#OTalk 21st April – Reading as a Meaningful Occupation: Can the Books We Read Improve Our Practice?

This week’s chat will be hosted by Rebecca Crouch (@RebeccaCrouch), who invites us to consider the impact of narratives on our practice:

During a time when our engagement in meaningful activities has been disrupted, many have turned to reading, a daily activity which can be facilitated by our bookshelves, our phones (as newsfeeds, ebooks or audiobooks) or via online stores.

What this activity offers us, will vary according to reader preferences and their choice of genre. Fiction or non-fiction, romance or horror, auto-biographical or self-help, the possibilities are endless.  Publishers have even reported sales boom in novels about fictional epidemics (Flood 2020). 

Narratives are the bedrock of a good story. They are also prominent in the headlines of the news we consume, political speeches we listen to and are an essential part of our daily practice as occupational therapists. 

In occupational therapy, being able to elicit personal stories can help practitioner’s understand an individual’s point of view and personal experiences, to identify needs and preferences, and to better understand the individual as an occupational being (Mattingly and Lawlor, 2009). In occupational therapy literature, establishing narratives through assessment has been found to support practitioners to build rapport and support clients in collaborative goal setting (Apte et al, 2005), in clinical reasoning (Mattingly 1991) and is a commonly used approach in our research (Moore, 2017). 

For this OTalk, I would like to invite participants to think about the important role narrative has both their practice and in the content they consume, and in particular, books. 

  1. What is your understanding narrative and the role in plays in occupational therapy? 
  2. How important are narratives in your practice? And how do you illicit these? 
  3. As an occupational being, would you personally describe reading as a meaningful occupation?  
  4. What we can learn from narratives in the books we read and can this inform our practice?
  5. If you had to recommend a book/s to read to the other people in today’s OTalk, what would it be and why?

References

Ashwini Apte, Gary Kielhofner, Amy Paul-Ward & Brent Braveman (2005) Therapists’ and Clients’ Perceptions of the Occupational Performance History Interview, Occupational Therapy In Health Care, 19:1-2, 173-192, DOI: 10.1080/J003v19n01_13

Flood A (2020) Publishers report sales boom in novels about fictional epidemics, The Guardian, Thu 5 Mar 2020 

Mattingly C and Lawlor M (2009) Learning from Stories: Narrative Interviewing in Cross-cultural Research, Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 7:1, 4-14, DOI: 10.1080/110381200443571

Mattingly C (1991) The Narrative Nature of Clinical Reasoning, American Journal of Occupational Therapy, November 1991, Vol. 45, 998-1005. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.45.11.998

Temple Moore (2017) Strengths-based narrative storytelling as therapeutic intervention for refugees in Greece, World Federation of Occupational Therapists Bulletin, 73:1, 45-51, DOI: 10.1080/14473828.2017.1298557

Post Chat Updates:

Online transcript from HealthCare#

PDF of transcript: #OTalk Healthcare Social Media Transcript April 21st 2020

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#occhat 23rd April 2013 – World Book Night – Reading as an Occupation – Grabchat

Our first chat where our community flew solo without any team members present.

A huge thank you to all who contributed. You were fantastic and I am looking forward to reviewing this in detail (as well as reading my World Book Night books). Kirsty.

Grabchat below – Healthcare hashtags link and PDF.

Involved …

@BillWongOT @Nnikki_Duffy @orlalalalala @kirstyes @dawnyford @AbbyPediatricOT @eileenhegarty7 @claireOT @janet_folland @OTalk_Occhat @Dai2584 @bobcollinsOT @Symbolic_Life @SOTLS @charl885 @RashidKashani @BAOTCOT @integratedbrain @Gemma_Finnegan @Nursey_JimBob @Helen_otuk @OTCoachUK @Shahar_kar

Top resources …

http://t.co/1qfCUjkV8u – The original blog post with guiding questions
http://t.co/RKESwl5O2u– Courage Creative OTs (.com)
http://t.co/Oj42mKOTXZ – Dr Seuss quote
http://t.co/V4wdAlBqEd – Stephen King quote
http://t.co/HRLyTnlTG1 – Goodreads (.com – book based social networking)

