You get booked to interpret within an Occupational Therapy (OT) session. What is expected of you? What are the challenges? What is OT?!
OT sessions can be fun, practical and interesting sessions to be a part of but it is important to understand the rationale behind the profession and what the therapist will expect from you. This webinar will take you through what OT actually is, the different sessions you may be asked to interpret, the possible expected aims of a the session and the challenges as an interpreter you may experience. Jane will also discuss how to prepare for an OT session and how to overcome challenges.
Jane Terry-Coy qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 2010 after needing a change from her previous career in the finance industry. She knew from the beginning that she had a passion for working in mental health and quickly started working in her area of interest after completing the obligatory residency. Since then she has worked in mental health within the NHS(National Health Service) and also for 3 years as a Lead OT for a private hospital.
She started learning BSL in 2012 after meeting a Deaf friend and fell in love with the language! She then started working as the Senior OT for National Deaf Services (NDS) on their London-based adult inpatient ward, Bluebell Ward, in September 2014. From there she then transferred to the NDS community team in October 2016 where she continues to work.
Jane has recently successfully completed her Level 3 BSL qualification and is hoping to start Level 6 in the next year.