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April 2008 - Posts


Occupational Therapy. Living Life to Its Fullest
April 14, 2008 11:45 PM by EJ Brown
When we walked into the RA meeting last Wednesday in Long Beach, the assembly was about to close its doors in executive session. In 15 years of covering the Representative Assembly, I had never heard of a closed-door session in task group preparation. Read More...
The Annual Business Meeting
April 13, 2008 2:53 AM by EJ Brown
The 2008 business meeting of the American Occupational Therapy Association took place in Long Beach on Saturday, with reports from AOTA officers and executive director Fred Somers. AOTA ran in the black for the third year in a row in fiscal 2007, with Read More...
It wasn't money the RA wanted
April 12, 2008 1:15 AM by EJ Brown
Each year the RA challenges its members to individually support the AOT political action committee (PAC), the organization that funds AOTA's lobbying, both on Capitol Hill and within the states as requested and needed. Each year many RA members rise to Read More...
Slagle Lecture: Assessing Assessments
April 12, 2008 12:22 AM by Jill Glomstad
Earlier tonight, Dr. Wendy Coster of Boston University delivered the Eleanor Clark Slagle Lecture to a crowded auditorium of occupational therapy practitioners. The Slagle Lecture is always dense and thought provoking, and this year was no exception. Read More...
Imagining the Possibilities
April 11, 2008 2:12 AM by Jill Glomstad
Possibilities are the theme of this year's AOTA conference, and the message was in no short supply at the Opening Ceremony earlier today in the Long Beach Convention Center. AOTA President Penny Moyers Cleveland told the audience that with a strong profession Read More...
RA Moves to Strengthen Physical Rehab Education
April 10, 2008 5:17 PM by Jill Glomstad
Motion 1 was a hot topic on AOTA listservs prior to the conference. The motion asked the Representative Assembly to create a committee to establish competencies in upper extremity rehab for entry-level practitioners. While Motion 1 was defeated earlier Read More...
RA Passes Voluntary Credentialing for Fieldwork Educators
April 10, 2008 2:59 PM by Jessica LaGrossa
The RA has passed the motion to implement a voluntary credentialing fieldwork educator (VCFWE) program. The motion requests that an initial training program be implemented at the 2009 AOTA conference. The task group who worked on the motion felt that Read More...
Representative Assembly Passes SSSIS Name Change
April 10, 2008 1:45 PM by EJ Brown
After 3 years of ball tossing, the 2008 RA ahas just pproved a name change that will add EI to the name of the School System Special Interest Section. It happend a few minutes ago, after some discussion, and against the recommendation of the task group Read More...
AOTA Conference: Just Gettin' Started
April 9, 2008 8:56 PM by Jessica LaGrossa
Registration officially opened this morning at the Long Beach Convention Center! While early birds could be seen picking up their name badges and wondering the grounds of the convention center and conference hotel (the Hyatt), the majority of attendees Read More...
All our bags are packed!
April 7, 2008 3:09 PM by Jessica LaGrossa
We at ADVANCE have packed our many, many bags and are ready to go to Long Beach for AOTA's national conference! We look forward to bringing our readers all of the latest conference coverage daily live from Long Beach. Check out our Web site at Read More...


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