182021Mar
OT Well-Being Summit

OT Well-Being Summit

The OT Well-Being Summit will be available on April 29! It is organized by Emmy Vadnais, OTR/L and Rhiannon Crispe, OT. REGISTER NOW The OT Well-Being Summit empowers occupational therapists around the globe to have confidence with holistic health and wellness skills for their OT practice. The OT Well-Being Summit brings together 11 occupational therapists who share holistic health and wellness strategies and tools…

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272020May
OT and Integrative Health for Children

OT and Integrative Health for Children

By Megan Carroll MOT, OTR/L, Melinda Morris MOT, OTR/L and Emmy Vadnais, OTR/L Children may benefit from occupational therapy combined with complementary and integrative health approaches. An occupational therapist who is trained in complementary and integrative health will suggest which approaches may be most beneficial, or refer to another practitioner when indicated. The authors provide…

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102017May
Holistic Summer Camp: An Intensive Mentorship Model for Sensory Integration

Holistic Summer Camp: An Intensive Mentorship Model for Sensory Integration

by Jaymie Merry, MS, OTR/L Camp Avanti is an intensive program for children ages 6 to 15 who have learning disabilities and/or sensory processing dysfunction provided in a camp setting. Developed by Patricia Wilbarger (M.Ed., OTR/L, FAOTA) in 1983, the Avanti model holistically blends occupational performance in a natural environment with sensory integrative (SI) intervention,…

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222015Apr

Gardening and Health: Green Space Increases Your Headspace

One of the main purposes of having gardens is that this garden is your teacher and your friend. —Juliette de Bairacle Levy, herbalist and author It wasn’t until I moved to NYC that I became acquainted with my good friend, the houseplant. I grew up in the deserts of Arizona, so plant life to me meant cacti,…

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182015Apr

You, Me, Nature & Holistic Health

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about. Ideas, language, even the phrase “each other” doesn’t make any sense.” – Rumi Spring is a wonderful time of year for many. The days…

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