OT in the News
Media coverage is an important part of raising public awareness about occupational therapy practice and research. Here are some of the most recent stories covered in print and online that emphasize OT in HD by clarifying and focusing on the important work done by occupational therapy practitioners.
5/21/2013: Face-chewing victim continues recovery in Miami (Huffington Post)
5/19/2013: Injured by swinging backboard, woman aims to walk again (Omaha World-Herald)
5/16/2013: Letter to the Editor: High school graduates encouraged to pursue occupational therapy (The Baltimore Sun)
5/15/2013: Marathon bomb victims adjust to a ‘different normal’ (U.S. News on NBC News)
5/14/2013: With a dream on hold, bombing victim remains optimistic (WBUR News, Boston’s NPR station)
5/13/2013: Rehab equipment gets patients back on track (The Naperville Sun)
5/10/2013: Shopping for an Arthritis-Friendly Car (Arthritis Today)
5/8/2013: Bombing survivor taking big steps toward recovery (New England Cable News)
5/7/2013: Surviving the Bombing: Roseann Sdoia’s story (WGBH News, Boston
5/7/2013: Therapy dogs help students relax during finals (WTNH-TV)
5/6/2013: Cell phones being used in stroke rehabilitation (WISN.com)
5/5/2013: Motor vehicle crashes: A little-known risk to returning veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan (The Washington Post)
4/29/2013: Occupational therapy creates large impact with small victories (The Quincy Herald-Whig)
4/26/2013: Where are all the male OTs? (Health Matters)
4/9/2013: Six Great Toys for Children With Autism (Parade)
4/10/2013: 'Stronger, better, tougher’: Giffords improves, but she'll never be the same (CNN)
4/5/2013: Kids Who Feel Too Much (Parents Magazine)
3/31/2013: Easter Bunnies Bring Healing (Chicago Tribune)
2/25/2013: Separating Growing Pains From Warning Signs (Wall Street Journal)
2/19/2013: Newton shooter Lanza had sensory processing disorder (ABC News)
2/11/2013: 10 Jobs with a high starting salary (CBS Chicago)
2/5/2013: No hands, no legs: Amputee vets heal battle scars with yoga (WTOP-AM, Washington, DC)
2/4/2013: Occupational therapists help patients overcome limits (The Sentinel)
2/4/2013: Man recovers from near-fatal injuries after crane collapse (Gannett Wisconsin Media)
1/30/2013: Caregiving 101: Dealing with dementia (The Courier-Journal)
1/28/2013: How to Improve Your Child's Handwriting (Parents)
1/24/2013: NICU infant massage is hands-on therapy (WKRC-TV, Cincinnati)
1/23/2013: 5 Easy Bedtime Tips for Nieces & Nephews (Savvy Auntie)
1/23/2013: Woodbury therapist and therapy dog visit Reed School (Voices News, Connecticut)
1/23/2013: Working for the Underdog: BU professor wants to change treatment of severely mentally ill (Boston University Law Review)
1/19/2013: ‘Mail to the Chief’: Students send letters to the President (Boston Globe)
1/19/2013: Patients can use ‘The Spot’ to help them get behind the wheel (The Herald-Mail)
1/16/2013: Note-taking from an occupational therapist's perspective (Patch.com)
1/16/2013: Can children outgrow autism? (The Examiner)
1/14/2013: Why does my child act up for no reason? (FOX, Los Angeles)
1/13/2013: It's My Job: Paige Gover, occupational therapist (Fayetteville Observer)
1/10/2013: Seniors & Driving: Three Stories, Three Outcomes (Minnesota Medicine)
1/10/2013: Piano man still: Music still moves Ragtime Festival founder even after three fingers disfigured (Chicago Tribune)
1/4/2013: A job with 2% unemployment (CNN Money)
1/2/2013: How occupational therapists influence LTC design decisions (Long-Term Living)
1/2/2013: Family uses breakthrough autism treatment (UTV 44, NBC 15, Mobile, Ala.)
