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  • Thu, November 05, 2015 9:55 AM | Tiana Nguyen (Administrator)

    Research Opportunity: Help us describe current practice.

    Who: Licensed occupational therapists or occupational therapy assistants in the United States, who have designed at least 2 home programs for adults with upper extremity motor impairments following a stroke within the last two months.

    What: You will be asked to complete a survey that will ask you questions about your current practice related to home program implementation. This survey should take no more than 20 minutes to complete.

    When: Now! Simply follow this link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Z88N2GY to read the complete informed consent and if willing complete the survey.

    Questions: Contact Elena Donoso Brown, PhD, OTR/L at donosobrowne@duq.edu

  • Mon, August 17, 2015 5:37 PM | Tiana Nguyen (Administrator)

    Join in the fun for AOTAs Backpack Awareness Day on September 16, 2015. If you work in DC schools, this is a great opportunity to represent your state and national organization all while having fun and educating people about backpack safety and occupational therapy.

    If you are a therapist who works in the schools, we encourage you to consider hosting a back pack event at one or more of your schools. Last year’s event at E.L. Haynes was a great success and we hope to make this year’s even bigger and better. All the information you need to host an event is on the AOTA website: http://www.aota.org/Conference-Events/Backpack-Safety-Awareness-Day.aspx

    If you need volunteers or students to help with your event, please let us know. You can email Virginia Yeo at advocacy@dcota.org for more information or support in getting your event up and running. If you are planning on doing something at your school, please remember to take photos and let us know so we can share this information on our website and Facebook page.

  • 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)
    Therapy Allied Health Job Fair

    Friday March 6th @ 3:00pm—5:00pm

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

    What to Bring: 

    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

    Quinnipiac University

    Contact E-mail:

    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:

    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.


    • ·       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


  • 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.

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