5 Reasons to Become an Occupational Therapist

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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

Outpatient Adult Neuro with Haley

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

Pediatric ICU with Katelyn

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

Level IIB Fieldwork: First Week in Acute Care Q&A

Week 1 of acute rehab = done! And honestly, it's a lot easier than I expected it to be! Before coming to the hospital, I was apprehensive about not knowing how to handle medically fragile patients, managing lines and leads, and knowing how to monitor vitals, especially right now during the pandemic. However, after the … Continue reading Level IIB Fieldwork: First Week in Acute Care Q&A

Treatment Ideas in Outpatient Pediatrics

These interventions are categorized by the main skill I used them for, additional skills addressed will be bulleted underneath each activity. I often combined some of these activities to work on multiple skills at once - such as completing a desktop fine motor activity while seated on a yoga ball to work on core stability/postural … Continue reading Treatment Ideas in Outpatient Pediatrics