Friday, October 26, 2012


To celebrate World Occupational Therapy Day 2012 WFOT  Launched  a photograph competition to capture the fantastic work that occupational therapists do around the world.
Photographs are said to speak a thousand words and we are looking for your unique visual images of occupational therapy in practice. We are using the phrase "All in a days work" to capture the sentiment of the photographs we are looking to attract from you.
Your images can come from all aspects of what you do – in practice, education, research, management – there are endless options!
We want to see occupational therapists doing what they are best at doing – namely – engaging others in occupation and promoting occupational therapy.
Abstract interpretations of occupational therapy are welcomed, but we would love to see what you are doing in the communities and people that you work with.
You will need to be sure that any images of people included in the photographs you send to us have their consent to be published. Click here for more information We will award 3 prizes and the winning image will be used in the World Occupational Therapy Day 2013 campaign.
1st Prize 500 USD, 2nd Prize 300 USD, 3rd Prize 200 USD.
Please ensure that you include a signed consent form with your submission.
For More details please visit :

Workshop: Dyspraxia in Children

Dyspraxia in Children

An International Hands-on Workshop
DATE: November 09, 2012
VENUE: Hall B,Auditorium,Sir Ganga Ram Hospital.
Presenter: Ms Sarika Sehgal
Pediatric Early Intervention Specialist

This one day workshop will present an overview of the components of praxis. The workshop is suitable for professionals like Occupational therapists, Physiotherapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Psychologists, Educators, parents and others working with children with dyspraxia or practic difficulties. It is suitable for those who are new in the field and also for those who have experience and want to further expand their knowledge into a systematic model of practice. The workshop will be presented with an emphasis on clinical assessment and practical intervention for practic problems in children.

The day will be a divided into formal lecture, video presentations, small group works and a number of case studies to empower the participants to use the information disseminated.
Participants will be able to:
  • Observe, assess and differentiate the range of practic dysfunctions from ideation to execution problems.
  • Apply top-down and bottom-up treatment principles appropriately to different problems using clinical reasoning.
  • Identify the ways various praxis problems impact functional performance.
  • Develop strategies and treatment plans for improving performance.
  • Integrate the information presented into a specific model of practice.

Full payment of Rs. 1200 till 31st October and Rs 1500 till 8 November .The workshop is designed for a limited number of participants. Places will only be secured with receipt of payment.

Dyspraxia in Children-A Hands-on Workshop
November 9th 2012
Introduction to Praxis
Overview of Praxis and Dyspraxia & Developmental Coordination Disorder
10:45 -12:15
Introduction to Top-Down Approaches and a new model for Assessment and Clinical Reasoning for Intervention in Praxis
Praxis and Developmental Dyspraxia-Treatment and case study
Assessment and Intervention Strategies for Arousal, Rhythmicity and Sequencing
Case Study
Assessment and Intervention Strategies for Motor Planning
Case Study
Assessment and Intervention Strategies for Bilateral Coordination and Projected Action Sequences
Case Study
Case Study and Treatment Planning

*Topic Times May Vary
 Registration Form:

Name/s                                  _______________________________________
(Block Capitals)

Phone No.                              _______________________________________

Profession                              _______________________________________

Address                                  _______________________________________


Home Address                       _______________________________________

Email address                        ________________________________________

Emergency Contact Details
(Name and tel. number)       _______________________________________

Payment type: (circle one)      Cash        Cheque     Bank Draft

Total Amount enclosed        ___________________________________________

Cheque/Draft should be in the name of OT SEMINAR.

Amount can be sent to :Ms Manju /Mr Gaurav
Ward No 6,Reception, Centre for Child Health,Sir Ganga Ram Hospital.Delhi 110060.Ph. No.:42251855,42251856

Organizing Chairperson: Dr Praveen Suman
Development Pediatrician
Organizing Secretaries: Sona Bhawnani, Richa Kapoor
Occupational Therapists

Monday, October 22, 2012

Part time Occupational Therapy Job

There is an opening for an OT job in a paediatric therapy centre in Pune. Details are as follws:

Required : An OTist for a part time job in a paediatric therapy set up in Hadapsar, Pune. 

Interested candidates may contact on +91 9867219070 
information provided by : Shilpa Pinto  

Sunday, October 21, 2012

World Occupational Therapy Day celebration BY Delhi Branch of AIOTA

This is to bring to your kind notice that All India Occupational Therapists’ Association, Delhi branch is celebrating World Occupational Therapy Day on 27th October, 2012 (Saturday) at Auditorium, G.B.Pant Hospital, New Delhi from 1pm to 5pm.

Ø Free Consultation by Experts in Field of Occupational Therapy (OrthopaedicsPaediatrics,Neurology,Rehabilitation)
Ø Poster competition: For students & Professionals. Theme – “Role of O.T. in Healthcare System
a) Poster size: should not exceed 3ft x 3ft
b) Display Time : You are requested to display your poster by 11:00am
c) Participants are requested to write their names at the back of the poster ONLY.