1/1/2013: Health Care & Aging: Fields of Opportunity (The Valley Advocate)
1/1/2013: Sensory Play: Hands-On Toddler Fun (Washington Parent)
12/31/2012: Decatur man gets ‘bionic hand’ after accident (AP/Times Free-Press)
12/26/2012: Specialized occupational therapy focuses on children with sensory issues (The Record)
12/24/2012: Triple amputee and occupational therapist form bond of brothers during soldier's recovery (The Washington Post)
12/22/2012: Arkansas man recovers from traumatic brain injury (KTVU-TV)
12/21/2012: Seven affordable gadgets can make seniors safer drivers (The Sun-Sentinel)
12/15/2012: Living beyond disability (The Florida Times-Union)
12/13/2012: Miracle in Aurora: Young musician recovers after shot to the head (Rock Center with Brian Williams)
12/12/2012: Sensory therapy can help children overcome development issues (KTIV-TV, NBC 4; Sioux City, Iowa)
12/12/2012: 1-Year-Old Birthday Gift Ideas (Parents)
12/11/2012: You've survived the storm, now to deal with the snow (WCSH-TV, NBC 6, Portland, Maine)
12/10/2012: A pediatric occupational therapist’s favorite toys (Parents)
12/9/2012: Health groups turn focus to prevention of seniors’ slips, falls (Rockford Register-Star)
12/4/2012: Resources for making homes senior-friendly (The Huffington Post)
12/3/2012: Job market predictions for 2013 and beyond (U.S. News & World Report)
12/3/2012: 8-year-old Living with Williams Syndrome (WABI-TV, CBS 5)
12/2/2012: Modifications let children with disabilities operate toys (The Columbus Dispatch)
11/29/2012: Imagination Stage to host sensory-friendly performance of 'Seussical' (The Washington Post)
11/29/2012: Triple amputee takes to the Beltway to relearn driving (WTOP-FM, Washington, DC)
11/28/2012: Generation Y Back Pain: Millennials’ Technology Habits May Put Them at an Increased Risk (The Huffington Post)
11/28/2012: Special holiday gifts fill their needs (The Chicago Tribune)
11/27/2012: Teacher finds exercise balls improve student focus (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
11/27/2012: Yoga may help stroke survivors improve balance (WHBQ-TV, Fox 13, Memphis)
11/26/2012: Learning to Accept, and Master, a $110,000 Mechanical Arm (The New York Times)
11/24/2012: Hopkins program aims to keep elderly at home (The Baltimore Sun)
11/23/2012: 8 Questions to Ask Yourself When Buying Holiday Toys (Newsday)
11/22/2012: Tips for picking the best toys this season (The Buffalo News)
11/21/2012: Family finds reason to be thankful (WHEC-TV, Rochester, NY)
11/19/2012: Living in the Spectrum: The Cost of Care (WXOW-TV, ABC 19, Wisconsin)
11/19/2012: West Nile Patient Learns to Walk Again
11/16/2012: Danger zones in the home: Safety hazards for the elderly
11/15/2012: Medics fight to save troops with horrific injuries
11/13/2012: Assessing elderly drivers: Ability means more than age
11/12/2012: Top 10 Occupations Hiring the Most Right Now
11/12/2012: Nigerian teen getting new arms after attack
11/12/2012: Friend’s war injury inspires occupational therapist to create home for wounded vets
11/12/2012: Playing with Parkinson’s
11/11/2012: Assistive technology for seniors in the home
11/11/2012: Renda wins 2012 Remodelers Homes for Life award
11/11/2012: Injured Cedar Rapids sailor is sailing through recovery
11/8/2012: Home health visitors lend a helping hand
11/7/2012: CarFit helps ensure that seniors and their vehicles are fit to drive
11/7/2012: Mission opens new center to help visually impaired, blind
11/6/2012: Fast-growing jobs that don’t require a 4-year college degree
11/5/2012: Untreated finger injuries can cause a lifetime of problems
11/5/2012: 5 mistakes parents make when helping toddlers with skills
11/2/2012: Providing parents of kids with autism a place to begin
11/2/2012: Summit focuses on risks facing older drivers
11/2/2012: Woman sets Thanksgiving as rehabilitation goal
11/1/2012: Warrior Transition Brigades helping soldiers succeed
11/1/2012: 10 technologies for mature drivers
11/1/2012: Occupational therapy helps man get back to living life despite neurological disorder
10/31/2012: Falls threaten quality of life and financial security of seniors
10/31/2012: The road to recovery: Kevin Lewis’ hand surgery
10/31/2012: Should your senior still be driving?
