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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...