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July 2014 - Posts

When OTs Wore White Shoes

The Doctor is In: Getting a Doctorate Degree as an Occupational Therapist
July 28, 2014 11:52 AM by Debra Karplus
Dr. Debra Karplus! Gosh, that has a nice ring to it. Do I plan to pursue a doctorate degree? Being in my sixties, I certainly do not. I earned my Bachelor's Degree at the "normal time", directly after high school; I found the program to be extremely challenging. Read More...
The Americans with Disabilities Act and You
July 21, 2014 11:38 AM by Debra Karplus
July 26, 1990 marks the date that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), was signed into law by President George Bush, legislation that was initially presented to the federal government by Senator Tom Harkin in 1988. I have a vivid recollection of Read More...
Who was Eleanor Clarke Slagle?
July 14, 2014 11:30 AM by Debra Karplus
If you have attended any of the annual conventions of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) or paid proper attention to the articles in the American Journal of Occupational Therapy (AJOT), then you are certainly aware of the Eleanor Clarke Read More...
OT Practitioners: Are you Thinking about Getting a Tattoo?
July 7, 2014 9:02 AM by Debra Karplus
A magazine that I read has a cover story about tattoos in its recent issue. It gives a statistic from the Pew Research Center stating that four in ten Americans between ages twenty-two and thirty-seven have tattoos. Ironically, I had just sent a proposal Read More...