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Mixing Up Mental Health Care
July 6, 2016 9:45 AM by Katherine Bortz
Break out the mixer and get to kneading: Baking has been shown to ease mental health symptoms. Baking and mental health was considered a part of treatment plans after a 2004 study published by The British Journal of Occupational Therapy came to light. Read More...
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...
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...
Breakthrough for OTs to Provide Behavioral Health Services
July 1, 2015 1:12 PM by Brian Ferrie
The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), Bethesda, Md., recently issued a press release announcing a major achievement for the profession -- inclusion of occupational therapy in newly established criteria for mental health services. On May Read More...
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...
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...
DSM-5 Has Arrived
May 24, 2013 5:09 PM by Jill Glomstad
[Guest blogger Stacey Miller is editor of our sister publication, ADVANCE for Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists .] The Fifth edition of the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) Read More...
An Underemphasized Lesson of the Sandy Hook Elementary Shootings
December 18, 2012 11:11 AM by Jill Glomstad
[Guest blogger Rich Krisher is an editor of our sister publication, ADVANCE for Nurses .] Friends, friends of friends and total strangers emotionally raw over the mass murder of students and staff at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, expressed Read More...
The Healing Arts
March 16, 2012 4:59 PM by Jill Glomstad
A great article in the New York Times this week details a great program at Children’s Hospital Boston. In partnership with the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, art instructors from the museum come to the hospital and run workshops with young patients. The Read More...
Adult Brain Cells Can Adapt Post-Stroke
September 29, 2010 4:37 PM by Jill Glomstad
New evidence on brains affected by stroke shows that even adult brains exhibit neuroplasticity. An article in today's Science Daily details research at the University of South Carolina on adults who have suffered a stroke and subsequent communication Read More...
Is Your Practice an OT Wellness Model?
March 1, 2010 2:36 PM by EJ Brown
ADVANCE for Occupational Therapy Practitioners is looking for OTs and/or OTAs who work in or own private-pay wellness (preventive care) practices along the I-95 corridor, to be interviewed for a May 24 cover story on OT models of practice in preventive Read More...
Check Out Our New Specialty Sites!
September 23, 2009 12:28 PM by Jessica LaGrossa
ADVANCE is pleased to introduce our new Specialty Spotlights on our Web site! On Sept. 1 we unveiled 9 new specialty sites which highlight many of the most popular practice areas and interests in occupational therapy. Each specialty site contains information Read More...
The Slagle Lecture: New Insight into OT's Ongoing Struggle for Recognition
April 27, 2009 3:24 PM by EJ Brown
I have been studying the history and concept of occupational therapy for the past 21 years, mentored mostly by people like the late Helen Hopkins, the late Gail Fidler, ADVANCE columnist Jane Sorensen, and Texas educator Kitty Reed. The founders' names, Read More...
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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