Outpatient Pediatrics with Anastasia

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Hi! My name is Ana, and I am a new grad OTR/L from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I recently accepted an acute care  position in Chicago, where I am originally from! What setting are you sharing about today and can you give a brief description of it? What qualifies a person to receive therapy in … Continue reading Outpatient Pediatrics with Anastasia

School-Based OT with Allison

Next in the "Students in the Field" series, we have Allison (of Allison The OT Student) sharing her experience in the schools! She completed this fieldwork both through tele-therapy and in-person in the schools and the amount of flexibility you need to accomplish something like that as a student is out of this world - … Continue reading School-Based OT with Allison

Saebo Certified Therapist with Christopher Gaskins, OTR/L

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

A Comparison of Neuro-Focused Certifications with Shanon Macintyre, OTR/L, NDT, CNS, CBIS, BCPR, CSRS

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

Certified Brain Injury Specialist with Kerri Nash, OTR/L, CBIS

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

Certified Neuro Specialist with John Chan, COTA/L, CNS, NDT, CSRS

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

How to Make the Most of Your Shadowing Experience

We all know what shadowing is (also known as observing), and we all know that we need lots of hours of shadowing to be eligible to apply to OT school. After reflecting on my shadowing experiences while in undergrad, I realize now that I had no idea what I was observing and I didn't quite … Continue reading How to Make the Most of Your Shadowing Experience