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Written by Bridget McNamara, Published on November 21, 2016

Have you ever had difficult parents of a child on your caseload who is relentless? Someone who seems to question every move you make and challenge every recommendation? One who makes you feel that their sole mission in life is to make your day more challenging?

Most who have worked with children can think of at least one family they would describe as “difficult” or “overbearing.” As we all know, to make real progress as an OT, we need the help and cooperation of the families.

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Topics:Clinicalcommunicationkidsparentspatientspediatrics

Written by Grant Mitchell MOT, OTR/L, Published on November 14, 2016

It seems to start with "if only I could get into grad school." However, the short-lived celebration turns into "I hope I can graduate."

It's exciting to graduate, except there’s the barrier of the NBCOT test, exponentially multiplied by the anxiety of finding and starting a new job. The good news is, the NBCOT is a pass-it and you’re in-for-life type of test! Then you need only to remain in good standing, renewing your certification every 3 years.

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Topics:LicensureNBCOTstudying for nbcottips for occupational therapy students

Written by Dominic Lloyd-Randolfi, Published on November 1, 2016

In the past few months, I have talked to several people considering occupational therapy as a career. Surprisingly enough, a majority of them were male!

Of course, there are many reasons to be an occupational therapist. Yet, I have found myself describing the positives of being a male occupational therapist and thought others might enjoy them as well.

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Topics:Careersgender

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