Grace Ambroze

Grace is currently pursuing her Master’s in Occupational Therapy at Ithaca College. Throughout her academic years, her passion for helping people lead her to serve on the ISCOTA board, and to empower the underserved member of her college community at the Ithaca Free Clinic. Grace also explored international health professions while studying abroad at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. Last spring during the heart of the pandemic, she contributed to the creation of a resource for Combating Social Isolation for Older Adults, which was presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association Conference.
As a result of her undergraduate studies, Grace cultivated an interest in adaptive equipment, design, and environments. Grace intends to implement versatile approaches through the advancements in rehab technology to empower individuals with limb loss throughout her professional career. She is looking forward to meeting other innovative individuals at the Rehab Tech Summit and is always ready to strike up a conversation on the latest trends in the field. Feel free to connect with Grace on LinkedIn or check out her new Instagram, @gracefulOT!
    3:00 PM PST

    Friday May 21, 2021

    AOTA: Using Virtual Interventions to Combat Social Isolation and Occupational Deprivation in Older Adults

    During the response to this pandemic, most older adults have experienced significant disruptions in their occupational and social routines. There are myriad apps and platforms that can be used to support virtual social and occupational engagements. But how do you know which ones might best meet the needs of your specific client? This webinar features the work of a group of the Technology Coordinators from various AOTA Special Interest Sections (SISs) to compile resources that practitioners and families may use to support engagement in a virtual format. The resources will be reviewed, and a discussion will explore clinical best practices for using virtual interventions.

    *This is a pre-recorded session.