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

Reminiscing About AOTA Conference in NOLA

Hey readers! This should have been AOTA Conference week in Boston, so I have been reminiscing about last year's conference in New Orleans. If you want to check out my blog post summarizing the sessions I attended last year at AOTA Conference, check it out here. I went super in-depth and tried to share as … Continue reading Reminiscing About AOTA Conference in NOLA

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

Experiencing Burnout as an OT Student

Hey readers! Today I want to talk about burnout. A lot of people throw around the term "burnout", so I first want to clarify what it truly means. Burnout is a feeling of mental, emotional, and physical fatigue, often caused by continued stress over a long period of time. Healthcare providers are especially prone to … Continue reading Experiencing Burnout as an OT Student