OT Podcast

Terri Abraham is a member of the Laguna Pueblo and is a licensed pro-fessional clinical counselor. She has worked in the field of disability, often within tribal programs, since 1973. In this podcast, she shares her experiences working alongside occupational therapists within Native American communities. She talks about how occupational therapy can benefit Native American communities, what she has learned from oc-cupational therapists, and how occupational therapists can improve their services to Native American communities 

OT Stories

Dec 12, 2016

We asked Occupational Therapists if they would share a story about a person that they were able to help through the use of OT. Their re-sponses were as diverse as they and their specialty areas are. These memories continue to inspire them to be OTs. We think they will inspire you, too. The identity of the person(s) discussed was concealed to protect their privacy.


Occupational Therapists tell us what OT is in their own words. Their definitions are often personal, and tell us how OT comes to life in their specialty areas. 

Improving Mealtime

Dec 7, 2016

In this episode - how to improve the mealtime experience with children. 

Dr. Joanna Cosbey is an Occupational Therapist and a professor of Occupational Therapy at the University of New Mexico. She specializes in helping children who have severe disabilities, sensory issues, and communication troubles. 

Play & Recess

Dec 7, 2016

In this episode - the value of play, the difference between play and recess, and the developing idea of a “loose parts” play environment.

Dr. L. Diane Parham is an Occupational Therapist, and a professor of Occupational Therapy at the University of New Mexico, specializing in sensory integration and the importance of play among children. 

Improving Resilience

Dec 7, 2016

In this episode - The importance of resilience and ideas about how to improve it.

Rossi Burns is an Occupational Therapist, specializing in mental health, and working at the VA Hospital. In this podcast, she speaks about the importance of resilience and offers ideas about how to improve it. 

Fall Prevention

Dec 7, 2016

This episode addresses how a fall can cause many problems within a person’s life, and shares ideas on how to prevent them.

Mary Thelander-Hill is an Occupational Therapist, working in adult rehabilitation, and an Occupational Therapy faculty member at the University of New Mexico.