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November 2008 - Posts


Little by Little
November 24, 2008 8:34 AM by Susan Coyle
TOTA's 2008 Conference has officially ended. The OTs, OTAs and OT students who attended have returned to their homes throughout Texas, and Austin has settled back to it's normal routine. The weekend finished just as enthusiastically as it began, with Read More...
Puppy Love
November 22, 2008 10:40 AM by Susan Coyle
What better way to start the day than a little one on one time with a sweet-tempered dog? Well, more like one on 40 time - one gorgeous lab and 40 adoring OTs and OTAs. That was how the second day of TOTA's conference started for me and a roomful of attendees Read More...
A Conversation with Mack Ivy
November 21, 2008 7:54 PM by Susan Coyle
Earlier today I had the opportunity to talk with Mack Ivy, MOT, OTR, outgoing president of TOTA as we waited to cut the ribbon leading to the conference's exhibit hall. Standing there we discussed his presidency as well as his plans for the future. The Read More...
The Need for OT Will Be There; Will OTs?
November 21, 2008 7:33 PM by Susan Coyle
TOTA's 2008 Art Dilly lecture was given by Paul Fontana, OTR, FAOTA, owner and president of the Center for Work Rehabilitation Inc., who came with a powerful and important message: OTs must get involved. The need, he said, for occupational therapy in Read More...
TOTA's Start, with More to Come
November 21, 2008 11:22 AM by Susan Coyle
The Texas Occupational Therapy Association (TOTA) Mountain Central Conference in Austin is well into its first day, with the second round of educational sessions already underway. Right now, exhibitors are setting up in the exhibit hall, awaiting the Read More...
Daschle's Take on America's Health Issues
November 20, 2008 7:18 PM by EJ Brown
With President-elect Obama's choice of former Sen.Tom Daschle for the post of Secretary of Health and Human Services, people want to know how he thinks the president and the Congress can go about solving health care issues. Check out this video to hear Read More...
OT Assistant in the New York Times
November 11, 2008 3:48 PM by Jill Glomstad
In today's edition of the New York Times, an article on service dogs for wounded veterans profiles Harvey Naranjo, an adaptive sports program coordinator and a certified occupational therapy assistant at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Naranjo, who is Read More...
Genetics and SPD
November 9, 2008 8:47 AM by EJ Brown
Have you wondered whether sensory processing disorder is inherited? Does it run in families? David Pauls, PhD, a genetics researcher in the department of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School tackled those questions in another standing-room-only keynote Read More...
Lucy Miller, John J. Foxe Open SPDF Conference
November 7, 2008 11:57 AM by EJ Brown
It's lousy weather here in Beantown, but that hasn't quelled the enthusiam of practitioners and educators who came here for the 7th International Symposium of the Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation. Here in one of the main ballrooms at the Hyatt Regency Read More...


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