The Program in Occupational Therapy at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is ranked as the number three occupational therapy program by U.S. News & World Report. For rankings: http://tinyurl.com/3mg5wym
WUSM disclaimer regarding digital communications: https://medicine.wustl.edu/policies/website-privacy/ HIPAA Patient Privacy Policies: https://wuphysicians.wustl.edu/for-patients/for-your-protection/notice-of-patient-privacy-practice-hipaa Disclosure of Conflict of Interest: https://wuphysicians.wustl.edu/for-patients/for-your-protection/conflict-of-interest-in-clinical-care The Program in Occupational Therapy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. ACOTE’s telephone number, c/o AOTA, is (301) 652-AOTA and its web address is www.acoteonline.org.
A study outlining the development and pilot testing of a new version of the Activity Card Sort-Advancing Inclusion Participation (ACS-AIP) was recently published in Occupational Therapy International. The ACS-AIP was developed to explore the unique occupational participation of the homeless population. “Identification of non-sanctioned occupations using the ACS-AIP has the potential to facilitate person-centered interventions, improve occupational participation among marginalized populations, and expand occupational therapy’s value by providing a holistic view of occupation in populations where certain aspects of participation are largely overlooked,” says first author Quinn Tyminski, OTD, OTR/L, BCMH. Read the publication at https://bit.ly/2VTgf5C #WashUmed #wuot
On today’s episode of the How to OT podcast, host and creator Matt Brandenburg, OTD/S ’20 talks with Sarah Pease, OTD/S ’20, who shares her experiences helping train clinicians on a self-management program for patients with vision loss. She also developed a practice model to help practitioners treat adults aging with vision loss holistically. You can listen to this episode at https://anchor.fm/howtoot or wherever you get your podcasts. #WashUmed #wuot
Great job Emily Pitassi, MSOT, OTR/L, CHT at Milliken Hand Rehabilitation Center talking with Mike Bush KSDK about Fireworks & Hand Safety! A few quotes worth mentioning again that Emily stated during the interview, "My advice to parents, especially if you have young children would be never let young children hold or light the fireworks," and "For those young kids, "says Pitassi, "I encourage them to seek an alternate activity that they might enjoy." You can view our Firework Safety Tip Sheet here:https://otservices.wustl.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Hand-Safety-with-Fireworks.pdf https://otservices.wustl.edu/ #OTServices #FireworkSafety
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As we wrap up June and prepare for the 4th of July holiday, take a minute and read our OT Clinical Connection newsletter. This issue has some great articles including; Firework & Hand Safety, Summer Activities For Kids, and information about our Train Your Brain Summer Camp! https://conta.cc/2Ag8hvR http://otservices.wustl.edu/ #OTServices #OTClinicalConnection
Congratulations to Carla Walker, OTD, OTR/L, ATP, who was appointed Instructor in Occupational Therapy and Medicine effective July 1. Learn more about Dr. Walker's clinical and research interests, background, teaching roles and more at https://www.ot.wustl.edu/about/our-people/carla-walker-110. #WashUmed #wuot
On today’s episode of the How to OT podcast, Taylor Grootwassink, OTD/S ’20, shares her experience as a participant and group leader on our annual Guatemala service learning trip. She developed pediatric modules to help prepare her and fellow group members to provide occupational therapy intervention to diverse populations in Guatemala. How to OT is hosted by Matt Brandenburg, OTD/S ’20. You can listen to this episode at https://anchor.fm/howtoot or wherever you get your podcasts. #WashUmed #wuot
Occupational therapy students from University of Southern California (USC) and WashU engaged in a collaborative zoom discussion about community re-entry programs for people with traumatic brain injury (TBI) while attending school virtually on June 24. The USC students were working on an assignment and seeking input related to community re-entry programs. Peggy Barco, OTD, OTR/L, SCDCM, CDRS, FAOTA, and Gabrielle Blenden, MSOT, OTR/L, were also on the Zoom. #WashUmed #wuot
[06/24/20] Peggy Barco, OTD, OTR/L, CDRS, SCDCM, FAOTA, is one of the presenters for a live webinar on June 30 titled “Occupational Therapy’s Role in Addressing Functional Cognition in Clients with COVID-19." This session presents the adaptation of occupational therapy interventions to incorporate assessment and treatment approaches that adequately address functional cognition in response to growing recognition of this issue. The continuing education webinar is free to AOTA members. To learn more or to register, please visit https://myaota.aota.org/shop_aota/product/WC8196 #WashUmed #wuot #AOTA
This week’s guest on the How to OT podcast is Courtney Weber, OTD/S ’20, whose research focused on performance and successful aging for people aging with long term physical disabilities (PAWLTPD). She discusses how this population is impacted by a variety of factors and shares a practice model she developed to assist clinicians when working with PAWLTPD with host Matt Brandenburg, OTD/S ’20. You can listen to this episode at https://anchor.fm/howtoot or wherever you get your podcasts. #WashUmed #wuot
On this week’s episode of the How to OT podcast, Ariana Gonzalez, OTD/S ’20, discusses her research on sleep in people experiencing homelessness and program development for under-served populations, including people experiencing incarceration with host Matt Brandenburg, OTD/S ’20. You can listen to this episode at https://anchor.fm/howtoot or wherever you get your podcasts. #WashUmed #wuot
On this week’s episode of How to OT, Maggie Armstrong, OTD/S ’20, and Eric Yamakado, OTD/S ’20, teamed up to conduct a research project titled “Program Development for Neurodiverse Students in Higher Education.” They discuss topics related to neurodiversity in higher education, outline their project, and the implications their research could have for occupational therapy practice with host Matt Brandenburg, OTD/S ’20. You can listen to this episode at https://anchor.fm/howtoot or wherever you get your podcasts. #WashUmed #wuot
Thousands of #WashUMed faculty, staff and students joined healthcare professionals across the nation, standing in solidarity against racism at an event organized by #WhiteCoatsforBlackLives and locally by #WashUMed students.
