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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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OT and PT Stand Out in 2016 ‘Best Jobs' Ranking
February 4, 2016 1:16 PM by Brian Ferrie
Every year, professionals, students and prospective students across the country eagerly await " The 100 Best Jobs " ranking published by U.S. News & World Report . The just-released 2016 list offers great reason for occupational and physical therapy Read More...
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Hillary Clinton’s Autism Initiative
January 8, 2016 12:03 PM by Dillon Stickle
In her latest big move toward winning the primary elections, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced in Iowa this week her agenda to improve the lives of Americans with Autism. So far, no other presidential candidate has forthrightly spoken Read More...
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New Home Health Bill Recognizes OT
December 23, 2015 4:55 PM by Brian Ferrie
The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), Bethesda, Md., has issued a press release revealing that on Dec. 8, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Dean Heller (R-NV) introduced the Medicare Home Heath Flexibility Act (S. 2364). This bill would Read More...
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AOTF Announces Research Priorities
November 5, 2015 11:21 AM by Brian Ferrie
The American Occupational Therapy Foundation (AOTF), Bethesda, Md., issued a press release in late October announcing research priorities to work toward its vision of a vibrant science that builds knowledge to support effective, evidence-based occupational Read More...
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OT Practitioners Are Headed to Capitol Hill
September 18, 2015 5:29 PM by Brian Ferrie
The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) just issued a press release this week declaring that hundreds of OT clinicians, educators, and students from across the United States will meet with elected officials Sept. 28 on Capitol Hill. They Read More...
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AOTA Issues Backpack Safety Tips
August 5, 2015 3:37 PM by Brian Ferrie
With the start of school approaching, the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), Bethesda, Md., issued a press release on July 30 stating, in part: "Heavy loads carried by more than 79 million students across the U.S. can cause low-back pain Read More...
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The Neurocognitive Engagement Therapy (NET) Program
July 24, 2015 12:03 PM by Dillon Stickle
I recently took a trip to Allentown, Pa. to visit Phoebe Ministries, a non-profit, multi-facility organization specializing in health care, housing, and support services for seniors, and learn about a breakthrough program that will pave a more sufficient Read More...
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Errorless Learning for Memory Impairment
August 25, 2014 3:17 PM by Danielle Bullen
Guest post written by Rachel Wynn, MS, CCC-SLP Let's start with a story that takes place in a SNF where I worked. The tight quarters of a small therapy gym and rehab wing, allowed for easy co-treating and observation of my fellow therapists' treatment, 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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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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'Tis the Season!
December 12, 2013 2:23 PM by Brian Ferrie
In this season of giving thanks, ADVANCE has so much to be grateful for. Besides the rewarding response we continue to receive for our dedicated print reporting on the rehabilitation profession, our efforts to expand web and social media coverage have Read More...
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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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