Using Facebook to foster social interaction in older people after acquired brain injury. Anita Hamilton 2011


I have found a great example of how we can use Social Media (in this case, Facebook) to foster social engagement in older adults after acquired brain injury.

As can be seen, as Occupational Therapists we need to look at Social Media such as Facebook and adapt and grade the activity of engaging with them in the same way we would with any offline activity. By instilling another layer of support, of educating in digital literacy, in enabling our clients to use motivational activity such as computer gaming; by these mechanisms we may enable recovery through Social Media as we would through any other OT activity.

Anita Hamilton can be found on Twitter as @VirtualOT

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I am an Occupational Therapist, who writes about health, particularly mental health. I am interested in social media and Web 2.0, and where these technological advances can support wellness and health.

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Posted in Acquired brain injury, Digital Inclusion, Evidence based practice, Facebook, Occupational Therapy, Recovery, Social Isolation, Social Media
One comment on “Using Facebook to foster social interaction in older people after acquired brain injury. Anita Hamilton 2011
  1. Anita Hamilton says:

    Claire, you just made my day! I will let the other researchers know that you liked our program :)

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I'm an OT called Claire. I write about health, particularly mental health, and also about Social Media and Web 2.0 technology. I am particularly interested where these two fields overlap.
I believe that we all hold the potential for Recovery- let's grow together.

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