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  • Halfway There

         I am officially half way done with the academic portion of my program!  It was such a relief to have this term over.  This was a rough one.  I felt overwhelmed from day one.  This was our mental health term and I loved the material that we covered.  I have a strong mental health background and have ...
  • Readiness

    As the time gets closer that I will be finished with my academic work I am getting more and more nervous about fieldwork. Even though I have been working as a COTA for almost 8 years I wonder if I will make a good OTR. I wonder if I have learned enough to be competent, I wonder if I will remember everything I learn when I get out into ...
    Posted to Putting it into Practice: OT Student Blog (Weblog) on November 14, 2011
  • Let the madness begin!

    Today marks the official start to the summer quarter and I am excited as much as I am dreading class on Friday night. I am excited because the course descriptions make these two classes sound very interesting especially the course called ''Wellness Across the Populations.'' My interpretation of what we will be learning is how to market OT and ...
  • And so it begins...

    Today marks the official start to the summer quarter and I am excited as much as I am dreading class on Friday night. I am excited because the course descriptions make these two classes sound very interesting especially the course called ''Wellness Across the Populations.'' My interpretation of what we will be learning is how to market OT and ...
  • 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 ...
  • Relax, really it is okay!

    It has been three relaxing weeks since I took my finals and I still have three more weeks until class starts up again. I have found myself having trouble relaxing! I am always thinking I am forgetting to do something because I am used to being so busy the fact that I have time to sit and read (a non school book) is AMAZING!! I am absolutely loving ...
  • OT and the full moon

    I have been a COTA now for seven years and it still never ceases to amaze me how much the full moon affects patients. On Friday night there was a full moon and the day was crazy. I had one patient not speak to me the entire treatment, all because we told her that flip flops were not appropriate footwear. A bunch of patients had increases in pain ...