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  • Confidentiality and Healthcare

    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 assortment of quirky patients who appeared on many of the episodes. I loved that show in ...
    Posted to When OTs Wore White Shoes (Weblog) on March 18, 2015
  • Research Roundup

    Baltimore--At the Baltimore convention center this morning, occupational therapists and occupational therapy students presented on a variety of research topics spanning the gamut of patient ages and conditions. Long the purview of speech-language pathologists, augmentative and alternative communication devices have begun to infiltrate OT's ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Outlook: OT (Weblog) on April 3, 2014
  • Help Yourself

    In the normal course of business here at Advance, I get a number of email notifications from AOTA and other organizations offering handouts, webinars, funding opportunities, calls for papers, virtual chats and other (usually free) resources for OTs and other healthcare providers. With so many great leads popping up in my inbox almost daily, I ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Outlook: OT (Weblog) on March 8, 2013
  • I Am A COTA

      This is a topic I've covered before, but I've always wanted to show the emblem I was given after passing my national exam. It was actually enclosed in the envelope with my passing test results. My certification exam was completed under AOTCB (American Occupational Therapy Certification Board) which used to be a part of AOTA (American ...
    Posted to COTA Thoughts (Weblog) on January 9, 2013
  • Dec. 5-9 is Older Driver Safety Week

    Keeping elderly drivers safe on the roads has been a growing area of practice for occupational therapists. To draw even greater attention to the issue, AOTA and AARP have teamed up to create a week-long awareness effort designed to educate the elderly, their caregivers as well as health care providers.The organizations have chosen a ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Outlook: OT (Weblog) on December 2, 2011
  • Health Promotion

    During this quarter we are learning about wellness and health promotion. The US as a whole is moving toward a preventative care medical model in hopes that this will decrease medical costs so the country can get out of debt. The AOTA also is following in this move showing that occupational therapists are the best professionals to take on ...
    Posted to Putting it into Practice: OT Student Blog (Weblog) on August 23, 2011