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Season 4 Episode 1: Closing cultural and language gaps in Occupational Therapy with Gabriella Vasquez
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Gabriella is a pediatric OT in Queens, NY, a BU alum, and an advocate for greater awareness and inclusion of culturally responsive approaches in OT education programs. She shares her experiences working with Spanish speaking populations in school environments and shines a light on the lack of access Spanish speaking populations face. She shares practical advice on how practitioners can close this gap, and how they can cultivate a culturally responsive approach in their work, as well as other ways OTs (or anyone receiving healthcare services) can advocate for greater diversity in and representation in health services fields.
You can learn more about Gabriella’s work in justice, equity and diversity on her Instagram account: @thelatinaot