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Meet Darrin: Occupational Therapy Student, Dedicated Warrior by Tosin Ola Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Mon 07 Jan 2013 8:48am Written by Sickle Cell Warrior on 07 January 2013 Darrin is a 23 year old guy who has already figured out what his purpose is. He is in school, working on his graduate degree. How old where you when you found out you had sickle cell? I have been in and out of the hospital for most of my li ... Read on »
Man's Best Friend Helps with Occupational Therapy by CAMed .. Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 1:49pm ANNOUNCER: Anyone who has a pet knows animals can provide emotional support. But in hospitals across the country, therapy dogs like Rusty help with physical and occupational rehabilitation as well. JESSICA DAIGLE, OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST:To kind of take the biomechanical stuff we're working on, sitting balance, strengthening, things like that, and ... Read on »
Letter to a prospective occupational therapy student by Chris Alterio Occupational Therapist Posted Tue 20 Nov 2012 12:08pm I think program directors and faculty can tune in to this as well so they are more aware of what goes on... Dear Prospective Occupational Therapy Student Thank you for contacting me and asking about volunteer opportunities at my facility.  As a part-time occupational therapy educator I understand that most programs have some component of volu ... Read on »
Need a project for your occupational therapy master's or doctoral degree? by Chris Alterio Occupational Therapist Posted Wed 14 Jan 2009 8:56pm I don't have time to do it all by myself - I wish I did. Some days the ideas come flying out of my brain so fast I don't know what to do with them. Anyway, my idea of the day is for someone to complete a qualitative study of occupational therapy student's occupations. What could make this interesting? Use Twitter. Bring Mihaly Csikszent ... Read on »
Psychosocial occupational therapy in schools by Chris Alterio Occupational Therapist Posted Tue 03 Feb 2009 1:00am 1 Comment I am not certain how many problems can be solved at odd hours of the morning, but it is 4:30am and I can't shake some concerns I have about psychosocial intervention models in schools. According to all data, occupational therapists are not frequently employed in psychosocial practice settings. There are all kinds of complexities behind this ... Read on »
Thick descriptions of occupational therapy ADL intervention: A case study. by Chris Alterio Occupational Therapist Posted Thu 19 Feb 2009 6:20pm The context for this entry is that there has been some debating lately about what constitutes occupational therapy and if it can be represented by symbols or even words. So file this entry under: "An example of when the story probably works a little better than the image." Caleb is thirteen years old and he lives in a shack on the east side o ... Read on »
Occupational Therapy Blog Carnival! by Bronwyn T. Occupational Therapist Posted Mon 09 Mar 2009 3:57pm 2 Comments If you are an occupational therapist, or you have never really taken occupational therapy seriously, now is the time to take a look at the international Occupational Therapy Blog Carnival #1. Thanks to one of the most energetic Web 2.0 protagonists I’ve ever met, ‘Buckeyebrit’ (AKA Claire Hayward from UK!) organised this inaugural occupati ... Read on »
Occupational therapy can be a rewarding career by Elizabeth Leis Patient Expert Posted Thu 30 Apr 2009 11:39pm by Sophia Tasoulis April is Occupational Therapy Month. The occupational therapists at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore kicked off the month with a demonstration booth near the cafeteria at Sinai on April 6, educating the public and Sinai employees about the vital role occupational therapy plays here. There are 20 occupational therapists on th ... Read on »
Generic working eroding Occupational Therapy by Angela H. Occupational Therapist Posted Wed 26 Nov 2008 12:13pm In my previous position within a mental health assertive outreach team I was required to undertake the roles of occupational therapist and care co-ordinator. As the title suggests, care co-ordinators are compelled to oversee all aspects of a service user’s care, ranging from issues such as housing and benefits, to criminal and legal matters and ... Read on »
Occupational therapy and habit re-training for idiopathic toe walking by Chris Alterio Occupational Therapist Posted Wed 14 Jan 2009 8:57pm I don't know that I have ever seen any occupational therapy literature on idiopathic toe walking. For an excellent overview and references on this condition please check this article from the Journal of Family Practice. As the reference states, it is important to avoid 'over medicalizing' the problem especially since there are not many toe- ... Read on »