Michigan Occupational Therapy Association


Welcome to MiOTA

The Michigan Occupational Therapy Association welcomes all therapists, assistants, students, and educators in the profession of occupational therapy to explore and enjoy this website.  Patients and their family members and advocates will find information about how the OT practitioners across the state can help them to participate fully and perform at the highest level within their personal life roles...truly living life to it's fullest!

As you use this site you will note that some areas are for members only.  We wish to thank those members who have demonstrated their support for their profession and this association, which is the Voice of OT within the state of Michigan. We hope that those who have not yet joined will take this opportunity to become a member of MiOTA. 

MiOTA is a voluntary professional association of occupational therapy practitioners who are dedicated to supporting the profession through advocacy and communication.

MiOTA Member Spotlight: Dr. Jayne Yatczak, PhD, OTRL

My current OT practice is in academia. I am the Program Director of Eastern Michigan University’s occupational therapy program. My primary practice area is older adults. I have a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Michigan. I received my Bachelors and Masters in occupational therapy from Eastern Michigan University. I also have a Graduate Certificate in Gerontology specializing in dementia care from Eastern Michigan University. I completed my PhD in Anthropology at Wayne State University. I became interested in occupational therapy while working for Washtenaw County Community Mental Health. I was a job coach and OT seemed interesting. A co-worker asked me if I wanted to go back to school. I said, “Sure.” She went for social work and I went for OT. 

I like to do a lot of different things. I enjoy being physically active. I run and I teach four different types of Zumba classes. I am a Michigan Master Gardener. I also enjoy reading and knitting. I am always looking to try something new. Cheese making is next on the list. I am from the Upper Peninsula and enjoy going home to visit, especially in the winter. I do not ski, I just have to have snow. 

Currently, I am the member-at-large/secretary. I think MiOTA offers great value to our members. 
The annual conference is always a great educational experience. I also like the webinars. Those are a few of the things that MiOTA has to offer. I believe we have a professional responsibility to be members of MiOTA. 

If you would like to be highlighted or would like to nominate a MiOTA member, please email us at: website@miota.org
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