Hey readers! This week we are talking about OT in primary care. I think that there is a potential for a huge role for OT in primary care. Think about how many kiddos see their pediatrician each year, and how many opportunities that would be for an OT to see them. It would be beneficial … Continue reading Journal Club Discussion #21: OT in Primary Care
Hey readers! An occupational profile is one of the first things that OTs gather from their patients. It allows us to understand who they are, why they are seeking OT services, what is important to them, and what their goals are. We learn all of this by gathering information about client factors, performance skills and … Continue reading My Occupational Profile
Hey readers! Today I want to share with you what I keep in my backpack for OT school. I like to be prepared, so I carry lots of *seemingly unnecessary* things with me at all times. But I swear, it all comes in handy! I am always the girl who has spare pens and Bandaids. … Continue reading What’s in my Backpack for OT School?
Hey readers! It feels like so long since I last posted an OT advice post! I recently completed my third out of five level I fieldwork placements. Level I fieldworks are essentially an opportunity to observe OT in various settings. Level I students cannot provide or assist in therapy, however there are lots of ways … Continue reading How to Make the Most of Level I Fieldwork
Hey readers! Two weeks ago I had the opportunity to engage in a 3-day splinting lab led by certified hand therapists (CHTs). We learned all about splinting, how to fabricate custom orthoses, and different diagnoses that would require an orthosis. I had so much fun during this lab! The CHTs were so knowledgeable and it … Continue reading My Experience in Splinting Lab
Hey readers! This week I had an incredible experience completing my third level 1 fieldwork placement. I was placed at an inpatient rehabilitation facility where I observed an occupational therapist for three days. Level 1 fieldwork is comprised of 24 hours of observation in various settings, so that's why I was only there for 3 … Continue reading Level 1 Fieldwork: Inpatient Rehabilitation
Hey readers! I got a request from a reader a while back for tips that don't break the bank for parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). I am not an expert, and I am still a student, but I do have some tips that might be helpful. I have worked with teens and … Continue reading Tips for Parents of Children with Autism