Greetings

Sending greetings to all.

No matter what your beliefs or background, this time of year does impact on our lives. Even if it is just news and media, walking down the local high street and even our online communities.

I would like to share this video with you which was sent to me by my friend. If nothing else I hope it makes you smile (even if just a little).

 

On that note I am off to do some shopping! Ha who am I kidding…..

Enjoy, have fun but most of all take care.

The This Week in Mentalists 2013 Awards – The Winners « Mentally Wealthy

Congratulations to all. Most of these interesting blogs I was already aware of but a couple that seemed to have passed me by, so sharing here in case you too have missed the insights that these excellent blogs offer.

I say a heart felt thanks to one and all for sharing your stories, thoughts and insights. I most definatly learn a great deal from your sharing.

I look forward to following more in 2014.

http://mentallywealthy.org/2013/12/21/the-this-week-in-mentalists-2013-awards-the-winners/

Latest Scoops on hOT News

The most recent scoops about Occupational Therapy in the news, press or generally just promOTing the profession.

See more here: scoop.it/hot-news

Autism: Occupational Therapy & Shaving
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From autismawarenesspage.comToday, 11:54 AM
This blog focuses on raising autism awareness through increased understanding of spectrum disorders and promotes early intervention therapy for children.
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Wheelchair Transfers
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From www.youtube.comToday, 11:43 AM
“Wheelchair Transfers”, a playlist created by katyavideos (occupational therapy practice wheelchairhttp://t.co/jASeQCxTnI)
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Therapists working with older drivers to increase safety awareness
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From fox4kc.comDecember 6, 10:57 PM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The government says your chances of being involved in a deadly traffic accident sharply increase after you turn 70 years old. That’s why occupational therapists are working to i…
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The Children’s Spot Announces Social Thinking Groups
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From www.broadwayworld.comDecember 6, 10:53 PM
The Children’s Spot will begin to offer social thinking groups this December for children that are experiencing difficulty with social skills.
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Therapy chief at East Lancs meeting: Health professionals need to ‘stand up and be counted’
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From www.lancashiretelegraph.co.ukDecember 6, 10:49 PM
A THERAPY chief said allied health professionals need to ‘stand up and be counted’ after their roles were discussed at a major conference.
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Twitter / CharOTReilly: @BAOTCOT did you see children’s …
From twitter.comDecember 6, 10:43 PM
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OT Love: Occupational therapy students raise funds for inner-city charities | UM Today – Your Source for University of Manitoba News
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From news.umanitoba.caDecember 6, 10:39 AM
This past October was Occupational Therapy Month. In honour of this annual event, students of the Occupational Therapy program in the Faculty of Medicine strive to increase knowledge and awareness of …
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Older adult driver safety awareness week
From www.chicagotribune.comDecember 3, 11:32 PM
Older Driver Safety Awareness Week
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The Difference Between Occupational and Physical Therapy | Blog for Lower Keys Medical Center
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From blog.lkmc.comDecember 3, 11:15 PM
Occupational and physical therapy have some distinct differences. For people who sustain an injury or have some kind of disability, both occupational and physical therapy can provide relief and make life easier.
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Therapists to offer private services to North-East schools
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From www.thenorthernecho.co.ukDecember 3, 11:12 PM
CHANGES in the provision of health therapies for children have led a team of occupational therapists to offer a bespoke private service to schools in the North-East.
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OT Driving Assessment
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From
December 3, 3:14 PM
Occupational Therapy and Fitness to Drive Study Day Middletown Centre for Autism, Northern Ireland 16 May 2013 Sue Vernon and Kirsty Flint demonstrate an occ…

white_quote.png Helen OTUK‘s insight:
As it is Older Driver Awareness Week in the USA, thought I would share some Occupational Therapy and Driver resources from UK too.

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Driving Evaluations by an Occupational Therapist – AOTA
From www.aota.orgDecember 3, 3:39 PM
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Helping Others with Occupational Therapy
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From www.cougarsbyte.comToday, 11:48 AM
Helping Others with Occupational Therapy: A feature on the Student Occupational Therapy Association
The Stud…
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Elliot Krane: The mystery of chronic pain | Video on TED.com
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From www.ted.comDecember 6, 11:12 PM
We think of pain as a symptom, but there are cases where the nervous system develops feedback loops and pain becomes a terrifying disease in itself.

white_quote.png Helen OTUK‘s insight:
This short TED talk does not give specific information about what Occupational Therapy is utilised… but we get a mention.

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Awareness programme held on occupational therapy for the disabled
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From www.thehindu.comDecember 6, 10:54 PM
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Occupational Therapists in the Elementary School SettingFrom
December 6, 10:51 PM
This video explores the role of occupational therapists in the elementary school setting.
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Mending broken bodies
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From www.solomonstarnews.comDecember 6, 10:46 PM
Solomon Star News – Solomon Island’s Leading Daily Newspaper
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Student Occupational Therapy Association Holding a Toy Drive – SC Student Media
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From scstudentmedia.comDecember 6, 10:39 AM
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ECH keeps patients active during recovery
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From www.pressrepublican.comDecember 3, 11:35 PM
Recreational therapy can be a major aspect of a holistic approach to recuperation. Just ask Marshall Dumas and Jerry Beck, two local men who hav
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Christmas OT 800×600 | BAOT/COT
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From www.cot.co.ukDecember 3, 11:28 PM
BAOT/COT is the professional body for occupational therapists and OT staff in the United Kingdom. This website offers resources and services to BAOT members and general information about occupational therapy including careers in occupational therapy.

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Love it!

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Twitter / BoothRach: Thinking about ordering myself …
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From twitter.comDecember 3, 11:14 PM
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SeniorDriving.AAA.com
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From seniordriving.aaa.comDecember 3, 3:25 PM
Helping Seniors Drive Safer & Longer
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