Shanon attended OT school at Dominican University of California, graduated in 1998 and has been practicing for 23 years! She worked mainly in the ICU and acute care settings, though sometimes works in inpatient rehab and outpatient rehab. Some fun facts about her are that she loves the water and anything to do with swimming, … Continue reading A Comparison of Neuro-Focused Certifications with Shanon Macintyre, OTR/L, NDT, CNS, CBIS, BCPR, CSRS
Hello all! This week we are talking about the CBIS certification (Certified Brain Injury Specialist) with Kerri Nash! The CBIS is a credential that certifies the practitioner has experience with, and works with individuals who experience brain injuries. This certification tells others that you have taken it upon yourself to take the next step in … Continue reading Certified Brain Injury Specialist with Kerri Nash, OTR/L, CBIS
Hey everyone! Today we are discussing the CNS, or Certified Neuro Specialist certification. As I mentioned in my last post, I had so many wonderful therapists reach out to help me with this series, and John Chan offered to discuss his certification in neuro rehab with us! He is also certified in NDT (Neuro Developmental … Continue reading Certified Neuro Specialist with John Chan, COTA/L, CNS, NDT, CSRS
We all know what shadowing is (also known as observing), and we all know that we need lots of hours of shadowing to be eligible to apply to OT school. After reflecting on my shadowing experiences while in undergrad, I realize now that I had no idea what I was observing and I didn't quite … Continue reading How to Make the Most of Your Shadowing Experience
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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
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