Rich Points

I’m wondering if a good way to start this blog might be to encourage people to think about a chapter or section in the book that really hit home — to you and/or to students.  Is there a narrative or discussion that was particularly compelling to you or to your students?  For example, one colleague shared with me that a student had been very moved by the section in the disability chapter that includes the ideas about the paradox of rehabilitation personnel like us. We depend on people with disabilities to accept the label of being disabled and needing our services; at the same time, we try not to put people with disabilities into categories and stereotypes, or into being seen as “different.”. The student had never thought of it that way, and it proved to be a rich point for her.  What are some of your thoughts?

2 thoughts on “Rich Points

  1. I’m new to your blog- a bit of a fan after I read a 1992 article of yours on adult family caregivers and how they act ad interpreters. Is this blog only for a class? I’m just starting my dissertation at usf.


  2. Sharon: Welcome to this blog, which is almost brand new. I am still learning the ropes here. You are most welcome. The blog is not for a class, it is to stimulate discussion about aspects of meaning and everyday occupation among various professionals including occupational therapists and scientists. See my “About” page for a more complete description. I welcome your comments on all related topics. I hope to use the blog to share resources, ideas, views, information, classroom experiences. Thank you for joining us and I look forward to hearing from you. Betty Hasselkus


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