Occupational Therapy in Schools

Hey readers! This semester I took an elective called School-Based Practice in Occupational Therapy. I have a level 2 fieldwork placement at a school this fall, and in general I wanted to learn more about pediatrics. Since approximately 20% of occupational therapists work in schools, I thought this would be a very valuable course to … Continue reading Occupational Therapy in Schools

OT’s Role in Gun Violence Prevention in Schools

Hey readers! Today I am talking about something that needs more attention in the OT world: gun violence prevention. (*This topic may be difficult to read or discuss for some. Please feel free to exit this page if you need to.) Occupational therapists have an important role in school settings, where we work with children … Continue reading OT’s Role in Gun Violence Prevention in Schools

The Power of Occupation

Hey readers, happy blogmas day 11! Today I want to talk about the power of occupation. At the heart of occupational therapy is occupation. Occupations are essentially any activity that you need or want to do in your life. This can be anything from performing job-related tasks, getting dressed, cooking a meal for your family, … Continue reading The Power of Occupation

Using Social Stories to Prepare Your Kiddo for the Holidays

Hey readers, happy 10th day of blogmas! I can't believe we are almost done with the entire 12 days. With Christmas just around the corner and Hanukkah beginning last night, I thought I would share a great strategy to prepare your kiddo for the holidays. The holidays can be stressful for everyone, including children. Routines … Continue reading Using Social Stories to Prepare Your Kiddo for the Holidays

Person-First Language

Hey readers, happy blogmas day 9! Today I want to talk about person-first language. In OT school, we learned about how communication is really important between us and our clients. Speaking person-first means using language that conveys that you are speaking to a person, not a diagnosis. The point is that a person's disability or … Continue reading Person-First Language

Recipe: Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls

Hey readers, happy 8th day of Blogmas! Today I am bringing you a recipe for one of my favorite holiday treats, Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls (also called Buckeyes). I love this recipe. My aunt makes them for my family almost every holiday, but this year she sent me her recipe so I can make … Continue reading Recipe: Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls

What to do in Boston During the Holidays

Hey readers, happy blogmas day 7! Boston is a beautiful place to be during the holidays. Actually, Boston is a beautiful city to visit any time of the year. Be on the lookout for more Boston guides in the coming months for those of you attending AOTA Conference! For anyone who is visiting the city … Continue reading What to do in Boston During the Holidays