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  • Empowering the Profession

    This blog post was written by Kate Bortz, editorial assistant at ADVANCE and the on-site correspondent for AOTA 2016.  The AOTA Annual Conference and Expo officially kicked of on Thursday night with a welcome address from AOTA President Ginny Stoffel. This address, which consisted of updates from AOTA, achievements earned by practitioners ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Outlook: OT (Weblog) on April 11, 2016
  • AOTA Annual Conference Coming to Chicago

    The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) has issued a press release announcing that an estimated 10,000 occupational therapy clinicians, educators, and students will gather in Chicago to attend the organization's 96th Annual Conference & Expo from April 7-10. The signature event presents an opportunity for OT professionals to ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Outlook: OT (Weblog) on March 11, 2016
  • OT and PT Stand Out in 2016 ‘Best Jobs' Ranking

    Every year, professionals, students and prospective students across the country eagerly await ''The 100 Best Jobs'' ranking published by U.S. News & World Report. The just-released 2016 list offers great reason for occupational and physical therapy professionals to feel proud, and for students to feel optimistic about pursuing ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Outlook: OT (Weblog) on February 4, 2016
  • Body Mechanics

    A friend of mine had a successful career as a dental hygienist but ultimately needed to ''retire'' much sooner than she would have wanted to due to carpal tunnel syndrome and other problems in her wrists and hands which she attributes to the required body position necessary to perform the tasks of a dental hygienist. She pursued a completely ...
    Posted to When OTs Wore White Shoes (Weblog) on January 26, 2016
  • OT and English Learner Students

    Passionate about genealogy, I learned a long time ago that my grandparents and those before them were immigrants -- mainly from Ukraine, Kiev, Pale of Settlement, Poland and Hungary. My ancestors came to America between 1880 and 1921 through Ellis Island and other American and Canadian ports, knowing little to no English. They were ...
    Posted to When OTs Wore White Shoes (Weblog) on January 12, 2016
  • OT Practitioners Are Headed to Capitol Hill

    The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) just issued a press release this week declaring that hundreds of OT clinicians, educators, and students from across the United States will meet with elected officials Sept. 28 on Capitol Hill. They intend to discuss key legislative issues affecting the profession and the current state ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Outlook: OT (Weblog) on September 18, 2015
  • Americans Celebrate 80th Year of Social Security

    AARP released results of a survey this week as America marks the 80th anniversary of Social Security on August 14, 2015. Americans of all ages continue to have strong feelings of support for Social Security, and the survey found several key themes. According to the national survey of adults, Social Security remains a core part of retirement ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on August 14, 2015
  • Working Your Way Through Retirement

    Many people who waited eagerly for the day they could stop working and enjoy a leisurely retirement find that the reality doesn’t match their dreams. “Some people are not prepared financially or mentally to retire,” says Michael Bivona, a retired CPA and author of the book “Retiring? Beware!! Don’t Run Out of Money and Don’t Become Bored” ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on June 5, 2015
  • 3B Medical Claims Lack Substance, ResMed Says

    3B Medical Inc., a sleep therapy equipment maker, this week filed suit against competitor ResMed alleging several antitrust violations, reportedly including trying to create a monopoly by “choosing winners and losers in the CMS competitive bidding process by preferential pricing” and bullying customers.  In response, ResMed’s Global ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on April 3, 2015
  • Errorless Learning for Memory Impairment

    Guest post written by Rachel Wynn, MS, CCC-SLP Let's start with a story that takes place in a SNF where I worked. The tight quarters of a small therapy gym and rehab wing, allowed for easy co-treating and observation of my fellow therapists' treatment, which I found incredibly valuable as a new graduate. I noticed when a very gentle occupational ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Outlook: OT (Weblog) on August 25, 2014
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