Diabetes Management as an Occupation

This week, Natalie and Jessica talk with Heidi Fischer and Gina Mulanthara about the role of OT diabetes management. We discuss the role of environmental and cultural factors, and how careful consideration of these factors can enhance follow through with diabetes management plans.

2020-07-27T13:11:31-07:00July 26th, 2020|

A Chat About COVID

It's season 8! We are kicking off this season with a chat about COVID. We share our experiences with adjusting to pandemic life. Share your story on our Facebook page!

2020-07-12T18:02:04-07:00July 12th, 2020|

Loneliness in Homebound Adults

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. 

2020-06-26T10:38:10-07:00May 17th, 2020|

How to Implement a Sensory Diet in the Classroom

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.

2020-05-03T10:18:43-07:00May 3rd, 2020|

Digital Media in Childhood Development

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.

2020-04-19T08:22:52-07:00April 19th, 2020|

AOTA Conference Submissions

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.

2020-04-05T17:15:53-07:00April 5th, 2020|

Sedentary Behavior After Stroke

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!

2020-03-22T12:07:03-07:00March 22nd, 2020|

Health Behavior Change

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!

2020-03-08T08:25:59-07:00March 8th, 2020|

3D Printing in Occupational Therapy

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.

2020-02-23T07:12:18-08:00February 23rd, 2020|