This park was suggested to me by the park ranger at Black Rock Mountain State Park after I had asked about ADA trails. He told me that though the Hemlock Falls trail at Moccasin Creek wasn't technically ADA, it was fairly flat and wide, and was wheelchair accessible (I went to check out the trail … Continue reading Review of Moccasin Creek State Park
To start off this series on accessibility in the outdoors, I'll be reviewing Tallulah Gorge State Park, GA! I've been on the search for accessible hiking spots and I was recently given a Georgia state parks booklet that shows what each park has to offer, it even shows if the park is accessible or has … Continue reading Review of Tallulah Gorge State Park
I finally figured out how to get back on here, only took me 2 months... But I am back and ready to put out some blogs about my last didactic semester, how I've been preparing for level II fieldwork, and a new series I want to start on accessibility while traveling (state parks, hiking, etc.). … Continue reading 4th Term Recap
Here we are, one year into my OT program, halfway done. What? That sounds impossible, yet this will be my last on-campus term and I'll be starting my level II fieldwork in January. Speaking truthfully, this term was one of the easiest so far, though it was the first where interventions were introduced, and my … Continue reading 3rd Term Recap and Level I Fieldwork Tips
What a long semester it has been, and how happy I am to be finished with it and ready to move onto classes geared towards learning interventions! Here was my second term schedule: I took 5 classes and I've included the grades I received and linked the classes to my Instagram posts that include detailed … Continue reading 2nd Term Recap and Tips
2019 AOTA Annual Conference & Expo - My First Conference!
Masters of OT or OT Doctorate? Which is right for you?
Neuroscience. Just the word is intimidating. But it doesn't have to be! Lucky for me I have a passion for the brain and all of its intricacies, and because of that, I took many neuroscience classes in undergrad (FSU didn't have a neuroscience degree until I graduated which is why my degree is in Psychology...) … Continue reading How I Study for Neuro
What is hippotherapy? First of all, hippo = HORSE! Not hippopotamus! (Therapeutic use of a hippopotamus would be quite interesting though) ["hippos" in Greek means "horse"] "The term hippotherapy refers to how occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech language pathology professionals use evidence-based practice and clinical reasoning in the purposeful manipulation of equine movement to … Continue reading What is Hippotherapy?
We all know how easy it is to list the negative things about ourselves or the situations that we find ourselves in. "I'm tired, I'm stressed, I don't want to read the 20 chapters we were assigned this week, I don't want to meet my group for our project, I gained 5 pounds and it's … Continue reading Dealing with Negativity