Lymphedema Therapy with Emilia Dewi, OTR/L, CLT

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

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

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

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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

OT School Interview Questions and Tips

Interviewing can be a pretty nerve-wracking experience, especially when it comes to something that you're very passionate about- like getting into OT school! And like most things, preparing in advance is a sure fire way to help ease nerves and set you up for success. So I've put together a list of interview questions, both … Continue reading OT School Interview Questions and Tips