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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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Yansong Li 李岩松 OTD ’24

Yansong Li 李岩松 OTD ’24

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


Residency Focus: Pediatrics
实习方向: 儿童

Where did you receive your bachelor’s degree and in what major?
I received my bachelor’s degree in rehabilitation therapy from Tianjin Medical University.

What do you like about occupational therapy?
Occupational therapy, compared to other medical disciplines, allows for closer interaction with patients and a better capacity to assist them in returning to their homes and society. This process can provide a sense of fulfillment.

What is the focus of your residency?
I will be simultaneously learning at two residency sites, one of which is the Insp!re Lab, and the other is Momentum Pediatric Therapy Network (MPTN). At the Insp!re Lab, I can learn how to input data and video coding, and gain knowledge of sensory integration related scales as well as children’s assessment scales. At MPTN, I will learn how therapists apply sensory processing and sensory integration knowledge in practice. I will also acquire some basic professional skills and observe the process of child assessments.
我会同时在两个实习点学习,其中一个实习点是Insp!re 实验室,另一个实习点是MPTN。在Insp!re实验室,我能够学到如何进行数据的录入以及视频编码、学到感觉统合的相关量表以及儿童评定的量表,在MPTN,我能学到学到治疗师如何将感觉处理和感觉统合的知识运用在实践中,以及学到一些基本的专业技能,还能观察到如何进行儿童评定的工作。

How do you plan to advance OT in China?
Upon returning to China, I hope that the hospital where I work, with the collective efforts of my colleagues and me, has the potential to become a national model for pediatric occupational therapy. Colleagues who are interested in conducting pediatric occupational therapy nationwide will have our example as a reference, thereby facilitating the advancement of pediatric occupational therapy in China. This will enable all children in China with rehabilitation needs to reintegrate more effectively into life and society.

What are your favorite occupation(s)?
My favorite activity is playing basketball. Playing basketball helps me relieve stress and maintain a healthy physique, which, in turn, supports me in my work and studies more effectively.