VOTC Newsletter Fall 2021
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  VOTC Newsletter - Fall 2021                                  Scope of Practice - What is it and How to Use it? Dr. Karthik Mani, OTD, OTR/L Scope of practice (SOP) is an official document that describes the services a qualified healthcare professional can offer. It also delineates the educational, training, and registration requirements of qualified professionals; professional titles; and practice settings in which the services can be offered.&n ..read more
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VOTC Newsletter Winter 2021
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  VOTC Newsletter - Winter 2021 VOTC Wishes you all a very Happy & Healthy New Year 2022!                                  How Occupational Therapists in India Support the Battle Against COVID-19? Dr. Karthik Mani, OTD, OTR/L Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has plagued the world for nearly two years. Currently, the Omicron variant is dominating the world and the number of COVID positive cases is anticipated to peak in February 2022 ..read more
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VOTC Therapy Newsletter Summer 2021
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  VOTC Newsletter - Summer 2021                               National Commission for Allied and Healthcare Professions Rules, 2021: Q&A for Occupational Therapists in India Dr. Karthik Mani, OTD, OTR/L For the occupational therapy (OT) community in India, March 24, 2021, became a memorable day as it marked the passage of the much awaited National Commission for Allied and Healthcare Professions Act, 2021 (PRS India, 2021). The act regulates multiple a ..read more
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VOTC Therapy Newsletter - Spring 2021
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  VOTC Newsletter - Spring 2021              National Comission for Allied and Healthcare Professions Bill - What's next? By: Dr. Karthik Mani, OTD, OTR/L   As the occupational therapy (OT) community in India celebrates the passage of the National Commission for Allied and Healthcare Professions (NCAHP) Bill, 2020 in both houses of the parliament, some of the questions lingering in the OT practitioners and students mind include: When will the bill become an act? When will the act be impleme ..read more
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VOTC Therapy Newsletter - Winter 2020
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  VOTC Newsletter - Winter 2020                                      How to Gain Referrals for Occupational Therapy? By: Dr. Karthik Mani, OTD, OTR/L   For decades, one of the challenges faced by occupational therapists (OTs) in India and elsewhere is to gain referrals for occupational therapy (OT) services. The reasons identified in the literature pertaining to poor OT referrals include lack of awareness of OT among ..read more
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VOTC Newsletter Fall 2020
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  VOTC Newsletter - Fall 2020                 Art of Professional Writing In the era of multidisciplinary care, all healthcare professionals, including occupational therapists (OTs), are expected to communicate with multiple stakeholders such as patients, coworkers, referral sources, and other professionals. In a professional environment, most official communications are expected to be written communications. Activities such as documentation, report writing, preparing discharge s ..read more
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VOTC Newsletter Summer 2020
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VOTC Newsletter - Summer 2020                 Demonstrate Professionalism - Command Respect In the Indian context of practice, one of the challenges faced by occupational therapists (OTs) is gaining respect from other professionals and stakeholders. Many professionals either experience a sense of inferiority or feel that they have not been given the respect they deserve. Respect stems from the way others perceive a professional. This article highlights the ways in which OTs in ..read more
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Awareness of Occupational Therapy among Medical Practitioners in South India
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Medical practitioners are often the primary referral source for OTs. To make timely and appropriate referrals to OT, it is imperative that the referral sources demonstrate a broader level of understanding of the OT profession. This study determined the level of awareness about OT among medical practitioners in South India. The results revealed that 82% of the respondents reported either being familiar with or having heard about OT. Respondents who are specialists, work in the private sector, and practice their profession in a foreign country were more familiar with the OT profession and re ..read more
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VOTC Therapy Newsletter - Spring 2020
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VOTC Therapy Newsletter - Spring 2020                Points of Interest for Occupational Therapists in India The Allied and Healthcare Professions Bill, 2018 was introduced in Rajya Sabha on December 31, 2018. This bill seeks to regulate and standardize the education of 53 allied and healthcare professions, including occupational therapy (OT). The bill was referred to the Standing Committee on January 2, 2019. The Standing Committee submitted its report (Report No 117) to Rajya Sabha on January 31, 2020. This summary highlights some notable excerpts from Report 117 that have implications f ..read more
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VOTC Evidence Bytes: Multisensory, visuo-motor integration and cognitive interventions improve handwriting legibility of children
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This article describes a study conducted in Punjab, India, in which the authors aimed to evaluate the impact of an intervention program in remediating visual perceptual skills of urban school children with poor handwriting. Occupational therapy screening tools were used for data collection. The results revealed that 12 sessions of remedial intervention program focused on multi-sensory interventions, visuo-motor interventions, and guided practices were effective in improving handwriting legibility. https://search.proquest.com/docview/2157810922?pq-origsite=gscholar ..read more
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