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

Navigating the Holidays: Considerations from an OT Student

Hey readers, happy 4th day of blogmas! Let's bring it back to holiday content and chat about navigating the holidays in regards to mental health, family dynamics, and energy conservation. This is a little bit of a mixed bag of topics, but I was thinking about things that may impact your participation and emotional health … Continue reading Navigating the Holidays: Considerations from an OT Student

Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics

Hey readers, happy blogmas day 3! Today I want to talk about OT in pediatrics. As someone who is interested in being a pediatric OT, I was super excited for this semester. We had our pediatrics practice course as well as pediatric fieldwork opportunities. I also found out that I will be doing BOTH of … Continue reading Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics