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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.

10/20/2014For children with autism, opening a door to dental care (New York Times)

10/20/2014Halting schizophrenia before it starts (NPR)

10/19/2014Lebanon girl copes after crash, spinal injury (The Oregonian)

10/19/2014Nonprofit's tiny horses yield big benefits (Colorado Springs Gazette)

10/16/20145 Halloween Tips for Parents of Kids With Autism (Mother Nature Network)

10/13/2014Is cursive still important? (WALB-TV, NBC 10, Albany)

10/7/2014Therapy in your own hands: The health benefits of knitting (Sacramento Bee)

10/7/2014The right - and surprisingly wrong - ways to get kids to sit still in class (The Washington Post)

10/6/2014Don't ignore pain in the garden (The Cape Gazette)

10/1/2014To Do No Harm: We must rethink our playgrounds (Playground Magazine)

9/27/2014Proper ergonomics can enhance the workplace (Grand Forks Herald)

9/26/2014Play is the No. 1 job for kids' development, socialization (Miami Herald)

9/24/2014A sleek lakeview home, built with universal design principles, meets owners' needs (Times-Picayune)

9/18/2014Chan family makes another U.S. university donation (The Wall Street Journal)

9/18/2014Group weighs in on school backpacks (Wilmington Star-News)

9/17/2014National School Backpack Awareness Day safety tips (Newsday)

9/17/2014Today marks National School Backpack Awareness Day (Long Island News 12)

9/11/2014Playgrounds for all childre: Here's how to find one (NPR)

9/10/2014Multipe Sclerosis and Occupational Therapy (Healthline)

9/10/2014How to Boost Fine Motor Skills in Kids (Parents)

9/4/20149-Tip Guide to Fatigue-Free Healthy Meal Prep (Everyday Health)

9/2/2014New therapies for Parkinson's patients (The Morning Call)

9/2/2014Help Wanted: Librarians, Sea Captains, Occupational Therapists (The Wall Street Journal)

8/26/2014Ways to help seniors age in place (WJLA-TV ABC 7, Washington, DC)

8/26/2014America's fastest growing jobs (Yahoo! Finance)

8/26/2014Backpacks are back-healthy if used right (Albany Times-Union)

8/23/2014MIT Style Lab makes clothes accessible for people with disabilities (The Boston Globe)

8/21/2014Back to School: 5 Ways to Help Middle-Schoolers Ease the Transition (The Washington Post)

8/18/2014Want to keep your home and independence as you age? Prevent falls. (The Washington Post)

8/15/2014Why I Love My Job (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

8/8/2014Special Education 101: Occupational Therapy (The Baltimore Times)

8/5/2014The Real Reason Why Kids Fidget (Huffington Post Parents)

7/31/2014Tank the Therapy Dog helps boy, 6, move arm again after brain surgeries (Today Parents)

7/31/2014Architect overcomes TBI (Arizona Republic)

7/29/2014How to choose a backpack for your child (The Washington Post)

7/28/201421 Energy-Saving Tips to Ease Life With Chronic Illness (Everyday Health)

7/26/2014New ways to help treat children with ADHD (Miami Herald)

7/24/2014Behavior therapy may help prevent vision loss depression (Reuters)

7/17/2014Offering seniors a path to maintain independence (St. Louis Jewish Light)

7/12/2014Parents tell picky eaters: 'Play with your food' (The Tennessean)

7/9/2014Swimming program teaches children with autism skills to save own lives (WDAF-TV, Fox 4, Kansas City)

7/9/2014Arthritis is no excuse to abandon your knitting projects (The Examiner)

7/8/20146 Signs of a Good Occupational Therapist (Parents)

7/8/2014: Why So Many Kids Can't Sit Still in School Today (The Washington Post)

7/2/2014A Day in the Life of an Occupational Therapist (Houston Chronicle)

6/30/2014With transplanted arms and Army grit, quadruple amputee soldiers on (The Washington Post)