Related tags …

#ot #otalk #occupationaltherapy #dyslexic #otgeeks

See Twitter for more tweets, people, videos and photos for #occhat

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@OTalk_Occhat Hi guys. Unfortunately no team members can be at tomorrow’s #occhat but we are setting you a discussion topic anyway. Blog post to follow.(Mon, 22 Apr 2013 20:01:02 +0100)
@OTalk_Occhat #occhat 23rd April 2013 – World Book Night – Reading as an Occupation http://t.co/htETDMJd4G (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 08:31:50 +0100)
@BAOTCOT It’s an (unsupervised) #occhat week…follow the hashtag from 8pm to join a discussion on reading as occupation! http://t.co/TCCp3ib9cr (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 15:50:15 +0100)
@OTCoachUK Courageous, creative OTs now is the time for you to shine http://t.co/RKESwl5O2u #OT #occhat #occupationaltherapy (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 16:00:41 +0100)
@Dai2584 I know this early but may not make tonight. are more ppl reading because of social media? how does effect our clients #occhat (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 16:41:17 +0100)
@kirstyes Tonight’s #occhat – hoping the community cope without the team and chat reading. Know you’ll do us proud. http://t.co/GwybMq7ipJ (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 18:31:40 +0100)
@orlalalalala just saw that tonight’s #occhat is on reading as an occupation, hoping to join in on this lovely #OTuesday (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 18:54:47 +0100)
@BillWongOT I think reading is a nice change of pace occupation. Used 2 b in a book club for a while before my doctorate degree stuff took over. #occhat (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 20:05:08 +0100)
@BillWongOT I guess #occhat is like a ghost town today. :((Tue, 23 Apr 2013 20:08:05 +0100)
@orlalalalala @Dai2584 maybe? too much soc media can impact quality reading time. i know i check twitter on the bus now when i used to read! #occhat (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 20:09:14 +0100)
@orlalalalala @Dai2584 saying that it’s great to be able to find out about news, events, and resources so easily! #occhat (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 20:10:41 +0100)
@orlalalalala @BillWongOT it really is! 😦 #occhat (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 20:11:04 +0100)
@orlalalalala @BillWongOT i work in a university and they’ve put up shelves recently for students to leave books or take books, it’s really nice! #occhat (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 20:12:40 +0100)
@Nnikki_Duffy #occhat hi everyone 🙂 sorry I’m late(Tue, 23 Apr 2013 20:14:06 +0100)
@orlalalalala @Nnikki_Duffy hi there! i think it’s only just beginning 🙂 #occhat (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 20:15:39 +0100)
@orlalalalala I’m going from @kirstyes ‘s suggested questions. first off, are you a reader? why/why not? #occhat (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 20:18:06 +0100)
@Nnikki_Duffy #occhat definitely luv reading, dream house would have a wall full of them. However books don’t always love me #dyslexic (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 20:21:01 +0100)
@orlalalalala #occhat http://t.co/Oj42mKOTXZ (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 20:22:55 +0100)
@orlalalalala @Nnikki_Duffy i was always so jealous of belle’s library in beauty and the beast! do you like audiobooks? i’ve never tried them #occhat (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 20:25:03 +0100)
@dawnyford #occhat I love reading – find it a good way to destress – although when I need it most (NOW doing dissertation) I don’t have time!(Tue, 23 Apr 2013 20:25:37 +0100)
@Nnikki_Duffy #occhat however I think there are less barriers to reading now then there have even been.(Tue, 23 Apr 2013 20:25:43 +0100)
@Nnikki_Duffy @orlalalalala sometimes I listen & follow the words 4 sum reason it works. #occhat (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 20:28:09 +0100)
@Nnikki_Duffy #occhat i luv old books cause the pages r cream & I can read them more easily #occhat (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 20:28:43 +0100)
@dawnyford #occhat have listened to audio books (latest, true blood) in bed just b4 I go to sleep. Stops my brain from whizzing & thinking about essays(Tue, 23 Apr 2013 20:28:59 +0100)
