Reality Learning’s disaster response course awarded for excellence in field

The World Federation of Occupational Therapy‘s course for therapists working in crisis has been awarded for excellence in the field.

Developed as a self-paced package in 2016, the course was designed and developed by Reality Learning to build the capacity of hundreds of therapists working in disaster recovery each year.

With interactive features and online delivery, the course was acknowledged with two awards at the international LearnX Impact Awards   – coming first for Best Budget E-Learning and silver for Best Interactive Scenario Design.

Course Developer Judith Hewitson, expressed her thanks and delight. “It’s wonderful to know that we’re producing training at an industry standard and applying best practice when it comes to capacity building through online solutions.”

“This is particularly important for the skills we’re trying to impart and the resources we hope to bring occupational therapists working in some very challenging environments. It was great working alongside Dr Kit Sinclair, as course leader, to address just these.”

Working to a very tight budget to make this happen, the course was supported by many experienced occupational therapists and the new book ‘Development and Disaster’ by Nancy Rushford and Kerry Thomas. Congratulations to all contributors, all who are very conscious of the need to better train professionals on the ground when conditions get hard and the recovery process takes place.

WFOT President, Marilyn Pattison said “This is a fast growing area of practice for occupational therapists who can combine a broad range of resources and skills to assist individuals, families and communities to re-build their lives”.

This is an exciting opportunity for therapists internationally .

View course: WFOT Disaster Management


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