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.
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Updated: October 26, 2017
Tomorrow is World OT Day! How will you promote occupational therapy on Friday, October 27?
The World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) celebrates World OT Day annually to increase the visibility of the profession.
WFOT put together a few ideas on how to promote and celebrate World OT Day here.
You can also participate in a virtual “conference” where you can hear from your OT colleagues presenting on a variety of topics throughout the day. It’s free and kicks off tomorrow (Friday, October 27) at 1 p.m. eastern time.
Finally you can celebrate World OT Day by dedicating it to service. Service can be mentoring, tutoring, cleaning up your neighborhood, helping with playground repairs, or volunteering. Get more ideas for service on the Global Day of Service website.
WFOT has several social media images that you can download and share. Get more here (select World OT Day in the dropdown).
October is OT Month for our Canadian colleagues and throughout the month they’ve been participating in a 31 day challenge to talk to one person each day about the profession. Talk to someone tomorrow and then tweet about your conversation using the #31dayOTchallenge hashtag!
Storytelling is a powerful way to promote occupational therapy. Watch and share the videos from our #WhatOTcando series and tell your own client stories.
Here are ten ideas for promoting OT on social media that you could try tomorrow.
How will you promote occupational therapy tomorrow? Tell us about it in the comments.
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