6/25/2014Drivers, students focus on safety at Kean CarFit program (Jersey Journal)

6/17/2014Therapy helps youth with Asperger syndrome (Naperville Sun)

6/12/2014Classes help senior drivers adapt to change in their cars and in themselves (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

6/11/2014What fields offer the best job prospects for women? (CBS News)

6/10/2014Fighting cancer in kids with top-level care and state-of-the-art playroom (New York Daily News)

6/10/2014The benefits of occupational therapy (Homewatch CareGivers)

6/7/2014Occupational therapy students' devices help the disabled (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

6/7/2014A collaborative approach to pediatric depression, anxiety (Psychcentral)

6/4/2014UPMC part of study on falls among elderly (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

5/28/2014Video: The Diary of a Sergeant (The National Archives blog)

5/28/2014Top 10 Highest Paying Entry-Level Jobs for This Year's Graduates (The Street)

5/22/2004Tips on how to avoid yard work injuries (WOIO-TV, 19 Action News, Cleveland)

5/20/2014Video: This is what good occupational therapy looks like (Love That Max)

5/17/2014Young man faced death, now heads to the basketball court (ABC News, Good Morning America)

5/12/2014Nature is the Ultimate Sensory Experience (Children & Nature Network)

5/12/2014The debate over sensory processing disorder: Are some kids really 'out of sync'? (Washington Post)

5/10/2014Getting home to Hadley: Young mother works to recover from sudden paralysis (Knoxville News-Sentinel)

5/9/2014New program aims to improve safety for older drivers (CBC News, Canada)

4/30/2014Four years after tragedy, state-of-the-art home to be a new beginning for family (WMAR-TV, ABC 2 News, Baltimore)

4/29/20147 Steps to Making Your Home More MS-Friendly (Everyday Health)

4/26/2014Occupational therapists bring value to workplace (Honolulu Star-Advertiser)

4/25/2014Dental visits can be daunting for children with ASD (USC News)

4/23/2014Michigan man among first in U.S. to get 'bionic eye' (The Washington Post)

4/22/2014Occupational therapy focuses on empowering others (Orange County Register)

4/15/2014Marathon victims reconnect and express gratitude (USA Today)

4/15/2014The Best Jobs of 2014: Occupational Therapist is No. 9 (Career Cast)

4/12/2014Is your home age-friendly? (AARP The Magazine)

4/9/2014Five Myths About Occupational Therapy (Yahoo!)

4/8/2014Occupational therapy gives you back your life (Post-Crescent)

4/7/2014Road to Recovery (Valley Morning Star)

4/2/2014Afghan girl injured in war gets new arm (Los Angeles Daily News)

3/31/2014Occupational therapists use Wii for Parkinson's study (Science Odex)

3/26/2014Stroke survivor gets a hand with baby (Times-Picayune)

3/25/2014This is your brain on knitting (CNN)

3/20/2014How a chronically-ill artist continues to create (Everyday Health)

3/20/2014Occupational therapy in our schools (Education Talk Radio)

3/19/2014What to do when a stroke survivor wants to forego personal hygiene (National Stroke Association's Stroke Smart)

3/19/2014Novato firefighters, Dominican students develop program to enhance fall prevention (Novato Advance)

3/10/2014Occupational therapy helps restore skills of daily living (Fort Myers Florida Weekly)

3/6/2014Picky eaters get help in Burnsville (Sun ThisWeek)

3/6/2014The 20 Fastest-Growing Jobs This Decade (U.S. News & World Report)

3/5/2014A web-cam, Wi-Fi, and 2 beanbags enable remote developmental therapy for kids with disabilities (Med City News)

3/2/2014Occupational therapy student gains national attention (The Breeze News, James Madison University)

2/26/2014Therapy program helps Fort Campbell soldiers heal (WDAM-TV)

2/24/2014Boost Your Balance to Avoid Falls (The Wall Street Journal)

2/24/2014Driver recovers after stroke (McPherson Sentinel)

