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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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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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Use of a Case Study Method To Explore Sensory-Processing Characteristics of Children With Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (Place holder)
coming soon!
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A Pediatric OT's Screed on Trauma Informed Care (2015) - Three years later: Have we made progress?
Maybe some. A couple years ago I wrote this 'screed' on trauma informed care (TIC) models.  My concerns at the time were related to the lack of direct intervention that was promoted as part of this model - and that it appeared that some OTs were adopting a ...
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The AOTA reckless plan to open up all state occupational therapy practice acts
reckless. adjective (of a person or their actions) without thinking or caring about the consequences of an action. "reckless driving" On February 6-7, 2017, AOTA convened an ad hoc committee . This group was charged with the task to explore current experien...
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Early intervention providers in New York State should be aware that when Governor Cuomo does not get what he wants he just tries to cram it down everyone's throat via legislation - repeatedly. Blogging about the annual attacks on the early intervention prog...
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Analysis of occupational therapy leadership statements on student debt and the doctoral mandate
The occupational therapy profession is joining the credential inflation bandwagon through
the mandate of its membership organization AOTA and its educational accrediting
subgroup ACOTE.  Proposals are in place to advance the entry level for occupational
the...
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