This past year and a half has been the most unique of the century. A global pandemic, a shift in the entire way we approach educating students, and even getting groceries. Yet we forge forward, trying to create change in the education space.
My name is Elisa Wern, and I am an occupational therapist by training. Part of my role at Verge Learning is to help others know about what occupational therapy is and what role it can play in the special education world!
My vision in supporting students is to do so through a holistic viewpoint, which aligns nicely with Universal Design for Learning, a very well known educational framework for supporting all students. All students have the ability and right to be educated. For me, all means all. Many ways to support a student’s learning and independence is through the practice of OT. We are definitely the lesser known of the allied health professionals, with Speech/Language Pathologists and Physical Therapists being known.