This week, we discuss reasons for the changing acuity of patient populations and the effect of these changes on OT practice across the continuum of care. This episode is eligible for CEU credits!
This week, Natalie and Jessica interview Annah Chavarria about ways that occupational therapists can support aging musicians to maximize participation.
This week, Natalie and Jessica interview Amber Ward and Amy Mahle about strategies for successful collaboration between OTs and OTAs.
This week, we discuss the role of OT in addressing cognition in acute care, including useful assessment and intervention approaches. This episode is eligible for CEU credits!
This week, Natalie and Jessica interview Abril Macias about the importance of accessible and inclusive gyms for people with disabilities.
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.
This week, Natalie and Jessica interview Talitha Cox about pediatric rheumatoid arthritis. We discuss the signs and symptoms, how arthritis influences occupational performance in kids, and review assessment and intervention considerations. This episode is eligible for CEU credits!
This week, Natalie interview Kersten Laughlin about trauma-informed care. We discuss signs and symptoms that may suggest a history of trauma, ways that trauma influences occupational performance, and how to interact with patients experiencing trauma. This episode is eligible for CEU credits!
This week, Natalie interviews Jessica about disability studies! We talk about the main concepts behind disability studies, with a focus on the social model of disability. We discuss the differences between the social model of disability and the medical model of disability, and how we can use social model concepts in occupational therapy. This episode is eligible for CEU credits!
This week, Jessica and Natalie talk with Barbara Ostrove and Laurel Radley about the history of mental health OT, current trends, and future directions.