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
Do you know whaat lymphedema is? Did you know that as an occupational therapist, you can specialize in lymphedema therapy? Today, Emilia Dewi, answers all the questions about why she chose to become certified in lymphedema therapy, what a typical day looks like for her, and how to become certified in lymphedema therapy! First of … Continue reading Lymphedema Therapy with Emilia Dewi, OTR/L, CLT
If you're about to start your own adventure through OT school, you're probably wondering what you can do to prepare, what supplies you need, and how you're possibly going to make it through in one piece. I've compiled a list of things that I bought and used during OT school that made all the difference … Continue reading 10 Things You Need in OT School
Today's blog is all about the low vision certification, or CLVT! I was very fortunate to get in touch with Rachel Parter, OTR/L, CLVT and have her share about her experiences as a certified low vision therapist. I was lucky to have a professor with her CLVT who taught us a lot about low vision … Continue reading Low Vision Therapy with Rachel Partner, OTR/L, CLVT
Week 1 of acute rehab = done! And honestly, it's a lot easier than I expected it to be! Before coming to the hospital, I was apprehensive about not knowing how to handle medically fragile patients, managing lines and leads, and knowing how to monitor vitals, especially right now during the pandemic. However, after the … Continue reading Level IIB Fieldwork: First Week in Acute Care Q&A
I've received a lot of questions about my iPad, how I use it to take notes and whether or not it's a good buy for grad school. Personally, I think it was totally worth the money: having the iPad saved me so much time, space, energy and resources. So here is my review of my … Continue reading How I Used My iPad in 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?
Welcome back to the Occupational Therapy Specialties and Certifications series! For today's installment, we are talking about the ImPACT certification, a certification focused on concussion management. I had never heard of this certification until Jeanette reached out to me to share her experience as an ITOT (ImPACT Trained OT). After looking into it, it seems … Continue reading ImPACT Certification with Jeanette Barajas, OTR/L, LSVT, ITOT
I have been very excited for this interview to be released since I first started emailing with Diana. When I originally sent out a request to my followers on Instagram about finding OTs with specialties or certifications to be featured on my blog, I had a follower reach out and tell me about OrthoGeorgia, an … Continue reading Hand Therapy with Diana Williams, OTR/L, CHT
Have you heard of DIRFloortime®? Until I started this series on OT specialties and certifications, I hadn't heard of DIRFloortime® - not a single clue! But Emily, a pediatric OT practicing in Hong Kong reached out to share about her experience with this certification and how it has impacted her practice! Before we dive into … Continue reading DIRFloortime® with Emily Nguyen, OTR/L
Have you heard of an AOTA badge? Before this interview I hadn't! AOTA badges are a digital way to show your learning achievements. Currently, you can obtain a badge is these specialties: Autism Cancer Rehabilitation Driving and Community Mobility Early Identification Emerging Leaders Development Program Falls Prevention Fieldwork Educator Fieldwork Educator Certificate Home Modification Low … Continue reading AOTA Badges with Jenna Nguyen, OTR/L