The Department of Occupational Therapy (OT) at the University of the Southern Caribbean (USC) has welcomed an additional faculty member to its renowned and highly qualified team. Mr Bill Roberts, a native of Texas, USA joined the OT Team in November as the recipient of a Fulbright Student Grant to research the USC occupational therapy program and as a short-term faculty member. He is a registered Occupational Therapist in the USA with over 16 years of experience.
His many accomplishments include: Helping Child Vision Sri Lanka implement a Community-based rehabilitation programme in Puttalam, Sri Lanka in 2011/12, training volunteers to work with people with disabilities in underserved areas. He has also taught pediatric occupational therapy and occupational therapy process courses in the USA and Sri Lanka.
While at USC, his research will uncover how culture and context influence occupational therapy curricula. The research will look into how the USC Masters of Occupational Therapy program implements a curriculum that is intentionally designed to reflect and suit the needs of Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean.
The Master of Arts in Occupational Therapy offered at USC is accredited by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) and is the only program of its kind offered in the region.
The application deadline for 2018 intake is February 28, 2018.