Deciding on a future career is definitely nerve-wracking. It took me a long time to figure out what I wanted to do, and it ranged from becoming a dentist, a pediatrician, a heart surgeon, a brain surgeon, a filmmaker/artist, an equine veterinarian, a physical therapist, then finally an OT! I've been working as a pediatric … Continue reading 5 Reasons to Become an Occupational Therapist
When I embarked on a new blog series about 2 years ago, interviewing clinicians with specialty certifications, I never expected that one of the credentialing institutes would ever read the interview, comment on the post, and then invite me to take their almost $1,000 course for free- no strings attached. Shortly after posting an interview … Continue reading The CNS Course: My Experience
In today's blog, we have Spencer, a 3rd year OTD student, sharing her experience in home health! Spencer gives well thought out answers to all of my questions on the ins and outs of home health. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to her through Instagram, linked at the bottom of … Continue reading Home Health with Spencer
Today on the blog, we have an interview with Maureen on her experience in acute care at a level 1 trauma center as a level 2 student. Maureen shares the highs and lows of this setting and her best advice! My name is Maureen and I just finished my final (woohoo!) fieldwork rotation in my … Continue reading Acute Care with Maureen
Now that the holidays are coming up, I've had a lot of parents reach out and ask what gifts they should be considering for their children - so my boss (an amazing speech therapist) and I compiled a list of toys that work on various aspects of physical development and cognition/language development! It can definitely … Continue reading Therapist-Approved Holiday Gifts for Kids
Hey guys! It's been a while haha, remember when I made a goal this year to post one blog every week? Yeah, working full-time has definitely changed my goals and priorities! While it feels weird being away from social media, posting almost daily, and sharing almost every part of my life with thousands of people … Continue reading 3 Months In… Life As A New-Grad Pediatric OT
As a new grad it can be hard to continue to grow your knowledge and experience without spending hundreds of dollars on continuing education. I'm all about constantly learning and growing as a practitioner and love taking new classes, but it can be hard since I don't have a job yet, and therefore no funds … Continue reading Free Continuing Education
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Today's interview is with Haley (who also runs @ThatNerdyNeuroOT on Instagram!). Haley will be sharing about her experience in outpatient adult neuro rehabilitation! My name is Haley and I run @thatnerdyneuroot. I just finished my 6 months of Level II Fieldworks and am currently studying for the NBCOT exam. I have a strong desire to work … Continue reading Outpatient Adult Neuro with Haley
Jumping back into the "Students in the Field" series, today we have Katelyn sharing about her experiences in the pediatric ICU, particularly with cardiac patients. This interview is so interesting, and Katelyn really dives deep into the highs and lows of pediatric acute care. Working in heavily medically-based settings can be so emotionally charged from … Continue reading Pediatric ICU with Katelyn
What is up my friends?! Long time no type. Life has been hectic for me as of late for a few reasons - mainly starting my new job (!) as well as moving to a new city and then moving from an apartment in that city into a house! Regardless of the craziness of the … Continue reading Life as a New Grad Pediatric OT
My name is Haley Hoffman and I am a recent graduate earning my MS in Occupational Therapy in December 2020. I recently accepted a job offer and am currently practicing in a private outpatient developmental therapy-based pediatric clinic in the Chicagoland area. I am from a small town outside of Rockford, IL with only 3,000 … Continue reading Outpatient Pediatric Mental Health with Haley