Low Vision Therapy with Rachel Partner, OTR/L, CLVT

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

Level IIB Fieldwork: First Week in Acute Care Q&A

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

ImPACT Certification with Jeanette Barajas, OTR/L, LSVT, ITOT

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

Hand Therapy with Diana Williams, OTR/L, CHT

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

DIRFloortime® with Emily Nguyen, OTR/L

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

AOTA Badges with Jenna 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

Patient Perspective: OT in SCI Rehabilitation

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

LSVT-BIG with Nicole Dufresne OTR/L

To kick off the OT Specialties and Certifications series, we will be discussing the LSVT-BIG certification with Nicole Dufresne, OTR/L. For those who do not know what LSVT-BIG, or Lee Silverman Voice Treatment, is, it is an evidence-based intervention for those with Parkinson's disease. This treatment trains individuals to improve their physical movements and in … Continue reading LSVT-BIG with Nicole Dufresne OTR/L

Treatment Ideas in Outpatient Pediatrics

These interventions are categorized by the main skill I used them for, additional skills addressed will be bulleted underneath each activity. I often combined some of these activities to work on multiple skills at once - such as completing a desktop fine motor activity while seated on a yoga ball to work on core stability/postural … Continue reading Treatment Ideas in Outpatient Pediatrics