Monthly Archives - September 2018

Brickwall with books piled up and a backpack.

OTs, What Will You Do to Support Backpack Awareness Day?

As school settles into session, many parents will be worried about the backpacks their children are carrying to school each day. Children who wear backpacks incorrectly or ones that are loaded with too much weight may face discomfort, muscle soreness, fatigue, and lower back pain. On September 26th, the American Occupational Therapy Association will hold its annual National Backpack Awareness Day. On this day, occupational therapy practitioners, educators, and students will come together to help the community learn more about [...]

Woman working with a child at a desk.

A Look at Salary Data for Speech Language Pathologists Nationwide

Speech-language pathology is a career field many people don’t even realize exists until they require the industry’s services. In truth, this field is diverse, offering several types of positions around the country. In analyzing the recent results from the ASHA Health Care Summary Report, it becomes clear that salary differs based on geography, job title, experience, and position. Curious about the results of the report? Keep reading to learn more. Speech-Language Pathologist Position The specific type of position you hold as a [...]

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Highlights from the Latest National Social Work Workforce Study

Social workers and social work students are diverse, and the latest National Social Workforce Study shows this. Created by the Council on Social Work Education and the National Workforce Initiative Steering Committee, the study sheds light on the current status of social work and those entering the community. From the result, we can glean the answers to many intriguing questions. Who Are Social Workers? Today’s social workers are predominantly female. In fact, women make up about 83 percent of all social [...]

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5 Ways Occupational Therapists Help Clients with Productive Aging

Baby boomers entering their retirement years have not only increased the need for occupational therapists, but they have also influenced the material OTs need to understand. Occupational therapists are tasked with helping baby boomers age productively. Productive aging allows baby boomers to continue contributing to their community, society, family, and even their own health decisions. As an occupational therapist, you can help your clients adjust to changes by developing useful action plans. 1. Strategizing for Chronic Diseases Many individuals are aging while [...]