I had great co-workers to serve as guides when I started new OT jobs, but I always desired more in-depth help in growing my practice. I wondered how I could better leverage the hard earned lessons of seasoned professionals.Read More
I am excited to continue our series of interviews about the different practice areas available to OTs with this conversation with Reema Durrani, OTD-R, OTR/L, SIPT, CAS. Reema is the founder of OT Studios, a pediatric private practice in L.A. You will quickly see how passionate she is about family education and creating an optimal setting for seeing her clients.Read More
What Does It Mean to Celebrate OT?
Before discuss OT Month, we need to get this straight.
OT celebrations cannot be self-serving. Too much of the language surrounding OT month has been about exalting ourselves. I think this is why many of us fail to enter fully into our respective country’s celebration.Read More
Why did you chose to travel right out of school?
When I graduated from OT school and was considering job options, I was single and didn't feel particularly tied to any specific place to move to and get a permanent job. My good friend from OT school was looking into traveling and asked me to travel with her. At that time, becoming a traveling OT with a friend seemed much less daunting than doing it on my own, and since the traveling contracts typically only last 13 weeks, I knew I could take a permanent job in a few months if traveling was not a good fit for me. After weight the pros and cons, I agreed to give it a try with her. Another major draw to traveling was that with the tax free stipends I would receive as a "displaced worker." It would pay more than the other first year occupational therapy jobs out there and would enable me to pay off the student loan debt I had accumulated during the three and a half years it took me to get my doctorate. All in all, traveling made a lot of sense for me.Read More
In 1917, a small group met on March 15-18th in Clifton Springs, New York, and established The National Society for the Promotion of Occupational Therapy. In the United States, we celebrate this as the official start of our profession.
In 2017, we are now celebrating the centennial of occupational therapy. This gives us good reason to look back over the past century and celebrate some of the best moments from OT History.Read More
OT school is hard work. And life outside of school doesn’t exactly stop.
To thrive in OT school, there is some level of simply needing to put your nose to the grindstone. But, there is also wisdom in leveraging the best occupational therapy resources out there.Read More
1.) I wish I was as organized as Heather Brohm (aka The Organizing OT)
2.) Now, you can be! You can leverage the forms she has created for her school-based practice into your own occupational therapy work.Read More
An occupational therapy degree can be a great investment. Most importantly because you get to spend your time helping people participate in meaningful activity.
But, just because the work is great, doesn't mean the debt can’t weigh you down.Read More
Sitting on the couch, I was able to get a glimpse into my client’s life and what he deemed important. I noticed a charming group of family photos along with a pile of newspapers he liked to keep on the floor next to his favorite chair. What a lovely man… and what a fall risk! Through my encounters with similar fall risk scenarios, I predicted a struggle in the therapy conversations that would follow.Read More
Connecting with bloggers from the occupational therapy world and related industries can be a great way to breathe new life into your own OT practice. Once you find the best OT blogs for you, I recommend signing up for mailing lists. I know I am far more likely to read something that comes into my email.Read More