Welcome to the American Occupational Therapy Association's Checking the Pulse blog. My name is Stephanie Yamkovenko, and thanks for reading the blog.
Here you will find news about occupational therapy, current health news, and more. I regularly blog about apps that clinicians can use in practice, autism issues, managing chronic conditions, wounded warriors, and more.
The blog title and idea came about from a popular section of our e-newsletter the 1-Minute Update entitled "The Pulse." AOTA members get the 1-Minute Update in their inbox and “The Pulse” is often the most-clicked link. In that section we alert members to an interesting article, topic, or conversation.
With it being so popular, we decided to expand "The Pulse" into the Checking the Pulse blog where we could share even more relevant and interesting news, videos, blogs, and more.
I read hundreds of articles about health, wellness, and policy every week to find the most engaging and enlightening content for you. Blog readers can stay in the know, go beyond the news, and find out how the latest health news affect occupational therapy.
Found a story worth sharing? Send it to us today! Or send me a tweet @AOTAInc.
U.S. News & World Report recently listed occupational therapy as one of the top 10 best jobs (again!).
As a follow up, they interviewed two AOTA members to find out what qualities made occupational therapy such a great job—hint, pay isn't one of them! Read about the qualities that your OT colleagues think make OT one of the best jobs.
We want to know your opinion! Why do you think occupational therapy is a best job? What qualities of your job make it great? Tell us in the comments.
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Find more news articles about occupational therapy on our OT in the News page.
Interesting - I just blogged about this issue: abctherapeutics.blogspot.com/.../speech-to-occupational-therapy-students.html
Nice post Chris! I enjoyed this "everyone wants to find the best job that offers the best pay. BUT - the best job might not actually OFFER the best pay."
Thanks for linking.