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OT Practice April 9 Issue

OT Practice April 9 Issue

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 ® 
Animal Kindness
Best Practices forAnimal-AssistedTherapy
April is OT Month
Promote the Profession!
PLUS
Social Media & Breast Cancer InitiativeCelebrating OT Month Year RoundNews, Capital Briefing, & More
 APRIL 9, 2012
 AOTA 
THE AMERICAN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSOCIATION
 
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1
DEPARTMENTS
News
3
Capital Briefing
6
Occupational Therapy Is Army Strong
Careers
7
Celebrating OT Month Year Round:Participants Show How To Get Startedand Lead the Way
Fieldwork Issues
20
Fieldwork Challenge 2012
Calendar
21
Continuing Education Opportunities
Regional Employment Outlook
29
Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan,and Ohio
Employment Opportunities
31
Research Update
41
Habits and Routines, Carpal TunnelSyndrome Interventions, and ResearchResources
AOTA • THE AMERICAN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSOCIATION
VOLUME 17 • ISSUE 6 • APRIL 9, 2012
OT PRACTICE • APRIL 9, 2012
FEATURES
Animal Kindness
10
Best Practices for the Animal-Assisted TherapyPractitioner
 Melissa Y. Winkle and Liberty Z. Jackson make suggestions for screening participants, implementing interventiontechniques, measuring outcomes, andaddressing liability concerns when providing animal-assisted therapy.
Connecting Through
15
 OT Connections
 An Occupational TherapyBreast Cancer Initiative
 Elizabeth D. DeIuliis, Sara Cohen,Claudine Campbell, and Lisa S. Slowmandescribe how they used social mediato share oncology knowledge and assistoccupational therapist Jennifer Hughesin influencing a developingcollaborative clinical care model.
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OT Practice
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OT Practice
online.Visit our Web site at
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for contributor guidelines, and additional news and information.
OT Practice
serves as a comprehensive source for practical information to help occupational therapists and occupational therapyassistants to succeed professionally.
OT Practice
encourages a dialogue among members on professional concerns and views.The opinions and positions expressed by contributors are their own and not necessarily those of 
OT Practice’s
editors or AOTA. Advertising is accepted on the basis of conformity with AOTA standards. AOTA is not responsible for statements made by advertisers,nor does acceptance of advertising imply endorsement, official attitude, or position of 
OT Practice’s
editors, Advisory Board, orThe American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. For inquiries, contact the advertising department at 800-877-1383, ext. 2715.
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need to be reported to AOTA at least 6 weeks in advance. Members and subscribers should notify the Membershipdepartment. Copies not delivered because of address changes will not be replaced. Replacements for copies that were damaged inthe mail must be requested within 2 months of the date of issue for domestic subscribers and within 4 months of the date of issue forforeign subscribers. Send notice of address change to AOTA, PO Box 31220, Bethesda, MD 20824-1220, e-mail to members@aota.org,or make the change at our Web site at www.aota.org.Back issues are available prepaid from AOTA’s Membership department for $16 each for AOTA members and $24.75 each fornonmembers (U.S. and Canada) while supplies last.
Chief Operating Officer:
Christopher Bluhm
Director of Communications:
Laura Collins
Director of Marketing:
Beth Ledford
Editor:
Ted McKenna
Associate Editor:
 Andrew Waite
CE Articles Editor:
Maria Elena E. Louch
Art Director:
Carol Strauch
Production Manager:
Sarah Ely
Director of Sales & Corporate Relations:
 Jeffrey A. Casper
Sales Manager:
Tracy Hammond
Advertising Assistant:
Clark Collins Ad inquiries: 800-877-1383, ext. 2715,or e-mail sales@aota.org
OT Practice 
External Advisory Board
Tina Champagne,
Chairperson, Mental Health Special Interest Section
Donna Costa,
Chairperson, Education Special Interest Section
Michael J. Gerg:
Chairperson, Work & Industry Special Interest Section
Tara Glennon,
Chairperson, Administration& Management Special Interest Section
Kim Hartmann,
Chairperson, Special Interest Sections Council
Leslie Jackson,
Chairperson, Early Intervention& School Special Interest Section
Gavin Jenkins,
Chairperson, Technology Special Interest Section
Tracy Lynn Jirikowic:
 
Chairperson, Developmen-tal Disabilities Special Interest Section
Teresa A. May-Benson:
Chairperson, Sensory Integration Special Interest Section
Lauro A. Munoz:
Chairperson, Physical Disabilities Special Interest Section
Regula Robnett,
Chairperson, Gerontology Special Interest Section
Missi Zahoransky,
Chairperson, Home &Community Health Special Interest Section
AOTA President:
Florence Clark
Executive Director:
Frederick P. Somers
Chief Public Affairs Officer:
Christina Metzler
Chief Financial Officer:
Chuck Partridge
Chief Professional Affairs Officer:
Maureen Peterson
© 2012 by The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.
OT Practice
(ISSN 1084-4902) is published 22 times a year,semimonthly except only once in January and December, byThe American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc., 4720Montgomery Lane, Bethesda, MD 20814-3425; 301-652-2682.Periodical postage is paid at Bethesda, MD, and at additionalmailing offices.
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