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Talking Occupation

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Practical information from occupational therapy to help you live a better life.  This podcast includes quick tips and interviews with occupational therapists about a variety of topics from preventing falls to the importance of recess. 

Terri Abraham is a member of the Laguna Pueblo and is a licensed pro-fessional clinical counselor. She has worked in the field of disability, often within tribal programs, since 1973. In this podcast, she shares her experiences working alongside occupational therapists within Native American communities. She talks about how occupational therapy can benefit Native American communities, what she has learned from oc-cupational therapists, and how occupational therapists can improve their services to Native American communities 

OT Stories

Dec 12, 2016

We asked Occupational Therapists if they would share a story about a person that they were able to help through the use of OT. Their re-sponses were as diverse as they and their specialty areas are. These memories continue to inspire them to be OTs. We think they will inspire you, too. The identity of the person(s) discussed was concealed to protect their privacy.

  

Occupational Therapists tell us what OT is in their own words. Their definitions are often personal, and tell us how OT comes to life in their specialty areas. 

Improving Mealtime

Dec 7, 2016

In this episode - how to improve the mealtime experience with children. 

Dr. Joanna Cosbey is an Occupational Therapist and a professor of Occupational Therapy at the University of New Mexico. She specializes in helping children who have severe disabilities, sensory issues, and communication troubles. 

Play & Recess

Dec 7, 2016

In this episode - the value of play, the difference between play and recess, and the developing idea of a “loose parts” play environment.

Dr. L. Diane Parham is an Occupational Therapist, and a professor of Occupational Therapy at the University of New Mexico, specializing in sensory integration and the importance of play among children. 

Hand & Arm Injuries

Dec 7, 2016

In this episode -  Tips on prevention  and treatment of cumulative trauma injuries to the hand and arm, such as carpal tunnel syndrome and tennis elbow. 

Dr. Patricia Siegel is an Occupational Therapist, Certified Hand Therapist, and a professor of Occupational Therapy at the University of New Mexico. 

Farmers & Ranchers

Dec 7, 2016

In this episode - Tips for farmers and ranchers and the importance of maintaining their health for this and future generations.

Dr. Carla Wilhite is an Occupational Therapist, and a professor of Occupational Therapy at the University of New Mexico. She specializes in the health and well-being of those working in agriculture. 

Improving Resilience

Dec 7, 2016

In this episode - The importance of resilience and ideas about how to improve it.

Rossi Burns is an Occupational Therapist, specializing in mental health, and working at the VA Hospital. In this podcast, she speaks about the importance of resilience and offers ideas about how to improve it. 

Fall Prevention

Dec 7, 2016

This episode addresses how a fall can cause many problems within a person’s life, and shares ideas on how to prevent them.

Mary Thelander-Hill is an Occupational Therapist, working in adult rehabilitation, and an Occupational Therapy faculty member at the University of New Mexico.