Ø On the Spot Essay Writing Competition. Theme – “Future of O.T.-Your Perspective
Timings: 1:00-1:30pm
Word Limit : not more than 500 words
# Best three posters and essay will be given I, II & III Prize.

Ø Felicitation of Senior Occupational Therapists in Delhi/NCR
Associate partners: Radio City, Help Age India group

Anupama Khanna
Occ. Therapist, G.B.Pant Hospital
Executive Member, Delhi Branch AIOTA

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Spinal Cord Injury e-learning

Dear all,
I would like to advise members that the Spinal Cord Injury elearning will be launched on 4 September 2012 by The International Spinal Cord Society (ISCoS).

"Recognising the need to disseminate information about comprehensive management of Spinal Cord Injury (SCI), the International Spinal Cord Society (ISCoS) has taken the initiative to develop, a web-based teaching and educational resource. will specifically address the current lack of professional development opportunities for medical and paramedical professionals involved in SCI Management due to the limited access of up-to-date SCI training and learning materials/ resources. Asian Spinal Cord Network (ASCoN), Indian Spinal Injuries Centre (ISIC), Livability and University of Sydney are partnering with ISCoS in developing this resource with financial support from Access to Health Care.

The aim of this resource is to provide comprehensive information on SCI management to all medical & paramedical disciplines involved in SCI care. There are 7 core modules each with various submodules. The 'Overview for the whole team' module provides basics of SCI Management in which all disciplines involved in Spinal Injury Management need to be trained. Thus it would be preferable for all users to go through this module. Five other modules cater to the needs of various disciplines i.e. Doctors, Nurses, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists / Assistive Technologists, and Psychologists/ Social Workers /  Peer Counsellors. The 7th module will provide information on various aspects pertaining to prevention of SCI.  Each submodule covers a specific component of SCI management and includes:

A presentation giving an overview of the topic
Activity based learning exercises
Self Assessment questions

The project was approved in October, 2010 during the ISCoS Annual Scientific Meeting inNew Delhiand work began immediately thereafter. 264 experts of ISCoS and various affiliated societies from 24 countries have been involved in compiling the resource through 28 subcommittees, each working on a particular submodule. This wide spread participation has given it a global perspective.  The consensus document for each submodule has been reviewed by the Education Committee and Scientific Committee of ISCoS. An Editorial Committee comprising 23 ISCoS experts met in New Delhi to review and edit the submodules. is to be launched during the International Spinal Cord Society's 51st Annual Scientific Meeting in London on 4th September 2012. The website is presently under construction but all will be able to access the website free of charge after its launch.

As you can see it is a wonderful resource!
Many thanks,
Fiona Stephenson
Member of the Haiti SCI Working Group

HIFA2015: Healthcare Information For All by 2015: With thanks to our 2012 Financial Supporting Organisations: British Medical Association (main funder), Chartered Society of Physiotherapists, Commonwealth Nurses Federation, European Association of Senior Hospital Physicians (AEMH), European Federation of Salaried Doctors (FEMS), Global Health Media Project, Haiti Nursing Foundation, International Child Health Group (Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health), International Clinical Epidemiology Network, Joanna Briggs Institute, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, The Mother and Child Health and Education Trust, Network for Information and Digital Access, Partnerships in Health Information, Public Library of Science, Royal College of Midwives, Royal College of Nursing, UnitedHealth Chronic Disease Initiative. We urgently require additional funding to implement the HIFA2015 strategy in full, as recommended by the recent HIFA2015 External Evaluation. If you can help or advise, please contact the coordinator: To send a message to the HIFA2015 forum, email: To join or unsubscribe from HIFA2015, email: with your name, organisation, country of residence and brief description of professional interests. Join our sister forums: CHILD2015 (child health); HIFA-Portuguese (collaboration with WHO ePORTUGUESe network); HIFA-EVIPNet-French (collaboration with WHO Evidence for Informed Policy Network) ; HIFA-Zambia (collaboration with the Zambia UK Health Workforce Alliance)

Information Courtesy  : Mrinmoy Karmakar M.O.T(Rehabilitation)
Senior Occupational Therapist
The Leprosy Mission, Premananda Memorial Leprosy Hospital, Kolkata

Monday, October 1, 2012



Hello Friends, 
I invite application form candidates specially from the cities of Mumbai and Ahemdabad for the role of Occupational Therapy Assistant for Indian Railways project. It’s a night shift on Mumbai-Ahemdabad UP and DOWN trains. The project is undertaken for 1 year which may extend further, however as of for now looking for OTIST who are willing to work for the period of at least ONE YEAR. The trains will be running daily. 
Salary INR 16K+ per month (Fresher’s can apply)

Interested candidate can forward me their CV/Resume on mail id-
Last date to apply- 4th October 2012 before 12:00hrs

Preference on FIRST COME FIRST SERVED basis. Contact immediately.

For any further query you can directly call me on - +91-8793965854 / 9167457836
or write me on
According the requirements and guidelines by Indian Railways, application only from male candidates will be considered.
Thank you.
Dr. Kamlesh Awdhutrao Malti

Information courtesy Dr. Kamlesh Awdhutrao Malti member Facebook group