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  • Blog Post: Using letters to the editor wisely

    We all know that letters to the editor are a great way to share a message in your own words about occupational therapy. Typically, newspapers require them to be short which makes creating one less daunting. However, linking the content of your letter to a current event can sometimes present a challenge...
  • Blog Post: OT in the News (February)

    Phew! February may have had just one extra day this year, but occupational therapy practitioners across the country have packed a lot into this shortest of months. Here are some highlights of media placements for this month: • The March 2012 edition of Woman’s Day magazine features a Q&A...
  • Blog Post: OT video coming to your waiting room

    See a familiar face on the TV in your doctor’s waiting room? You just might. Occupational therapist and accessibility consultant Carroll Fernstrom is featured in a discussion on “Home Safety and Fall Prevention for Older Adults” produced by Guiding Lights. The video was released...
  • Blog Post: OT featured in Good Housekeeping article

    Good Housekeeping readers may notice a familiar name in the September 2012 issue. Nancy Baker, ScD, MPH, OTR/L, an associate professor of occupational therapy at the University of Pittsburgh, offers tips for combating pain associated with carpal tunnel syndrome. Tips include sleeping with a brace...
  • Blog Post: OT in the News (January)

    January was a busy month for occupational therapy in the media! Here are just a few stories worth checking out that feature fellow OTs and members of AOTA: • On January 10, a story titled, Back from war, fear and danger fill driver’s seat , appeared in The New York Times. This story provides...
  • Blog Post: 92nd Annual Conference & Expo attracts media

    Here is a brief round-up of media coverage of AOTA’s 92nd Annual Conference & Expo in Indianapolis: • Former POW Jessica Lynch attracted some media attention at the plenary session on Saturday morning. WTHR-TV, NBC 13 in Indianapolis ran this story: http://www...
  • Blog Post: OT Month-inspired ‘OT in the News’

    OT Month-inspired ‘OT in the News’ Here’s a quick and simple way to promote your profession this OT Month. The following articles featuring occupational therapy are a sampling of those published within the last month. Read a few and share one of your favorites with your social media...
  • Blog Post: When OT is left out of a news story

    As members of the occupational therapy community, we all LOVE mentions of OT in the media. Especially positive ones. Here are a few (hundred). But sometimes <sigh> OT is portrayed inaccurately. Or called physical therapy. Or even left out of the story entirely. The inaccuracies can be blood...