OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY SCOPE OF PRACTICE HANDOUT

During the initial evaluation it is important to explain the scope of practice of occupational therapy to the client/client’s caregiver. I find that even though clients have scheduled a consultation with an OT, they do…

COMMON PEDIATRIC ASSESSMENT TOOLS FOR OTS

What assessments do you use in your day to day practice? Below I talk about my favorite 4 assessments and why I love them- did your favorite make the list? Keep reading to find out,…

ACUTE CARE EVALUATION GUIDE

About 6 months ago I started working PRN at a hospital, and though I was excited about my new endeavor. I quickly realized there was a learning curve. Making the transition from a pediatric clinic…

PROFESSIONAL SELF-ASSESSMENT FORM

Self-awareness is an important trait for practitioners to possess. A good OT is aware of their strengths, their weaknesses, and is always willing to build upon their knowledge. Only this way can we be certain…

PEDIATRIC OT EVALUATION CLINICAL OBSERVATION GUIDE

When performing a pediatric evaluation, things can get hectic. Children are unpredictable and more often than not, plans quickly change. During my first year as an occupational therapist I created this document to help guide…