Hello readers! Today I'm reviewing La Chua Trail at Paynes Prairie State Park (located in Gainesville, FL). This is a wonderful accessible trail that is perfect for birding and appreciating the natural landscapes and wildlife of central Florida - I even saw a wild bison! This trail is just a small part of Paynes Prairie … Continue reading Review of La Chua Trail at Paynes Prairie State Park
Hello and welcome to the next installment of the OT Certifications and Specialties Series! Today we will be learning about the Saebo Certification from Christopher Gaskins, OTR/L. So what is Saebo? Saebo is actually a "medical device company primarily engaged in the discovery, development and commercialization of affordable and novel clinical solutions designed to improve … Continue reading Saebo Certified Therapist with Christopher Gaskins, OTR/L
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
So you're trying to make your resume as a new grad OT and you don't know where to start... Not to worry! I'm here to help! For the purpose of this post I will provide some steps to creating your resume document, give you some ideas on what to include, provide some resume writing resources, … Continue reading Resume Writing for New-Grad OTs
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
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I recently took the DIR© 101 course, linked here, and I wanted to take some time to review this course and share with you all how amazing I thought it was! Total Time: 12 live hours (over Zoom)There are various options to complete these twelve hours, I attended an option that was 4 hours per … Continue reading DIR© 101 Course Review
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
Hello all! This week we are talking about the CBIS certification (Certified Brain Injury Specialist) with Kerri Nash! The CBIS is a credential that certifies the practitioner has experience with, and works with individuals who experience brain injuries. This certification tells others that you have taken it upon yourself to take the next step in … Continue reading Certified Brain Injury Specialist with Kerri Nash, OTR/L, CBIS
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