Bringing Health & Wellness to the People of Morocco
Our Mission Our Founders, Dr. Said Nafai OTD, OTR/L CLT and Elizabeth Stevens-Nafai, MS, OTR/L, CLT, are committed to creating knowledgeable, skilled, and competent occupational therapists in an emerging job market who can treat people of all ages in need of rehabilitation to promote function and prevent injury and illness throughout Morocco.
Our Vision We envision that within 5 years from the strt of the OT education program, there will be skilled occupational therapy (OT) clinicians who are qualified to work in variety of settings such as schools, homes and hospitals and that this work will assist people of all ages to live their lives to its fullest. We also envision that OT will be one of the major stakeholders in the healthcare system in Morocco.
Our Intention According to the WFOT only two Arab countries, Jordan in 1992 and Palestine in 2006, have full WFOT membership. Five African countries that have full membership with WFOT are South Africa in 1952, Kenya in 1976, Zimbabwe in 1990, Uganda in 1996, and Tanzania in 2002. Additionally, Nigeria in 1992, Namibia in 2000, and Tunisia in 2012 have Associate Membership status. As the program grows in Morocco, we hope to achieve full WFOT membership.
The Role of Occupational Therapist in Jordan
Occupational therapy (OT) is a developing profession that has only been introduced to Jordanian hospitals 18 years ago.
OT IN THE NEWS & ON THE WEB
American Journal of Occupational Therapy (AJOT)
The American Journal of Occupational Therapy (AJOT), an official publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc., is published 7 times per year. This peer-reviewed journal focuses on research, practice, and health care issues in the field of occupational therapy and is the premiere journal for occupational therapy research.
UNE Health, Wellness & Occupational Studies Students Visit Morocco
Five UNE students in the Health, Wellness and Occupational Studies (HWOS) program recently visited several health and human services agencies in Morocco as part of a course in occupational science taught by Professor Dr. Said Nafai OTD, OTR/L CLT. Dr. Nafai, who has dual-citizenship in Morocco and the U.S., is working to establish the profession of occupational therapy in Morocco.
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Worcester MA, 01602 USA
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Conference & Expo, Chicago, IL
Massachusetts Association of Occupational Therapy (MAOT) Fall Conference, Norwood, MA
Health, Wellness and Occupational Studies Students Participate in Distance Learning
Health, Wellness and Occupational Studies (HWOS) students in Biddeford and Morocco were involved in distance learning during a November class with Elizabeth Francis-Connolly, Ph.D., OTR, FAOTA, Dean of Westbrook College of Health Professions, and Dr. Said Nafai OTD, OTR/L CLT, Adjunct Professor of Occupational Science...