Innovation Award

OTR with Cardiopulmonary Specialization Guides Care and Rehab Interventions for Patients With COVID-19

2021-10-14T11:24:17-04:00October 14th, 2021|

As the COVID-19 pandemic spread, Dr. Jamie Wilcox pioneered programs and services that focused on guiding patients through their health challenges throughout the continuum of care, from hospitalization to rehabilitation to the return home.

Early Vocational Skills Program Is a Key to Job Success for Elementary-School Students With Special Needs

2021-04-05T15:53:46-04:00April 2nd, 2021|

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.

OTR’s Personal and Professional Experiences Inspire Improved NICU Stays for Infants and Parents

2021-04-05T15:58:46-04:00March 22nd, 2021|

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

2021-04-05T15:59:18-04:00March 19th, 2021|

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.

Occupational Therapy Program Helps Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder Channel Skills Into Creative Pursuits

2021-04-05T16:02:43-04:00February 9th, 2021|

Many parents of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) often recognize their child’s love of creativity but do not know how to foster those efforts for future successes. Amy Mason, an OTR and NBCOT Innovation Award winner, knew that occupational therapy (OT) could be a bridge to connecting dreams to reality.

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