Inside the Episode In this bonus episode, Natalie and Jess review their AOTA experiences and highlights. Roger Smith (Eleanor Clark Slagle lecture) information: http://uwm.edu/healthsciences/directory/smith-roger/ Centennial history video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XwxFvP5zKA&t=9s
In this episode, Natalie and Jess talk with pediatric OT Amy Seymore about the range of sensory based and sensory integration treatments for children. They also discuss strategies to implement in a classroom to help children with sensory processing and modulation difficulties to remain focused and engaged.
In this episode, recent changes to documentation, billing and coding are discussed. Jess and Natalie interview guest speaker Sabrena McCarley, who helps explain the details of the updates and the purpose of the changes. She also provides tips for advocacy in the current state of uncertainty in the healthcare industry.
In this episode, Natalie and Jess talk with US Navy Seal veteran Rusty Noesner, who sustained multiple head injuries during his time in Afghanistan. Rusty talks about his therapy process, particularly the multiple benefits he discovered through art therapy. He also talks about his new nonprofit, War Paints.
This episode was inspired by the article "10 Reasons Why Handheld Devices Should be Banned for Children Under Age 12" which was published in the Huffington Post by a pediatric OT. Natalie and Jess review the evidence behind each argument and how as practitioners, we can better educate parents on safe and appropriate use of digital media.
In this episode, Natalie and Jessica review the etiology of Pusher Syndrome, useful assessment tools, and treatment techniques for managing this complex condition.
In this episode, Jess and Natalie interview Debbie Hansen, Nevada's only Certified Driving Rehabilitation Specialist. They review available resources for generalists, when to refer to a specialist, and the nuts and bolts of a driving rehab evaluation.
In this episode, Natalie and Jess introduce the Glass Half Full podcast with a discussion of the AOTA Centennial Vision. They explore the distinct value of OT and the specific components of our practice framework that set us apart. Future directions of the podcast are also introduced.