Lynn Gitlow

PhD, OTR/L, ATP

Lynn Gitlow is a retired Associate Professor, from Department of Occupational Therapy at Ithaca College in New York. She has been an occupational therapist for over 20 years practicing in the areas of mental health, geriatrics and assistive technology, Lynn has also been an occupational therapy educator for almost 20 years in both occupational therapy assistant and occupational therapy programs. She recently co-edited and authored the text Assistive Technologies and Environmental Interventions in Healthcare.

    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.