Ending the week on a positive note…

What. A. Week. This was one of the first Fridays in a while where I could see that everyone’s battery was running low. With a pandemic, elections, work, school, and life, the shutdown threshold was met. Thankfully, the weekend is upon us and we can recharge to go into next week ready for tasks at hand. I came across some great stories this week that I am looking forward to sharing.

Occupational Therapy

Tempe mom recovers from COVID-19 after spending 4 months in the hospital.  This is a touching story of a young mom recovering from COVID-19 with the help of occupational therapy. I enjoyed the pictorial representation of what occupational therapy practitioners do with clients.

Holly Hertzberg, an occupational therapist, wins City Council bid in Ward 4  Hertzberg ran on a platform that included opportunities for children to engage in their environment and resources for the underserved.

Provider Relief Fund Application and Attestation Portal  This portal allows healthcare providers to apply for and attest to relief fund payments made for healthcare-related expenses or lost revenue attributable to COVID-19.

OTPF 4 Webinar Free to attend and free resources provided. A win win.

Telehealth townhall Great opportunity to learn about telehealth delivery and network.

Interstate Professional Licensing Compact The language has been finalized. What does this mean for occupational therapy licensure across states? Go to AOTA’s webpage for more information. This summary is a great start: Fact Sheet: Practitioners and the Occupational Therapy Licensure Compact

2021 AOTA Award Recipients These awardees are truly an inspiration to all professionals.

Research

AOTA members have access to the Australian OT Journal, British Journal of OT, Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy, and discounted access to OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health Besides contributing to the professional organization that advocates for clients and occupational therapy practitioners, an added bonus is access to not only AJOT, but a list of other occupational therapy journals.

Annals of International Occupational Therapy  A great journal with many open access articles such as:

Potpourri

Dementia Activity Booklet Phenomenal list of activities, including modifications based on cognitive status.

Dreaming of the Future: Four new picture books reassure and inspire children in times of tumult.   Appropriate during these times.

November is national caregiving month Check out these resources to support caregivers providing care to clients.

7 Easy-to-Use Meditation Apps to Help You Achieve Zen Meditation has been found to positively impact mood, perspective, and function.

Providing Feedback in an Online Context Great ideas and resources for educators to provide feedback in with online learning.  This is also a excellent blog for instructors with timely resources on instruction that can be applied to many subject areas.

Creamy Pumpkin Soup Fun fact: I like pumpkin everything.

Thanks for reading. Have a great weekend.  

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