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This life history is one of twenty nine life history interviews which are a part of a larger project, Life Histories of Individuals Who Have Been Influential in Developing Occupational Therapy (OT) in North Dakota and Wyoming. The purpose of the project is to gather information about the history and evolution of occupational therapy (OT) practice in North Dakota and Wyoming through life histories of individuals who have been influential in developing OT in these two states. It is anticipated that the life history process will be a powerful way to gather this information. This study is intended to provide current and future generations of occupational therapists a view of the history of how occupational therapy practice has evolved from its inception to current practice in North Dakota and Wyoming.

Cassady Hoff is a practicing occupational therapist and program director of the OTA program at Casper College, who emphasizes advocating for others, collaborating amongst multiple professions, views exposure to the community as a large learning experience, and places her children first in her life.

Collaboration between OTR/L and OTA has improved over Cassady’s professional career timespan and has lead to a greater understanding and appreciation of the unique role of OTA.

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occupational therapists, Client centered care, Advocacy, collaboration.


Occupational Therapy

Evolution of Occupational Therapy Practice: Life History of Cassady Hoff MS OTR/L