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Get Paid to Travel: What You Need To Know To Get Started As A Traveling Occupational Therapist

Laura Latimer, MOT

January 16, 2017

Do recruiters need to know that you may be using two agencies? Do they get competitive with each other? Can you ever use two recruiters from the same agency? Also, I have not been working for some tim...   Read More


Sensory Strategies: Sanity Restoration for Family Life - Part 3

Rondalyn V. Whitney, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

January 9, 2017

How do you know if it is a sensory or a motor behavior? Also, do o you have a "go to activity" if you only have time for one thing and you are trying to defuse a tantrum with a sensory over...   Read More


Sensory Strategies: Sanity Restoration for Family Life - Part 2

Rondalyn V. Whitney, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

January 2, 2017

You mentioned Brain Games. Are you aware of any other apps that will feed the sensory diet?   Read More


Sensory Strategies: Sanity Restoration for Family Life - Part 1

Rondalyn V. Whitney, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

December 26, 2016

What is the difference between deep pressure and proprioception?   Read More


Potential Impact of Visual Impairment on Vocational Activities

Elsa Zavoda, MS, OTR/L, SCLV, CLVT

December 19, 2016

How can you refer someone for services? What do they need to qualify to be referred?   Read More


Occupational Therapy Program Delivery: Providing Varied, Enriched, and Effective Programs

Anne MacRae, PhD, OTR/L, BCMH, FAOTA

December 12, 2016

When I ran groups it was often hard to motivate clients to attend. I love the idea of the talking stick. Do you ever use any other props to help with groups?   Read More


Occupational Therapy Program Development: An Overview of the Process and Structure

Anne MacRae, PhD, OTR/L, BCMH, FAOTA

December 5, 2016

Can you give some examples of programs that could be developed in a skilled nursing facility? Also, what kind of assessments are in your toolbox?   Read More


Yoga After Stroke: Does It Work and How Can I Use It In My OT Practice?

Arlene Schmid, PhD, OTR

November 28, 2016

Is yoga a feasible treatment option for higher functioning people in a short-term rehab to home health? Also to use this in OT practice, can we write a goal for yoga specifically because it could be c...   Read More


Yoga After Stroke: Does It Work and How Can I Use It In My OT Practice?

Arlene Schmid, PhD, OTR

November 21, 2016

If cognition is a barrier for stroke patients, what would be some ways to still integrate yoga into our treatment sessions?   Read More


Sleep: The Unconscious ADL

Caryn Shore-Genack, MS, OTR/L

November 14, 2016

I work in a skilled nursing facility where a lot of the patients are complaining of a poor quality of sleep due to anxiety, noisy staff, being woken up for medication and vital signs. Any suggestions?   Read More


The Americans with Disabilities Act and Occupational Therapy

Jane Dressler, JD, OTR/L

November 7, 2016

How can employers make sure that their decisions have a genuine business purpose? Are there guidelines?   Read More


Sleep: The Unconscious ADL

Caryn Shore-Genack, MS, OTR/L

October 31, 2016

I work in a skilled nursing facility where a lot of the patients are complaining of a poor quality of sleep due to anxiety, noisy staff, being woken up for medication and vital signs. Any suggestions?   Read More


Goal Setting and Treatment for Progressive Disorders

Amber L. Ward, MS, OTR/L, BCPR, ATP/SMS

October 24, 2016

Will insurance cover lift chairs if the person can still walk?   Read More


The Reflective OT - What are Door Openers?

Nicole Quint, Dr. OT, OTR/L

October 17, 2016

Can you give me a few more examples of door openers?   Read More


The Reflective OT - Feedback Message vs. Sandwich Message

Nicole Quint, Dr. OT, OTR/L

October 10, 2016

Is meaningful feedback and the sandwich message pretty much the same?   Read More


Telehealth Reimbursement and Regulation Information

Jana Cason, DHS, OTR/L, FAOTA

October 3, 2016

How do you get reimbursement for having a remote site assistant that supports evaluative techniques? Has anyone put together a list of states in the US that have OT telehealth regulation information?   Read More


Animal Assisted Interventions

Melissa Winkle, OTR/L, FAOTA

September 26, 2016

I'm struggling to find OTs utilizing animal assisted therapy, specifically in Canada.   Read More


Leadership and Advocacy for the OTA

Amber L. Ward, MS, OTR/L, BCPR, ATP/SMS

September 19, 2016

If I am looking to assume a leadership role in an OT organization, what are some of the first steps that you would recommend?   Read More


OT in Behavioral Health: Role and Referral in Home Health

Christine Helfrich, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

September 12, 2016

Are there some community resources that you use often? Also, what other professionals do you typically work with?   Read More


Animal Assisted Therapy

Melissa Winkle, OTR/L, FAOTA

September 5, 2016

I am struggling to find OT's utilizing animal assisted therapy, specifically in Canada.   Read More