Stereotypy vs. Stimming: Restricted & Repetitive Behaviors in Autism (ASD) | Occupational Therapy Interventions

This article will use identity-first language based on the community’s preference for such language in accordance with the APA’s recommendations. Introduction Restricted and repetitive behaviors (RRBs) are one of the core symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The other core symptoms of autism include deficits in communication and social interaction. RRBs include stereotyped behaviors such … Read more

Trapped in Place – Wheelchair Ramp Medicare Coverage: Occupational Therapy Discharge Planning

The San Francisco Chronicle posted an article titled, “Stuck in place: How older adults end up trapped inside their own homes“. To give context to this article, one of the post’s image captions reads, “Betty Gray in the Berkeley apartment where she had been confined since taking a bad fall in February.” One of the … Read more

The Value of Occupational Therapy and Lobbying for the Profession

Who is this for? This page is intended for those who may be unfamiliar with occupational therapy and was sent to this page by someone advocating for the profession. This includes other advocates, lobbyists, legislators, politicians, representatives, policy makers, insurers, employers, and elected officials at the state and federal levels. Goal of this page The … Read more

People-First Language vs Identity-First Language for Occupational Therapy Practice

People First vs Identity First Language Occupational Therapy

Background In 2006, the People First Respectful Language Modernization Act was enacted which “require the use of respectful language when referring to people with disabilities in all new and revised District laws, regulations, rules, and publications and all internet publications”. The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) has elected to use identity-first language instead of people-first … Read more

When Advocacy is a Conflict in Occupational Therapy

You hear about advocacy a lot in occupational therapy these days. Every OT month on social media, OT students and practitioners participating in the ABC’s of OT challenge post “advocacy” for the letter A on the first day. But what exactly is advocacy? How is it defined? Definition Advocacy appears in the Occupational Therapy Practice … Read more

Quadruple Aim (New Triple Aim) in Occupational Therapy

Introduction Recently, a quadruple aim has been proposed by many allied health professionals to expand on the quadruple aim. As we will see, the proposed quadruple aim has many implications on the original triple aim of improving client care, but also has an effect on clinicians. Let’s review the triple aim. Why? The Triple Aim … Read more

OTPF-4 Update – Changes and What’s New for Occupational Therapy’s Practice Framework

OTPF-4 Update

Just like you were able with the OTPF 3, you can get a hold of the OTPF-4 from AOTA’s American Journal of Occupational Therapy as an article if you are a member or as a separate book purchase from their store. You can read about the changes in the OTPF in the first few secion … Read more