Issue Overview for 2014 OT Matters

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We are pleased to bring you the 2014 electronic edition of OT Matters, an annual news publication for alumni and friends of UW-Madison's Occupational Therapy Program. 


2014 OT Matters Cover 250 pxLetter from the Director: Ruth Benedict takes a look back at a successful 2013-14 academic year.

Cover story: Assistant Professor Karla Ausderau examines feeding challenges and the dynamics of family mealtime for households caring for a child with autism.

OT News and notes: Check out program highlights from the past year.

Faculty publications: Take a look at the important contributions the OT faculty are making to the field.

Educational opportunities: A tragic accident shines a light on Ted Elias' natural ability to help others.

2014 Thompson Memorial Lecture: University of Pittsburgh's Elizabeth Skidmore to deliver keynote talk during Oct. 2 event.

New faculty: Meet Kristen Pickett and Brittany Travers, two of the newest OT faculty members.

Student news: Take a look back at the 2013-14 academic year with UW-Madison's Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA).

Alumni updates: Keep tabs on what some of your fellow alums are up to.


The Occupational Therapy Program wants to hear from our alumni and friends. We also want to make sure you are hearing from us. If you have not received electronic updates, it may mean we don’t have your current e-mail address. Please email the Wisconsin Alumnni Association with your full name and current e-mail address, or visit the Wisconsin Alumni Association, click on the directory link, and update your information. You don't have to be a member to sign up. In addition, the WAA offers free e-mail accounts to all alumni.

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Private gifts from our alumni and friends are vital to the Occupational Therapy Program's ability to excel in the discovery, critical examination and transmission of the knowledge and values of occupational theapy for the purpose of promoting health and well-being in the local, state and global communities. Donate today online or contact: Eric Greiling, the School of Education’ Director of Development, at  608-890-1223 or email:

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