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Re: Looking for feedback on article
Ross Van Amburg
I read the article "Separating Fact from Fiction in the Etiology and Treatment of Autism-- A Scientific Review of the Evidence." Here are some of my thoughts: 1) Article authors support ABA - applied behavioral analysis because they are clinical psychologists. Is operant/classical type conditioning...
Fri, Jul 3 2009
AJOT Autism Special Issue Call for Papers
The American Journal of Occupational Therapy announces a call for papers for a special issue on occupational therapy and autism. The journal seeks research papers examining Intervention effectiveness Instrument development and testing Clinical classification and subtyping (literature...
Mon, Jan 24 2011
pervasive developmental delay
I am asking about a 3yo boy with dx of pervasive developmental delay who had an eval at 27 mos for preschool that determined fine motor, gross motor, social emotional, self care, and cognitive skills were all within 2 mos of age, but expressive and receptive language were 18 and 19 months. My question...
Fri, Apr 16 2010
Are you looking for an excellent OT positon?
We are a school in the DC metro area that serves students with ASD. Our organization is dynamic and growing. OT's are highly regarded and respected for what we provide in the way of interventions, supports and services. I have enjoyed 6 years of professional growth by working closely with highly...
Mon, Jun 20 2011
Obama's Transition team interest in autism
President-elect Obama’s Transition Team is already working on issues related to occupational therapy and AOTA is hard at work to make sure your voice is heard. On January 5, 2009, AOTA Federal Affairs staff met with Sharon Lewis, Transition Policy Advisor to President-elect Obama, on AOTA’s...
Fri, Jan 9 2009
I am currently working on the Alabama State guidelines for OT for all children referred to our state diagnostic centers. We are looking forward and we know that the new DSM V includes sensory issues are part of the diagnosis. I have the OT Practice Guidelines book, but can't find some specific...
Wed, Sep 8 2010
Have been going to several Autism trainings and conferences. At a recent one, Michelle Garcia Winner mentioned MindWing concepts as a very unknown but brilliant work. I looked it up and was impressed with the multisensory aspect that can be used to teach reading comprehension. They have an autism kit...
Tue, Oct 5 2010
Autism & OT Article on Examiner.com
Heather R. Huhman
An article appeared on Examiner.com about occupational therapy and autism. A link to the entire article is below. http://www.examiner.com/x-2195-Autism-Examiner~y2009m1d26-Occupational-therapy-autism-and-tactics-of-selfregulation
Tue, Jan 27 2009
Hi, I am a second year occupational therapy student. As part of our curriculum, we are to complete a large capstone project that focuses on a case study, developing a program, modifying a program, or advocating for an area of interest. I am very interested in pediatrics and would like to complete...
Tue, Nov 13 2012
OT on the Today Show
The Today Show recently ran a segment on sensory integration and interviewed an occupational therapist, Nancy Amar, who works with an interior designer to create sensory rich environments for children with autism. Watch the video online . What did you think about the segment?
Mon, Apr 27 2009
AOTF Award for Community Volunteerism
The American Occupational Therapy Foundation is pleased to announce the AOTF Award for Community Volunteerism, an award and honorarium to be given to OTs who demonstrate commitment, excellence and/or innovation in providing community-based volunteer services using occupational therapy skills in the U...
Wed, Oct 19 2011
Educating Typical Peers About their Peers with Special Needs
Hi, My name is Kristyn and I am currently a second year occupational therapy doctorate student. As part of our curriculum, we are to complete a large capstone project. While there are many routes we can choose, I would like to do a program development plan that focuses on creating a disability awareness...
Thu, Oct 25 2012
The article "When I Get Mad...," in the October 20, 2008, issue of OT Practice described an anger management and self-regulation approach for students with autism and Asperger's syndrome. AOTA members can read the article at http://www.aota.org/Pubs/OTP/2008/10-20-08.aspx .
