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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Best Careers
July 17, 2013 11:17 AM by Danielle Bullen
U.S. News and World Report revealed its ranking of the 100 best jobs. Occupational therapy placed 11 th . The report called the market for OT jobs "especially favorable," predicting the number of opportunities will grow more than 30% between now and 2010. Read More...
Digging Deeper: Webinars
August 23, 2011 1:26 PM by Jessica LaGrossa
Have you particapted in one of our free webinars yet? What is a webinar you ask? Well, it's quite simple. Webinar is short for web-based seminar. It is a presentation, lecture, workshop or seminar that you attend via your computer/laptop. And if you haven't Read More...
UPDATE! Comment on SPD for DSM-5
February 10, 2010 6:21 PM by EJ Brown
The Sensory Processing Foundation (SPDF) has created a special Web page to educate therapists who want to comment on the new draft of the DSM-5 , the latest diagnostic manual for mental health disorders now under review by the American Psychatric Association Read More...
AM-PAC, Evidence-based Practice and the Vision
May 14, 2009 3:26 PM by Jill Glomstad
Recently, the American Occupational Therapy Association endorsed Boston University's Activity Measure for Post Acute Care (AM-PAC), a tool to measure client outcomes in three categories of function-mobility, daily activities and cognition. The assessment Read More...
New Study Finds Lack of Association between MMR Vaccine and Autism
September 16, 2008 2:32 PM by Jessica LaGrossa
Results of a multi-center study of MMR vaccines and autism were released Sept. 3. The study (conducted by Harvard, Columbia, Mass General, CDC, and the American Academy of Pediatrics) is the first attempt to duplicate the original 1998 study by Dr. Wakefield, Read More...


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