Looking for OT blogs and resources? I've compiled a long list of blogs, websites, and Facebook group for you to check out, all categorized by the info they provide!
Are you feeling the beginning symptoms of burnout? Are you wondering how you are going to get through finals week or studying for a big exam? Check out these 6 ways to stay motivated!
If you've been on the search for a gift for your favorite OT student and can't quite think of something, then check out this list I compiled of great, OT-specific gifts! *I am not sponsored by any of these brands/companies or receiving any benefits from recommending these products!* $20 and under Badge Reel Custom Wine … Continue reading OT Student Gift Guide 2020
Welp, I am officially done with OT school. Graduated and everything! In the past few months I've been reflecting on my two years of learning. OT school was hard - like really hard. But I not only learned a ton about OT, I learned a lot about myself. So here are the 11 lessons I … Continue reading 11 Lessons from OT School
For this blog post, I interviewed my boyfriend who has C7 quadriplegia resulting from a spinal cord injury. I asked him for a more in-depth look at OT's role in SCI rehabilitation and his personal experience with it! Throughout this post I have included pictures (with Stephen's permission) of some highlights and accomplishments of his. … Continue reading Patient Perspective: OT in SCI Rehabilitation
Masters of OT or OT Doctorate? Which is right for you?
Fieldwork, an integral aspect of OT school, and one of the most intimidating aspects! During OT school, fieldwork is split between level 1 and level 2 experiences. While everyone pretty much knows what level 2 fieldwork is, because it is more talked about, level 1 fieldwork is also a very important part of the OT … Continue reading What is Level 1 Fieldwork?
SOTA, or Student Occupational Therapy Association, is a staple of OT school. If your school is like mine, SOTA is the only 'club' or organization on campus to get involved in, and it's a great way to connect with fellow students, professors and community groups and organizations. SOTA actually plays a role in AOTA's governance … Continue reading My Experience on SOTA Board
Photo by Content Pixie from Pexels 1. A Coffee Mug or Travel Mug This is a pretty common one, and you'll definitely need to know whether your CI drinks coffee or tea before you buy a mug. Try getting them an OT related mug or something more personalized! 2. OTReference Pocket Guide I used this baby every day … Continue reading 11 Gift Ideas for Your Fieldwork Educator
12 weeks in acute care - DONE! It feels amazing to actually finish a whole fieldwork (no thanks to COVID). Acute care is definitely an intimidating practice area - I consider myself lucky because I shadowed in acute care for 6 months (I was still pretty intimidated lol). Acute care is full of medically complex … Continue reading Level IIB Fieldwork: Acute Care
Acute care has been such a special and unique experience, here are the 5 lessons I've learned these past 10 weeks!
1. Set aside the first day of the week for planning. Photo by Peter Olexa from Pexels I always used Mondays to pull up all of my syllabi, look through due dates and the week's readings, and created a game plan for completing everything during the week. If there was anything that was easy to get done right … Continue reading 5 Tips for Productivity