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When OTs Wore White Shoes

Taking Dad Fishing
July 28, 2015 12:32 PM by Debra Karplus
Last weekend, we took Dad fishing - a sport that he has always enjoyed since he was a young boy who fished with his father. In Dad's younger years, he especially enjoyed fishing from a boat, and has fond memories of yearly trips up to the north woods Read More...
Confidentiality and Healthcare
March 18, 2015 1:57 PM by Debra Karplus
I turned on the television last night, to a channel that exclusively plays reruns of popular old shows. I was delighted to see "The Bob Newhart Show." On air from 1972 to 1978, Bob starred in this sitcom as Dr. Bob Hartley, a psychologist with an endearing 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...
Have we Always had Handicapped Parking Spaces?
August 4, 2014 9:21 AM by Debra Karplus
A friend with a newly acquired disability was waiting for me to pick him up. In his hand was a handicapped parking tag to hang on my car's inside mirror so that we could park in a handicapped parking spot. It hadn't occurred to me that I was allowed to 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...
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...