The Program in Occupational Therapy and the Institute for Informatics are pleased to announce that Chih-Hung Chang, PhD, professor of occupational therapy, medicine and orthopaedic surgery, was appointed to a two-year term starting June 1 as a joint appointed research fellow at the National Research Institute of Chinese Medicine (NRICM), Ministry of Health and Welfare in Taipei, Taiwan. NRICM is a research center responsible for research, experimental and development issues of Chinese medicine. #WashUmed #wuot @WashUi2
ot.wustl.edu The Program in Occupational Therapy at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is ranked as the number one occupational therapy program in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
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Today on the How to OT podcast, Melanie Hubbuck, OTD/S ’20, discusses her research titled "The Patient's Journey: Predictors of Baseline and Discharge Disability, Pain, Work Ability, and Global Health after Occupational Therapy for Upper Extremity Dysfunction in Under and Uninsured Patient Population." Hubbuck talks with host Matt Brandenburg, OTD/S '20, about her work in the Hand Therapy Student Experiential Learning Clinic, her study design and outcomes, and how her experience can be used to promote evidence informed care and the best possible outcomes for patients. You can listen to this episode at https://anchor.fm/howtoot or wherever you get your podcasts. #WashUmed #wuot
Congratulations to Betsy Hawkins-Chernof, OTD, OTR/L, ATP, who recently received the Specialty Certification in School Systems (SCSS) from the AOTA Board for Advanced and Specialty Certification. The credential reflects her commitment to professional development and for translating that development into improved client outcomes. #WashUmed #wuot
On this week’s How to OT podcast, guest Karen Schnedl, OTD/S ’20, discusses her research measuring how WashU OT's international service learning experience to Guatemala impacts alumni practice up to a decade after the trip. She talks about her experiences in Guatemala, her study results and the importance of service learning in occupational therapy with host Matt Brandenburg, OTD/S ‘20. You can listen to this episode at https://anchor.fm/howtoot or wherever you get your podcasts. #WashUmed #wuot
The WUSOTA Spring Newsletter 2020 is out! Find out what our student organization has been working on this semester: https://bit.ly/WUSOTA-Sp2020 #WashUmed #wuot
On this week’s How to OT podcast, guest Sarah Kalishman, OTD/S ’20, talks about her doctoral research project titled “Cognitive Stimulation Therapy for Individuals with Parkinson's Disease and Dementia (PDD).” She shares her experience leading a group intervention for people with PDD and their caregivers, what outcomes she found, and how it can influence daily practice. You can listen to this episode at https://anchor.fm/howtoot or wherever you get your podcasts. #WashUmed #wuot
Congratulations to Quinn Tyminski, OTD, OTR/L, who was accepted into the 2020-2021 cohort of the School of Medicine's Teaching Scholars Program (TSP). The TSP is a year-long certificate program for early-career faculty wishing to pursue careers in academic health care. Learn more about the program below. #WashUmed #wuot
education.med.wustl.edu Teaching Scholars ProgramThe Teaching Scholars Program is a 12-month certificate program designed to enhance knowledge and skills, and develop future leaders in healthcare education with a focus on core components of educational scholarship and curriculum development. The program consists of twice-m...
Alex Wong, PhD, DPhil, BSOT, is the senior author on a paper that presents evidence of the feasibility and validity of functional assessments via telehealth strategies. Wong and his collaborators conducted a randomized controlled trial to test a social media app’s ability to assess post-stroke patient’s functional status after hospital discharge compared to a traditional home visit. They found that a video conference feature in the app could provide an efficient means of assessing functional outcomes as the home visit, providing a plausible solution for trials requiring remote monitoring: https://mhealth.jmir.org/2020/5/e17219/ #WashUMed #wuot
mhealth.jmir.org Mobile and tablet apps, ubiquitous and pervasive computing, wearable computing and domotics for health.
We are so proud of our #WashU20 OT graduates! Below is the full video of the Program in Occupational Therapy’s 2020 Virtual Ceremony. #WashUmed #wuot
Our 2020 Virtual Commencement ceremony. Congratulations to the Class of 2020!
