Tuesday, January 11, 2011

What does 2011 offer for OT in Egypt?

Hello All,

Happy New Year wishes to everyone!

I was just reflecting back on my posts from previous years and see that I still have similar wishes... for the growth of OT in Egypt the coming year!

As all the therapists working in Egypt are expatriates, we have seen some come and go the past year. I am happy to say that there are always new faces, though! Perhaps the new OT's residing in Cairo can briefly introduce themselves on the blog!

The OT Diploma program at Ain Sham's University started a few months ago and the students seem very enthusiastic. We have started a closed group on Facebook for the OT students and OT's working in Egypt to discuss OT related topics and it has proved to spark some excellent discussions. Perhaps the students and OT instructors can share their thoughts and experiences regarding the Ain Sham's program on the blog!

(Hint, hint...it would be great to have more active participation from the people involved in the development of OT in Egypt in regards to sharing information for the blog!)

The OT's working in Cairo continue to provide workshops to the public regarding topics related to OT in regards to diagnosis and treatment of clients, as well as, educating the public on what OT is etc.

As for myself, I am traveling between New York and Cairo these days and providing workshops and consulting. I have also started a Facebook group: Child Development Club: Egypt: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Child-Development-Club-Egypt/149388821772629 and I post many great international educational links, as well as, current children's events in Egypt. The link can also be accessed at the bottom of the blog and I welcome anyone to post about child development on the page.

Also in regards to people posting comments, please, please please... leave your email contact information. Many times people ask questions and comment on old posts and do not leave their contact information for me to reply to.

So, here's to 2011 and the growth and success of OT in Egypt!