Terry Crowe, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA, director of the UNM Occupational Therapy Graduate Program, recently represented the United States at the 25th Council Meeting and 13th World Congress of World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) in Sweden.

At the congress, Dr. Crowe presented research conducted during her sabbatical in Oaxaca, Mexico. Dr. Crowe focused on community accessibility for people with mobility challenges.

Representing the American Occupational Therapy Association at the council meeting, Dr. Crowe joined delegates from 46 other countries in developing global plans in areas such as standards, quality, education and research. Among the goals set were to continue to work collaboratively with the World Health Organization and to be proactive and responsive to developments that impact occupational therapy in the global environment.

Dr. Crowe is director of the UNM Occupational Therapy Graduate Program, which she founded in 1992.

Occupational therapy is a health and rehabilitation profession that helps people develop and build skills that are important for independent functioning, health, well-being and quality of life. Occupational therapists work with people of all ages who, because of illness, injury, or developmental or psychological impairment, need specialized assistance in learning skills to enable them to lead more independent, productive, and satisfying lives.

More than 140,000 occupational therapists currently practice in the United States in a variety of settings including school systems, hospitals, rehabilitation facilities and home health programs.


Contact: Lynn Melton, 272-3322