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
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
I spent nine weeks in a private outpatient pediatric clinic for my level IIA rotation and had the BEST time. "Nine weeks?" you may ask. Yes. Just nine. Because a pandemic decided to happen so that I couldn't finish the entire rotation... My CI did pass me though, so I am very excited about that. … Continue reading Level IIA Fieldwork: Outpatient Pediatrics
Amicalola Falls State Park, located in North Georgia, boasts the tallest cascading waterfall east of the Mississippi, making it a popular, and well traversed park. One thing it also boasts is an ADA trail that leads straight to a beautiful view of the waterfall. I was intrigued because it is hard to find accessible paths … Continue reading Review of Amicalola Falls State Park
Week 1 is DONE. Leading up to this week, and especially the first day, I was so so nervous. I've heard way too many stories of nightmare CIs, or unfortunate circumstances of last second site changes. But one of the first things my CI said to me (besides "don't be nervous") was "be gentle with yourself." Throughout … Continue reading Level IIA Fieldwork: Week 1
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?