Carolyn Baum, Ph.D, OTR/L, FAOTA presents Occupational Performance Issues in Stroke: Linking the Brain to Everyday Life on Friday, Feb. 13 at 4:30 pm in the Thurmond McRae Lecture Hall on the Gainesville historic campus. This is the eighth Annual Occupational Science Scholar Series by the School of Occupational Therapy. This program is free and open to the public. A reception will be held following the presentation in the adjoining Brenau Trustee Library.
In Occupational Performance Issues in Stroke: Linking the Brain to Everyday Life, Dr. Baum examines how what we do in everyday life is critical to recover from neurological injury, particularly stroke. Occupational therapy as a rehabilitation profession helps people to engage in daily activities and she particularly examines the role of executive function in the recovery process. Dr. Baum works with an interdisciplinary initiative which has for the last 15 years followed over 15,000 people with strokes to characterize their daily life and service needs. What has emerged is the important role that occupational therapists play in supporting action and doing.