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Which Medical Specialty Best Fits Your Personality?

Let’s face it: We don’t all have the sunny personality of a morning people. We’re not all people persons. And we’re definitely not all patient people. Some folks simply prefer different jobs than others; owning a daycare might be a dream job for someone but a nightmare for someone else. And no one wants their ...

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National School Backpack Awareness Day

People with back pain, raise your hands! If you were reading this out loud in a crowded room, you’d see a lot of hands. How about this: People with giant, heavy backpacks, raise your hands! Is it a coincidence that, again, you’d see a sea of hands? Not at all. Wearing a heavy backpack over time ...

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Tips for Being Empathetic When Providing Care

Suppose you pulled a muscle in your back while doing housework, and you’ve been in severe pain for the past three days. You need a hand to help sit or stand, and sleeping is almost impossible because you can’t find a position that doesn’t cause your back to ache. You’re in tears when you finally ...

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10 Creative OTA Therapy Ideas to Improve Skills and Function

Occupational therapy assistants are tasked with helping people go about their lives in the world as independently as possible. When an OTA provides therapy, it’s targeted toward activities of daily living. What sorts of activities do people do every day, you ask? The motions of getting dressed, the mental steps involved in cooking dinner, navigating ...

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7 Fast Facts About Being an Occupational Therapy Assistant [E-Book]

Why Ameritech’s OTA program is right for you America needs healthcare professionals. As the baby boomer generation ages and retires, the demand for skilled, competent care is only going to increase. Occupational therapy assistants are key to a growing field of caretakers that help patients live healthier and more complete lives even in the face ...

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What You Need to Know About Pediatric Occupational Therapy Assistants

Occupational therapy brings normal life back to many hurting people, and a pediatric occupational therapy assistant has a special place working with children. If you aren’t afraid to dive in and help people ease back into their daily routines, and you enjoy working with kids, you might fit right into the pediatric OTA world. Job ...

6 Personality Traits of Highly Effective OTAs

Being an occupational therapy assistant is a rewarding and important career. As an OTA, you get to make a real difference in the lives of real people, and what could be better than that? If you’re interested in becoming an OTA but aren’t sure if your personality aligns well with the occupation, check out these ...

5 Apps Occupational Therapy Assistants Love

These days, most of us carry tiny devices around in our pockets hundreds of times more powerful than the computers that put astronauts on the moon. (Crazy, right?) Nearly two-thirds of Americans own a smartphone, and their use now ranges from communication to media consumption to work-related tasks. Developers have made thousands and thousands of ...