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  • 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
  • Sun, December 22, 2013 3:19 PM | Deleted user
    The DCOTA Hot Topics team is busy working on the 2014 Hot Topics Series!  We hope to have at least 4 regular events, a Hot Topics policy update and at least 1 weekend workshop.

    We encourage anyone in occupational therapy to apply to present!  This is a great way to develop leadership and speaking skills in our profession.  If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us at info@dcota.org.  You can download the proposal form on our Hot Topics page.  

    Do you have a facility that you'd like to show off?  Hosting a DCOTA Hot Topics event is a great way to open your facility to occupational therapists, assistants and students from all over the District.  Email us at info@dcota.org if you would like more information about hosting a Hot Topics event!

  • Tue, October 29, 2013 1:38 PM | Deleted user
    Make sure to check out DCOTA on Flickr!  We have a new home for all of our photos!  

  • Wed, August 28, 2013 1:50 PM | Deleted user
    Don't forget to register for the National Day of Service by August 31!  Click HERE or visit www.dcota.org/events for more information!
  • Mon, August 19, 2013 1:47 PM | Deleted user
    Washington, DC -- DCOTA is proud to partner with the DC Chapter of AARP to host Home Fit screenings for the National Day of Service on September 11, 2013.  Click HERE or visit www.dcota.org/events for more information and to register!  This is an excellent opportunity to give back to the community!  The event is open to members and non-members, but we encourage everyone to join DCOTA to help support advocacy and professional development of occupational therapy professionals in the District!
  • Thu, June 20, 2013 10:36 AM | Deleted user
    WASHINGTON, DC -- The District of Columbia city council is considering legislation to license athletic and personal trainers under the Health Licensing Board.  The District of Columbia Occupational Therapy Association is working with the American Occupational Therapy Association to review the legislation and its possible impact on occupational therapy services in Washington, DC.  

    The Council will hear testimony on Friday, June 28 at 11:00 am in the Wilson Building room 500.  The executive board of DCOTA will draft a written statement and may send a member to testify at the hearing.  

    DCOTA is also reaching out to the DC Physical Therapy Association.  

    The city council posting can be read by vising:

    The bill text can be read in full by visiting:
    http://dcclims1.dccouncil.us/images/00001/20130312113507.pdf
    See pages 5-7, 14-15, 31

    Follow www.dcota.org for more complete analysis and information from the DC Occupational Therapy Association.  The written response will be made available on the members section of the DCOTA website.

    DCOTA will continue to update it's members and the occupational therapy community of the District of Columbia at www.dcota.org.  For more information on the association please visit the website or email DCOTA at info@dcota.org.

    Membership in the association helps fund efforts to ensure that occupational therapy services are available at large to the population of the District of Columbia.  Join DCOTA at www.dcota.org/app

    For immediate release.
    info@dcota.org
    www.dcota.org 
  • Thu, June 20, 2013 10:28 AM | Deleted user
    WASHINGTON, DC -- The District of Columbia Occupational Therapy Association sent a board member to participate in setting up the minimum standards for health plans and the DC Health Benefit Exchange (hbx.dc.gov).  

    DCOTA worked in conjunction with AOTA to ensure that occupational therapy services were specifically included in the definition of habilitation services and that all plans included in the Health Benefit Exchange must cover habilitation services at the same level as rehabilitation services.  

    DCOTA will continue to update it's members and the occupational therapy community of the District of Columbia at www.dcota.org.  For more information on the association please visit the website or email DCOTA at info@dcota.org.

    Membership in the association helps fund efforts to ensure that occupational therapy services are available at large to the population of the District of Columbia.  Join DCOTA at www.dcota.org/app

    For immediate release.
    info@dcota.org
    www.dcota.org
  • Sat, February 02, 2013 3:54 PM | Deleted user

    The AOTA national conference will be held in San Diego April 24-28.

    Click here for conference information and to register now!!

  • Tue, December 04, 2012 7:21 PM | Deleted user
    Click here to register now!
    DCOTA is proud to announce the next Hot Topics event.  OT's Role in Cognition and Return to Functional Activity at NRH!  Hot Topics include 2 Continuing education hours and is FREE to DCOTA Members.  You can join online or at the door to get the FREE continuing education or you can pay at the door!  Any questions, please email us at info@dcota.org



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