2/21/2014Driver Rehab: Helping to Keep Seniors Safe on the Road (Interview with OT Anne Hegberg, NPR)

2/17/2014Caring for the Alzheimer's Caregiver (New York Times)

2/17/2014Making pizza is therapeutic for west suburban residents (LaGrange Sun-Times)

2/12/2014Possibly the most radical innovation to zippers in over a century (ABC News)

2/10/2014Colleges compete in splint off (Cincinnati Enquirer)

2/8/2014South African-born occupational therapist enjoys job in Lebanon (Lebanon Daily News, PA)

2/4/2014Bundling up in frigid weather: A challenge for children with sensory issues (Health News Digest)

2/2/2014The 10 fastest-growing jobs in America (The Motley Fool)

1/29/2014What is Occupational Therapy? (Live Science)

1/27/2014Bad handwriting or sensory issues? (SheKnows.com)

1/23/2014Ranking of the Best Health Care Jobs: Occupational Therapist is No. 9 and Occupational Therapy Assistant is No. 13 out of 38 (U.S. News & World Report)

1/17/2014: BIG Program Fights Parkinson's (Des Moines Register)

1/9/2014: Car Features Help Older Drivers (Edmunds.com)

1/7/2014These are the 5 Most In-Demand Jobs Right Now (TIME)

1/6/2014: Alternative keyboards aren't healthier, study says (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

1/2/2014University of Pittsburgh study shows ergonomic keyboards may not be better (WTAE-TV, ABC 4, Pittsburgh)

12/16/2014WCBS-AM recognizes pediatric occupational therapist with Women's Achievement Award (WCBS-AM, NY)

12/16/2013Rehabilitation Helps Older Drivers Keep Their Keys (AOL Autos)

12/13/2013An Alternative to Giving Up the Car Keys (The New York Times)

12/5/2013Therapists working with older drivers to increase safety awareness (WDAF-TV, Fox 4, Kansas City)

12/4/2013As baby boomers age, driving becomes a concern (WTOP-AM, Washington, DC)

12/3/2013The Best Health Care Jobs of 2013 (CareerCast)

12/3/2013Video games and the autism spectrum (Marketplace.org)

1/27/20132 years after crash, victim thankful to return home (USA Today)

11/26/2013Patients gain independence at hospital's movie set center (WTOP-AM, Washington, DC)

11/25/2013: Time for Thanks: Mark Kirk (TIME)

11/24/2013: Hot Jobs: Occupational therapist assists patients' recovery (Indy Star)

11/21/2013: Zipping up Under Armour (Poughkeepsie Journal)

11/14/2013Lexi and Her Road to Recovery (WDAY-TV, ABC 6, Denver)

11/14/2013Doctors Raise Red Flag: Children should Avoid Using Tablets (CBS News)

11/10/2013Frankfort hand therapist boasts rare certification (Joliet Herald-News)

11/3/2013Islip offers golf to kids with autism (Newsday)

10/31/2013CAPABLE: Helping Elders Age In Place (The Marc Steiner Show, WEAA, Baltimore)

10/31/2013Preemies in private NICU rooms later show lower language scores, study finds (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

10/29/2013Program helps seniors stay safe on the roads (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

10/25/2013Population changes up demand for occupational therapists (Houston Chronicle)

10/24/2013Habilitation is among new Obamacare benefits (The Pew Charitable Trusts Stateline)

10/23/2013Do you know the 3 types of child bullying? (Savvy Auntie)

10/22/2013Not all health care careers require a medical degree (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

10/20/2013Kids & Technology (Poughkeepsie Journal)

10/18/2013AARP and volunteers work to keep older people independent as they age (Tampa Bay Times)

10/16/2013Driving tips from a war zone (MSN Money)

10/16/2013Boston bombing survivors making strides (The Today Show)

10/10/2013: Occupational therapists help kids overcome obstacles in schools (The Region Reporter)

10/3/2013To help meet demand, Creighton offers online hybrid of occupational therapy program (Omaha Daily-Herald)

