OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY FIELDWORK EXPERIENCE IN PUERTO RICO

“It is our responsibility to honor and be receptive to our patient’s needs and wants.” Amanda Tristan graduated with a Master’s of Science in occupational therapy from Florida International University. During her time as a…

HARKLA WEIGHTED LAP PAD REVIEW

Ever felt calm after a big hug with a loved one? That is because research has shown that applying gentle deep pressure to the body can result in a calming effect. It can help a…

CLINITOTE ORIGINAL CARRYALL REVIEW

Us therapists understand the daily struggle of trying to keep our materials organized. Especially, those of us who carry our materials around to different schools, different hospital floors, and different clinics. I remember one time…

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,…

INTERVIEW WITH CLINITOTE CREATOR

At just 31 years of age Cami Culwell has practiced occupational therapy for 5+ years and has launched her own company. She is the creator of Clinitote- a medical bag that is both functional and…

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY PODCASTS WORTH LISTENING TO

In the past few years podcasts have increased in popularity. With topics ranging from fashion to health to gardening, they are a great way to pass the time. I personally have been enjoying listening to…

THINGS I DID NOT EXPECT WHEN BECOMING AN OT

1. I did not expect how often I have to explain to other healthcare providers what the occupational therapy scope of practice entails.If I had a penny for every time I have had to explain…

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…

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