“Let’s Get Real”
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by Debora Davidson
10M ago
Man through the use of his hands as they are energized by mind and will, can influence the state of his own health. (Mary Reilly, 1962 I doubt that there is an OT or OTA program in the United States that doesn’t feature this wonderful […] The post “Let’s Get Real” appeared first on Authentic Occupational Therapy ..read more
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Conversation With Suzanne Peloquin, Ph.D.,OTR: Mindful Crafts as Therapy
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by Debora Davidson
10M ago
    Dr. Suzanne Peloquin is one of Occupational Therapy’s shining stars, and a great inspiration to many, myself included. Join me for a delightful conversation with Suzanne, who practices and teaches authentic occupational therapy. Here she describes her clinical practice in a unique community […] The post Conversation With Suzanne Peloquin, Ph.D.,OTR: Mindful Crafts as Therapy appeared first on Authentic Occupational Therapy ..read more
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Power in Numbers
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by Debora Davidson
10M ago
I think we can all agree that these are not ordinary times. Of course, no one who is informed would probably say that any era is “easy” or free from trouble, but the concerns that we face right now are extraordinary in many ways. The […] The post Power in Numbers appeared first on Authentic Occupational Therapy ..read more
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Marget Wincent, OTR: A Conversation
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by Debora Davidson
10M ago
  A Conversation with Marget Wincent, OTR               The post Marget Wincent, OTR: A Conversation appeared first on Authentic Occupational Therapy ..read more
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A Bee in My Bonnet
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by Debora Davidson
10M ago
I know that what I have to say here will probably be controversial and possibly misconstrued by some, but I am just too nettled to keep quiet any longer. I love our profession of occupational therapy as much as anyone, I have been a dues-paying […] The post A Bee in My Bonnet appeared first on Authentic Occupational Therapy ..read more
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Self-Determination: An ADL Worth Addressing
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by Debora Davidson
10M ago
Did you know that the cluster of attitudes and skills that fall under the umbrella of “self-determination” have been shown to be one of the strongest predictors of success for people with disabilities’ attainment of their transition goals? It’s as necessary to quality of life […] The post Self-Determination: An ADL Worth Addressing appeared first on Authentic Occupational Therapy ..read more
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Mandy Chamberlain, MOTR, owner of Seniors Flourish
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by Debora Davidson
10M ago
Click HERE for the Podcast Join me for a conversation with Mandy Chamberlain, MOTR, owner of Seniors Flourish, a web-based source of inspiration and information for OT practitioners serving older adults. Mandy’s enthusiasm for her clinical work is energizing. Her deep understanding of ways to […] The post Mandy Chamberlain, MOTR, owner of Seniors Flourish appeared first on Authentic Occupational Therapy ..read more
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My New ADL
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by Debora Davidson
10M ago
One of the axioms that I traditionally adhered to in my professional life was to leave my politics out of the picture. My clients, colleagues and students come from diverse cultures and walks of life and our work did not relate to politics. Talking about […] The post My New ADL appeared first on Authentic Occupational Therapy ..read more
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Nurturing Your Career
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by Debora Davidson
10M ago
I feel very fortunate to have come of age as an occupational therapist in the 1980s. Granted, the fashions and hairstyles were questionable (what were we thinking?), but it was just before the corporatization of health care, and community mental health care was robust. Because […] The post Nurturing Your Career appeared first on Authentic Occupational Therapy ..read more
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New Habits: My New Career
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by Debora Davidson
10M ago
In the past six months I have experienced a lot of changes to my regular activities. My life has quite metamorphosed and in many ways bears little resemblance to what I was doing one year ago. For one thing, my husband (Ken) and I moved […] The post New Habits: My New Career appeared first on Authentic Occupational Therapy ..read more
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