Level II Fieldwork Diaries: School-Based Pediatrics Week 2

Hey readers! Last week, I finished my second week of level II fieldwork in a public school system. I am in an elementary school 3 days per week, a middle school 1 day per week, and remote 1 day per week. I will eventually also take over supervision of a COTA who works in the … Continue reading Level II Fieldwork Diaries: School-Based Pediatrics Week 2

Level II Fieldwork Diaries: Outpatient Pediatrics Week 12

I can't believe my first level II fieldwork placement is already over! This week, I had to say goodbye to all of the wonderful OTs, COTAs, children, and families that I worked with throughout the summer, and it was really bittersweet. I'm happy because I had such a fun, formative experience at this clinic, but … Continue reading Level II Fieldwork Diaries: Outpatient Pediatrics Week 12

Level II Fieldwork Diaries: Outpatient Pediatrics Week 10

Hey readers! 2. Weeks. Left. That is absolutely wild! These last 10 weeks have flown by, and I have learned so much. I am now at a full entry-level OT caseload (or close to it... Covid has caused some changes), and some days are definitely harder than others. This week I'll share a few updates, … Continue reading Level II Fieldwork Diaries: Outpatient Pediatrics Week 10

Level II Fieldwork Diaries: Outpatient Pediatrics Week 8

Hey readers! 8 weeks down, only 4 more to go! I'm going to keep this post short because I covered a lot in my last blog post for my midterm recap. The past two weeks have revolved around increasing my caseload, taking on more responsibility, and working towards achieving my midterm goals. I am also … Continue reading Level II Fieldwork Diaries: Outpatient Pediatrics Week 8

Level II Fieldwork Diaries: Outpatient Pediatrics Week 6

It's midterm week! 6 weeks down, 6 more weeks to go. I can't believe I am halfway done. This fieldwork feels like it is flying by, and I can't tell if it's because it's summer or because I am really loving this placement. Probably a mix of both. This week, I had my midterm evaluation … Continue reading Level II Fieldwork Diaries: Outpatient Pediatrics Week 6

Level II Fieldwork Diaries: Outpatient Pediatrics Week 2

Hey readers! Wow. I can't believe I am already 2 weeks into fieldwork. I have been so immersed in it that it has gone by so fast, and I am so excited for what's to come! Every 2 weeks, I'm going to write a quick recap of my time in outpatient pediatrics for level II … Continue reading Level II Fieldwork Diaries: Outpatient Pediatrics Week 2

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

OT Conference Series: How To Get To The Conference

Hey readers! Next up for the OT Conference series is all about using the T and getting to the conference. If you read my post about where to stay, I shared how to get to the conference from all of the major neighborhoods of Boston. Check that out if you are curious about how to … Continue reading OT Conference Series: How To Get To The Conference

OT’s Role in Gun Violence Prevention in Schools

Hey readers! Today I am talking about something that needs more attention in the OT world: gun violence prevention. (*This topic may be difficult to read or discuss for some. Please feel free to exit this page if you need to.) Occupational therapists have an important role in school settings, where we work with children … Continue reading OT’s Role in Gun Violence Prevention in Schools