10/29/2012: CNN Money and PayScale.com’s Best 100 jobs in America
10/29/2012: The rewards of a career as an occupational therapist
10/15/2012: Legionnaires’ survivor loses limbs, aims to prevent deadly disease (video)
10/13/2012: Some older drivers will need help to stay on the road
10/12/2012: Feeding disorders program attracts young patients from across the country
10/12/2012: AJOT study: Classroom yoga helps improve behavior of kids with autism
10/9/2012: Too Old to Drive? Tips for Families of Elderly Drivers (3 videos on NBC Nightly News)
10/9/2012: Lake Charles man learns to use hand after yard accident (video)
10/8/2012: Rehab system helps seniors get back on their feet (video)
10/8/2012: NICU reunion celebrates young patients' resilience
10/8/2012: Kids with autism ride wave of achievement
10/6/2012: Survivor of "internal decapitation": "I'm ready to take on the world"
10/6/2012: In Singapore, 300 more occupational therapists needed by 2020
10/4/2012: Local boy, 5, with autism finds help through occupational therapy
10/4/2012: Dog training program a win-win for Wounded Warriors, dogs
10/4/2012: Keeping RA, OA & PA of the hands at bay
10/4/2012: Simple tips to avoid trips and falls
10/1/2012: What You Need to Know About Bariatric Mobility Equipment (Can Occupational Therapy Change Your Life?)
9/30/2012: After returning home, many veterans get into vehicle accidents
9/27/2012: CarFit helps senior drivers get equipped
9/26/2012: Today’s Interview: CarFit program
9/23/2012: Brooklyn college student battles back
9/23/2012: Falls aren’t just an issue for the elderly
9/23/2012: Choosing a fall handbag (tips from an OT)
9/20/2012: Living with Lyphedema: Lyons determined to succeed
9/18/2012: One battle in the war on health-insurer insensitivity
9/12/2012: Choose the right purse for your back and shoulders
9/12/2012: Tiny telescope implant in eye offers big impact for macular degeneration patients
9/10/2012: A twist in the driving debate
9/10/2012: Triple-amputee veteran gets 'smart' home on September 11
9/10/2012: Tips for helping kids with autism enjoy Halloween
9/9/2012: Horses and healing
9/8/2012: Therapists turn to Wii Golf to treat patients
9/6/2012: iPods the next generation in autism aid
9/5/2012: Office noises can sap your concentration
9/4/2012: On the Job with Heidi Ricks
9/3/2012: Ukrainian orphan treated for severe burns in Boston, may walk again
8/26/2012: Shooting victim undergoes occupational therapy (photo gallery)
8/15/2012: Community, donors come together to save Camp Escapades
8/26/2012: AOTA member excited to begin career with internship
8/24/2012: Older drivers—and their families—face a dilemma
8/22/2012: Keeping teens safe on the road
8/22/2012: How baby-driven robots could help children with disabilities
8/21/2012: Kids Computer Chairs
8/19/2012: Sound-based therapy helping kids with developmental disabilities
8/9/2012: When temper tantrums are something more
8/9/2012: Auto Anxiety: Some returning veterans struggle with driving
8/9/2012: When temper tantrums are something more
8/6/2012: Wounded soldier back in Altavista
8/5/2012: For wounded troops, outings are a chance to heal
8/1/2012: How to pick a backpack for your child
7/26/2012: Yoga can help stroke patients
7/26/2012: Jack Jablonski is proving them wrong
7/25/2012: Austinite competes to be a paralympian
7/25/2012: Medicaid restrictions thus far seen as a bitter pill for patients, providers
7/17/2012: How You Walk Might Indicate Alzheimer’s
7/16/2012: The 20 Best-Paying Jobs for Women in 2012
7/16/2012: Occupational therapy provides driver evaluation and training
7/16/2012: Pursuing an Active Life With Arthritis
7/14/2012: Patients heal through gardening
7/13/2012: Why Falling is a Risk No Matter Your Age
