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August 4, 2014 - Volume 30 Number 8

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Peer Positive

OT-directed programs, such as the Hussman Center for Adults with Autism at Towson University, help young adults with autism transition from state-provided care to independent life.


One True Calling

A devastating car accident left this occupational therapy student with a severely damaged hand, and changed the trajectory of her career.

Bridging the Research Gap

It's an exciting time in neurorehabilitation. Therapists working with stroke patients can harness new research to improve gait outcomes.

Feeling the Pressure

Specializing in lymphedema brings a needed service to patients - but it comes with its own set of challenges and anxieties.


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AUTISM AND YOUNG ADULTHOOD: Early intervention services for children with autism are widely available - but what happens when these young people transition into adulthood and out of school-based therapy? ADVANCE profiles OT-directed therapy programs for young adults with autism who are transferring to independent life.


I was very excited to see an article entitled "Bridging the Research Gap" in the August 2014, Vol. 30 No. 8 edition of Advance of Occupational Therapy Practitioners. Although I felt like the article provided a few practical examples of how to improve motor learning strategies in practice, I was disappointed that the article in an OT focused magazine was so heavily highlighted on gait training as well as written solely from the perspective of a physical therapist. I believe that there are so many amazing, occupationally based interventions in our practice that support motor learning principles for OT interventions such as cognition and upper extremity training. Gait training is a much more straight forward example of how to incorporate research into practice, and I believe that OT practitioners, like myself, would benefit from a broader, more complex integration of examples of how occupational performance supports motor learning. I was disappointed regarding the lack of participation and occupational therapy input in this article included.

Piper HansenSeptember 02, 2014
Chicago, IL


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