Tue, Jun 9 2009
Enhancing Social Skills
The article "Use of the Lifestyle Performance and Autism Model in a Group for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders," in the September 2008 Developmental Disabilities Special Interest Section Quarterly, describes a quality of life approach for enhancing communication and social skills. AOTA...
Tue, Jun 9 2009
Mandated Autism Coverage: Will it affect OT?
If New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine signs a bill that would mandate coverage for autism, New Jersey would become the 14th state to pass a law to require insurers to provide coverage for autism. What do you think about states mandating coverage for autism? Do you think these mandates will increase...
Tue, Jul 7 2009
CDC Statement on Autism Data 10/5/09
From: http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/index.html CDC Statement on Autism Data October 5, 2009 CDC recognizes the importance of the data released today in Pediatrics by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) on parental report of autism from the National Survey of Children’s...
Tue, Oct 6 2009
Autism, 3rd Edition Now Available!
Autism: A Comprehensive Occupational Therapy Approach, 3 rd Edition Edited by Heather Miller Kuhanek, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA, and Renee Watling, PhD, OTR/L Various reports in the national media have focused on a potentially significant rise in the incidence of autism during the past decade. As such,...
Mon, Jul 19 2010
IACC Summary of Advances in ASD
Susan H Lin, ScD, OTR/L
The Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee and Office of Autism Research Coordination are pleased to announce that the 2009 IACC Summary of Advances in Autism Spectrum Disorder Research was released and posted to the IACC website today in conjunction with the United Nations designated “World...
Tue, Apr 6 2010
Autism and Toilet Training
Hello All! I am a new member of this forum, a student in Utica, NY. I work with fraternal twins who are 6 years old, diagnosed with Autism, non-verbal, who we are working very hard to toilet train. I was wondering what suggestions you all might have, as we have had no luck at all, and feel as though...
Tue, Feb 28 2012
Receiving Occupational Therapy in Schools Brought Before Supreme Court
Heather R. Huhman
The U.S. Supreme Court will deliberate over the summer about whether or not it will hear Jacob Winkelman, et al., v. Parma City School District , a case about the right of a child with autism to receive occupational therapy services in a public school system. This case addresses the...
Mon, Jun 8 2009
Focus Group for Parents with children on the spectrum
Hi All, I am in graduate school and am researching how to conduct a 45 minute focus group session for parents / family members who know a child that has an ASD. Any tips or pointers as to what topics to discuss? Therapeutic activities or worksheets that may help get the conversation flowing? This...
Wed, Sep 14 2011
Re: New Forum - OT and Autism
Hello all-- AOTA Press has recently released a new resource on autism-- Occupational Therapy Practice Guidelines for Children and Adolescents With Autism, by Scott D. Tomchek, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, and Jane Case-Smith, EdD, OTR/L, BCP, FAOTA. This guideline, which debuted at AOTA's Annual Conference...
Fri, Jun 5 2009
Do you help parents of children with autism deal with stress?
Recently, a woman killed her two children, saying that she did so because they were autistic. CNN reported on the story and the larger issue of parents who are raising children with autism having high stress , leaving them feeling drained and isolated. If you work with children with autism, do you...
Mon, Aug 2 2010
Slideshows Help Explain OT’s Role in Autism Intervention
Heather R. Huhman
AOTA has a lot of resources for practitioners and consumers about autism and sensory integration. The newest resource is a series of slideshows featuring occupational therapy practitioners working with individuals with autism in a variety of settings. The slideshows' inspiring pictures...
Mon, Jun 8 2009
AOTA Specialty Conference - Autism - Save the Date - Dec 3-4, 2010 - Baltimore, Maryland
Join AOTA this December in Baltimore for a Specialty Conference dedicated specifically to occupational therapy and autism, and stay on the cutting edge of research with session topics including sensory needs, policy and practice updates, trends and community partners for autism, and more. The topic...
Wed, Jun 23 2010
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