Positive Psychology

We talk with Evan Knutson about the positive psychology movement. We discuss the theory behind positive psychology and its underlying components, as well as ways to incorporate elements of positive psychology into occupational therapy practice.

2019-07-26T08:20:26-07:00March 3rd, 2019|

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.

2019-02-24T11:53:11-07:00February 24th, 2019|

Maternal Post-NICU Experiences

We talk with MacKenzie Kelley,  about the experiences of moms during and after a NICU stay. We discuss common mental health concerns, and the role of OT in preventing and managing these complications. 

2019-07-26T08:20:26-07:00February 17th, 2019|

Pusher Syndrome

In this episode, Natalie and Jessica review the etiology of Pusher Syndrome, useful assessment tools, and treatment techniques for managing this complex condition.

2019-02-10T20:19:45-07:00February 10th, 2019|

Medicare Reimbursement Updates 2019

We talk with Sabrena McCarley about new and upcoming changes in Medicare reimbursement in skilled nursing facilities in hospital settings. We talk about skilled nursing payment models, use of G-codes, and changes to the role of students in hospital settings. We give tips for therapists on how to best handle these changes in their practice setting.

2019-07-26T08:20:27-07:00February 3rd, 2019|

Universal Design and Parenting with a Disability

We talk with Sarah and Scott Pruett, owners of a universal design and home modifications non-profit company. We discuss issues in universal design and home and community accessibility. Scott also shares his personal experiences in problem-solving his role as a new parent with a disability. 

2019-07-26T08:20:27-07:00January 20th, 2019|

Partial Hospitalization Programs

We interview Erin Bachler, Stephanie Moon, and Katelynn Krause about work they did to better understand the structure and content of Partial Hospitalization Programs as a setting for delivery mental health services. 

2019-07-26T08:20:27-07:00January 6th, 2019|


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2018-12-16T12:49:00-07:00December 16th, 2018|

Creating a Diverse Workforce

We are excited to present our season finale, featuring 3 separate guest speakers, each sharing their work to create a more diverse OT workforce. Arameh Anvarizadeh discusses the work being done by the Coalition of Occupational Therapy Advocates for Diversity; Jonette Ishmael shares her experience implementing an outreach and mentorship program within her OT program; and Arielle Villanueva shares her experience supporting international students in an OT program. 

2019-07-26T08:18:37-07:00November 18th, 2018|

Occupation-based Dementia Care

Jess and Natalie talk with Lynn Chatfield, Mary Beth Bisinger, and Danielle Norris about ways to incorporate occupation in occupational therapy for older adults with dementia. We discuss the dementia process, assessment approaches, and client-centered interventions appropriate for different levels of function. 

2019-07-26T08:18:38-07:00November 4th, 2018|