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Occupational Therapy Assisting: A Visual Guide

Occupational therapy deals with patients of all walks of life who face challenges of all sorts. There’s no condition, diagnosis, or therapeutic situation that occupational therapy doesn’t deal with. Treatment is most often implemented by occupational therapy assistants. If you’re thinking about a life in health care, consider becoming one of these amazing healthcare providers. ...

Learn six ways OTAs and their patients can have a fun (and therapeutic) day at the park.

6 Outdoor Activities for OTAs

If you’re an occupational therapy assistant, you’re going to spend a lot of time indoors or at treatment centers with your patients. Occupational therapy, though, is all about people’s daily lives and ordinary activities. Your patients don’t live indoors 24/7, and sometimes one of the best things you can do for physical and emotional healing ...

6 Careers for OTAs

6 Great OTA Career Opportunities

When an occupational therapy assistant (OTA) goes to work, each day is different. In fact, most places they work are unique, too. The nature of an OTA’s job requires that they teach the skills of daily living. You might think of an OTA working in a rehabilitation clinic or hospital, but these healthcare professionals can ...

National Family Caregiver Month

National Family Caregivers Month

If you’ve ever been the primary caregiver for a child, elder, or someone with disabilities, you already know why National Family Caregivers Month is so important. About 66 million aging Americans need care, and who better to provide it than a loving family member? Love is powerful, but caregiving is tough. In fact, it might ...

Down Syndrome Awareness and Patient-Centered Care

Down syndrome is a genetic disorder that affects about 400,000 Americans. Every year, around 6,000 babies are born with the condition, who experience developmental delays and various physical disabilities. With so many friends and family members affected, Down Syndrome Awareness Month is a time when we raise awareness of the disorder and examine how healthcare ...

National School Backpack Awareness Day

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 ...

Clear communication is important for healthcare professionals

A Healthcare Professional’s Guide to Clear Patient Communication

Communication is the number one trait for building relationships, gaining trust, and getting the outcome you want. It’s also one of the most critical skills healthcare workers need to care for your patients. When patients don’t understand their nurse or healthcare professional, it can cause unneeded stress, confusion, anger, or even serious harm. Take the example ...