ADVANCE for Occupational Therapy Practitioners
August 26, 2014

New App Review!

Kids Race Against the Clock in Visual Processing Game

"As therapists in schools, we're always looking for apps that can accomplish many goals at once. This is especially true when Common Core wants everyone on board working on literacy. What better way to help the students learn than through play? Scoop Up is fun and engaging. It shows a word in the center and the player has to find a picture of that word mixed among a very busy screen of pictures. The more items you tap before they disappear, the more points you get."  Free and Fun

Stand Up Paddle Boarding

The popularity of the modern sport of Stand Up Paddle boarding has its origin in the Hawaiian Islands. In the early 1960s, the beach boys of Waikiki would stand on their long boards and paddle out with outrigger paddles to take pictures of tourists learning to surf. Almost 40 occupational and physical therapists participated in the recent "Stand Up Paddle Boarding 101+" seminar in St. Petersburg, Fla.  Core Workout

Column: Safety on the Go

"Personal emergency response systems have been around for quite some time. You may recall the "I've fallen, and I can't get up!" catchphrase used in a 1987 commercial that helped increase awareness of fall risks in the home. Over two decades later, and with the help of modern technology, we've seen this market grow and include features that provide increased flexibility and ease of use."  Environmental Insights

Blog: Hooray for AOTA

"I'm sure most of you know I'm not a big supporter of the American Occupational Therapy Association, ever since the changes back in 1998. And as much as I'm not a member, never signed up for any emails or communication from them, an email arrived yesterday that surprised me. I think one of the biggest issues in occupational therapy currently is the productivity standards. Too many therapists are being coerced to work off the clock and jeopardize their ethical standards for the sake of some company's profit margin."  COTA Thoughts