Meet Caitlin Riddoch, Program Manager at AdaptAbilities!
Originally from Ontario, Caitlin moved to Alberta in 2014. She keeps busy as a mom of two girls, and in her spare time, she tries to take in the great outdoors as much as she can. What brings her joy? A run in Edmonton’s River Valley!
Caitlin has a multitude of experience and education, including a Masters of Science in Kinesiology and completion of additional graduate work in Adapted Physical Activity. In addition, she has taught university-level courses in Recreation for Diverse Populations, and Growth and Development, and has worked with many individuals and teams, supporting individuals to achieve their goals.
This year, Caitlin celebrated a great achievement- obtaining the role of Associate Clinical Educator at the University of Alberta in their Occupational Therapy Department. As an Associate Clinical Educator, she ensures students have resources that they require during their practicum placements and works collaboratively with the University Clinical Supervisor to ensure students meet their program requirements. Mentoring students on the social model of disability and Human Rights perspective also plays a large part in her position.
Speaking about her new role, Caitlin acknowledges the accomplishment.
“I am honoured to be recognized in this way. I think this achievement speaks to what AdaptAbilities can offer OT students, providing them with a high-quality learning experience.”
Caitlin is glad she is able to use her knowledge and experience to influence others’ professional practice and have a social impact in the community in which she lives and where respite can positively impact the family and individual.
At AdaptAbilities, we are grateful to have Caitlin on the team where she helps individuals with disabilities to grow, succeed, and belong!