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Everyday Evidence Podcast Series

Everyday Evidence Podcast Series logoHow does evidence affect everyday problems? AOTA's Everyday Evidence Podcast series has the answers.

We sort through the evidence and bring you the most important information that relates to everyday life in a short podcast format.

Listen to the series here and check back for future podcasts.

You can also follow the series on Stitcher.

A New Approach to End Bullying (May 2015)

Every child is at risk for bullying, but an occupational therapist says we should not focus on stopping bullying. Instead, we need to teach children to respect and tolerate differences. Occupational therapy can help children make friends, which makes them less likely to be bullied. Listen to the 4-minute podcast to the right or listen to it on Stitcher.

Read the transcript of the podcast here.

Life After Stroke (January 2015)

Stroke deaths are down, which is great, but that means more people are living with the chronic symptoms after a stroke. Hear from occupational therapists about the effectiveness of occupational therapy for people who have had a stroke. Listen to the 4-minute podcast to the right or listen to it on Stitcher.

Read the transcript of the podcast here.

Treating Low Vision, Improving Mental Health (November 2014)

Visual impairment affects nearly 1 in 5 older adults, and people with low vision often have problems completing daily activities. An occupational therapist discusses how this can lead to depression and shares the distinct value of occupational therapy for people with low vision. Listen to the 3-minute podcast on the media player to the right or listen to it on Stitcher.

Read the transcript of the podcast here.

Healing Veterans Through Surfing (July 2014)

A new study finds that for some veterans spending a day at the beach is having a healing effect. An occupational therapist in California discusses how the beach and surfing can help heal PTSD and depression symptoms. Listen to the 4-minute podcast on the media player to the right or listen to it on Stitcher.

Read the transcript of the podcast and find a link to the study here.

Aging Safely in the Home (May 2014)

One in three older adults fall every year in the United States and more than half of all falls take place at home. The injuries from a fall can make it difficult to live independently. We talked to Susan Stark about why it is important for older adults to have a safe home. Listen to the 3-minute podcast on the media player to the right or listen to it on Stitcher.

Read the transcript of the podcast and find related resources here.

Autism and Social Success (March 2014)

A new study finds that children with autism are participating in fewer social activities than other children and are thereby missing out on important learning opportunities. Listen to the 3-minute podcast on the media player to the right or listen to it on Stitcher.

Read the transcript of the podcast and find related resources, including a link to the study here.

Holiday Blues (December 2013)

What does the evidence say about social isolation for older adults? And why is it more common during the holidays? The first AOTA Everyday Evidence podcast has the answers. Listen to the 6-minute podcast or listen to it on Stitcher.

Read the transcript of the podcast and find related resources here.