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This workshop will focus on providing attendees with knowledge, skills, strategies, and resources related to increasing and improving handwriting skills with pre-school and school-age children. Music, touch-and-trace, bowling, and hula hoops…enhance your professional skills as a versatile occupational therapy practitioner, growing and partnering in your field. Engage in 10 hands-on learning activities in this best-practices workshop.
Canandaigua, N.Y. — In Julie Marie Smith’s second-grade classroom at Canandaigua Primary School, the chair has taken a backseat. While there are chairs in her room, most students in Smith’s classroom utilize a more rotund and colorful sitting device: stability balls. “We began using stability balls in 2008,” she said. “Stability balls enhance the learning environment by providing seating that allows for active sitting, which improves attention, concentration, posture, blood flow, flexibility, coordination and balance.”
Congratulations! to this year's Hudson-Taconic District's Scholarship Award Winner, Brendan Gould, OTAS and currently serving as the OTA Vice Chairperson on the Assembly of Student Delegates Steering Committee. Brendan is currently attending SUNY-Orange OTA Program. Excellent job!
Annually the Hudson Taconic District of NYSOTA presents three awards to individuals acknowledging their contributions. Certificate of Merit for Service honors a member or members of HTD for outstanding contributions to the profession of Occupational Therapy. Certificate of Merit for Practice recognizes a member or members of HTD who, with their knowledge and expertise, have made a significant contribution to the advancement of the profession of Occupational Therapy.
- Chairperson [term: July 1, June 30, 2011 – 2013] Doris Obler
- Vice Chair [term: July 1, 2011 – June 30-2012] Charles Gray
- Secretary [term: July 1, June 30, 2011 – 2013] Mary Shea
- Treasurer [term: July 1, June 30, 2011 – 2013] Heather Higgins
Board Member [term: July 1, 2011 – June 30, 2013]
Jeff Tomlinson, NYSOTA Legislative Chair, 3/23/11 - The Governor has proposed a 10% cut in reimbursement for EI services and an arbitrary 20 visit cap on Medicaid coverage for therapy for adults! NYSOTA opposes these cuts. We have taken the lead in getting bill language in the Assembly one-house bill that would amend this proposal and create an exceptions process similar to the Medicare Part B cap exceptions. The Assembly supports OT's positions, the Senate does not! We now face very critical budget negotiations.