A special message to the amazingly resilient Class of 2020! We are looking forward to our Virtual Ceremony today! #WashUmed #wuot #WashU20
Congratulations to Sophia Li, OTD/S ’21, who was selected as one of two 2020 OccupationalTherapy.com American Occupational Therapy Foundation scholarship recipients. She is the first WashU OT student to receive this highly competitive award of $5,000 to support her scholarship. Li is a member of the Cognitive Rehabilitation Laboratory led by Alex Wong, PhD, DPhil, BSOT. #WashUmed #wuot #AOTF
Peggy Barco, OTD,OTR/L, CDRS, SCDCM, FAOTA, and Gabby Blenden, MSOT, OTR/L, were interviewed by Rebecca Gilbert, MD, PhD, on the impact of Parkinson disease (PD) on driving for older adults. Together with the American Parkinson Disease Association Greater St. Louis Chapter, Barco and Blenden designed a driving retirement workshop designed to help people with PD and their families plan for driving cessation. Read the full article at https://www.apdaparkinson.org/article/driving-and-parkinsons/ #WashUmed #wuot
apdaparkinson.org Dr. Gilbert interviews occupational therapists, Gabrielle Blenden and Peggy Barco, to discuss important information about driving with Parkinson's Disease.
Congratulations to Maggie Armstrong, OTD/S ’20, who recently had an article published in AOTA’s OT Student Pulse eNewsletter on community mental health. To provide insight into this practice area, she presents four examples of occupational therapy practitioners who provide services to community across the U.S.: https://bit.ly/2xZ56rj #WashUmed #wuot #mentalhealthOT
aota.org Occupational therapy practitioners have a long history of providing mental health services and have a distinct value in promoting full, productive lives through mental health promotion, prevention, and intervention (American Occupational Therapy Association [AOTA], 2015; Burson et al., 2017). Despit...
This week's How to OT podcast guest is Nina Sasser, MSOT/S '20, whose research project is titled "Safe Sex, Contraception and Fertility Options for People with SCI: What Clients Want and the Role of OT in Ensuring Access to Knowledge and Services." Sasser explores the barriers people with spinal cord injuries face when seeking information about sexual health with host Matt Brandenburg, OTD/S '20. You can listen on anchor.fm/howtoot or anywhere you get your podcasts. #WashUmed #wuot
"On the behalf of the first year class, we would like to thank you for all of the hard work and dedication each and every one of you has put in over the past two semesters." Thank you for this wonderful collage! Faculty, clinicians and staff miss you and look forward to seeing you in the fall! #WashUmed #wuot
Our faculty, clinicians and staff wish the Class of 2020 congratulations! We are so proud of all your accomplishments. We look forward to seeing you next Friday at our Virtual Commencement! #WashUmed #wuot
Faculty, clinicians and staff wish the Class of 2020 congratulations!
On this week’s How to OT podcast, Ronnie Drummond, OTD/S ’20, discusses with Matt Brandenburg, OTD/S ’20, OT's role in working with people experiencing homelessness, the development and implementation of an occupation-based program in the St. Louis homeless community and his plans to work in this emerging field moving forward. You can listen at anchor.fm/howtoot or wherever you get your podcasts. #WashUmed #wuot
This week on the How to OT podcast, Matt Brandenburg, OTD/S ’20, talks with Maggie Fleita, OTD/S ’20, about her research on how participation in a group improvisational dance class can bring physical and cognitive benefits to people with Parkinson disease. They discuss her study design, interventions, results and you'll hear an example of how the class may go. Listen at https://anchor.fm/howtoot or wherever you get your podcasts. #WashUmed #wuot
Faculty in the Program in Occupational Therapy at Washington University are involved in research that is changing the way occupational therapy is practiced. In collaboration with colleagues in the School of Medicine, they are involved in projects that encompass many of the challenges facing society. Learn more about our researchers, their work and collaborators. #WashUmed #wuot #rehabscience
In this week’s episode of the How to OT podcast, Allison Doerpinghaus, OTD/S ’20, shares her personal experience serving on the board of local nonprofit St. Louis Arc, developing programs to promote diversity, and learning advocacy skills early in her OT career with creator and host Matt Brandenburg, OTD/S ‘20. Listen to the podcast at https://anchor.fm/howtoot/ #WashUmed #wuot
Season two of the How to OT podcast has started and features the research of our OTD 2020 cohort. Due to COVID-19, our students were unable to present their research at our annual OT Scholarship Day. Over the coming months, creator and host Matt Brandenburg, OTD/S '20, will interview his classmates about their research projects.
In the first episode of season two, Hannah Brooks, OTD/S ’20, talks about developing an assessment tool to measure the functional cognition of school-aged children and youth, the evidence supporting her work, how to use her tool and the ways her research could help improve pediatric practice. Listen to the podcast at https://anchor.fm/howtoot/ #WashUmed #wuot
Learn about the Program in Occupational Therapy's unique research environment for scientists, faculty and students.
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The Program in Occupational Therapy at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is ranked as the number three occupational therapy program in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Located in the heart of the Midwest, the program offers the finest in occupational therapy education and patient care, all built on a strong foundation of innovative research.
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