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AOTAs Occupational Therapy Channel

AOTA's Occupational Therapy Channel


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Podcasts and chats from the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), which has represented occupational therapy since 1917.

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Being an Occupational Therapy practitioner and consuming evidence to inform practice is a commitment. It takes time, deliberate effort, and focus. Everyday Evidence was designed to present research straight from the source by featuring... more

In this episode, Bill Janes is joined by Dr. Timothy Wolf to discuss his research on the Cognitive Orientation to Daily Occupational Performance (CO-OP) approach in stroke rehabilitation and the 2016 American Journal of Occupational Therapy... more

In a study published in 2018, researchers explored the outcomes of the Comfortable Cafeteria Program, a 6-week occupational therapist–led program designed to create a positive mealtime environment. Host Bill Janes is... more

Licensure portability is a challenge for the profession of occupational therapy. Currently, practitioners must apply for a new license each time they want to practice in another state which costs time, money, and often unnecessary... more

New policies, regulations, and laws championed by newly inaugurated President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris may impact the occupational therapy profession. In our latest podcast episode, AOTA Vice President of Federal... more

As we age, we face changes in our mental, physical, and sensory abilities making everyday tasks more complex, such as driving. Registered occupational therapist Elin Schold-Davis, OTR/L, CDRS, FAOTA discusses AOTA's Older... more

A 2018 systematic review examined the evidence for the effectiveness of early intervention to improve or maintain occupational performance for adolescents and young adults with or at risk for serious mental illness. Bill Janes is joined by... more

Heather Parson, AOTA's Associate Chief Officer for Federal Affairs is joined by Abe Saffer, a Congressional lobbyist for AOTA, to discuss AOTA's efforts to pass legislation in Congress, aimed at diversifying the profession. The bill will provide... more

In honor of SAMSHA's Children's Mental Health Awareness Day this episode of the Pediartic Podcast includes a series of three 10-minute conversations with an OT, parent, and educator to highlight the importance of supporting children's... more

Interprofessional training opportunities are available for occupational therapy practitioners. Listen and learn about Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) and the role of OT in interprofessional... more

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