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
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
In the acute care setting, or any setting where they are present, lines, leads, tubes and drains can be the most intimidating aspect- especially as a student or new practitioner. During my 12-week rotation in acute care, I got to experience almost every kind of line, lead, tube or drain attached to a patient, and … Continue reading Lines, Leads, Tubes and Drains…Oh My!
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12 weeks in acute care - DONE! It feels amazing to actually finish a whole fieldwork (no thanks to COVID). Acute care is definitely an intimidating practice area - I consider myself lucky because I shadowed in acute care for 6 months (I was still pretty intimidated lol). Acute care is full of medically complex … Continue reading Level IIB Fieldwork: Acute Care
Do you know whaat lymphedema is? Did you know that as an occupational therapist, you can specialize in lymphedema therapy? Today, Emilia Dewi, answers all the questions about why she chose to become certified in lymphedema therapy, what a typical day looks like for her, and how to become certified in lymphedema therapy! First of … Continue reading Lymphedema Therapy with Emilia Dewi, OTR/L, CLT
Today's blog is all about the low vision certification, or CLVT! I was very fortunate to get in touch with Rachel Parter, OTR/L, CLVT and have her share about her experiences as a certified low vision therapist. I was lucky to have a professor with her CLVT who taught us a lot about low vision … Continue reading Low Vision Therapy with Rachel Partner, OTR/L, CLVT
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
I've received a lot of questions about my iPad, how I use it to take notes and whether or not it's a good buy for grad school. Personally, I think it was totally worth the money: having the iPad saved me so much time, space, energy and resources. So here is my review of my … Continue reading How I Used My iPad in OT School
For this blog post, I interviewed my boyfriend who has C7 quadriplegia resulting from a spinal cord injury. I asked him for a more in-depth look at OT's role in SCI rehabilitation and his personal experience with it! Throughout this post I have included pictures (with Stephen's permission) of some highlights and accomplishments of his. … Continue reading Patient Perspective: OT in SCI Rehabilitation