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RA Task Groups Wrap Up
April 16, 2013 2:06 PM by Jill Glomstad
The Representative Assembly task groups met online April 1-12 to discuss the 3 motions that will come before the full RA at the AOTA Annual Conference and Expo in San Diego next week. Here's a rundown of what they'll bring to the RA when the full body Read More...
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RA Refuses to Disband, Takes Control of Re-structuring Process
April 29, 2010 4:20 PM by EJ Brown
ORLANDO - The Representative Assembly turned down a controversial motion to re-organize the American Occupational Therapy Association this afternoon, on a decisive closed-ballot vote, ending three months of intense debate over whether to disband the RA Read More...
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Congratulations Are in Order!
April 26, 2009 11:04 PM by Jill Glomstad
No AOTA Conference is complete without its annual night to celebrate the best, brightest and most dedicated. Last night's awards ceremony honored dozens of OTs who have helped advance the profession through research, practice, education, scholarship, Read More...
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Are You a Spider?
April 25, 2009 4:12 PM by Jill Glomstad
That was AOTA President Penelope Moyers-Cleveland's question for her audience at the Presidential Address this year. Attendees received spider rings as they entered the hall to hear her speech, and Cleveland took the stage with a red cape that resembled Read More...
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Houston Heats Up
April 24, 2009 5:53 PM by Jill Glomstad
It's sunny and in the 80s this week in Houston, but its occupational therapists who are really heating up the city as thousands have come from far and wide for AOTA's 89 th annual conference. If you've ever attended an AOTA conference, you know the opening Read More...
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Conference Update: A Speed Bump in the Future of OT Education?
April 23, 2009 1:24 PM by EJ Brown
It's widely known within the profession that occupational therapy has an education "problem." The issue isn't in the quality of its academics, nor in a lack of program levels or foci. The difficulty that is arising lies in how far and wide the scope of Read More...
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RA Update: International Fieldwork, Licensure Standards for Re-entry Get Favorable Comments
April 2, 2009 10:15 PM by EJ Brown
On day 4 of the 2009 Representative Assembly, the body is still awaiting passage of Consent Agenda Y, which recommends defeat of three orginal motions with which task groups (TGs) have replaced some substitute motions. They are: Motion 1 , which would Read More...
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Join the 2009 Representative Assembly
March 31, 2009 10:30 AM by EJ Brown
The spring RA officially opened yesterday, and role call is continuing. For those of you AOTA members who have never attended the RA at conference, this is a real opportunity to "see" and "hear" your elected reps in action. The meeting is being held on Read More...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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