@Nnikki_Duffy #occhat I think the use of kindles etc can be powerful tools to enable people to continue the occupation of reading.(Tue, 23 Apr 2013 20:31:11 +0100)
@orlalalalala @Nnikki_Duffy i love new book smell, but also old book smell! #occhat (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 20:31:46 +0100)
@BillWongOT @dawnyford I hear ya- I am on the same boat. #occhat (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 20:32:06 +0100)
@BillWongOT @orlalalalala @Nnikki_Duffy I do say nowadays sometimes I use Kindle for convenience. #occhat (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 20:32:27 +0100)
@orlalalalala @Nnikki_Duffy definitely, when you think what you can download for free! #occhat (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 20:32:44 +0100)
@BillWongOT @orlalalalala @Nnikki_Duffy I also like that you can zoom in- good for people with vision issues. #occhat (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 20:33:48 +0100)
@orlalalalala @BillWongOT @Nnikki_Duffy me too, i love the portability and handiness of the kindle, but love the feel of a book too! #occhat (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 20:34:26 +0100)
@Nnikki_Duffy @BillWongOT @dawnyford during my degree I stopped reading fiction cause I had 2 much reading 2 do. #occhat (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 20:35:03 +0100)
@BillWongOT @orlalalalala @Nnikki_Duffy and now I can access Kindle with my computer, too! So, that’s also nice. #occhat (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 20:35:04 +0100)
@orlalalalala #occhat has anyone spoken to OT clients about reading or enabled a person to read?(Tue, 23 Apr 2013 20:35:12 +0100)
@Nnikki_Duffy @BillWongOT @dawnyford 1st thing I did when finishing was get lost in a book nothing OT / health related #occhat (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 20:36:10 +0100)
@BillWongOT @Nnikki_Duffy @dawnyford nowadays my readings consists of peer review articles. :p #occhat (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 20:36:12 +0100)
@BillWongOT @Nnikki_Duffy @dawnyford That’s why I did book club for a few months too… hopefully I eventually can find my way back #occhat (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 20:36:47 +0100)
@orlalalalala @Nnikki_Duffy @BillWongOT @dawnyford it’s great when you find a few books or an author that you really get into. #occhat (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 20:37:38 +0100)
@Nnikki_Duffy @orlalalalala I have used the kindle as it was lighter and easier to grasp then a book #occhat (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 20:37:44 +0100)
@orlalalalala @Nnikki_Duffy @BillWongOT @dawnyford but it’s also difficult if you’re in a bit of a reading rut. I always ask for recommendations #occhat (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 20:38:25 +0100)
@BillWongOT @orlalalalala @Nnikki_Duffy @dawnyford that’s why I think a book club is not a bad idea. All my book club friends are non-OT’s. #occhat (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 20:39:05 +0100)
@Nnikki_Duffy @orlalalalala #occhat however new technology can also be a barrier rather then an enabler.(Tue, 23 Apr 2013 20:39:14 +0100)
@BillWongOT @dawnyford @orlalalalala @Nnikki_Duffy I think there are some values of having a book. It provides meaning that u owned something #occhat (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 20:40:26 +0100)
@BillWongOT @dawnyford @orlalalalala @Nnikki_Duffy though I would say it wouldn’t be good to follow my grandpa’s footsteps, though… lol! #occhat (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 20:40:54 +0100)
@BillWongOT @Nnikki_Duffy @orlalalalala yes- I bet neither my mom nor my dad would ever use Kindle #occhat (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 20:41:38 +0100)
@dawnyford @orlalalalala @nnikki_duffy @BillWongOT Kindles r cool & very handy but r they as therapeutic as holding a good book in your hands? #occhat (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 20:42:31 +0100)
@orlalalalala #occhat i work with young people, a few of my clients like to read people’s experiences of MH difficulties in fiction/non-fiction #occhat (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 20:43:22 +0100)
@Nnikki_Duffy @BillWongOT @orlalalalala to be honest I prefer a book and wish I could set the back ground colour better. #occhat #dyslexia (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 20:43:25 +0100)
