This week, Natalie and Jessica interview Alissia Garabrant about loneliness in homebound adults. We discuss risk factors, signs and symptoms, and how to address issues related to loneliness in this vulnerable population.
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.
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.
Have you ever wondered what it takes to present at AOTA conference? This week we talk with Frank Gainer and Bridget Campbell about how to submit a proposal to present. We also discuss the review process, tips for a strong proposal, and other information about the conference planning process.
This week, Natalie and Jessica interview Emily Kringle about sedentary behavior following stroke. We discuss why sedentary behavior is so problematic, how OTs can assess sedentary behavior, and how we can intervene to promote health. This episode is eligible for CEU credits!
This week, Natalie and Jessica talk with Rafi Salazar about the importance of patient engagement in the rehab process. We talk about health behavior change, and approaches therapists can use to promote engagement and health behavior change to improve rehab outcomes. This episode is eligible for CEU credits!
This week, we talk with Jennifer White about 3D printing- how it works, logistics for use in clinical settings, and the possibilities for use in occupational therapy in physical disability settings.
This week, we talk with Rachel Morris about ways to use telehealth to deliver occupational therapy services in pediatric and school-based practice.
This week, Natalie and Jessica interview Deborah Ruediger about ways that OT can more competently interact with and treat adults who are obese. We also discuss ways that OT can promote health, independence, and participation following bariatric surgery. This episode is eligible for CEU credits!
This week, Natalie and Jessica interview Erika Del Pozo about identifying and managing burnout in occupational therapy practitioners.