2016 was a whirlwind for me. Rang in the 2016 New Year with my family in Epcot along with everyone else in the world, the park was filled to max capacity! Wrote my first blog post out of frustration, necessity, and determination to advocate for DO and OT after one too many individuals questioned… Continue reading 2016 Year in Review: Reflecting on the End of My Occupational Role as Student and Recharging for New Role as Fiance and OT Practitioner
Occupational therapy is a worldwide, dynamic, and enabling profession that facilitates meaning and independence into the lives of others. therapists from all around the world have the opportunity to connect with other OTs through national conferences and also world conferences through World Federation of Occupational Therapists. Learn more about WFOT here. In addition, as in the case… Continue reading OT Interview: Shoshanah Shear, Occupational Therapist and Author of “Healing Your Life Through Activity”
12 weeks goes by even faster the second go around!! My final occupational therapy Level II fieldwork was at an inpatient rehab/long term care facility just 15 minutes from Auburn University >>>war eagle, hey<<<. What are Level 1 and Level 2 fieldworks? Click here! With a patient caseload pretty much 3-4x older than me… Continue reading FW Level II mOTivation: For the Long Term (care and inpatient rehab)
A lot of life has happened since my last post (3 months ago oops)! Turning 23 and watching little brother walk across the same stage that I did in 2011 to preparing for "studenting" outside of the OT school classroom to switching from girlfriend to future bride (f o r e… Continue reading FW Level II mOTivation: Power through Outpatient Peds
"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see." -Henry David Thoreau A little cornea, I know, But... the point is that a group of people looking at an identical image can see and feel different things. An avid runner who wakes up in the hospital from a car wreck to a double BKA will likely… Continue reading Low Vision: DO You See the pOTential?
Occupational therapy is a powerful, science-driven, and evidence-based profession. Part of an OT's role is to help meet society's occupational needs. However, how can we help meet these needs, if OT is not widely known much less widely understood? April 1-30 was designated "OT Month" to correspond with AOTA's Annual Conference & Expo. I decided to participate in… Continue reading OT Month: ABCs of OT 2016
"School-based occupational therapy practitioners support academic achievement and social participation by promoting occupation within all school routines, including recess, classroom, and cafeteria time. They help children fulfill their role as students and prepare them for college, career, and community integration. They utilize prevention, promotion, and intervention strategies for mental and physical health and well-being. " -AOTA In… Continue reading FW mOTivation: The School-based OT
"The profession of occupational therapy will flourish because occupation, its core, is so basic to human health yet so flexible, depending on the needs of the individual human being." -DAVID NELSON TO BE HUMAN IS TO BE OCCUPATIONAL. You may think you have never before been exposed to the wonderful, dynamic, and always present OT world,… Continue reading OT: The Art and Science Therapy