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AOTAs Occupational Therapy Channel

AOTA's Occupational Therapy Channel


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Podcasts and chats from the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), which has represented occupational therapy since 1917.

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Licensure portability is a challenge for the profession of occupational therapy. Currently, practitioners must apply for a new license each time they want to practice in another state which costs time, money, and often unnecessary... more

New policies, regulations, and laws championed by newly inaugurated President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris may impact the occupational therapy profession. In our latest podcast episode, AOTA Vice President of Federal... more

As we age, we face changes in our mental, physical, and sensory abilities making everyday tasks more complex, such as driving. Registered occupational therapist Elin Schold-Davis, OTR/L, CDRS, FAOTA discusses AOTA's Older... more

A 2018 systematic review examined the evidence for the effectiveness of early intervention to improve or maintain occupational performance for adolescents and young adults with or at risk for serious mental illness. Bill Janes is joined by... more

Heather Parson, AOTA's Associate Chief Officer for Federal Affairs is joined by Abe Saffer, a Congressional lobbyist for AOTA, to discuss AOTA's efforts to pass legislation in Congress, aimed at diversifying the profession. The bill will provide... more

In honor of SAMSHA's Children's Mental Health Awareness Day this episode of the Pediartic Podcast includes a series of three 10-minute conversations with an OT, parent, and educator to highlight the importance of supporting children's... more

Interprofessional training opportunities are available for occupational therapy practitioners. Listen and learn about Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) and the role of OT in interprofessional... more

Listen to an AOTA podcast on Building Accessible Learning Opportunities in the Community. A panel (OT educator, business leader, school OT, and students) will discuss a community event at a park coordinated through a university, school,... more

More than 79 million backpack-carrying students across the U.S. are settling into new routines – some of which include bringing the same items home each afternoon. Heavy loads in backpacks can cause injuries and chronic low back... more

Hear about the reading corner. We hope you enjoy our interactive play gallery at the AOTA Specialty Conference - Children & Youth.

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