Latest edition of 'OT Matters' newsletter
The latest issue of “OT Matters,” the annual news publication for alumni and friends of UW-Madison's Occupational Therapy program, was mailed out in late August.
The cover story of the Summer 2016 edition puts a spotlight on the work of Brittany Travers, an assistant professor with UW-Madison’s OT Program who is conducting cutting-edge research on motor skills among children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Travers’ work is so highly regarded, that in May she received a prestigious Young Investigator Award from the International Society for Autism Research.
“People with autism have so many gifts that are underutilized in our society,” says Travers. “My goal is to find a neuroscience-based, therapeutic intervention that can help people with autism reach their full potential.”
A pdf of this latest print edition of “OT Matters” is available here.
OT Use of Tablets Survey
Meanwhile, Travers and Debbie Bebeau, a clinical instructor and fieldwork coordinator with UW-Madison’s OT Program, are conducting a survey study to establish how professionals in the occupational therapy field utilize tablets and other mobile devices in clinical practice.
By participating in this confidential survey, which takes about 10 minutes, you will be providing valuable information that could lead to a better understanding of how, when, and why tablets are being used with clients.
To complete the survey, please visit this web page.
We would greatly appreciate if you shared this survey with your colleagues and other occupational therapists. If you have any questions related to the survey, please contact Dr. Brittany Travers at firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-263-0282.
Thank you in advance for your participation.
Online, post-professional OTD now accepting applications!
The University of Wisconsin-Madison Occupational Therapy Program is now admitting occupational therapists eager to retool and advance their careers through a part-time, online OTD degree. The new program was approved by the University System’s Board of Regents at its December 2015 and students may begin their studies during the summer/fall of 2016. Further details are available here
Celebrating OT Milestones
The OT Program will celebrate its 75th Anniversary and the 100th Anniversary of the profession in 2017-2018. A brief video with Dr. Barbara Kornblau ('77) tells about the event and how you can get involved.