#OTalk Research 1st November 2016

Research Training Opportunities for Occupational Therapists with NIHR and HEE

Research is essential to the NHS and is even recognised as part of the NHS constitution. There’s increasing evidence that NHS trusts which are really engaged in research actually deliver better outcomes for patients. For the NHS staff directly involved in research; the option of pursuing a clinical academic career is seen as both really rewarding and highly stimulating.

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25th Oct 2016 – Impact of poor motor skills development on other areas of functioning.

This week’s #OTalk (25th October, 2016) will be hosted by members of Goldsmiths Action Lab, using the @GoldActionLab Twitter account.

Motor skills support every aspect of our daily life and, in early childhood, enable some of the first opportunities for a child to learn about their environment and to interact with others. Motor difficulties are characteristic of certain medical conditions, such as cerebral palsy. But they are also common in children that fall under the umbrella of ‘neurodevelopmental disorder’. A particular focus of our research interests is children with a diagnosis of developmental coordination disorder (DCD), which is often referred to as ‘dyspraxia’ in the UK. However, children with dyslexia or a language impairment, as well as those with an autism spectrum disorder, may also be differentially affected.

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#OTalk 18th October 2016 – (OT Show) Clinical assessments for pressure relieving cushions

This week’s #OTalk is being hosted by Joanne McConnell (@JoMcEarlgrey). This chat is part of a series of chats supported by The OT Show (@TheOTShow) in the run up to this years show on 23rd & 24th November.

 

 ‘Clinical assessments for pressure relieving cushions’.

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