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

Journal Club Discussion #19: Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex Injury

Hey readers! This week's Journal Club Discussion is a little different. I was recently asked some advice on what to do for an injury to the triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC). I guess as an OT student, people think I have answers to this kind of question! I decided to make this the topic of our … Continue reading Journal Club Discussion #19: Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex Injury

Interprofessional Practice

Hey readers! The MGH Institute of Health Professions strongly values interprofessional practice and because of that, I have participated in a handful of interprofessional activities already during OT school. Some of the activities I have participated in so far include team simulations and interprofessional clinician observations. What is interprofessional practice? Interprofessional practice in healthcare involves … Continue reading Interprofessional Practice

Journal Club Discussion #11: Sensory Processing, Behaviors, & Cognition in Preschoolers with Autism

Hey readers! Happy Sunday! It's time for another journal club discussion, and this week's topic is one that I am SO interested in. The title of this week's article is "Sensory Processing, Problem Behavior, Adaptive Behavior, and Cognition in Preschool Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders" by Shelley O'Donnell, Jean Deitz, Deborah Kartin, Theresa Nalty, and … Continue reading Journal Club Discussion #11: Sensory Processing, Behaviors, & Cognition in Preschoolers with Autism

Journal Club Discussion #6: Effectiveness of Commonly Used Stroke Interventions

Hey readers! Today I read an article for my research class that I thought was interesting, so I thought it would be a great article to discuss for this week's journal club! It is called "What is the Evidence for the Effectiveness of Interventions to Improve Occupational Performance After Stroke?" by Glen Gillen, EdD, OTR, … Continue reading Journal Club Discussion #6: Effectiveness of Commonly Used Stroke Interventions

Journal Club Discussion #5: Music Interventions in Mental Health

Hey readers! I just started my course called "OT in Mental Health", so this topic seemed fitting this week! The article that we will be reading this week is called "Practice-Based Evidence for Effective Music-Making Interventions in Mental Health Settings" by James Whiton. The article can be found here for AOTA members: https://ajot.aota.org/article.aspx?articleid=2714870&resultClick=3  Background Info … Continue reading Journal Club Discussion #5: Music Interventions in Mental Health