Making A Difference Around The Globe With Lauren Stanley-Alpert


Episode Summary

Lauren Stanley-Alpert, MS, OTR/L created Therapists Without Borders to connect occupational therapists, physical therapists, and speech language pathologists with communities across the globe that have a significant need for therapy services while making sure that the services provided has a long lasting positive effect on the population.

Show Notes

Having a love for travel and pediatric occupational therapy, Lauren Stanley-Alpert, MS, OTR/L, C/NDT felt the drive to combine her two passions. After struggling to find reliable organizations to volunteer with, she decided to create her own organization to provide a more affordable, responsible, and sustainable volunteer experience for other therapists. Therapists Without Borders aims to connect occupational therapists, physical therapists, and speech language pathologists to individuals and communities across the globe that have a significant need for therapy services while making sure that the services provided has a long lasting positive effect on the population.

They discuss:

  • Attending the 2018 World Federation of Occupational Therapists conference
  • Issues with current international volunteer opportunities
  • Sustainability of carry over of services for people with special needs
  • Importance of researching volunteering opportunities
  • What to expect when volunteering
  • Dealing with difficult experiences and differences abroad
  • Why people should be interested in volunteering in less fortunate areas

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