@Nnikki_Duffy @orlalalalala yes that can be a great tool. #occhat (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 20:44:36 +0100)
@Nnikki_Duffy RT @orlalalalala : #occhat i work with young people, a few of my clients like to read people’s experiences of MH difficulties in fiction/non-fiction #occhat (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 20:44:40 +0100)
@dawnyford #occhat new tech does seem to be a barrier with older peeps. There r more ‘silver surfers’ out there now so phaps that will change!(Tue, 23 Apr 2013 20:44:53 +0100)
@BillWongOT @orlalalalala Back in my #OT students days, I read some accounts from Schizophrenia Bulletin from way back. #occhat (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 20:45:06 +0100)
@Nnikki_Duffy @orlalalalala I suppose we all do that now and again, read to relate / understand a persons journey, or gain insight. #occhat (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 20:46:17 +0100)
@BillWongOT @Nnikki_Duffy @orlalalalala I agree- I read a lot of autism self accounts for my own pleasure & my doctorate residency. #occhat (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 20:48:35 +0100)
@orlalalalala @Nnikki_Duffy @BillWongOT The Center Cannot Hold by Elyn Saks is really fascinating #occhat (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 20:49:09 +0100)
@eileenhegarty7 Hiya, just got in. @Nnikki_Duffy Reading is also good to escape into another world #occhat #occhat (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 20:49:59 +0100)
@BillWongOT @orlalalalala @Nnikki_Duffy A pretty popular #autism non-fiction book is Look Me In The Eye #occhat (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 20:50:20 +0100)
@Nnikki_Duffy I suppose as OTs we need to recognise that when some1 says reading is an interest what part of reading is meaningful to them #occhat (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 20:51:49 +0100)
@Nnikki_Duffy #occhat reading can be social, work, relaxation, emotional. So given that if a person puts reading as an interest what would u ask? #occhat (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 20:53:44 +0100)
@BillWongOT @Nnikki_Duffy good question- probably will start off with his/her favorite books. #occhat (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 20:54:46 +0100)
@eileenhegarty7 @Nnikki_Duffy Can they access the books they like? Would they like to have contact with others who like reading? #occhat (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 20:55:27 +0100)
@Nnikki_Duffy @BillWongOT yeah I would probably ask when they read. Times of stress etc. where they read, what do they love about reading? #occhat (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 20:56:33 +0100)
@BillWongOT @eileenhegarty7 @Nnikki_Duffy good one! I am thinking a site like http://t.co/HRLyTnlTG1 #occhat (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 20:57:24 +0100)
@orlalalalala @eileenhegarty7 @Nnikki_Duffy #occhat http://t.co/V4wdAlBqEd (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 20:57:32 +0100)
@dawnyford @BillWongOT @nnikki_duffy @orlalalalala obviously reading a lot of BJOT at the mo. helps with degree. Need some fiction 4 balance! #occhat (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 20:57:58 +0100)
@BillWongOT @dawnyford @Nnikki_Duffy @orlalalalala Same- I also read AJOT, Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, and other OT ones, too. #occhat (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 20:59:03 +0100)
@eileenhegarty7 @BillWongOT Yes, I’m a Goodreads member. Like that I can download samples of recommended books to my Kindle. #occhat (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 20:59:22 +0100)
@BillWongOT @dawnyford @Nnikki_Duffy @orlalalalala I read a lot of these because I am writing lots of OT conference proposals. #occhat (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 20:59:23 +0100)
@Nnikki_Duffy #occhat what do they love about reading might give clues. Like the runner who can’t run but what was found meaningful was competitiveness(Tue, 23 Apr 2013 21:00:15 +0100)
@BillWongOT @eileenhegarty7 or sometimes you can interact with like minded readers across the globe, too. #occhat (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 21:00:31 +0100)
@Nnikki_Duffy @BillWongOT @eileenhegarty7 just downloaded that app but never used #occhat (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 21:00:58 +0100)
