Publications, Uncategorized

SENIORS FLOURISH: Part Three-Stereognosis Intervention in OT: How to Down Grade/Up Grade

Loved writing this comprehensive 3 part stereognosis series for Mandy Chamberlain on her blog at Seniors Flourish! Quick recap: PART ONE goes over the WHOWHATWHENWHEREWHY, PART TWO goes over the HOWTO incorporate stereognosis testing and activities, and now this Part Three goes over the HOWTO downgrade/upgrade with examples including a CASE STUDY! You can find the entire… Continue reading SENIORS FLOURISH: Part Three-Stereognosis Intervention in OT: How to Down Grade/Up Grade

Publications, Uncategorized

SENIORS FLOURISH: Part Two-How to Perform a Stereognosis Assessment in Occupational Therapy

Before you peruse through this excerpt of my article published on Seniors Flourish, make sure to read Part One first which goes over the WHOWHATWHENWHEREWHY. The full part 2 of my 3 part article series written for Mandy Chamberlain's Seniors Flourish Blog can be found HERE! Here is a little bit from the article, "There are multiple… Continue reading SENIORS FLOURISH: Part Two-How to Perform a Stereognosis Assessment in Occupational Therapy

Publications, Uncategorized

SENIORS FLOURISH: Part One- Stereognosis in OT: Who What When Where Why

Super stoked to have written for Mandy Chamberlain from the Seniors Flourish Website, Podcast, and Learning Lab. I wrote a 3 part article series on STEREOGNOSIS! Part One goes over The WHOWHATWHENWHEREWHY! You can read the full article on Seniors Flourish's site by clicking HERE! PS If you are interested in joining her LEARNING LAB and… Continue reading SENIORS FLOURISH: Part One- Stereognosis in OT: Who What When Where Why

occupational therapy, OT Student Success, Uncategorized

Incoming First Year OT Student Tips

Tis the season for BACK TO SCHOOL and for most of you reading this right now, you are either in the midst of applying to OTCAS for next year's admission entrance or are hopefully making the most out of your last few weeks of freedom before starting your first year as OT / OTA students… Continue reading Incoming First Year OT Student Tips

occupational therapy, OT Interviews, Publications, Uncategorized

ACCEPTED: What It Means to Be an Occupational Therapist

In the spring of 2019 I was interviewed by ACCEPTED which is a company who prides itself on helping others "start you journey to acceptance". Their company allows you to get teamed up with an admissions expert to help you confidently apply to graduate schools such as MBA admissions, Medical school admissions, Law school admissions, and more.… Continue reading ACCEPTED: What It Means to Be an Occupational Therapist

OT Settings, Uncategorized

Occupational Therapy in Home Health

OT in Home Health Overview  Before we can consider occupational therapy’s significant role in home health let’s first define what home health may consist of. What is Home Health? Simply put – Home Health IS what it sounds like. In its basic forms, it is medical care provided in a patient’s home. Oftentimes, the care… Continue reading Occupational Therapy in Home Health

occupational therapy, OT Settings, Uncategorized

Occupational Therapy in Skilled Nursing Facility

Inpatient Settings: OT in Skilled Nursing facility (Subacute rehab/Short term care;  Long term care) Overview In regard to occupational therapy servicing the rehabilitative patient within the skilled nursing facility (SNF) setting  the occupational therapy practitioner can play a tremendous role in enabling short term patients and long term residents in living life to the fullest. So… Continue reading Occupational Therapy in Skilled Nursing Facility

occupational therapy, Publications, Uncategorized

COVALENT CAREERS: Commitment to Lifelong Learning and Continuing Education Part 2 the How

In the previous (CLICK TO READ) PART ONE we delved into why lifelong learning is lucrative and essential to our growth and ability to fulfill personal and professional needs and summed up 8 reasons that support this claim. Part Two - In the “How” of our duology on Lifelong Learning, we’ll fill in the gaps of how to… Continue reading COVALENT CAREERS: Commitment to Lifelong Learning and Continuing Education Part 2 the How

occupational therapy, OT Settings, Uncategorized

Occupational Therapy in Acute Inpatient Rehab

Inpatient Settings: OT in Acute Inpatient Rehab Overview Can someone say to functional independence and beyooooonddd??????? In regard to occupational therapy servicing the rehabilitative patient within the acute inpatient rehab unit (ARU) setting -also known as an inpatient rehab facility (IRF)-, the occupational therapy practitioner can play an integral role in contributing to positive and… Continue reading Occupational Therapy in Acute Inpatient Rehab

occupational therapy, OT Settings, Uncategorized

Occupational Therapy Role in Acute Care

Inpatient Settings: OT in Acute Care Overview Envision continued early mobility to progress functional outcomes, bedside range of motion, splinting and positioning devices to reduce skin breakdown and to preserve joint integrity, trunk stabilization, cognitive training with a focus on reducing delirium, training in postsurgery protocols, recommending assistive devices, facilitating short and efficient treatments that initiate the recovery process, and skillfully recommending the appropriate discharge plan(which… Continue reading Occupational Therapy Role in Acute Care