Ending the week on a positive note…

This was quite a week. I am sure the events of this week left people feeling fraught about the state of our nation, the level of civility, and whether equality is achievable. The recent events this past week were difficult to witness and leaves questions about the state of our nation and humanity. However, these events can also highlight the people that are working to make our nation a better place through education, knowledge, and support. Take note of these individuals and support them to make this world a better place.  

Occupational Therapy

Public Statement – International Year of Health and Care… | WFOT-The World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) welcomed the designation of 2021 as the International Year of Health and Care Workers by the World Health Organization. A statement was provided on the important role of occupational therapy in facilitating the occupations of individuals during this time of COVID.

The Power of Writing in a Community* – Glasgow Caledonian University Occupational Therapy Blog (wordpress.com) With the focus on evidence-based practice, it is important for professionals to have a connection with research and publication. The recommendations in this article go beyond publishing research articles. Suggestions are made to support writing articles, books, or just writing consistently. Forming a community of writing is the beginning to strengthening scholarship in the occupational therapy community.

Occupational Profile Template Shows OT’s Distinct Value – AOTA New Occupational Profile Template based on the new OTPF-4. The foundation of all evaluations, this document guides the focus of a client’s needs and abilities based on the OTPF-4.

Election Town Hall with Board Candidates – AOTA Vote to choose those that represent the profession!

Sensory Processing Disorder: A Family-Saving Diagnosis – Autism Parenting Magazine  Occupational Therapy addresses sensory processing disorder, a parent’s perspective.

Cancer and Occupational Therapy | OT Canada The role of occupational therapy with cancer is pivotal in recovery. This article provides a clear role for the profession with this diagnosis.

Research

mHealth Intervention Applications for Adults Living with the Effects of Stroke: A Scoping Review – ScienceDirect Open access article of a scoping review of mobile health (mHealth) app interventions to support needs of adults living with the effects of stroke reported in the literature.

Annals of International Occupational Therapy (healio.com) October 2020 issue of Annals of International Occupational Therapy. Some of the articles included:

Potpourri

10 Great Apps to Help Teachers Manage Their New Year’s Resolutions | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning (educatorstechnology.com) Some great resources from this blog.

Age-positive image library launched to tackle negative stereotypes of later life | Centre for Ageing Better (ageing-better.org.uk) Moving beyond stereotypical pictures with the elderly population.

24 Brilliant Recipes for Everyone Who Hates Doing the Dishes – The New York Times (nytimes.com) Winter is the perfect time for one-pot comfort food.

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