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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At what age should we start teaching keyboarding? Share evidence.
Are you using social media to grow your professional network and to promote the profession? Find out what your colleagues are doing.
A recent grad seeks advice as they are new to early intervention and feeding.
The OT profession is 91% women and 85% white. Join this conversation to get and share ideas for creating a diverse workforce.
Have grip modification ideas for someone with a spinal cord injury? Share ideas here.
Do you have experience with Dandy Walker Syndrome? A school OT asks for experiences.
Ever had clients who refused to use assistive tech for fear that it would “out” their disability? See what your colleagues are saying about this topic.
Imagine you could take a primary care physician with you on a home visit to see what your clients home environments look like and what challenges they have. This OT has that opportunity and wants to know what you would show the physician.
Would you recommend a traveling OT job to a recent grad? This new grad is asking for advice.
If you’re not an AOTA member, you can still be a part of OT Connections as it is free to join. We have some public forums for you to participate in. Learn more about the benefits of AOTA membership here.
What are some of your favorite conversations going on now on OT Connections? Tell us about it in the comments.
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New practitioners and the OTleadershiplive discussions for me.