AOTA's Living Life To Its Fullest Podcasts
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AOTA is pleased to announce a new podcast series that features occupational therapists and their perspectives on consumer health topics. Helping people of all ages live life to its fullest—the goal of occupational therapy—is the fundamental purpose of this monthly series.
Each 15-minute podcast will address a different way in which occupational therapy helps people prevent—or live better after—illness, injury, or some form of disability.
Episode 9: Home Safety (June 2009)
Tori Goldhammer, founder of Living At Home Consultations, and Carla Chase, an assistant professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy at Western Michigan University discuss occupational therapy's role in home safety and home modifications.
Episode 8: Arthritis (May 2009)
Naomi Gilbert, an occupational therapist in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Michigan, and Carole Dodge, an occupational therapy supervisor and certified hand therapist at the University of Michigan discuss arthritis.
Episode 7: Autism (April 2009)
Ellen Harrington-Kane, OT, MS, HSM, assistant vice president of autism and medical rehabilitation at Easter Seals, and Janie Scott, MA, OT/L, FAOTA, an occupational therapy and aging-in-place consultant and lecturer at Towson University, discuss the role of occupational therapy in autism intervention.
Episode 6: Brain Injury (March 2009)
Dr. Gordon Giles, a professor of occupational therapy at Samuel Merritt University, and Shawn Phipps, president of the Occupational Therapy Association of California, discuss brain injury prevention, symptoms and the role occupational therapy practitioners play in recovery.
Episode 5: Low Vision (February 2009)
Mary Warren, an occupational therapist and Director of the Graduate Certificate in Low Vision Rehabilitation at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Linda Goodwin, an occupational therapist and an instructor in the Graduate Certificate program, define and discuss low vision.
Episode 4: Fall Prevention (January 2009)
Liz Peterson, clinical associate professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Lynn Beattie, vice president of injury prevention at the National Council on Aging, discuss falls prevention.
Episode 3: Stress Management (December 2008)
Carol Leslie-Hosticka, OTR/L, and Robyn L. Nigrelli, OTR/L, of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation discuss stress management tips and techniques.
Episode 2: Alzheimer's Disease (November 2008)
Catherine Verrier Piersol, MS, OTR/L, and Tracey Vause-Earland, MS, OTR/L, of Thomas Jefferson University discuss the role occupational therapy plays in helping individuals with Alzheimer's and adult caregivers.