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October 2014 - Posts

When OTs Wore White Shoes

A Disability Resource Expo
October 27, 2014 11:47 AM by Debra Karplus
October is National Disability Awareness month. This year our community hosted its eighth annual Disability Resource Expo, as it does each October. This county-wide event has grown larger each year and has moved from the mall to its new location at our Read More...
Have You Thought About Malpractice and OT?
October 20, 2014 9:30 AM by Debra Karplus
In the mid-1980s, I started doing nursing home occupational therapy consulting. Jobs came to me via word-of-mouth and I ultimately built up a comfortable number of clients to provide service to. Some of my clients were in town; others were in neighboring Read More...
The Stigma of Riding the Little Yellow School Bus
October 13, 2014 3:53 PM by Debra Karplus
The legislation of the mid-1970s that mainstreamed students with special needs into general education classroom in public schools brought with it the little yellow school bus. Is there any child older than about third grade that isn't aware of the mini-bus? Read More...
ADHD and Occupational Therapy
October 6, 2014 9:47 AM by Debra Karplus
When I was in second grade in the 1950s, Timmy was a boy in class who received much attention for consistently being out of his seat in class. Mrs. Goldberg frequently scolded him and demanded that he stay seated. He often vomited in class so pupils laughed Read More...