7/12/2012: What your running shoes and automobile have in common
7/10/2012: Combination of medicine and therapy can help students with attention deficit disorder
7/9/2012: How to Become an Occupational Therapist
7/5/2012: Chevrolet Equinox offers advantages of universal design
7/4/2012: Modify Your Movements for Fibromyalgia Relief
7/3/2012: Occupational therapy-based martial arts program gives kids with special needs confidence
7/1/2012: Loss of Hand Movement? Try This Technology
July 2012: The Big Picture: A Mother's Vision for Her Son
6/29/2012: South Carolina mom makes progress against flesh-eating bacteria
6/29/2012: How Four Leadership Programs Thrive
6/28/2012: WTB occupational therapist’s ‘Boots on the Ground’ training boosts confidence
6/28/2012: Back on track
6/26/2012: One-fifth of nursing home residents fall in first month
6/25/2012: Therapy in a multisensory environment, a room that soothes
6/22/2012: Vancouver camp for kids with autism, other sensory disorders, is back on thanks to moms
6/21/2012: Looking for variety at work? Try occupational therapy
6/20/2012: Armed for therapy; Baptist’s new rehab tool helps upper body
6/19/2012: Designing for the future helps boomers stay put
6/17/2012: Cursive slowly scribbled out of NJ curriculums
6/14/2012: Radio interview: AOTA President-elect on Occupational Therapy
6/14/2012: A special woman for special kids
6/13/2012: How to help an aging parent
6/11/2012: 10 occupations in high demand
6/11/2012: A Creative Writing Lesson
6/11/2012: Great Play: A Fun Way to Teach Kids Motor Skills
6/8/2012: The Best and Worst Master's Degrees for Jobs
6/4/2012: Making Peace With Fibromyalgia
6/3/2012: Grayer drivers, more traffic crashes? Perhaps not.
5/30/2012: Therapy not complete without some ‘home’ work
5/29/2012: Could iPod Apps Help Relieve Mental Illness?
5/28/2012: Local occupational therapist lends a hand to Korean colleagues
5/28/2012: New autism testing reveals breakthrough
5/26/2012: Driving course aimed at helping seniors drive safely
5/26/2012: WWRC helps teens, adults learn the freedom of driving
5/25/2012: Senior Talk: How occupational therapy can assist older drivers
5/25/2012: Program for Disabled Riders Tightens Rules
5/23/2012: Burn victim graduates with MBA
5/21/2012: Recovery was a series of steps…that began with small strides
5/18/2012: A Brave Young Woman's Heroic Journey (OT Student honored by The Ellen Degeneres Show)
5/16/2012: Early rehab paves road to recovery for stroke patient
5/16/2012: Head Lag - Neck and Muscle Weakness - May be Sign of Autism in 6-Month-Olds
5/15/2012: A Brave Young Woman's Heroic Journey (OT student honored by The Ellen Degeneres Show)
5/12/2012: Stroke centers help patients recover day-to-day skills
5/10/2012: A schoolwide ‘Movement’
5/10/2012: Your Baby’s Developing Grip
5/9/2012: Wrists overworked? Take regular breaks — and ice the pain
5/9/2012: Gardening therapy at Rancho Los Amigos
5/9/2012: University of South Alabama professor conducts potty training survey
5/6/2012: For seniors, plenty of ways to extend drive time
5/4/2012: Programs at VA Palo Alto helping treat PTSD
5/1/2012: Florence Clark Shines in National Spotlight
5/1/2012: The Unsung Heroes of South Africa's HIV and AIDS War
4/29/2012: Event aims to ease senior drivers' woes
4/29/2012: Former POW Jessica Lynch speaks at AOTA's 92nd Annual Conference & Expo in Indianapolis
4/28/2012: Toddler begins eating after treatment at West Bloomfield children's clinic
4/26/2012: 4 Qualities That Make a Good Job Great
4/25/2012: In Sickness & in Health
4/25/2012: Annual Conference Focuses on Keeping Older Drivers Safe
4/24/2012: Returning troops have more auto accidents
4/23/2012: Tips for a Safe Gardening Workout.
