Occupational Therapy New Zealand Whakaora Ngangahau Aotearoa

Current News


New Date for Auckland SYA!


Show Your Ability starts today in Hamilton! Will you be going along?
Also, please note – The new date for Auckland has now been announced – See details in mage below or go to: https://www.3am.net.nz/show-your-ability


16 Reasons to add Telehealth to your Practice


February 15, 2021, and Auckland is in lockdown – are OTs using Telehealth regularly or only during lockdown? Are we using a combination of telehealth and face to face intervention methods? I would be interested to hear from others using Telehealth in their practice.

The International Board of Credentialling and Continuing Educational Standards in the USA note numerous reasons Teletherapy can benefit occupational therapists. While the discussion is USA based, I believe Telehealth/Teletherapy can benefit both our clients and our practice. I acknowledge Telehealth is not the best choice for every client, but I know that in some circumstances, it can be effective.

The article quotes 16 Reasons for an OT to add telehealth to their practice, and can be viewed here: https://ibcces.org/blog/2020/09/09/reasons-teletherapy-benefits-occupational-therapist/

Written by Lynda Mance 



Kia kaha Auckland! Covid-19 information updates


Here we go again! As we wait for more information about the latest community transmission in Auckland, at least we can all be grateful that we have proven systems in place to handle this outbreak. In case you need a refresher, we have our  COVID-19 Level 2/3 Guidelines for Occupational Therapists. For those based in Auckland, just remember that the rest of the country is thinking about you and the extra sacrifices you’re making right now – kia kaha Tāmaki Makaurau!



Registrations open for ATSNZ Disability Expo


Registrations open for ATSNZ Disability Expo
 
Tue 16 – Wed 17 March 2021, Vodafone Events Centre, Manukau
The disability services event of the year – Free Registration, FREE Conference Program & Easy Access for all
 
Pre-register for FREE Parking and A FREE Coffee


Share Your Feedback


Kia ora everyone! Have you had your say regarding our annual events? Share your thoughts by completing our 2 minute survey at the following link by the end of today: https://surveymonkey.com/r/ZQG23LK.



Show Your Ability 2021 – 1 month away!


Register for N.Z’s Premier Annual Disability Equipment Show! See more information here: https://www.3am.net.nz/show-your-ability/



New Year, New Role?


Check out one of these job opportunities and go forward in 2021 with a new role: https://www.otnz.co.nz/vacancies/



Ngā mihi o te tau hou/Happy new year!


Happy 2021 everyone!

We hope you all had a safe holiday season, and are excited for what 2021 will bring. As we are now back in action, feel free to send us any questions about membership, or what will be coming up in 2021, through our social media platforms: https://www.otnz.co.nz/contact/, or email us: https://www.otnz.co.nz/contact/. Keep an eye out for some great things coming this year!

Noho ora mai (stay well)!