@dawnyford @Nnikki_Duffy @billwongot reading can mean dif things at dif life stages – for me now def work but come June, will be for relaxation #occhat (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 21:01:09 +0100)
@BillWongOT @Nnikki_Duffy haha! Same can be said with strategy books. #occhat (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 21:01:30 +0100)
@Nnikki_Duffy That’s a good point @BillWongOT I think also being able to discuss what u have read is also important to recognise #occhat (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 21:03:32 +0100)
@orlalalalala @BillWongOT @Nnikki_Duffy @dawnyford @eileenhegarty7 i have to leave #occhat now, it was lovely chatting to you all. happy world book night!(Tue, 23 Apr 2013 21:03:40 +0100)
@eileenhegarty7 @BillWongOT Must check that out. Don’t have many friends who share my taste for popular science. #occhat (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 21:03:49 +0100)
@BillWongOT @Nnikki_Duffy yeah- the type of strategy books I will buy will be on poker. 😉 #occhat (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 21:03:55 +0100)
@BillWongOT @orlalalalala @Nnikki_Duffy @dawnyford @eileenhegarty7 nice chatting with you… see you later. #occhat (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 21:04:31 +0100)
@AbbyPediatricOT @Nnikki_Duffy As an OT, you could ask questions to find out what aspect of reading is meaningful to your client. #occhat (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 21:05:16 +0100)
@eileenhegarty7 @orlalalalala @BillWongOT @Nnikki_Duffy @dawnyford I’m being kicked off computer by a truculent child. Nice chatting with you all. #occhat (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 21:05:24 +0100)
@Nnikki_Duffy @orlalalalala thank u for ur comments hope u have a lovely evening 🙂 #occhat happy world book day(Tue, 23 Apr 2013 21:05:33 +0100)
@BillWongOT @eileenhegarty7 @orlalalalala @Nnikki_Duffy @dawnyford see you later! #occhat (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 21:05:43 +0100)
@Nnikki_Duffy @AbbyPediatricOT exactly 🙂 #occhat (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 21:06:16 +0100)
@dawnyford @orlalalalala @billwongot @nnikki_duffy @eileenhegarty7 thanks for ur company tonight- interesting chat. Not a ghost ship after all! #occhat (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 21:06:34 +0100)
@AbbyPediatricOT @Nnikki_Duffy Does meaning come from being able to socialize at a bookclub? Learning new knowledge for work? Leisure/relaxation? #occhat (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 21:07:03 +0100)
@BillWongOT @AbbyPediatricOT @Nnikki_Duffy good question- when I did book club, it was the 1st one mostly. #occhat (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 21:08:55 +0100)
@AbbyPediatricOT @eileenhegarty7 @orlalalalala @Nnikki_Duffy @dawnyford @BillWongOT Sorry I was late to the #occhat . Just wanted to pop in and say hi.(Tue, 23 Apr 2013 21:10:11 +0100)
@Nnikki_Duffy @AbbyPediatricOT stress reduction, emotional, traditions, role. The list can go on, shame that this is not explored more #occhat (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 21:10:13 +0100)
@BillWongOT @AbbyPediatricOT @eileenhegarty7 @orlalalalala @Nnikki_Duffy @dawnyford actually is not late at all- no grabchat until tomorrow. #occhat (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 21:11:04 +0100)
@BillWongOT @Nnikki_Duffy @AbbyPediatricOT but I think that can make a good occupational science article. #occhat (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 21:11:34 +0100)
@Nnikki_Duffy #occhat I will never look at reading on a persons interest checklist the same way again :)(Tue, 23 Apr 2013 21:11:43 +0100)
@BillWongOT @Nnikki_Duffy good take home point. Reading can lead you to know something more about a client. #occhat (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 21:12:57 +0100)
@Nnikki_Duffy #occhat I need to always think.. what is meaningful, what is meaningful, what is meaningful. Keeps us OT focused :)(Tue, 23 Apr 2013 21:15:00 +0100)
@BillWongOT RT @Nnikki_Duffy : #occhat I need to always think.. what is meaningful, what is meaningful, what is meaningful. Keeps us OT focused :)(Tue, 23 Apr 2013 21:16:24 +0100)
@BillWongOT @Nnikki_Duffy I think we all do. We should never be on auto-pilot, even if we are experts in a particular #OT area. #occhat (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 21:17:18 +0100)
