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…

THE WRITERIGHT PENCIL GRIP AND TRAINER

Correcting a student’s grasp on a writing utensil can be a tricky endeavor. Each child is different and presents with different needs. Pencil grips are a handy tool often used by occupational therapists to help…

MEET THE AQUAEVE

“Innovation implies something new:Something new implies there must be space available- an open mind. For me this occurs while walking the dog, in the shower, first waking up. Something new implies an understanding of the…

INTERVIEW WITH MANDY CHAMBERLAIN FROM SENIORS-FLOURISH.COM

What led you to become and occupational therapist?I initially was interested in mental health in high school and my first year of college. I was intrigued with the challenge of psychology and helping people, but…

MANDALYNTHS FOR MINDFULNESS

I must admit that I am a trendy girl! I often fall victim to the latest trends and believe all the hype. Hence, I recently found myself at Michael’s, at 7 pm on a Tuesday…

INTERVIEW WITH SARAH LYON FROM OT-POTENTIAL.COM

What led you to become and occupational therapist?In 7th grade, I had to profile a job that I was interested in. I found occupational therapy through taking a computer-based job compatibility test. I knew I…