Michigan Occupational Therapy Association

Pediatric SIS

The Pediatric Special Interest Section of the Michigan Occupational Therapy Association provides information and resources to occupational therapy practitioners to support current best practice and emerging practice with pediatric clients and/or students. It exists to provide opportunities for networking and sharing with other pediatric occupational therapy practitioners throughout Michigan. 

Special Announcement!

The Pediatric Special Interest Section of MiOTA is excited to announce the launch of our non-school based mentor program, designed specifically for new or recently graduated pediatric hospital or clinic Occupational Therapists (OTs) or Occupational Therapy Assistants (OTAs). We understand that starting a career in pediatric OT can be both rewarding and challenging, and our mentor program aims to provide valuable support and guidance during this crucial phase of your professional journey.

If you are a new or relatively new pediatric OT/OTA looking to benefit from the wisdom and experience of seasoned professionals in the field, we encourage you to get involved. Our mentor program is a fantastic opportunity to gain insights, receive personalized advice, and establish a meaningful connection with a mentor who can help you navigate the unique challenges of pediatric occupational therapy.

To express your interest or sign up for this program, please reach out to Donna Case at casedon@umich.edu

Don't miss out on this chance to enhance your professional development and make valuable connections within the pediatric OT community. We look forward to supporting your growth and helping you thrive in your career as a pediatric Occupational Therapist.

Next Meeting


Please email Donna Case at casedon@umich.edu in interested in attending or if you have any questions.

Past Meeting Recordings
Pediatric SIS Meeting - November 4th, 2021
Pediatric SIS Meeting - May 4th, 2021
Pediatric SIS Meeting - November 17th, 2020
Pediatric SIS Meeting - September 23rd, 2020
Inaugural Pediatric SIS Meeting - August 20, 2020
Past Meeting Minutes
Meeting Minutes - November 17th, 2020

One (1) professional development unit (PDU) will be awarded to active MiOTA members in attendance. The certificate will be emailed to all attendees.

Guests are always welcome to see what MiOTA is about at the local level; however, after one free visit we request that you become a member in order to continue attending the chapter meetings. We hope that you like what you see and want to join. Membership link will be provided at meeting.

Pediatric SIS Contact: Donna Case PhD, OTL

Donna Case has worked as a pediatric occupational therapy practitioner over 35 years. She spent 30 years working with children with severe disabilities in a local school program.  She has taught pediatric, assistive technology and sensory courses at Wayne State and is currently an Assistant Professor in the entry level Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program at the University of Michigan Flint. Her areas of research focus on using technology to increase the meaningful occupations for individuals with disabilities. Donna has been active in MiOTA for over 30 years and served in several capacities for AOTA most recently in the Transition Community of Practice.