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University of Southern California
University of Southern California
USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
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Wenlei Wu 吴闻雷 OTD ’24

Wenlei Wu 吴闻雷 OTD ’24

Hometown: Henan Province, China
Program: Post-Professional OTD, Class of 2024


Residency Focus: Pediatrics, Sensory Processing and Sensory Integration
实习方向: 儿童,感觉统合

Where did you receive your bachelor’s degree and in what major?
Beijing Sport University, Exercise Rehabilitation

What do you like about occupational therapy?
I like occupational therapy because it utilizes seemingly simple tools and straightforward methodologies to achieve the purpose of returning clients to a well-balanced and healthy life and improving their quality of life, which is astonishing and full of creativity.

What is the focus of your residency?
In terms of research track, I learned about the Sensory Adapted Dental Environments to Enhance Oral Care for Children (SADE) project, gained knowledge related to multisensory environment (MSE) and development coordination disorder (DCD), and followed the team to carry out the research project of Little Developmental Coordination Disorder Questionnaire (LDCDQ). For the clinical track, I focus on the practice of sensory processing and sensory integration. According to the situation of different children in the clinic, I analyze whether they have sensory processing disorders or not, and then individualize and implement sensory integration intervention. Combining my personal interests, mental health and children, I always focus on the overlap between those two, both in research and clinical practice, such as children with ASD.

How do you plan to advance OT in China?
I plan to conduct evidence-based occupational therapy practice and carry out different research programs to promote the development of practice, forming a virtuous circle of research-practice. At the same time, I hope to enhance communication and collaboration with other medical disciplines, so as to prove the important value of occupational therapy with actions and improve the position and awareness of occupational therapy in China.

What are your favorite occupation(s)?
I like to work out, travel, and listen to music. In these processes, I can relax myself and find peace in my mind.