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  • April is Occupational Therapy Month – Celebrate!

    I never set out to be part of the occupational therapy world. I started out in travel but as much as I loved traveling and helping others with their travel needs there was just something missing. The local community college offered a ''Healthcare Career Awareness'' night and since I knew I wanted to do something in the healthcare field I ...
    Posted to A Pediatric Perspective (Weblog) on April 11, 2014
  • Beware! Private Practice Scam

    As I live in Florida, this informative blog from SLP Pamela Rowe who has a private practice in the Orlando area caught my attention recently.   Seems there has been a couple of email scams circulating that are targeting private practice.  One of the scenarios involves a proposed family who lives abroad but is interested in ...
    Posted to A Pediatric Perspective (Weblog) on January 27, 2013
  • Busy Times in Acute Care

    I cannot believe it has been so long since I have updated my blog.  Time truly is flying!  I have a mere 2 weeks left before graduation and I can hardly believe it.  I have been learning so much in acute care.  I have had the opportunity to work with a great variety of diagnoses including transplant patients, patients with ...
    Posted to Putting it into Practice: OT Student Blog (Weblog) on December 3, 2012
  • Anxiety Over My Next Placement

         Yesterday I found out where I would be placed for my final level 2.  I will be in acute care in a busy inner-city hospital.  I am a bit anxious about this placement.  Up to this point, I have been in adult day care, pediatric physical disabilities and pediatric development disabilities.  I have ...
    Posted to Putting it into Practice: OT Student Blog (Weblog) on September 21, 2012
  • In the Spirit of the Games

    For the next few weeks many of us will be glued to our televisions (and laptops and tablets!) to view the Summer Olympic Games held in London.  In the spirit of the games this innovative idea was too cute to pass up. Check out this SPORTOS clip and I think you will agree. These blocks look like just the thing to work on fine motor/visual ...
    Posted to A Pediatric Perspective (Weblog) on July 27, 2012
  • Wellness across the populations

    The class I am taking this quarter is a very interesting one, we are learning how to promote wellness in all populations and cultures. In this we are learning a new niche for Occupational Therapists to enter into, prevention. I find this theory interesting as we move toward prevention throughout the medical profession OT is on the front lines ...
  • The OT/PT Overlay

    Last Friday I did the first half of my second round of student observations. I observed an Occupational Therapist in an outpatient sports medicine and orthopedics clinic (a.k.a. my work). Because the OT is only part time, I had actually never been in the clinic at the same time she was seeing patients so I had no idea what I would be observing. ...
  • Difficult patients

    I hope that everyone had a happy and safe 4th of July. With the holiday over my stress level has increased. I picked up some extra hours for the month of July to cover a co-workers vacation and in two weeks I start back to school. With these new hours I am working in a new practice area. I am working in a long term care hospital, it is state ...
  • I Just Want to Observe!

         I had every intention of getting up today and writing about how hard it has been for me to find a place to do my student observations.  I have only had one flat out no, but the rest just have not returned my messages.  I am/was getting so frustrated.  This was just an observation, practically no paperwork is ...