Occupational Therapy

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Addressing the Challenges of Evidence-Based Practice in Occupational Therapy

The benefits of evidence-based practice in occupational therapy cannot be overstated. Over 90% of OTs agree that EBP is 'necessary to practice,' and 'helps in decision making.'

Pamela Toto

What Makes an Occupational Therapist Successful? A Deep Dive With CScD in OT Program Director, Pam Toto

A lot of people who come to our occupational therapy program are frustrated because they don't know how to achieve success for their clients or for the health system.

Alyson Stover is an associate professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy at the University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences.

Alyson Stover's Journey to Occupational Therapy Was 'More of a Calling Than a Job'

Alyson Stover on what led her from clinical practice to clinician-educator, and teaching in Pitt's CScD in OT program.

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Kelsey Voltz-Poremba, CScD, MOT, OTR/L

Thanks to her career in clinical work, Kelsey Voltz-Poremba wants her teaching to foster a passion for helping people.

Elizabeth Skidmore

Elizabeth Skidmore, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, FACRM - Leading by Example

Dr. Elizabeth Skidmore epitomizes servant leadership in the most inspiring and impactful way. Skidmore is professor and chair of the University of Pittsburgh Department of Occupational Therapy and associate dean of research in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences.

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COVID-19 and Occupational Therapy

In recent months, students and faculty from the University of Pittsburgh Department of Occupational Therapy have developed several resources and suggested best practices pertaining to how to stay safe amidst COVID-19 while engaging in daily occupations.