@Nnikki_Duffy #occhat thank u all for ur insight sorry I need to pop out. C u all again next week. Happy world book day :)(Tue, 23 Apr 2013 21:19:01 +0100)
@Nnikki_Duffy RT @BillWongOT : @Nnikki_Duffy I think we all do. We should never be on auto-pilot, even if we are experts in a particular #OT area. #occhat (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 21:19:11 +0100)
@BillWongOT Turns out today is a pretty good day on #occhat – slow start, great finish!(Tue, 23 Apr 2013 21:19:56 +0100)
@Nnikki_Duffy RT @BillWongOT : Turns out today is a pretty good day on #occhat – slow start, great finish!(Tue, 23 Apr 2013 21:20:53 +0100)
@AbbyPediatricOT @BillWongOT @Nnikki_Duffy it would be interesting to study the meaning of reading in different groups of people #occhat (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 21:21:29 +0100)
@BillWongOT @AbbyPediatricOT @Nnikki_Duffy Now we just need an occupational scientist who is willing to study all that. #occhat (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 21:22:23 +0100)
@AbbyPediatricOT @BillWongOT @Nnikki_Duffy for example, parents of children with autism or adults with a cancer diagnosis. #occhat (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 21:22:39 +0100)
@AbbyPediatricOT @BillWongOT @Nnikki_Duffy Reading would probably provide meaning for both groups, but in very different ways. #occhat (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 21:23:18 +0100)
@BillWongOT @AbbyPediatricOT @Nnikki_Duffy or you can start planning a study to present it at WFOT in 2018. #occhat (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 21:23:41 +0100)
@Nnikki_Duffy @AbbyPediatricOT @billwongot great research proposal think of all the of times reading has been wrote down without a 2nd thought. #occhat (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 21:24:21 +0100)
@BillWongOT @AbbyPediatricOT @Nnikki_Duffy For me, I know having a book club keeps me on my toes, as I needed extra push to read non-OT stuff. #occhat (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 21:24:27 +0100)
@BillWongOT @Nnikki_Duffy @AbbyPediatricOT anyone wants to spear head this anywhere? COT? AOTA? #occhat (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 21:25:19 +0100)
@Nnikki_Duffy @BillWongOT @abbypediatricot just think of all the ideas 4 research that have come from #occhat great resource 4 OT students #dissertation (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 21:28:46 +0100)
@BillWongOT @Nnikki_Duffy @AbbyPediatricOT but I think it will be good conference presentation topic. Something I didn’t think of b4 today. #occhat (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 21:30:13 +0100)
@bobcollinsOT RT @OTalk_Occhat : #occhat 23rd April 2013 – World Book Night – Reading as an Occupation http://t.co/htETDMJd4G (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 21:32:31 +0100)
@bobcollinsOT RT @Nnikki_Duffy : #occhat reading can be social, work, relaxation, emotional. So given that if a person puts reading as an interest what would u ask? #occhat (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 21:33:17 +0100)
@Nnikki_Duffy @BillWongOT @abbypediatricot yes it would be #occhat (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 21:33:26 +0100)
@Nnikki_Duffy @BillWongOT perfect title “reading between the lines” #occhat (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 21:41:02 +0100)
@BillWongOT @Nnikki_Duffy yup… now you got to find the #otgeeks to support you (or you can always go solo) #occhat (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 21:41:52 +0100)
@Shahar_kar RT @Nnikki_Duffy : #occhat definitely luv reading, dream house would have a wall full of them. However books don’t always love me #dyslexic (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 21:42:32 +0100)
@Dai2584 @orlalalalala #occhat . I thought that about quality reading but I think I read a lot more now that I have smart phone. what is quality?(Tue, 23 Apr 2013 21:47:44 +0100)
@kirstyes @orlalalalala @billwongot That sounds great. #occhat my only problem would be the leaving. Tend to be a book horder.(Tue, 23 Apr 2013 22:10:42 +0100)
@claireOT Didnt we have any team members available for tonight’s #occhat ? @kirstyes @Helen_otuk @ShaanOT @cgenter @clissa89 @OTalk_Occhat (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 22:11:44 +0100)
@kirstyes @Nnikki_Duffy #occhat I think the kindle has a text to speech option, has anyone tried that?(Tue, 23 Apr 2013 22:13:01 +0100)
