An online webinar with a focus on theory and application for Occupational Therapists and other professionals covering The impact of language – resilience et al.  Provided and hosted by Closomat with experts from The OT Service.

Learning objectives:
• Reflect on the use of common clinical or therapeutic language and terminology
• Discuss connotations of words such as resilience, bariatric and others to understand the impact on our clients
• Delve into connotations, relationships, and psychological or social impacts of language and terminology



Presenter from The OT Service: Lucy Leonard

Occupational Therapist, Lucy LeonardLucy graduated from Sheffield Hallam University in 1999 and worked in acute mental health as well as rehabilitation for people with enduring mental health problems.  She then went on to work in a community setting where she developed extensive skills in equipment and adaptations for adults with complex, long-term and neurological conditions.

In recent years, Lucy has worked as a specialist occupational therapist and having owned her own business providing expert occupational therapy she is now a director at The OT Service.  Lucy has also worked as a consultant occupational therapist for several UK-based companies to advise on their new products as well as working with the Disabled Living Foundation Charity to develop their website.

Lucy has delivered lectures on integrated working and has spoken to academics at Sheffield Hallam on integration to support their new ‘integrated curriculum’ and was subsequently invited as the key-note speaker at the Inter-professional Education Conference.  Lucy has appeared on BBC’s ‘Breakfast’ television to discuss innovative practices and has been interviewed on Radio 4’s ‘World at One’ regarding integrated working.  She is an external examiner and guest lecturer at Sheffield Hallam and Salford Universities and also assesses undergraduate medical students at The University of Liverpool.