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The Magic of Mindfulness for Children in Pediatric Occupational Therapy: Four Ways to Introduce Mindfulness to Children

Written by the Continued staff

January 24, 2023

The experts at OccupationalTherapy.com discuss ways OTs can introduce mindfulness to children.   Read More


Animal-Assisted Therapy in OT

Written by the Continued staff

January 6, 2023

The experts at OccupationalTherapy.com offer insights into animal-assisted therapy as an OT intervention.   Read More


OT’s Role in Improving Patient Care in Minority Populations

Written by the Continued staff

December 16, 2022

The experts at OccupationalTherapy.com offer insights into the OT’s role with diverse clients and communities.   Read More


Bullying Among Older Adults: Not Just A Playground Problem

Kathleen Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L, CMDCP, CDP

December 12, 2022

The definition and incidence of bullying in adult living communities and day centers including what older adult bullying looks like in this population are reviewed in this session. Characteristics of...   Read More

   


Depression After Brain Injury

Jasleen Grewal, Registered Occupational Therapist, PhD Candidate, University of British Columbia, Julia Schmidt, PhD, BSc (Occupational Therapy)

December 2, 2022

An overview of the experience of depression after brain injury will be discussed in this course. Specifically, it will describe how depression can impact occupational engagement after brain injury and...   Read More

  


Using Assistive Technology To Increase Participation In Daily Life Podcast

Theresa Berner, MOT, OTR/L, ATP, Dennis Cleary, MS, OTD, OTR/L

November 16, 2022

Technology has changed greatly in the last 20 years, and more assistive technology is available than ever. This podcast will explore how an occupational therapy practitioner evaluates what technology...   Read More

    


Mindfulness And Emotional Intelligence

Ingrid Provident, EdD, OTR/L, FAOTA

November 10, 2022

Mindfulness can be used in personal and work settings to recenter the body and mind from anxiety and stress into calm. Mindfulness action builds upon one’s emotional intelligence and allows focused,...   Read More

 


Making Your Practice Strengths-based Podcast

Kristie Patten, PhD, OT/L, FAOTA, Dennis Cleary, MS, OTD, OTR/L

November 8, 2022

The occupational therapy profession has long thought itself as being strength-based. But are we? How do we increase our focus on building on people’s strengths without focusing just on their deficit...   Read More

  


Use Of Simulation In Graduate OT Coursework And As A Level I Fieldwork Experience Podcast

Sarah Zimmerman, OTD, OTR/L, Dennis Cleary, MS, OTD, OTR/L

November 4, 2022

The benefits of utilizing simulation to promote clinical reasoning, enhance experiential learning, and as an alternative to a clinic-based Level I fieldwork experience will be discussed in this course...   Read More

   


Mental Health First Aid Awareness

Tania Sofia Nogueira, MSc, HCPC – UK, COT – UK, ACSS – PT

October 24, 2022

Mental health literacy is a key component of occupational therapy interventions. The high prevalence of mental disorders increases the likelihood of any of us engaging with someone experiencing mental...   Read More

 


Occupational Therapists Effectively Training Caregivers: Effective Communication And Care For Persons Living With Dementia

Tammy Jurkins, OTR/L, CDP, CADDCT, CMDCP

October 20, 2022

Education to effectively train families and caregivers to communicate with and care for people challenged with dementia will be provided in this course. The focus is on understanding the abilities and...   Read More

   


Yoga With People Who Have Neurological Conditions Podcast

Arlene Schmid, PhD, OTR, Dennis Cleary, MS, OTD, OTR/L

October 18, 2022

Occupational therapy personnel is increasingly using yoga to intervene with the neurological population. This podcast will discuss the evidence behind yoga with this population and provide advice to o...   Read More

  


Client-Centered Occupational Therapy Pediatric Upper Extremity Treatment To Obtain Outcomes

Valeri Calhoun, MS, OTR/L, CHT

October 11, 2022

Principles of client-centered care for the pediatric upper extremity patient, considering both the child and their parent, will be discussed in this course. It will discuss how to best involve the fam...   Read More

   


Cerebral Palsy Review: Facilitating Functional Outcomes

Patti Sharp, OTD, MS, OTR/L, BCP

October 6, 2022

Cerebral palsy is the most common physical disability in children, affecting 1-4 out of every 1,000 live births around the world. Current research overwhelmingly supports top-down, function & occupati...   Read More

   


Handwriting: It Is A Big Deal

Megan Paben, MOT, OTR/L, ASDCS

September 28, 2022

The foundations of the upper extremity mobility needed for written communication will be reviewed in this course. Participants will also learn about fine motor and visual-motor skills that support wri...   Read More

 


Promoting Participation and Mental Health in Children and Youth: Every Moment Counts and ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) Podcast

Susan Bazyk, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Dennis Cleary, MS, OTD, OTR/L

September 21, 2022

Occupational therapy's role in mental health promotion, prevention, and intervention when working with all children and youth -those with and without disabilities and/or mental illness- in schools and...   Read More

   


Seating Assessment For Mobility Bases: An Introduction

Michelle Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS

September 14, 2022

Therapists are often key members of the wheelchair seating evaluation team. Seating assessment includes evaluation of current posture and equipment, a mat examination, and equipment recommendations. T...   Read More

   


Kids + Backpacks: How to Pick, Pack, and Position for Injury Prevention

Written by the Continued staff

August 30, 2022

The experts at OccupationalTherapy.com offer tips for safely wearing a backpack to prevent injury.   Read More


Our Top Picks (and Yours!) for OT Blogs + Podcasts

Written by the Continued staff

August 23, 2022

The team at OccupationalTherapy.com has rounded up their favorite blogs and podcasts to stay apprised of the latest trends and current on the basics and best practices.   Read More


Cerebral Palsy Review: Medical and Therapy Management

Patti Sharp, OTD, MS, OTR/L, BCP

August 23, 2022

Cerebral Palsy (CP) is the most common physical disability in children, affecting 1-4 out of every 1,000 live births around the world. Evidence-based medical, surgical, and therapeutic interventions a...   Read More

   


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