Apr. 7, 2019
Close to 10, 000 occupational therapy practitioners attended AOTA 2019 Annual meeting .
An estimated 10, 000 occupational therapy clinicians , educators , students , exhibitors and guests gathered in the New Orleans convention center down town from April 3-7 as part of the American occupational therapy association annual conference and expo .
The conference included close to 1, 900 educational sessions covering different topics , including Modifying ride-on [Power wheels ] toy cars for local children who have mental and physical disabilities to promote play and independent mobility through GOBabyGO program , promoting community mobility and independence through CARFit technician training to help older drivers to be safer and more comfortable behind the wheel , technology panel with the occupational therapy practitioners who helped develop the new Xbox Adaptive Controller , early identification of signs of autism spectrum disorder and interventions that make a difference in the lives of families facing these challenges , helping wounded warriors regain function , manage PTSD and lead meaningful lives and modifying homes and exploring community mobility options so aging baby boomers can age in place safely and maintain their independence .
The expo hall continued to be the World,s largest gathering of occupational therapy companies with close to 350 vendors and 450 booths with interactive displays of latest technology .
International companies from Canada , United Kingdom Spain South Korea Switzerland and Spain registered .
The American occupational therapy association [AOTA ] represents the professional interests and concerns of more than 210, 0000 occupational therapists , assistants and students nation wide in the USA .
More information can be gotten from the organization,s website
Dr Akwo Thompson Ntuba