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October 2008 - Posts

ADVANCE Outlook: OT

What's in a Number?
October 30, 2008 1:22 PM by EJ Brown
Two new national surveys of nursing home and assisted living costs disagree by up to 11 percent on how much those costs have risen in the past year, But they show similar current rates. Both Metlife's Mature Market Institure and Genworth Financial Services Read More...
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AOTA Board & Specialty Certification: Why & How
October 11, 2008 7:14 PM by Jessica LaGrossa
This afternoon I attended AOTA's presentation on board and specialty certification by Pamela Roberts, PhD, OTR/L, SCFES, CPHQ, FAOTA; Winifred Schultz-Krohn, PhD, OTR/L, SWC, BCP, FAOTA; and Deborah Pitts, MBA, OTR/L, CPRP. It is an area that can be confusing Read More...
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Clark's Keynote Address was "Powerful"!
October 11, 2008 11:54 AM by Jessica LaGrossa
OTAC president Shawn Phipps welcomed attendees saying, "I hope this weekend gives you [empowering] skills." Phipps recognized conference committee members, esteemed colleagues, and the many students in the room telling them, " You are the future of OT!" Read More...
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Occupational Therapy Training Program: School-based Mental Health Services for Youth
October 10, 2008 1:27 PM by Jessica LaGrossa
Early this morning I attended the "School-based Mental Health Services for the Adolescents within the Public Mental Health System" presented by Sarah Bream, MA, OTR/L, OTD, the division director of special services for groups with Los Angeles County's Read More...
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ADVANCE is in sunny southern California!
October 10, 2008 9:34 AM by Jessica LaGrossa
ADVANCE arrived in Ontario yesterday afternoon in anticipation of the Occupational Therapy Association of California's 32nd annual conference. While this is my first experience at OTAC, I immediately began to recognize familiar faces when I checked into Read More...
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Evidence-based Practice: I Get it Now!
October 3, 2008 2:54 PM by Jill Glomstad
Evidence-based practice has been a hot phrase in OT as well as many other health professions over the last several years. And though I've actually written and read a good bit about this topic for ADVANCE, I've never really "gotten it." I get what evidence Read More...
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Welcome to the Pennsylvania OT Association Conference!
October 3, 2008 12:18 PM by Jill Glomstad
500 Pennsylvania OTs and OTAs are meeting today and tomorrow (Oct. 3 & 4) at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in King of Prussia, PA. The conference kicked off with the opening greetings and keynote speech. Outgoing POTA president Sharon Kurfuerst welcomed Read More...
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