4/21/2012: TBI clinic takes individual approach to care
4/21/2012: More soldiers diagnosed with TBI
4/22/2012: One-of-a-kind center gives hope to children born without upper limbs
4/22/2012: Video: Home Safety and Fall Prevention for Older Adults
4/20/2012: Boy shot in head makes remarkable recovery
4/6/2012: Sensory Fun
4/19/2012: At son's side 'is where I'm meant to be'
4/12/2012: Home Sweet Home: Many Want to Age in Place
4/10/2012: Best and Worst Jobs of 2012
4/10/2012: Occupational therapy eases the work of living
4/7/2012: After amputation, Tim DeHaven vows: "I'll run again
4/7/2012: The courage to get better in Brookfield
4/4/2012: April is Occupational Therapy Month
4/4/2012: Army at forefront of rehabilitation intervention
4/4/2012: Sensory Processing Disorder: Fad or Fact?
4/2/2012: 14 Gadgets to Relieve Fibromyalgia Pain
4/1/2012:Transportation Holds the Key to Successful Aging in Place
3/29/2012: 7 Ways to Manage Everyday Activities…When You Have Osteoarthritis Knee Pain
3/22/2012: 'Thankful for life,' tornado mom on comeback trail
3/22/2012: Tornado Mom: Don't take a moment for granted
3/16/2012: Putting the smarts into smartphones
3/15/2012: Therapists can help older people with low vision
3/12/2012: U.S. News & World Report: Top Occupational Therapy Grad Schools
3/5/2012: Therapy Tricks and Tips for Kids with Special Needs
3/1/2012: 'I Can We Can' makes therapy fun
2/29/2012: Covington remodel accommodates disabilities
2/29/2012: Safer Over 70: Drivers Keep the Keys
2/27/2012: U.S. News & World Report: The Best Jobs of 2012
2/22/2012: Helping soldiers with PTSD
2/19/2012: Hand strength can be an indicator of your health
2/20/2012: Study aims to keep seniors safe at home
2/15/2012: Aches and pains in your neck? Blame your iPad
2/12/2012: New clinic provides occupational therapy for kids
2/11/2012: Escondido Marine stays upbeat despite toll from roadside bomb
2/9/2012: Make tummy time a fun time
2/7/2012: Beware 'tsunami' of senior drivers
2/6/2012: Is it Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
2/3/2012: Classrooms trade in chairs for a well-rounded experience
2/2/2012: The Top 25 Fast-Growth Shows of 2011
1/30/2012: Study: Returning soldiers may struggle adjusting to civilian roadways
1/30/2012: Thinking outside the classroom
1/29/2012: A Day in Sergeant Alexander's Recovery From War
1/10/2012: Back from war, fear and danger fill driver's seat
1/8/2112: Therapy jobs in high demand
12/28/11: Providing comfort to soldiers with brain injuries
12/23/2011: Train ornaments help patients rebound
12/19/2011: Safe Driving Strategies for Osteoarthritis
12/18/2011: New stroke therapy shows promise in kids
12/17/2011: Wounded warrior's new fight
12/17/2011: Christmas comes early for young brain cancer survivor
12/12/11: Lighten the Way: Occupational Therapists Fight Obesity
12/10/2011: Still skilled behind the wheel?
12/2/2011: Martinez boy run over by car in June makes 'miraculous recovery'
12/1/2011: University of Pittsburgh, AAA fit cars to senior drivers' needs
11/30/2011: When Rehab is Cut – You Hurt Too
11/27/2011: The iPad has become a therapy tool
11/15/11: An Inside Look at Brain Injury Therapy
11/11/2011: Rehabilitating Wounded Warriors
10/28/2011: Preparing a Child With Sensory Issues for Halloween
10/12/2011: Augusta Health Open House Highlights Importance of Occupational Therapy 10/10/2011: Breast cancer drives woman to live life to the fullest
9/27/11: Case Study: Targeting the Right Market, by Inc. Magazine October issue.
8/2/11: Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' Road to Recovery Includes Stop on House Floor
7/25/11: Boston University is launching a study, led by Dr. Karen Jacobs, this fall to explore iPads as ergonomical learning tools.
