It's that time of year again y'all, and you might be wondering what to get your favorite pediatric occupational therapist! Welp, I'm here to help you out - as a pediatric occupational therapist, here are some things I've needed, or wanted to make work-life easier or more comfortable, and a couple of things that are … Continue reading 2022 Pediatric Therapist Gift-Guide
Hey y'all! For my first post in a while, I'm bringing to you an interview series compiled into one post about getting your first job. I interviewed a few new graduate OTs who share their experiences finding their first job and what the job market looks like out there! I will also be sharing my … Continue reading Getting Your First Job
I cannot believe that I have been working for a full year... Starting out as the only OT at a speech therapy clinic was super intimidating! I didn't know whether it was a naïve choice, whether my confidence was just me trying to prove myself, or I truly thought I could make a difference. Let … Continue reading 1 Year as a Pediatric Occupational Therapist
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
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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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
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
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