Areas of Interest

Speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy and feeding therapy areas of interest

29 areas

Name Description
Advocacy Activity by an individual or group that aims to influence decisions within political, economic, and social institutions. Advocacy includes activities and publications to influence public policy, laws, and budgets by using facts, their relationships, the media, and messaging to educate government officials and the public. Learn more
Bilingualism Definitions of bilingualism range from a minimal proficiency in two languages, to an advanced level of proficiency which allows the speaker to function and appear as a native-like speaker of two languages. Learn more
Business A business is defined as an organization or enterprising entity engaged in commercial, industrial, or professional activities. Businesses can be for-profit entities or they can be non-profit organizations that operate to fulfill a charitable mission or further a social cause. Learn more
Clinical Education & Supervision The instruction, management, and evaluation of students in speech, occupational, physical, or feeding therapy. Learn more
Compliance Healthcare organizations need to ensure compliance with regulations, and guidelines for archiving and retaining electronic communications. Patient confidentiality and potential malpractice litigation make it particularly important for healthcare organizations to ensure network security and compliance. Learn more
Continuing Education An all-encompassing term within a broad list of post-secondary learning activities and programs. Learn more
Digital Literacy Refers to an individual's ability to find, evaluate, and compose clear information through writing and other media on various digital platforms. Learn more
Early Intervention Early childhood intervention is a support and educational system for very young children who have been victims of, or who are at high risk for child abuse and/or neglect as well as children who have developmental delays or disabilities. Learn more
Ethics Encompasses beneficence, autonomy, and justice as they relate to conflicts such as patient confidentiality, informed consent, and conflicts of interest in healthcare. Learn more
Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) The idea that occupational practices ought to be based on scientific evidence. Learn more
Forensics (Expert Witness) A forensic expert witness is a type of expert witness who would provide expert forensic testimony within a trial. Learn more
Global/International Issues A global issue is any issue that adversely affects the global community and environment, possibly in a catastrophic way, including environmental issues, political crisis, social issues and economic crisis. Learn more
Grant Writing The practice of completing an application process for a financial grant provided by an institution such as a government department, corporation, foundation, or trust. Learn more
Information Technology The use of computers to store, retrieve, transmit, and manipulate data or information. Learn more
Interprofessional Education/Interprofessional Practice (IPE/IPP) An activity that occurs when two or more professions learn about, from, and with each other to enable effective collaboration and improve outcomes for individuals and families whom they serve. Learn more
Leadership A research area, and a practical skill encompassing the ability of an individual, group or organization to lead, influence or guide other individuals, teams, or entire organizations Learn more
Low Income Populations Low-income earners (persons at risk of poverty) are considered those whose household's disposable money income per consumption unit (so-called equivalent income) is lower than 60 per cent of the equivalent median money income of all households. Many families with low income tend to be unaware of available health care services or may have other unique needs. Learn more
Multicultural Issues Covers a broad range of topics and identities including race, religion, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation, and/or disability. Culture, or customs, beliefs, and products of various institutions or people at any particular time, can greatly influence how people interact and how we see one another–both positively and negatively. Learn more
Practice Issues - Healthcare Explores the major challenges facing the healthcare industry. Learn more
Practice Issues - Private Practice Considerations for this include local/state regulatory guidance, developing a business plan, steps to establish a business entity, liability insurance, and ethical considerations for private practice. Learn more
Practice Issues - Schools Considerations include dealing with ethical issues in the school setting, implementing IDEA, supervising non-certified therapists, and managing diverse caseloads. Learn more
Prevention/Wellness Lifestyle changes, including increased physical activity, can lead to health benefits in those with chronic disease, prevent or manage a number of noncommunicable diseases, and lead to an increased quality of life. Learn more
Public Health Issues Medical issues that affect a significant portion of a specific population. Learn more
Publishing The activity of making information, literature, music, software and other content available to the public for sale or for free. Learn more
Reimbursement and/or Coding Medical reimbursement and coding are important processes in the healthcare billing cycle. Medical coding involves transforming billable medical care provided to a patient into medical reimbursement codes that insurance companies can accurately pay each claim. Learn more