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|

PneuChair at Morgan’s Inspiration Island

This week, Jess and Natalie interview Brandon Daveler, who designed the PneuChair, the water-proof, pneumatic wheelchair used at the new accessible water park, Morgan's Inspiration Island. Brandon shares details about the PneuChair, the design process, and future goals. He also shares his experience in working with the water park. See the resources section for a video about the PneuChair and a video about Morgan's Inspiration Island.

2017-10-22T20:55:50+00:00 September 24th, 2017|

Nature-Based Therapy

This week, we bring back Amy by popular demand! This time she explains nature-based therapy, a form of community-based occupational therapy on which she has based her private practice. She discusses the best populations for this approach, as well as the benefits and challenges of this unique practice area. See our show notes for a link to her website.

2017-10-22T21:07:25+00:00 September 10th, 2017|

Private Practice Ownership in Occupational Therapy

In this episode, Natalie and Jess explore private practice options for occupational therapists. Jess and her business partner, Jennifer Weaver, discuss their experiences with starting a new practice from the ground up. We then talk to Carol Just and Amy Harrant about their experience with transitioning an existing practice to new ownership.

2018-04-14T14:01:26+00:00 August 29th, 2017|
Please note: Glass Half Full has not yet received certification from AOTA, and as such CEUs earned here cannot be used towards licensure renewal at this time.