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June 2014 - Posts

When OTs Wore White Shoes

My Issue with Recruiters
June 30, 2014 8:54 AM by Debra Karplus
I enjoyed reading the recent ADVANCE blog about recruiters. I really don't even remember recruiters for therapy positions until about the late 1980s. I did an online search to see if I could find out about the evolution of recruiting companies in therapy, Read More...
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Wanted: A Few Good Men in OT
June 23, 2014 10:58 AM by Debra Karplus
If you look through any of the old occupational therapy textbooks or photos you seldom (never) see any male OTs. When I was in occupational therapy school in the early 1970s, I remember that there was one male in our class of approximately twenty students, Read More...
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Driver Education and OT
June 16, 2014 8:08 AM by Debra Karplus
When I was in occupational therapy school in the early 1970s, hospitals and nursing homes were the main arenas where OTs worked. Training to transfer in and out of a car for homebound hospital patients who were paraplegic was the extent to which I helped Read More...
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Insurance Rules
June 9, 2014 9:37 AM by Debra Karplus
Being in occupational therapy school in the early 1970s, I have a vague recollection of a very short lecture in an OT Administration class about insurance coverage for occupational therapy, and specifically about Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs) Read More...
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Giving OT Presentations to High School Students
June 2, 2014 9:04 AM by Debra Karplus
Over the years, I've been asked many times to talk to a high school health careers class, of perhaps a dozen students, about occupational therapy. A few years ago I created a simple thirty-two slide Power Point presentation that I tweak a bit with a few Read More...
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