Ending the week on a positive note…

Does anyone else feel like this week was a blur? Everyday felt the same and today doesn’t even feel like a Friday! The news this week was low key as well, which I will take. These past few months have been a whirlwind and I am sure the next few weeks will require some adjustments as well. But I see some areas of hope in the most unlikely of places, which is quite motivating.

Without further ado, here is the good news I found this week in occupational therapy, research, and in general.

Occupational Therapy

OTPF-4. OTPF-4 Official document Is it me or does everyone else get excited when new AOTA official documents come out?! The OTPF-4 is coming, and it can be ordered early. Get a head start and review the document that will guide practice for the next 5 years. There is also education to support learning here: OTPF-4 Continuing Education Course T

Here is an opportunity to present on your expert topic internationally: Occupational Therapy Australia Call for Abstracts. Hurry, deadline is September 6!

Impact of COVID school closures on motor skills and OT needs This is an interesting piece on the impact of COVID closures on the motor skills of children with recommendations from an occupational therapist.

Here’s How Much Money Occupational Therapists Earn In Every State Where does your state rank with occupational therapy salaries? Interesting article from Forbes magazine.

Call for Papers from OJOT EI Special Issue Open Journal of Occupational Therapy Call for Papers for a special issue on Early Intervention.

Research

Completed my first Research Article Spotlight, summarizing results and providing application for both students and instructors. Summary can be found here: Predicting Student Success on the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy

What Drives Engagement in Professional Associations? A National Survey of Occupational Therapy of Occupational Therapy Students. The landscape of occupational therapy continues to change at a rapid pace. Having an organization that advocates for the profession is pivotal to ensure adequate reimbursement and practice guidance. However, there are many issues with securing membership within occupational therapy organizations. This study focuses on the factors which impact membership. One limitation is cost. However, there are many other factors that impact membership. This is a quick, yet informative read on the other factors.  

Potpourri

Virtual Book Club I will have to figure out which Virtual Book Club I want to join—Oprah, Reese, or Andrew Luck?

Exercise can Boost your Memory and Thinking Another reason to go for that walk or run!

Thanks for reading!

Turquessa.

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