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  • Changes

    So many changes in my life over the past few months.  I went from an unemployed new graduate to a certified, licensed profession with two jobs!  Last week I had my first assignment with the staffing agency.  I spent a week in a very nice SNF.  The problem was, up until last week, I had never set foot in a SNF in my entire ...
  • prn COTA Work

      Working as a COTA in a prn status has its advantages, but it also has it disadvantages too. As much as the flexibility of setting your own schedule is nice, some days there is no need for extra help.   So working prn status you can set the hours and days you prefer to work. That is nice for times when you need a day off for a ...
    Posted to COTA Thoughts (Weblog) on April 6, 2013
  • Memorable Patients

      Just this week I had a patient who made my day. This person was very friendly, willing to participate addressing all of their goals, and had some great stories. It made the entire treatment pass so quickly I went way over the scheduled time.   But this got me thinking about patients I've worked with over the years, especially some ...
    Posted to COTA Thoughts (Weblog) on March 23, 2013
  • On the Job Injuries

      I can only think of a few jobs where there is no risk of getting hurt while working. Some jobs definitely have a higher risk than others, but in healthcare we have two issues to worry about.   First is the exposure to all the diseases and germs our patients carry. Yes, universal precautions minimize this risk but the potential ...
    Posted to COTA Thoughts (Weblog) on January 14, 2013
  • A Company Making a Difference!

    Did you know that a recent study indicates that 1 in 3 adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) does not have a paying job and/or has not attended any higher education after high school?  Enter Danish entrepreneur Thorkil Sonne who, as a father of a child with autism saw a business potential in his son and others like him.  ...
    Posted to A Pediatric Perspective (Weblog) on June 12, 2012
  • Tuesday Tidbit - OT once again makes US News & World Report best careers in 2009

    Once again Occupational Therapy has made the top career list for 2009.  Yay us!!!   There is even mention of how Occupational Therapists are now being used as consultants for building developers.  We've come a long way baby!! The article reports that the majority of OT's work in hospitals and home health care companies and ...
    Posted to A Pediatric Perspective (Weblog) on March 2, 2010
  • A Couple Quick Questions ...

    I apologize for disappearing for a couple months but I am now back and will be working on getting the Pediatric Perspective back to twice a week blog entries.  I thought I would start off with a couple questions I have been wondering about and I am hoping you all can answer some of them for me.  1)  I keep reading how ...
    Posted to A Pediatric Perspective (Weblog) on August 2, 2009
  • Tuesday Tidbit: Finding a Job in Pediatrics

    Whether we are actively looking for a new job or just checking to see what is available out there, it can be hard at times to know where to look.  Today's tidbits are helpful hints when it comes to finding pediatric therapy positions.  Ask a colleague if they have heard of any openings.  You could be surprised what they may know ...
    Posted to A Pediatric Perspective (Weblog) on June 10, 2008