@kirstyes @orlalalalala @billwongot @nnikki_duffy in the bookshop I was in tonight saw a book called 101 things to do with a dead kindle #occhat (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 22:13:44 +0100)
@kirstyes RT @Nnikki_Duffy : #occhat reading can be social, work, relaxation, emotional. So given that if a person puts reading as an interest what would u ask? #occhat (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 22:14:07 +0100)
@kirstyes RT @eileenhegarty7 : @Nnikki_Duffy Can they access the books they like? Would they like to have contact with others who like reading? #occhat (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 22:14:28 +0100)
@claireOT @kirstyes sorry I missed tonight’s chat: I was passed out after my busy day! Looks great! #occhat @orlalalalala @billwongot @nnikki_duffy (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 22:15:39 +0100)
@kirstyes @AbbyPediatricOT @billwongot @nnikki_duffy Well I’m looking at creative writing and sure reading will pop up ;0) #occhat (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 22:16:10 +0100)
@kirstyes @claireOT @helen_otuk @shaanot @cgenter @clissa89 No Claire. I set the topic up as unsupervised and the community has been fantastic #occhat (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 22:17:08 +0100)
@kirstyes @Nnikki_Duffy not sure, I’ve not actually tried it just heard about it. #occhat It wouldn’t do PDFs but assume all kindle format/converted(Tue, 23 Apr 2013 22:18:10 +0100)
@kirstyes @Nnikki_Duffy Also assume this is on kindle rather than apps. #occhat though tablets may have their own accessibility options.(Tue, 23 Apr 2013 22:18:41 +0100)
@kirstyes @Nnikki_Duffy @orlalalalala @billwongot I am a fan of kindle and printed books #occhat Got a few freebies tonight. ;0)(Tue, 23 Apr 2013 22:19:22 +0100)
@Nnikki_Duffy @kirstyes @orlalalalala @billwongot #occhat nothing better then a few freebies :)(Tue, 23 Apr 2013 22:20:39 +0100)
@claireOT @kirstyes fabulous! I love our community! #occhat #otalk @helen_otuk @shaanot @cgenter @clissa89 (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 22:21:36 +0100)
@Nnikki_Duffy “Reading between the lines” loved #occhat tonight(Tue, 23 Apr 2013 22:22:26 +0100)
@janet_folland #occhat what is meaningful re reading. During period of ill health audiobooks were my sanctuary, lifeline & healer(Tue, 23 Apr 2013 22:30:53 +0100)
@Nnikki_Duffy Occupational therapists have the ability to read between the lines… What’s meaningful about reading for u. Really insightful #occhat (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 22:32:03 +0100)
@kirstyes ? @Nnikki_Duffy : #occhat I will never look at reading on a persons interest checklist the same way again :)? fantastic.(Tue, 23 Apr 2013 22:33:45 +0100)
@kirstyes @dawnyford @orlalalalala @billwongot @nnikki_duffy @eileenhegarty7 Glad you guys manned the ship. #occhat you took it to great destinations(Tue, 23 Apr 2013 22:36:04 +0100)
@Symbolic_Life RT @janet_folland : #occhat what is meaningful re reading. During period of ill health audiobooks were my sanctuary, lifeline & healer(Tue, 23 Apr 2013 22:56:45 +0100)
@Nnikki_Duffy RT @janet_folland : #occhat what is meaningful re reading. During period of ill health audiobooks were my sanctuary, lifeline & healer(Tue, 23 Apr 2013 22:57:57 +0100)
@SOTLS RT @BAOTCOT : It’s an (unsupervised) #occhat week…follow the hashtag from 8pm to join a discussion on reading as occupation! http://t.co/TCCp3ib9cr (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 23:09:23 +0100)
@janet_folland Re. Reading @ kirstyes like you said @nnikki_duffy what’s meaningful? What opportunities do books provide and represent? What values? #occhat (Tue, 23 Apr 2013 23:12:25 +0100)
@RashidKashani RT @Nnikki_Duffy : #occhat reading can be social, work, relaxation, emotional. So given that if a person puts reading as an interest what would u ask? #occhat (Wed, 24 Apr 2013 02:41:58 +0100)
@janet_folland Designing environmental assessment workshop (using REIS) any thoughts? #occupationaltherapy #occhat #otalk (Wed, 24 Apr 2013 08:21:48 +0100)
@claireOT I’m clearly in need of an advocate to help me sort out Access to Work. Any OTs / expert disableds fancy helping out? #OTalk #Occhat (Thu, 25 Apr 2013 12:47:26 +0100)
@charl885 @OTalk_Occhat : #occhat 23rd April 2013 – World Book Night – Reading as an Occupation http://t.co/F9zp7QI6N6@Maria_Markland lurk at this!(Thu, 25 Apr 2013 21:27:47 +0100)

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