly put in a context of "this is just an example of one trans person, everybody's different". Having people come to speak about their experiences or encouraging students to seek out real-life stories could probably help #OTalk
Jenny Hong @OTJennyH
@EdenDowers @75rebecca Restrictions: colleagues of different professions, organisation structure/procedures, the daily routines of a workplace. Enablers: previous education in disability studies, understanding occupational injustices/detriments to health and well-being, advocacy for equality. #OTalk
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