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Tuesday Tidbit - Don't forget ... April is OT Month!

Published April 23, 2008 7:55 AM by Wendy Hof

It's that time of year again for all OT's, COTA's and Occupational Therapy students to promote and to share the importance of Occupational Therapy. We are in the profession that is so commonly misunderstood. Physical Therapy and Speech Therapy are fairly widely recognized and what their roles are in rehabilitation is usually understood. When it comes to Occupational Therapy, especially in pediatrics, there seems to be confusion as to what we can offer as a profession to the children we work with. This is why this month is a great way to bring attention to the role of Occupational Therapy in the pediatric rehabilitation field. I've included a few links to sites that will help promote who we are and what we do, not just during OT month but during each and every month.

The American Occupational Therapy Association's awareness resource for the public and the professional: http://www.promoteot.org/AI_OTMonth.html

9 Ways to Celebrate your Profession: http://www.therapytimes.com/content=6001J64C489EA4941

Occupational Therapy - Skills for Daily Living Spotlight: http://www.imprintmall.com/ot/

Advance Healthcare POV - promoting OT month: http://community.advanceweb.com/forums/thread/27132.aspx

American Occupational Therapy Association - Promote OT Month: http://www.promoteot.org/

So tell me, what will you be doing to promote OT this month? Inquiring minds wish to know.....

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