Sunday, February 20, 2011

OT Available for Work in Egypt


I am Dorothy Witt and I am an Occupational Therapist from Australia. I lived and worked in Egypt during 2007-2008 and worked as an OT. Working with the Egyptian people was a remarkable experience. So I returned in January 2011 and hope to find work again in the Occupational Therapy field here.  I have worked in many areas including with children and adults with special and physical needs in the community and at school. I have also worked in Adult Rehabilitation and Geriatrics both in the hospital and the community. 

My CV is available by request . My email address is:

Dorothy Witt

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Child Development Club website


In October 2010, I started a Facebook page called Child Development Club: Egypt. The idea was to share links, articles, events etc. with parents, caregivers, therapists, educators and other professionals working with children in Egypt. It has now grown to almost 650 members. I have been able to share my resources, as well as, learn about new topics from member's posting on the page, as well as, contacting me personally.

On January 25th, I launched a new website to share all these resources and also to expand on this idea of exchanging child development resources with people worldwide. The Child Development Club website now has 150 members from various countries, including Japan, Australia, Canada, England, Scotland, Saudi Arabia, Chile, Kuwait, Lebanon, Ireland, Portugal, Ghana, Israel, Uganda, US, New Zealand, Jordan, Bermuda, United Arab Emirates, India, Bangladesh, Palestine, Egypt, Seychelles, and Oman!

We have an excellent variety of members, including parents, parents of children with special needs, teachers, doctors, psychologists, students, occupational therapists, speech therapists, physical therapists, art therapists and music therapists.

I have started a blog on the website. Starting next month, I will have guest bloggers talking about topics related to parenting, education and medical issues. I am always looking for guest bloggers to talk about a variety of topics, so if you have a specialty related to child development and enjoy writing please email me!

I hope to keep expanding on the website and hope the people interested in the OT in Egypt blog will share this information with friends and colleagues.

I have to say, I always get supportive emails from OT's worldwide and OT's are genuinely a great support network! 

Thanks in advance to all the OT in Egypt supporters...


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Events in Egypt


As many people have so nicely emailed me asking how I am and how my colleagues in Egypt are, I thought I would just write a brief update. All the OT's who have been working in Egypt are all as well as can be expected. I have spoken to most through email. Some of them, like myself, were traveling abroad when the revolution started 2 weeks ago and some left during the chaotic days, while others continued to stay in Egypt. Everyone has a different situation...

My thoughts and prayers are with the Egyptian people.