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  • Thu, April 09, 2015 8:40 AM | Tiana Nguyen (Administrator)

    Please see attached flyer: spring martial arts flyer_volunteer (2).docx

  • Wed, March 25, 2015 7:54 AM | Tiana Nguyen (Administrator)

    We are administering a survey to collect data thst will be used to determine the self-perceived value that occupational therapists feel they have when contributing to a medical missionary team. We are conducting this research under the supervision of Dr. Banks and with the outcome of this survey we plan to determine if occupational therapists believe that they are valued as members of a interdisciplinary team on a medical mission trip. We received IRB clearance to continue this survey in November 2014. The anonymity of the individual will be preserved by having the individual use the link to reroute them from the original email onto the secure site, surveyMonkey. From there the site does not require any personal data that can be linked to any individual. Attached is the link to the survey to further our research. Please complete at your convenience and share with other occupational therapy professionals. Participation would be greatly appreciated by Saturday!

    LINK: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/OTINMEDICALMISSION


  • Wed, March 04, 2015 2:28 PM | Tiana Nguyen (Administrator)
    What:
    Therapy Allied Health Job Fair

    When: 
    Friday March 6th @ 3:00pm—5:00pm

    Where: 
    Trinity Washington University
    OTA Lab Cuvilly Bldg
    125 Michigan Avenue NE
    Washington, DC 20017

    What to Bring: 
    CV/Resume

    RSVP to:
    Tasha Champagne, MOT, OTR/L, CPAM, CBIS




  • Sat, January 24, 2015 2:36 PM | Tiana Nguyen (Administrator)

    Click the following link for more information -> Fredericksburg, VA 215.pdf

    Registration for the FW Educator Certificate workshop scheduled at Career Training Solutions is available at http://myaota.aota.org/shop_aota/prodview.aspx?TYPE=D&PID=265811017&SKU=FWCT215

  • Sun, January 04, 2015 5:16 PM | Tiana Nguyen (Administrator)
    Title of survey/project:
    Advocating for the Distinct Value of Occupational Therapy for Children Diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Contact Name:
    Courtney Richards, MA, OTR/L Doctoral Candidate

    Organization:
    Quinnipiac University

    Contact E-mail:
    courtney.richards@quinnipiac.edu

    Contact Address:
    Quinnipiac University
    275 Mt. Carmel Ave | MNH-362D | Hamden, CT 06518

    Contact Telephone:
    (203) 582-8418

    Details of survey/project:

    Are you an OT or OTA who works with children who have an autism spectrum disorder or within the autism practice community?

    Please visit the following link:
    https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/OTAdvocacy

    Kindly invite your OT and OTA colleagues to take the survey by forwarding the link. Survey closes 2/20/15.

    Your responses will provide insight into current practices and further resources needed to advocate for OT's role in treating children with ASD.

    Courtney Richards, MA, OTR/L, Doctoral Student

  • Wed, November 05, 2014 9:20 AM | Tiana Nguyen (Administrator)
    My name is Mindy Garfinkel and I am a post-professional occupational therapy doctoral student at Quinnipiac University.  I am conducting a study on therapist perceptions of the 3:1 service delivery model in school-based practice.  Unfortunately, research on the effectiveness of this workload (vs. caseload) service delivery model is sparse.  The purpose of this study is to add to that body of research.  I am currently recruiting therapists from the fields of occupational, speech, and physical therapy.  I am looking for practitioners who have used the 3:1 service delivery model in their school based practice, and who would be willing to participate in a brief survey, and interview about their experiences.

    I will be beginning my study very shortly.  If you would like to participate in this important study, or find out more information about it, please contact me using the information below.


    Email: mgarfinkel@quinnipiac.edu

    Phone number: 516-984-6197



  • Mon, July 28, 2014 8:31 PM | Tiana Nguyen (Administrator)

    Occupational Therapists: (contract/casual on-call)

    General Description:  Occupational Therapists needed for a research study about different techniques to help informal caregivers deal with agitation and aggression in persons with dementia.  This is a 3-year NIA-funded intervention/attention control study.  Occupational Therapists will serve as the interventionists.  The OT’s will meet with the person with dementia and their family caregiver in the home for up to 8 sessions over the course of 3 months.  OT’s will perform a clinical assessment of (1) the person with dementia’s current abilities, (2) the home environment, and (3) the interaction between the person with dementia and their caregiver.  OT’s will be trained on the intervention.  Attend team meetings. Communicate with study Program Manager and Principal Investigator about all schedule changes and study related issues.

    Qualifications:

    • ·       OTR with credentials in Maryland, District of Columbia, or Virginia
    • ·       Experience working with persons with dementia preferred
    • ·       Homecare experience preferred
    • ·       Experience using the Allen Batteries preferred
    • ·       Ability to follow research protocol.
    • ·       Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
    • ·       Flexible schedule
    • ·       Strong organization and problem solving skills required.
    • ·       Must be able to work independently

    Special Considerations:

    Must provide own transportation to sessions.

    Salary:  $40/hour

    FINAL_Gitlin_NA_00067873_TAP_flyer_102813_Logo.pdf

  • Mon, July 21, 2014 2:52 PM | Tiana Nguyen (Administrator)

    Therapist can get PDU if certified as another incentive towards CEUs. Also serving as a mentor is a means of getting CEUs.
    There is some new information on legislation in DC.
    http://www.nbcot.org/pdu-activities-chart


  • Fri, July 18, 2014 2:55 PM | Tiana Nguyen (Administrator)

    Laura Gitlin, Ph.D. at the Center for Innovative Care in Aging at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing is looking for Occupational Therapists in Montgomery and Prince Georges county to serve as the interventionists in a research study. The purpose of the study is to examine different techniques to help informal caregivers deal with agitation and aggression in persons with dementia. The OT’s will meet with the person with dementia and their family caregiver in the home for up to 8 sessions over the course of 3 months. OT’s will perform a clinical assessment of (1) the person with dementia’s current abilities, (2) the home environment, and (3) the interaction between the person with dementia and their caregiver. The OTs then work with the caregiver to develop meaningful activities for the person with dementia that meet them at their current capabilities.

    If you know an O.T. who may be interested, please contact the Program Manager, Katherine Marx, Ph.D., MPH at kmarx1@jhu.edu or 443-287-8633.

  • Thu, March 06, 2014 9:11 PM | Deleted user
    DCOTA is announcing the following vacancies.  Please submit nominations and qualifications to info@dcota.org.  Self nominations are welcomed!

    Nominations are due by March 13, 2014 at 3:00 pm (Eastern)

    The following positions are open for full member vote:
    • Secretary of DCOTA
    The following positions are open for appointment by executive board:
    • Advocacy Chair
    • Nominations Chair
    • Communications Chair
    Instructions for Biography Submission

    Submit by Thurs March 13th, 2014 3:00 p.m.

    Submit a one page biography with a detailed description of yourself. It should include basic facts like education, work, community service and highlights of various aspects of your life. We want to get to know you and why you are interested in DCOTA and serving in a prospective board position. Please also include a statement on how you will use this position to carry-out AOTA’s Centennial Vision.


    You must be a member to be considered for a position.  For more information, visit the members page after logging into DCOTA or email us info@dcota.org



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