This a life story of not just overcoming obstacles and setbacks, but also of never being satisfied with what a life wrought. Relentless striving to achieve more, earn more, gain more respect, and more autonomy are the fires burning within Peter Talty. His path is unusual in that his risk taking sometimes results in disaster requiring arduous problem solving that is drawn from the many people he encounters along the way. Using the dual lenses of educator and occupational therapist he provides a model of how to succeed but also how to fail and then to rebound in surprising and spectacular ways.
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About the Author
As an occupational therapist and college professor Peter Talty has found ample opportunities to integrate his somewhat turbulent life into his practice and his teachings. His insights about himself and his often erratic personal and professional paths has meaningfulness far beyond occupational therapy. He earned his BS in Occupational Therapy and MS in Health Sciences at the University at Buffalo. His 45 years of OT practice has been integrated with his teaching at five colleges and universities, and he has received the Outstanding Teacher award for the School of Health Related Professions at the University at Buffalo, and the Professor of the Year award from Keuka College.