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August 2011 - Posts

ADVANCE Outlook: OT

Disaster Preparedness
August 26, 2011 2:23 PM by Jill Glomstad
[Editor's note: This week we feature a guest blog by Elizabeth Rosto Sitko, Managing Editor of our sister publication ADVANCE for Long-term Care Management .] With earthquakes occurring across the country (first in Colorado, then along the East Coast Read More...
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Digging Deeper: Webinars
August 23, 2011 1:26 PM by Jessica LaGrossa
Have you particapted in one of our free webinars yet? What is a webinar you ask? Well, it's quite simple. Webinar is short for web-based seminar. It is a presentation, lecture, workshop or seminar that you attend via your computer/laptop. And if you haven't Read More...
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ADHD Diagnoses on the Rise
August 19, 2011 7:17 PM by Jill Glomstad
Brand new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say ADHD is on the rise. From 1998-2000 through 2007-2009, the percentage of children who had ever been diagnosed with the condition rose from 7 percent to 9 percent. In the Midwest Read More...
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Digging Deeper: Patient Handout Requests
August 16, 2011 4:05 PM by Jessica LaGrossa
Our patient handouts are some of our more popular items that we present on our site. Apparently, you guys appreciate the ability to print out and hand off information to your patients, clients, students, etc. But the handouts that we offer are only as Read More...
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Move Over, Wii
August 12, 2011 10:50 AM by Jill Glomstad
The Nintendo Wii has become a common tool in therapy settings from skilled nursing facilities to pediatric clinics and plenty of places in between. The gaming system enables players to participate in purposeful physical activity, which can address any Read More...
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Digging Deeper: The Power of Occupation
August 9, 2011 4:07 PM by Jessica LaGrossa
Have you seen our new " Power of Occupation " area of our site? www.advanceweb.com/powerofoccupation Editor E.J. Brown puts forth a new and compelling call for occupation-based practice in this new online program. Many years on the drawing board and eight Read More...
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A Landmark Vote
August 5, 2011 11:28 AM by Jill Glomstad
It was only seven months ago that Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot during a constituent event in Tuscon. At the time, the nation perched on the edge of its seat for news that Giffords would survive the bullet wound to the head she suffered. Read More...
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Digging Deeper: The Manual Ability Measure
August 2, 2011 4:37 PM by Jessica LaGrossa
We recently ran a cover story in print and posted information online regarding the Manual Ability Measure, an occupation-based hand assessment developed by Christine Chen, MA, MS, ScD, OTR/L, FAOTA, an associate professor in programs in occupational therapy Read More...
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