AOTA Moving to Exam-Based Certifications

Move expected late next year Beginning in late 2020, AOTA will move to exam-based advanced certifications to replace the current peer-reviewed reflective portfolio application process. The new certification program will begin with major areas currently part of the Board Certification program, to be followed…

AOTA Issues Wheelchair Evaluation Guidelines

New document attempts to clarify rules, educate OTs Occupational therapists frequently must work collaboratively with referring physicians and durable medical equipment (DME) suppliers to assure that the appropriate medical equipment is recommended and provided. Claiming they’d received report of questionable practice by occupational therapists…

AOTA Lists Five ‘Practices to Avoid’

Choosing Wisely program offers practical advice for consumers Earlier this month, the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) announced recommendations for providing evidence-based OT solutions. This was accomplished in the form of a list of ‘Five Things Patients and Providers Should Question’: Don’t provide intervention…

What OT Means to Children

Communicating the power of goal-directed therapy gives young clients autonomy in their treatment. Pediatrics Recently, the AOTA published a blog titled “Perfecting Your ‘What is Occupational Therapy” Elevator Speech.” In April 2015, to help commemorate Occupational Therapy Month, our pediatric practice perfected their own…

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