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April 2014 - Posts


Education as Engine
April 9, 2014 9:00 AM by Danielle Bullen
Every year since 1955, an occupational therapy leader has been honored to give the Eleanor Clark Slagle lecture at the AOTA annual conference and expo. Slagle was a pioneering occupational therapist, co-founding the National Society for the Promotion Read More...
Building Capacity
April 8, 2014 12:05 PM by Danielle Bullen
"I am honored and to stand before you as the 29 th president of the AOTA." So said Virginia "Ginny" Stoffel, PhD, OT, BCMH, FAOTA to a crowd at the 2014 AOTA Annual Conference and Expo on Friday, April 3 rd . Her presidential address was called, "Attitude, Read More...
Everyday Hope
April 7, 2014 9:35 AM by Danielle Bullen
Baltimore, April 4, 2014-You may have seen a commercial featuring a bunch of guys playing wheelchair basketball. At the end of their game--which featured all the good-natured trash-talking typical of the scene--all but one of the guys gets out the wheelchairs. Read More...
OT's Unique Value
April 4, 2014 3:27 PM by Danielle Bullen
Baltimore--Today's session "Centennial Vision Progress and Issues Facing the Profession," followed a town hall format as AOTA leaders Virginia C. Stoffel, PhD, OT, BCMH, FAOTA, Amy Lamb, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA, and Frederick B. Somers answered audience questions. Read More...
Proper Preparation
April 4, 2014 8:57 AM by Danielle Bullen
Baltimore--On Thursday, two OTs from Ohio State tackled an area where occupational therapy is under-utilized--transition planning. In "Job Matching for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities," Andrew Persch, MS, OTR/L and Dennis Read More...
Smooth Moves
April 3, 2014 1:44 PM by Danielle Bullen
Baltimore-- A panel discussion this afternoon at the AOTA annual conference focused on how occupational therapists can help children with disabilities and their parents transition between different parts of their academic lives. The opening part focused Read More...
Research Roundup
April 3, 2014 10:33 AM by Danielle Bullen
Baltimore--At the Baltimore convention center this morning, occupational therapists and occupational therapy students presented on a variety of research topics spanning the gamut of patient ages and conditions. Long the purview of speech-language pathologists, Read More...


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