Michigan Occupational Therapy Association

Student Advocacy

Advocating: The Impact of a Student Voice

The purpose of Student Advocacy Videos is to provide an opportunity for students to share their voice. We are living in a world where it is common to use videos, images, and online content to explore, learn, and understand information.

We invite MiOTA members and non-members to create, watch, and share these videos to advocate for occupational therapy.

  • Share with other professionals, consumers, and the community
  • Share with high school students to expose them to the profession of OT
  • Share with insurance providers to increase understanding of the profession and scope of practice
  • Watch and get inspired to advocate 

Seven student advocacy videos have been submitted from students throughout Michigan OT/OTA programs!

Student Advocacy Video Submissions

Baker College Graduate School - Alyssa Jenkins and Olivia Maurer: https://youtu.be/F9dG32_1uHw

Saginaw Valley State University - Aubrey Hausig and Sydney Glenn: https://youtu.be/tyVem19OBsY

Saginaw Valley State University - Spencer Morris and Professor Jill Brown: https://youtu.be/vkppsK0sVgs

Western Michigan University - Katie Schmidt, Madison Charlton, Elaine Volpentesta, Kylee Wahl, Cydne Johnson, Dylan Pritel: https://youtu.be/OMPGdPCLkKg

Grand Valley State University - Isabelle Wolf and Shannon Metzger, Video Creator/Producer: Macie Zack https://youtu.be/3lenNjNyVfw

Saginaw Valley State University - Kaely Harmer, klharmer@svsu.edu https://youtu.be/BubPunFDnGc

Saginaw Valley State University - Dustin Hill https://youtu.be/l-b2iLiBSjY

Student Participation in Lansing Lobby Day 2023!