The Roles of AOTA and State Associations

Natalie and Jess talk with AOTA Vice President Shawn Phipps about the roles of state associations and the national association, AOTA. We discuss how these organizations operate, and the benefits of membership in each type of organization. 

2018-04-21T15:18:16+00:00 April 21st, 2018|

Caregiver Story-Telling: Dementia

Natalie and Jess talk with Jeff Loveland about his experience with caring for his father with dementia. Jeff is an occupational therapist, and brings a unique perspective from his experience merging these two roles. Jeff shares his experience with managing care and communicating with family members. He also discusses managing transitions in care in making tough decisions as his father's condition progressed.

2018-04-02T12:36:10+00:00 March 18th, 2018|

Unilateral Neglect

Jess and Natalie talk about post-stroke unilateral neglect. We review the etiology of this syndrome and its functional implications. We also review assessment strategies and evidence-based interventions.

2018-03-28T19:43:48+00:00 March 4th, 2018|

The Role of OT in Home Modification and Living in Place

Natalie and Jess are joined this week by occupational therapist Sabrena McCarley and founders of the Living in Place Institute, Louie Delaware and Erik Listou. We discuss the role of OT in helping older adults age in place through safe home modifications and adaptive equipment.

2018-03-28T19:51:49+00:00 February 4th, 2018|

Tips for Reading Research Articles

Inside the Episode Natalie and Jess talk with Juleen Rodakowski, faculty researcher at the University of Pittsburgh. We discuss simple and efficient ways to find, read, and interpret articles to promote evidence-based practice. Staying current on research is the best way to ensure we are delivering evidence-based practice, but clinicians face many challenges when [...]

2018-01-21T15:08:49+00:00 January 21st, 2018|

Replay: Achieving the Centennial Vision

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.

2018-02-08T18:33:55+00:00 December 3rd, 2017|

Psychosocial Impact of Childhood Obesity

Natalie and Jess talk with Brittany Saviers about the psychosocial impact of childhood obesity. We discuss the physical and mental health implications of obesity in development, as well as ways that we can reduce the psychosocial impact as occupational therapists.

2018-01-07T09:09:14+00:00 November 5th, 2017|