I love it when I come across something that - on the surface - seems to have nothing to do with occupations or occupational therapy but that - when I really think about it - has some sort of connection.
This musical track, entitled Years, has a really cool back story that I think connects to the lives of the clients we are privileged to come to know as occupational therapy practitioners and, as I am in my current role, OT educators. This music is played on a record player that was specially designed to play slices of wood. When a circular horizontal cut of a tree is placed on the turntable, the rings, which represent years of life for the tree, are translated into music. Like humans, the music that results from each slice is unique.
Read more here: http://traubeck.com/years/
Stephanie Lancaster, MS, OTR/L, ATP, CAPS is an occupational therapist with 25+ years of clinical experience. As an assistant professor, Stephanie trumpets the value of teaching and practicing in the field of OT in an "out loud" manner.