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Christopher Alterio
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Occupational therapist, general systems thinker, amateur anthropologist.
Occupational therapist, general systems thinker, amateur anthropologist.

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Occupational therapy history: A lopsided tale told by the 'designated survivors'
Some overtly prejudicial information has been published about George Barton.  In an officially sanctioned history of the occupational therapy profession, Quiroga (1995) wrote that "Barton was undoubtedly an unusual if not eccentric character, who had diffic...

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The use of online journaling as a qualitative methods datasource
Ongoing ideas re: this topic.  Previously posted (in part) - now with edits and with references updated. +++       During the Modern period most people
achieved a basic level of education, opening up modes of writing including
contexts of first person persp...

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Why occupational therapists need to stop romanticizing about Hull House
The settlement house movement originated in England in the late 1800s and was a mechanism for supporting poor people through social and cultural integration.  The model was translated to the United States by the efforts of social reformers like Jane Addams ...

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The problem with a Mad Libs approach to advocacy
 People commonly receive notifications from membership associations or advocacy groups asking for support of a cause. Typically, all that the recipient of such a request needs to do is fill in their name and address. A letter will be auto-generated to som...

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The problem with a Mad Libs approach to advocacy
 People commonly receive notifications from membership associations or advocacy groups asking for support of a cause. Typically, all that the recipient of such a request needs to do is fill in their name and address. A letter will be auto-generated to som...

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Deconstructing the myth of clothing sensitivity as a 'sensory processing disorder'
Please note first that there is no formally recognized clinical designation of  'sensory processing disorder.'   It is a term constructed by occupational therapists that has not been formally recognized by the larger medical community. In our clinic we rece...

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Isabel Gladwin Barton: Wife, Helpmeet, and Collaborator
According to publicly available records and genealogy databases, Isabel Gladwin Newton was born on July 21, 1891, in Geneva, New York, to
Mary Risley Gladwin, age 24, and Frank Ellsworth Newton, age 28. Isabel Gladwin Newton met George Barton when she was ...

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Guest entry: Taking a stand for patient safety with the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program
A number of my students at Keuka College have been working on
policy and advocacy projects that I wanted to share.  The students
researched a topic of their interest, met with their legislators, and
developed a broad action plan to increase awareness of ...

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Guest entry: Advocating for FERPA rights
A number of my students at Keuka College have been working on
policy and advocacy projects that I wanted to share.  The students
researched a topic of their interest, met with their legislators, and
developed a broad action plan to increase awareness of ...

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Guest entry: Advocating for a loan repayment bill that could impact occupational therapy
A number of my students at Keuka College have been working on
policy and advocacy projects that I wanted to share.  The students
researched a topic of their interest, met with their legislators, and
developed a broad action plan to increase awareness of ...
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