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Letters From the Editor


AOTA 2014 Highlights

Christa Tober, M.S., OTR

April 10, 2014

In my 15+ years as an OT, I have been fortunate to attend many AOTA conferences, including South Beach, Charlotte, Tampa, San Diego, Philadelphia and Indianapolis. I can honestly say that AOTA 2014 in...   Read More


Spring = Renewal (of your NBCOT® certification!)

Christa Tober, M.S., OTR

March 4, 2014

March is here! Time for the snow to melt, to set our clocks forward and to eagerly await the arrival of spring! It is also time for many of us to renew our NBCOT® certification. Maintaining our profe...   Read More


Winter Hibernation: The Perfect Time to Earn Your CEUs

Fawn Carson, MS, OTR/L, ATP

February 3, 2014

February is the shortest month of the year, but this year it might feel like the longest. Between the polar vortex and everyone’s anticipation for spring to start, the month of February can be a tim...   Read More


Insights for the New Year

Christa Tober, M.S., OTR

January 7, 2014

Carl Sandberg’s words of wisdom are particularly relevant as we begin to make plans and set goals for the New Year ahead. “Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you...   Read More


Top Ten Courses of 2013

Christa Tober, M.S., OTR

December 2, 2013

Happy December! The end of each year is a time when we typically pause to reflect on the path we've travelled, what we've accomplished, and how we have changed. Looking back at our calendar, it is cle...   Read More


Our Thankful List

Christa Tober, M.S., OTR

November 5, 2013

The countdown to Thanksgiving has started, which means it is time for OccupationalTherapy.com to share what we are most thankful for this year. We are thankful for the overwhelming success of our firs...   Read More


Our First Virtual Conference: Sensory Processing Across the Lifespan

Michael Berthelette, MSM, OT/L

October 1, 2013

It is with great honor and anticipation that I announce our first ever virtual conference: Sensory Processing: Supporting People Across the Lifespan to Live Their Best Lives. The conference will be he...   Read More


Back to School Means Backpack Awareness!

Christa Tober, M.S., OTR

September 9, 2013

Summer is over and the new school year is underway. Children from elementary grades up to high school are already carrying home nightly homework assignments and study materials. AOTA’s National Scho...   Read More


Assistive Technology - Vision for the Future

Fawn Carson, MS, OTR/L, ATP

August 1, 2013

As I sit and write this letter on assistive technology surrounded by my home computer, laptop, iPad and iPhone, I have to chuckle. When I set off for OT school 20+ years ago, I didn’t even own a com...   Read More


Happy Belated 4th of July!

Christa Tober, M.S., OTR

July 9, 2013

The Fourth of July is a time to celebrate the history of America’s birth as an independent nation. While it is easy to get caught up in the excitement of cookouts, fireworks and festivities, it is i...   Read More


Home Safety Month

Fawn Carson, MS, OTR/L, ATP

June 3, 2013

Hello fellow OTs, June is Home Safety Month! After all of the spring cleaning is done, it is time to roll up our sleeves and look at all the home projects that need to be completed during these long,...   Read More


Supporting Clinicians During Vacation Season

Christa Tober, M.S., OTR

May 7, 2013

Here at OccupationalTherapy.com, we had a fabulous “OT Month” which culminated with an exciting and inspiring annual AOTA Conference held in San Diego! We were fortunate to have a booth in the Exp...   Read More


Promoting Our Profession

Fawn Carson, MS, OTR/L, ATP

April 10, 2013

Spring is the season of renewal and rejuvenation! And since April is OT month, it is the perfect time to reinvigorate our commitment to our profession. To "promote" means to boost, raise, advance or i...   Read More