In her 2008 interview with Sandy Pfahler, Rita Hohlstein shares details of her education and career in occupational therapy at UW Hospitals and the University of Wisconsin-Madison from the 1960s to the 2000s. She details influences on her interest in occupational therapy, her agency in starting UW's university-affiliated center for developmental disabilities, and her research, teaching, and writing. This interview was conducted for inclusion into the UW-Madison Oral History Program.
Key Words: Lodi WI; University of Wisconsin-Madison; occupational therapy; UW Hospital at Mendota; developmental disabilities; Maternal and Child Health (MCH); external funding; SEED (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity seminar); American Association of University Affiliated Programs (AAUAP; now known as AUCD-UCEDDs); Waisman Center; retirement; International Crane Foundation; La Gloria English School.
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