The stories we tell ourselves about the past
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The concept of narrative captured my interest sometime around 1984 - ironically - because it may have been the Orwell novel with that year's title that prompted my thinking on the topic. I was interested in written narrative and how Winston Smith established his rebellion and then his freedom through a written form (even if it all eventually led to a horrible end). I was also fascinated by his attraction to the paperweight that he purchased - something that was old - and seemingly of unknowable utility. What was the purpose of knowledge, or of the past - except that it all did represent a f ..read more
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The problems with polarity frames in occupational therapy theory
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1y ago
There is nothing quite like starting off a Monday morning with a good theory article.  I opened up my Twitter feed to find a link to Taff & Putnam's contribution entitled "Northern philosophies and professional neocolonialism in occupational therapy: A historical review and critique." The authors "suggest with confidence that the current American philosophical landscape in 2021 is a mix of mostly analytic philosophy accompanied by a smaller measure of neopragmatism predisposed to a Continental mindset." (Taff & Putnam, 2022).  I am uncertain if this is a view shared by all ..read more
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When occupational therapy and public health collide
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1y ago
 Presented at NYSOTA's Annual Conference. 11/13/21 Thanks for stopping by to look at my slides! Click here for slides ..read more
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Will the occupational therapy Academic Leadership Council stand up to the accreditation function of its own organization?
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1y ago
  The American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT) recently published a paper entitled "Future of physical therapist education programs in higher education."  This paper should be mandatory reading for anyone interested in the proliferation of some allied health programs, credential escalation, and the intersection of these issues with practice. For starters, it is important to disambiguate ACAPT from CAPTE (Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education).  CAPTE grants accreditation to entry level programs for the physical therapy profession, and although ..read more
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In search of an evidence-based approach to occupational therapy practice education that would include simulation experiences
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1y ago
  Simulation is a methodology used to replicate real-world tasks.  Simulation provides experiences that lead to direct learning or that can be used as an assessment of competence.  Such tasks have been used as a primary tactic in occupational therapy and other rehabilitation services since their inception - although they were generally applied in a therapeutic context.  For example, an individual would learn how to dress themselves out of context to develop skill, and then that skill would be transferred to contextual learning.  Sometimes, more esoterically, a simulat ..read more
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Best practices for successful OT/OTA partnerships in NYS
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2y ago
 Presented at NYSOTA's Dessert & Dialogue Continuing Education Series, January 5, 2021.  Thanks for stopping by to look at our slides! Click here for slides ..read more
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2020 Year in Review: nOT so bad!
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2y ago
 2020 – An eventful year – pedagogy in a pandemic! Celebrating 33 years of certification as an occupational therapist! A trip to Florida to present on ‘qualitative data sources for narrative analysis’ https://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqrc/eleventh/day1/42/ (last time I have traveled out of New York State) Final photo of me as I left the college in the Spring 2020, optimistic for a quick return! Sample 2020 Blog posts: Alterio, C.J. (2020, January 27). On so-called ‘Civility Pledges’ and the abolition of free thought and free speech.  ABC Therapeutics ..read more
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A critique of the concept of 'occupational rights' on Constitution Day 2020
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2y ago
Today is Constitution Day - a good time to reflect on the nature of rights, particularly as this is an apparent topic of interest among some occupational scientists. Many people improperly believe that in an American context rights spring out of the Constitution.  Actually, the so-called Bill of Rights is a list of governmental limitations - or actions that the government can not take against individuals related to their rights.  One of my favorites is the ninth amendment - so limiting in its scope - it states that enumerating any rights in the Constitution shall not be construed t ..read more
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Perspectives on motive
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2y ago
  Because we are inherently social, we spend a lot of time trying to understand motive in the actions of others.  Motive provides a context from which we can apply a category or frame - and as we are also inherently driven toward sense-making and meaning-making this idea of motive is a pragmatic tool that actually serves our own purpose. In occupational therapy, a practitioner will take motive out of this standard context and attempt to manipulate it as a tool for promoting a certain outcome.  It is a presumptuous methodology, and probably something that we need to spend time ..read more
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Immediate action is required to address the crisis in occupational therapy fieldwork education caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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3y ago
Accreditation is a function that ensures quality in higher education.  Many accreditation functions in higher education are regional, and schools must engage those accreditation processes in order for students attending to be eligible for many forms of financial aid. Many professional educational programs are also accredited by discipline specific organizations, which are in turn themselves monitored by national accreditors.  In sum, there are multiple layers to the educational accreditation process that all serve as a quasi-public protection to ensure quality.  The occupatio ..read more
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