10/1/2013AOTA's annual Hill Day sees 750 OT practitioners lobby Congress (Rehab Management)

9/25/2013Working back from a stroke - at 4 years old (Chicago Tribune)

9/18/2013: Why Choosing the Right Purse is Important (Senior Spot Chicago)

9/17/2013New technology helps older drivers keep the keys longer (Reuters)

9/8/2013University of Oklahoma student in wheelchair enjoying life in dorm (The Oklahoman)

9/8/2013Baby's First Year Matters (Psychology Today)

9/6/2013For some with Alzheimer's, occupational therapy can bring welcome relief (U.S. News & World Report)

9/2/2013Stroke may be striking at a younger age (Medicine Net)

9/2/2013More teens report pain from heavy backpacks (The Today Show)

9/1/2013Program hopes to accomodate demographic tsunami of seniors (CBS Evening News)

8/23/2013Mission Made Possible (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

8/22/2013Healthy travel with rheumatoid arthritis (Lifescript)

8/19/2013: At Work With: Joe Hromisin, certified hand therapist (The Virginian-Pilot)

8/5/2013Sensory-friendly "Peter Pan and Wendy" is fun for autistic kids, too (The Washington Post

7/27/2013: Health Beat: Minnesota therapist tackling ‘chemo-brain’ for cancer patients (The Star-Tribune, Minneapolis-St. Paul)

7/26/2013: Audio: I want to be an occupational therapist (The Local Job Network)

7/24/2013: How to choose a backpack for your child (The Washington Post)

7/24/2013: Trampolines helping people with autism reach new heights (KIMA-TV, CBS 29)

7/22/2013: Marathon victims get help making homes accessible (Boston Globe)

7/12/2013: How much do you know about occupational therapy? (Cancer Treatment Centers of America)

7/9/2013: 5 Ways to Keep Kids Happy While Traveling (Macaroni Kid Travel)

7/9/2013: “Mommy Thumb” pains parents (ABC 7, Chicago)

7/8/2013: Fixing up seniors’ homes to help them age in place (Kansas City Star)

7/4/2013: Low Vision? See how these tips can help (Newsday)

7/3/2013: Tips for celebrating the Fourth with a child with autism (The Washington Post

6/30/2013: Program helps disabled get back behind the wheel (The Star-Telegram)

6/28/2013: The caregivers guide to summer travel (The Huffington Post)

6/27/2013: Get Ready for the Fourth with 5 Easy Tips for Kids with Special Needs from a Pediatric Occupational Therapist (El Paso Times)

6/24/2013: AOTA reacts to recommendations for reforming outpatient therapy services (Rehab Management)

6/24/2013: Building Better Play, Episode 5 (AOL Parenting)

6/19/2013: Graduations can be a real handful (Los Angeles Times)

6/18/2013: AOTA forum discusses OT’s role in primary care (Rehab Management)

6/13/2013: Colorado signs state OT licensure bill (BioPortfolio)

6/12/2013: 5 Healthy Habits to Curb Childhood Obesity (Savvy Auntie)

6/9/2013: Partners in Healing: Caregivers become confidantes as Marathon survivors heal (The Boston Globe)

6/8/2013: Helping parents cope with their child’s sensory processing disorder (Charlotte Observer

6/7/2013: Occupational therapists help patients recover, achieve better quality of life (Houston Chronicle)

6/5/2013: Home-based rehab for seniors improves quality of life, saves money (Wall Street Journal)

5/28/2013: Metronome therapy helps retrain young brains (WTHR-TV, NBC 13, Indianapolis)

5/27/2013: All Play and No Work, Kids' Occupational Therapy Uses Toys, Games (The Herald-Bulletin, Indiana)

5/27/2013: A Hero's Best Friend: Dogs help wounded warriors recover (WTOP-News, Washington, DC)

5/24/2013: Tackling New Tech in the Golden Years (NPR's "Talk of the Nation")

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.