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

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

Journal Club Discussion #22: Handwriting Intervention Programs

Hey readers! This week, I am implementing a play session during fieldwork at an early childhood education center. The play session that I am implementing is aimed at working on handwriting skills for a child who is a little behind the developmental average. For that reason, I thought it would be a great week to … Continue reading Journal Club Discussion #22: Handwriting Intervention Programs

Journal Club Discussion #20: Occupational Deprivation Among Refugees

Hey readers! It has been a while since I have posted a Journal Club Discussion, and I have decided to change up the format. The goal of these blog posts is to start a conversation about topics in occupational therapy that interest me and my readers. It is really important to practice evidence-based OT for … Continue reading Journal Club Discussion #20: Occupational Deprivation Among Refugees

Journal Club Discussion #16: Identifying the Risk of Sensory Processing Difficulty in Infants

Hey readers! I was perusing the American Journal of Occupational Therapy today and this study stood out to me. You probably know by now that I am interested in all things sensory...so clearly an article titled "Early Identification of Sensory Processing Difficulties in High-Risk Infants" would catch my eye! This article is by Joanne E. … Continue reading Journal Club Discussion #16: Identifying the Risk of Sensory Processing Difficulty in Infants

Journal Club Discussion #13: Predictors of Paid Employment After Stroke, TBI & SCI

Hey readers! We have been reading a lot of journal articles about pediatrics lately, but I know that lots of you are interested in stroke, traumatic brain injury (TBI), and spinal cord injury (SCI) as well. So, this week we will be reading an article called "Cognitive, Emotional, and Physical Functioning as Predictors of Paid … Continue reading Journal Club Discussion #13: Predictors of Paid Employment After Stroke, TBI & SCI