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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...
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...
Autism & SPDs: Learning From an OT
October 14, 2014 1:27 PM by Danielle Bullen
Editor's Note: This post, written by Darlida Ospina, MS, CCC-SLP, TSSLD, originally appeared in ADVANCE for Speech and Hearing . For this blog, I consulted an Occupational Therapist (OT) with 21 years of experience in the field. I consulted Mrs. Vargas Read More...
Schools Must Provide Sports for Students with Disabilities
January 25, 2013 1:16 PM by Jill Glomstad
The U.S. Department of Education today issued a statement declaring public schools at the K-12 level must provide opportunities for students with disabilities to participate in athletic programs. A U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO) report in 2010 found Read More...
ADHD Diagnoses on the Rise
August 19, 2011 7:17 PM by Jill Glomstad
Brand new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say ADHD is on the rise. From 1998-2000 through 2007-2009, the percentage of children who had ever been diagnosed with the condition rose from 7 percent to 9 percent. In the Midwest Read More...
NY Legislature Passes Autism Insurance Reform Bill
June 24, 2011 12:12 PM by Jill Glomstad
Last week, New York legislators passed a bill mandating coverage of autism screening, diagnosis and treatment. The legislation, approved by both houses of the legislature, would require insurers in the state to cover services including OT, PT and speech, Read More...
Hand Therapy, the iPad and Technology in OT
March 11, 2011 9:10 AM by Jill Glomstad
OT often looks relatively low-tech - traditional craft modality are usually no batteries required, same with ADLs and assistive devices like sock donners and built-up utensils. But that's not to say that technology has no place in OT. Quite the opposite, 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...
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...


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