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
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
Back in 2015, I started my first bullet journal and it was simultaneously a way for me to stay organized AND creative during the week. I love bullet journals so much that I even made it the subject of one of my speeches during my public speaking class haha. Here is the original bullet journal … Continue reading How to Create Your Own Bullet Journal
Hello! We're back with our next installment of the OT Specialties and Certifications series, and today we will be learning about the BCPR, or Board Certification in Physical Rehabilitation, with Briana Elson, MS, OTR/L, BCPR, CBIS. Last week I reached out through the Neuro4OT page on Facebook and had an overwhelming response of OTs wanting … Continue reading Board Certified Physical Rehabilitation with Briana Elson, MS, OTR/L, BCPR, CBIS
Before I go into how I studied and outline my study schedule, I need you all to know that studying is a very personal thing and only you know how you need to study!!! It is definitely helpful to use a pre-made study guide to help you get started, but please consider all your options … Continue reading How I Studied for the NBCOT® Exam
In the acute care setting, or any setting where they are present, lines, leads, tubes and drains can be the most intimidating aspect- especially as a student or new practitioner. During my 12-week rotation in acute care, I got to experience almost every kind of line, lead, tube or drain attached to a patient, and … Continue reading Lines, Leads, Tubes and Drains…Oh My!
Looking for OT blogs and resources? I've compiled a long list of blogs, websites, and Facebook group for you to check out, all categorized by the info they provide!
If you've been on the search for a gift for your favorite OT student and can't quite think of something, then check out this list I compiled of great, OT-specific gifts! *I am not sponsored by any of these brands/companies or receiving any benefits from recommending these products!* $20 and under Badge Reel Custom Wine … Continue reading OT Student Gift Guide 2020
Photo by Content Pixie from Pexels 1. A Coffee Mug or Travel Mug This is a pretty common one, and you'll definitely need to know whether your CI drinks coffee or tea before you buy a mug. Try getting them an OT related mug or something more personalized! 2. OTReference Pocket Guide I used this baby every day … Continue reading 11 Gift Ideas for Your Fieldwork Educator
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