JOTA IN DEVELOPING OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY IN INDONESIA
Khomarun (AOTS, Indonesia)
The paper is talking about the development of occupational therapy in Indonesia and influence of Japan Occupational Therapy Association (JOTA) in the process of development. At present there are seven occupational therapists: two people work as clinicians, one person works at the office of the Department of Health, and four people work for the school of occupational therapy. The seven pioneer occupational therapists work hard to develop this field in Indonesia.
Academy of Occupational Therapy Surakarta (AOTS) is the first school of occupational therapy in Indonesia established in 1994. With limitation of man power and facilities, the four occupational therapy teachers work very hard to run the school and supervise students at clinical site.
The individual program study to one of occupational therapists arranged by JOTA last year is very helpful and able to color the development of occupational therapy in Indonasia. The coloring can be seen in teaching learning process and clinical supervision at the field.
A NEW REHABILITATION - A NEW OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
Peter Bontje (Kochi Rehabilitation College, Kochi-city, Japan)
This presentation aims to formulate a personal vision on the future of rehabilitation and the role of Occupational Therapy in it. The presenter will draw on his 11 year experience in 4 different countries and focus on:
* Health care reform: accountability and the free market versus solidarity.
* Rehabilitation philosophy: assist people with disabilities to regain control over their lives versus achieving normality or conformity.
* Occupational Therapy: We should rediscover the power of occupation, and we should continue and expand our efforts to challenge prejudice, societal and legislative barriers that hinder integration. We should also research our assumptions and theoretical models.