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Yoga and Mindfulness in OT
April 13, 2016 8:39 AM by Katherine Bortz
"The Impact of Yoga on Activity Patterns of Individuals with Sedentary Occupations” was presented by Erin Phillips, OTD, OTR/L, CYT, and Calista Crouthamel MOTS, RYT, on Saturday morning. The short course was designed to help occupational therapists understand Read More...
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Empowering the Profession
April 11, 2016 1:53 PM by Dillon Stickle
This blog post was written by Kate Bortz, editorial assistant at ADVANCE and the on-site correspondent for AOTA 2016. The AOTA Annual Conference and Expo officially kicked of on Thursday night with a welcome address from AOTA President Ginny Stoffel. Read More...
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Intimacy and Disabilities
April 8, 2016 11:51 AM by Dillon Stickle
This blog was written by Kate Bortz, editorial assistant at ADVANCE and the on-site correspondent for AOTA 2016. CHICAGO -- While occupational therapists deal with the many day-to-day functions of their patients, Kathryn Ellis, MOT, and Michelle Nordstrom, Read More...
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AOTA Annual Conference Coming to Chicago
March 11, 2016 11:26 AM by Brian Ferrie
The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) has issued a press release announcing that an estimated 10,000 occupational therapy clinicians, educators, and students will gather in Chicago to attend the organization's 96 th Annual Conference & Read More...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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A Charming Good Time
March 26, 2014 11:16 AM by Danielle Bullen
It's that time of year again! From April 3-6, over 5,000 OTs, OTAs and OT students will descend on Baltimore for the 94th AOTA Annual Conference and Expo . "Charm City" promises to be a gracious host for those rehab professionals. After a day of intense Read More...
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2013 AOTA/AOTF Annual Awards
May 6, 2013 2:14 PM by Jill Glomstad
On the evening of April 27, the American Occupational Therapy Association and the American Occupational Therapy Foundation presented their annual awards to occupational therapy practitioners who have made outstanding contributions to the profession in Read More...
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AOTA's Annual Business Meeting
May 3, 2013 10:38 AM by Jill Glomstad
On the afternoon of Saturday, April 27, AOTA conducted its Annual Business Meeting during the association’s annual conference in San Diego. The meeting included some notably highlights from various leaders in the Association. AOTA Treasurer Ben Herz, Read More...
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The 2013 Slagle Lecture
May 2, 2013 1:03 PM by Jill Glomstad
On Friday, Glen Gillen, EdD, OTR, FAOTA, gave the Eleanor Clarke Slagle Lecture. His talk, titled "A Fork in the Road: An Occupational Hazard?" looked at contemporary OT practice through a historical lens. He couched his metaphors in terms of one of the Read More...
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AOTA Conference Kicks Off
April 26, 2013 1:33 PM by Jill Glomstad
The 93rd Annual AOTA Conference and Expo kicked off yesterday to great fanfare, with the University of Southern California marching band leading off the Welcome Ceremony and Keynote Address. AOTA President Florence Clark greeted thousands of conference Read More...
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