CEUs, PDUs, CAUs... When it comes to your continuing competency, sometimes it's hard to understand the alphabet soup. NBCOT breaks it down for you.
NBCOT’s board of directors is committed to supporting research with the American Occupational Therapy Foundation (AOTF). We would like to acknowledge the recipients of the Intervention Research Grant, Implementation Research Grant, and Health Services Research Grant.
OTR Helps Elevate the Importance of Occupational Therapy While Promoting a High Level of Competency Among Therapists
OTR Kelsey Watters is the clinical practice leader for occupational therapy and a senior occupational therapist at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab. Through her leadership and mentorship, Kelsey has an impact not only with her direct clients, but also with clients receiving services from OTs across the organization.
Early Vocational Skills Program Is a Key to Job Success for Elementary-School Students With Special Needs
For students with special needs, entering the workforce can present new challenges and add anxiety and uncertainty to their lives. Thanks to Deborah Schwind, an innovative OTR working for Loudoun County Public Schools, students are introduced to vocational skills early in their education and use school routines to build transition skills, leading to more positive outcomes upon graduation.
As a mother with first-hand experience of having children in the NICU, Dr. Bobbi Pineda has dedicated years of research and program development to improve not only the developmental outcomes of high-risk infants but also the overall experience for families who have a child in the NICU.
OTR’s Assessment Tool Shows Improving Patient Handling Leads to Better and Safer Outcomes for Patients and Care Providers
Teresa Boynton, an OTR from Colorado, developed the Bedside Mobility Assessment Tool (BMAT) so nurses could better determine patients’ current mobility status and safely handle them.
While working as an occupational therapist in an outpatient dual diagnosis clinic (mental illness and substance use), Dr. Pat Precin noticed a gap in services—living skills were being taught without regard to an individual’s substance use.
Michael Ang's client had an acquired brain injury and a lofty goal – to fly an airplane again. Michael listened to his client, put his OT practice and creativity to work, and made his client’s goal a reality.
After spending more than 20 years as an occupational therapist, Carol Garner-Houston knew there had to be a better approach to care for families struggling with neurodevelopmental disorders. She co-founded Brain Harmony and assembled a team committed to helping families gain individualized, one-to-one access to care.