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March 2014 - Posts

When OTs Wore White Shoes

A Few Lessons that I Have Learned from my Patients and Clients
March 31, 2014 9:41 AM by Debra Karplus
Reminiscing on four decades of occupational therapy work reminds me of some lessons I've learned from people who received my services. As an OT student I was sometimes ambivalent about my course of study; family and friends weren't particularly supportive Read More...
Advertising Occupational Therapy
March 24, 2014 3:42 PM by Debra Karplus
I flipped on the television last night and there was a commercial for a local nursing and rehabilitation facility. The commercial specifically mentioned OT as well as the other therapies (physical therapy and speech therapy) and showed an attractive therapist Read More...
Equestrian Therapy and OT
March 17, 2014 9:41 AM by Debra Karplus
I'm definitely not a "horse person." I grew up in the suburbs where the only animals in close vicinity were people's pet poodles and schnauzers and an occasional Siamese cat or canary or goldfish. At age seven, my best friend, who shared my birthday, Read More...
Disability Etiquette
March 10, 2014 1:41 PM by Debra Karplus
A friend just returned from a lovely vacation in Philadelphia, city of brotherly love. While walking downtown, she spotted a man using a blind cane, and ran over to help him open a door. "Forget you, tourist!" the man shouted at her. He actually used Read More...