Welcome to the American Occupational Therapy Association's Checking the Pulse blog. Written by Stephanie Yamkovenko, AOTA's digital editor.
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.
AOTA members receive the biweekly OT Practice Pulse e-newsletter where we share resources and news from AOTA and other sources that directly affect occupational therapy practice—curated just for members! Here on the Checking the Pulse blog, I will 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.
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A life hack is any trick, shortcut, skill, or new method that solves an everyday problem. Use a staple remover to open up a key ring. Hang a skirt hanger on a cabinet knob to keep your recipes at eye level. Occupational therapy is full of helpful “life hacks.”
We partnered with OT associations around the world to encourage OT practitioners and students to share their #OTLifeHack on social media in July. Today is the official kickoff of our month-long social media campaign!
We want to share with the world how many life hacks that occupational therapy has to offer. Use the hashtag #OTLifeHack to share your hacks on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, etc.
Snap photos, write blog posts, or just tweet your hacks!
We can’t wait to see what you share.
AOTA is partnering with the following organizations for the OTLifeHack campaign: Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists, British Association of Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Australia, Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland, and Ogranizaciones de Terapia Ocupacional en Espana.
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