Mr. Spencer was the Keynote Speaker for the Virginia Occupational Therapy Association during our annual fall conference in 2018. Not only was he engaging, but he provided a personal story that fit so well with the profession of occupational therapy. Given his past and present experiences, he can no doubt relate to many varied professions as a speaker. I highly recommend Mr. Spencer without reservation as a keynote speaker and/or workshop presenter. He will capture your audience regardless of the size or type, and he will leave a positive and lasting impression with everyone, along with a bit of awe-inspiring magic!
Kevin’s program focused on teaching magic tricks as a fun and motivational way to aide in the patient’s recovery. These magical tricks were used to elicit motivation, coordination, range of motion, prehension, fine motor coordination, and perceptual training for the recovery of our patients. All therapy staff members were in attendance as well as several patients at the Lawnwood Rehab Pavilion, our inpatient rehabilitation hospital. It was informative and fun for all, as well as thought provoking with new ways to challenge and encourage better participation in therapy for patients in recovery.
I wanted to say thank you for sharing your wonderful and magical work with California OT’s. You inspired us all to see how thinking outside of the box can become a powerful and healing endeavor. Thank you for that.