7/18/11: OT students at the University of Missouri help janitors do their jobs in a way that's less physically stressful
7/18/11: Washington University Assistant Professor Susan Stark explains a new study that shows people with early stage Alzheimer's have a higher risk of falling
7/18/11: New website by pediatric occupational therapist Aviva Weiss gives kids a chance to design their own clothes
7/18/11: Assistant professor at USC's Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy Lisa Aziz-Zadeh explains the source of empathy in the brain
7/17/11: Carol Haertlein Sells, a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee professor of occupational therapy, recently finished a two-year stint in the Army where she helped set up an OT doctoral program
7/15/11: The Army focuses on concussion. Soldiers now get treated for brain injuries in the field.
6/28/11: The University of Louisiana is developing an online occupational therapy program to meet the state's healthcare and work-force needs.
6/28/11: Love flip flop? OT Karen Jacobs gives advice on preventing achy feet.
6/27/11: OT Christina Frazier runs the "Write Stuff" handwriting program for children ages 5-12
6/27/11: OT Charles E. Gallagher helps students with autism and other challenges how meditation can ease anxiety.
6/25/11: Youngest Loser competition helps children fight obesity.
6/25/11: Website Road Runner links to AJOT article on "Health Literacy in Occupational Therapy Practice and Research,"
6/24/11: AOTA President Florence Clark, lead author of the Well Elderly 2 study, explains the benefits of OT intervention in older people to Worldhealth.net
6/24/11: Long waits keep San Francisco therapy patients waiting for care.
6/21/11: OT transforms theater for film-goers with Autism, after reading an article AOTA posted about a similar movie theater in Vancouver.
6/15/11: OT Katya Feder explains how handwriting engages different brain circuits than keyboarding.
6/11/11: News Oklahoma reports on boomers aging in place with the help of home builders and occupational therapists
6/8/11: USC Well Elderly 2 study (See links below):
6/8:11: The Atlantic Journal Constitution ran an article on WellStar Cobb Hospital uses a garden in occupational therapy.
6/3/11: Mack Ivy, OTR, MOT, helps terminal patients engage in meaningful activities in Manvel News Feed article.
5/30/11: OT Marc Samuels on San Francisco, CA KGO-TV about his program that helps veterans with PTSD.
5/23/11: OT Professor Karen Jacobs explains how posture plays a part in today's tech world on the Boston Globe.
5/19/11: Des Moines Register's coverage of a CarFit Event with nice pictures.
5/18/11: Photo essay on Reuters on OT Carly Rogers and her Surf Therapy.
5/17/11: Scientific American blog cites AJOT Article on childhood play.
5/16/11: NPR spoke with OT Sarina Piergrossi, Clinical Manager, Brain Injury Program, Kessler Institute for Brain Rehabilitation.
5/11/11: WTOP, the #1 radio station in the Washington, D.C. market, reported on the new Walter Reed located in Bethesda. OT was mentioned throughout the series.
5/2/11: El Paso Times article on Occupational Therapy: Still a Mystery to Many.
4/27/11: New York Times article, "Case for Cursive" quotes AOTA's own Sandy Schefkind!
4/20/11: Careercast.com also ranked OT as one of the top ten least stressful jobs!
4/19/11: The Milford Daily News on What is an Occupational Therapist
4/19/11: MSNBC article on Occupational therapy's role in the rehabilitation of Emily Fennell, a California woman who received a hand transplant
4/19/11: CBS News article on What's Next for Emily Fennel's Hand Transplant.
4/7/11: Fort Drum Mountaineer Health and Wellness article on OT Chief Wins Army Medical Award.
4/5/11: An article in the Charlotte Observer about the rehabilitation of Rep. Gabriel Giffords describes occupational therapy as the one that "most concretely prepares a patient for release."
2/26/11: AOTA's Laurel Radley talks about the value of Wii games in the lives of seniors.
2/18/11: Dr. Karen Jacobs interviewed by TechNewsDaily in an article on technology use and injury prevention.
2/13/11: Wall Street Journal article that heavily quotes Dr. Karen Jacobs about why some occupations cause injuries to workers.
2/10/11: Aging in Place featured on HGTVPro, with an OT working with a builder working together.
1/24/11: The stories below reference how occupational therapy will aid Rep. Gifford's recovery.