UOTA News & Specialty Interest

UOTA Newsletter Summer 2017 – Part 2

Occupational Therapy and Dementia: Finding the Person Not the Patient New findings from the Alzheimer’s Association Family Dynamics Survey, released June 2017, revealed that while people overwhelmingly agree that “it takes a village” to provide care for someone living with dementia, 91% of caregivers feel they are doing it alone. The survey further identified that […] Continue reading

UOTA Newsletter Summer 2017 – Part 1

Occupational Therapists and Pediatric Feeding Therapy: What is our role? How can we help? By: Anna Cole McTish OTD, OTR/L Occupational Therapy encompasses many different areas of treatment. A relatively new treatment area for pediatric occupational therapists is Clinical Feeding Therapy. Eating is one of the most important ADL’s for an individual and an occupation […] Continue reading

Call for Abstracts 2017 UOTA Annual Conference

Embarking on Vision 2025 Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 Deadline for Submission: July 30, 2017 Abstract Submissions: We encourage practice topics, workshops, research panels, and posters that will advance the profession and practice of occupational therapy, especially in Utah. Professional partnerships and interdisciplinary collaborations are welcome. Submit abstract cover sheet, an abstract, reference list (3-5 references […] Continue reading

UOTA Newsletter Winter 2017 – Part 2

Clinician/Client Interaction-Therapeutic Use of Self Our jobs obviously involve interacting with patients every work day.  We chit chat with them.  We educate them.  We resolve concerns.  We encourage them.  We crack jokes with them.  And even though we may not give much thought to those interactions, the research is beginning to show that how we […] Continue reading

UOTA Newsletter Winter 2017 – Part 1

Our best community resource is… US! If someone were to ask me where to find the best resources for engaging in the community where they do their occupational therapy work, I would say “I am looking at them!”  Everything we do, everything we have, every effort we make when we get up in the morning…influences […] Continue reading

UOTA Newsletter Fall 2016

Pediatric OT Apps for Fine Motor Skills and Available App Resources

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UOTA Newsletter Spring 2016

Hello members of the Utah Occupational Therapy Association and welcome to the first edition of our redesigned newsletter! You can expect quarterly newsletters with articles written by your special interest section chairs, articles submitted by members, and relevant information for the quarter, including known events. For example: April is Occupational Therapy Month! Spring 2016 News […] Continue reading