Naomi Hazlett, BSc., MScOT, OT Reg. (Ont.)
Naomi Hazlett, BSc., MScOT, OT Reg. (Ont.) is a registered occupational therapist with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario and is an independent practitioner. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Cognitive Science and Psychology and Masters of Occupational Therapy at the University of Toronto. Her lived experience includes neurodiversity, mental illness, and chronic pain.
Naomi’s work focuses on neurodiversity, disability, and cognition. Naomi consults with a number of organizations, including Autism Ontario, LOFT Community Services, BALANCE for Blind Adults, and the Dreamweavers Collective, in addition to the motor vehicle accident sector. She focuses on an approach that acknowledges social inequities and injustices, leverages the strengths of the neurodiverse community, and explores special interests, such as roleplaying and video games.
Naomi also works in the publishing industry as an editor, writer, and sensitivity consultant. She has served two terms as the Managing Editor for Occupational Now, and was recently the copyeditor and a sensitivity consultant on the Limitless Heroics project by Wyrmworks Publishing.
Naomi holds a Status Appointment as a Lecturer in the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy at the University of Toronto and is involved in clinical supervision and research. There, she researches therapeutic gaming, including the benefits for neurodiverse folks of playing Dungeons & Dragons.