6 Great Occupational Therapy Forums

From the first time we enter class as aspiring occupational therapists, we find ourselves surrounded by a community of peers sharing a similar experience. The best occupational therapy forums have the ability to extend that environment beyond physical encounters into online spaces. That camaraderie, whether enjoyed in person or digitally, provides a support network through […]

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Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy: A Viable Option for Stroke Patients

The following article on Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy (along with Modified Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy) was guest-authored by Janet Meydam, OTR/L and Meredith Chandler, OTR/L. We want to give both of them a huge thanks for sharing their insight and research for this article. According to the National Stroke Association, it is estimated that 9 out of […]

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Finding Your Passion For All Things Vision in Occupational Therapy

My interest in all things “vision” in the occupational therapy world has been stewing for several years. Working as an occupational therapist in inpatient rehab, I became interested in perceptual skills but did not dive into furthering my education or competency because I was more concerned with continuing education courses designed for stroke recovery, neuro-shoulder […]

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A Brief History of Occupational Therapy

Even though occupational therapy is a relatively new profession compared to other medical fields, the history of occupational therapy has a rich backstory. Knowing the history of any profession can help you see the possible futures for the career as well. As we look over the steps that it took for occupational therapy to get […]

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6 Benefits of Being an AOTA Member

While I love being an occupational therapist, the costs of it can certainly add up over time. Once you account for state licensure, NBCOT fees, continuing education, CPR training, TB tests, flu shots, and uniforms, it’s hard to reserve any funds for much else, especially as a new grad. So when AOTA (American Occupational Therapy […]

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