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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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The ongoing occupational therapy identity crisis: 2019 edition
What does it say about a group of professionals that can't agree on what titles to use to describe themselves? Several years ago I wrote a post entitled " Why students will be making elevator speeches to define occupational therapy for the next 100 years ."...
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A sad prediction that is coming true for occupational therapy assistants
Last year I wrote several blog posts about the devastating advocacy position taken by AOTA to remove the Medicare therapy caps that caused a 'paygo' impact on services provided by occupational therapy assistants. In short, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 ...
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When leaders fail to lead.
Three years ago a controversial bylaws change was suggested for the American Occupational Therapy Association that granted the Board of Directors powers to revoke memberships based on complaint of other members and a finding of 'cause.'  This issue was full...
When leaders fail to lead.
When leaders fail to lead.
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How a motion to affirm dual levels of entry for occupational therapy was killed by the leaders of the AOTA.
CLICK ON PHOTOS TO ENLARGE It is important for the occupational therapy profession to understand that there was close collaboration between the RA leadership and the AOTA Board of Directors leading up to the Fall meeting.  As such, the Board of Directors ma...
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A Motion to Update Policy E.6 Entry-Level Education of Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants
I am receiving email asking for assistance in drafting specific language for RA Motions related to the entry level educational mandates.  Here are my suggestions - please work with your RA representatives and each other to coordinate efforts. II.
BODY OF MO...
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When the shoe is on the other foot.
I am going to try to keep this simple, but the underlying message is critical for occupational therapists. The recent announcement from AOTA that places the entry level degree requirement decision of ACOTE in abeyance was a surprise to most people, whether ...
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AOTA's claim to authority over entry level degree requirements
ACOTE released their version of the timeline of their OTD accreditation decision and AOTA released their statement along with the MOU - and now the two sides sit in opposition with the fundamental question being "Who is responsible for setting the entry lev...
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Analysis of the ACOTE/AOTA Memorandum of Understanding
On January 29, 2005, the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education and the American Occupational Therapy Association entered into an agreement that has been commonly referred to as their ' Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). ' As background fo...
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Trust, but...
I have been seeing Xinren for several months, on and off, in a primary care fashion.  That is a frustrating interaction pattern from an occupational therapy perspective, and perhaps one that as a profession we are simply not acculturated to.  In traditional...
Trust, but...
Trust, but...
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Why do students in OTD programs respond so differently to survey questions about the OTD mandate?
Question : Why do students in OTD programs respond so differently to survey questions about the OTD mandate? In May 2018, the American Occupational Therapy Association sent a survey to all AOTA members about the educational requirements put forth by ACOTE. ...
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