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Saskatchewan Citation Award presented regarding National Occupational Therapy Month
National Occupational Therapy
Citation Awards are bestowed to recognize the significant accomplishments
of an agency, program and/or individual within each province/territory
that has contributed to rehabilitation, community health, self-help
groups, provincial, territorial or municipal government initiatives
in health care or other related programs. Citation Award winners
will have demonstrated support of occupational therapy philosophy
and their nomination will have been endorsed by their provincial/territorial
Elaine Caswell, superintendent of student services for the Prairie Valley School Division, was integral in establishing the first school-based occupational therapy program in Southern Saskatchewan through a partnership amongst Regina Catholic, Regina Public, and the former Buffalo Plains School Division (now part of Prairie Valley School Division).
Occupational therapy enables people to lead productive, independent and satisfying lives by assisting them in activities of self-care, paid/unpaid work and leisure. Occupational therapists work with people of all ages to promote health, prevent disability and develop or maintain abilities.
Elaine is an advocate on the importance of occupational therapy to empower students. She understands the complexity of learning and values the professional expertise that occupational therapists can offer. Her commitment to occupational therapy in the schools has strengthened understanding and skills for the children and families involved.
CAOT Citation Awards are presented to recipients typically in and around October, which is National Occupational Therapy Month. This year's theme "Yes I Can!" communicates that all people can and should participate in their desired activities, regardless of age or ability.
The Citation Award will be presented by the Saskatchewan Society
of Occupational Therapists to Elaine Caswell in Regina on Thursday,
November 23, 2006 at the Hotel Saskatchewan, 2125 Victoria Avenue.
The award will be given during the CAOT reception and forum, which
runs from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. in the Blue Lounge/Library.
Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists - Areas of Expertise: