Brenau Guest Scholar Focuses on Individual Strength, Not Labels

Feb 4, 2013
Brenau Staff
Winnie Dunn
Winnie Dunn

Dunn, whose lecture is titled “Focus on Strengths: Imagine the Possibilities,” has published more than 100 articles and books dealing with neuroscience and occupational therapy. Her work revolves around understanding how people perceive sensory input throughout their daily activities and how their ability to process that information affects their lives.

“Dr. Dunn has a very strong belief that we’ve gotten too carried away with labeling people rather than focusing on the fact that we are each unique and have strengths to contribute to the world,” said Barbara Schell, director of the School of Occupational Therapy and associate dean of the College of Health Sciences at Brenau. “It’s a big attitude shift towards the inclusive.”

Having Dunn at Brenau to give a lecture, Schell said, is a great opportunity for the Brenau students and faculty, clinical colleagues and the community at large to meet and hear from someone very prominent in the field of occupational therapy.

“We try to bring these outstanding leaders and scholars to Brenau to give our students real world insight on topics happening in the field,” said Schell. “Winnie Dunn is one of those professionals.”

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