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

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

3rd Term Recap and Level I Fieldwork Tips

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