Graduating from OT School

Hi readers! Let me reintroduce myself... I am officially Dr. Allison Klowan, OTD. It feels so good to type that! On Friday, May 7, 2021, I graduated from OT school. It still feels surreal, partly because we haven't had an official commencement ceremony. (The struggle of graduating from school during a pandemic...) But, I completed … Continue reading Graduating from OT School


Podcastin’ with Sarah Putt & Allie Watkins

Hey readers! I did something really cool recently... I was on the OT 4 Lyfe podcast with host, Sarah Putt, MA, OTR/L, and fellow OT student/guest, Allie Watkins, OT/s! Becoming Insta-friends with Sarah from OT 4 Lyfe and eventually being asked to be a guest on her podcast was such an honor for me. OT … Continue reading Podcastin’ with Sarah Putt & Allie Watkins

Occupationally Balanced: Play an Instrument

Hey readers and happy first *real* installment of the Occupationally Balanced series on my blog! In case you missed the introduction post, in this series we will embark on a journey to maintaining occupational balance together. These posts are meant to help you explore new leisure occupations, reflect on how you were (or weren't) able … Continue reading Occupationally Balanced: Play an Instrument

Children’s Book Review Vol. 2

Happy Monday! In honor of Black History Month, today I am sharing 4 children's books written by Black authors. I am no expert, and this is not an exhaustive list. I came across these books as I was perusing my library's children's books and I couldn't pick just one to feature today. During Black History … Continue reading Children’s Book Review Vol. 2

Occupationally Balanced: Introduction

Happy Monday! Today I am excited to announce a new series on my blog: Occupationally Balanced. Over the years, this blog has transformed from a resource for OT and pre-OT students to help them navigate OT school, to a diary following my own journey though OT school and fieldwork. Now, I feel like it's time … Continue reading Occupationally Balanced: Introduction