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Written by Beth Kramer, Published on June 26, 2018

Congratulations on choosing occupational therapy as a career. By now, you may have begun exploring graduate programs, and discovered that completing prerequisite courses with a 3.0 or higher grade point average is an important part of your application. The news that before applying to a two to three-year graduate program, you will need to take up to a dozen classes or maybe more is daunting.

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Topics:applicationGrad Schoolpre-OT

Written by Dominic Lloyd-Randolfi, Published on June 21, 2018

It’s the night before the NBCOT and you have been cramming developmental milestones and spinal cord levels all week. While you’re certainly busy stuffing your brain with the last bits of information, the night before the NBCOT should be all about taking care of yourself.

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Topics:Grad SchoolNBCOTtips for new gradsyoga

Written by Jasmin Torres, Published on June 19, 2018

Whether you are enrolled in a master’s or a doctorate program, you could find yourself taking at least one class during the upcoming summer semester. Taking even just one course during the summer can be a dramatically different experience than your Fall or your Spring semester. As soon as the weather becomes nicer, it can become increasingly harder to stay focused in summer and not run outside the moment the sun comes out.

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Topics:Grad Schoolsocial mediasummer breaktips for occupational therapy students

Written by Rafael Salazar II, Published on June 12, 2018

So maybe you went into Occupational Therapy knowing that you wanted to be a hand therapist. Maybe you went into OT thinking that you’d like to end up treating complex post—surgical diagnoses of the upper extremity (UE). Heck, maybe you went into OT thinking you wanted to go into pediatrics, but then became enamored with the idea of UE orthopedic rehabilitation on a fieldwork (it’s happened before).

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Topics:CareersnetworkingNew gradoccupational therapy specialtyupper extremity

Written by Antonio Chirumbolo, Published on June 7, 2018

The NBCOT awaits us all after graduating from OT school.

Unfortunately, OT registration and licensure is not simple or linear. It can be difficult to navigate the process of the NBCOT let alone prepare and successfully pass it!

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Written by Aisling Murphy, Published on June 5, 2018

Communicating with parents in pediatric settings can be a stressful part of the collaborative therapy process, especially for new grads. Here, I'll cover some practical strategies to enable effective communication between the OT and the parent.

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Topics:Careerscommunicationfamilyparentspatient educationpediatric occupational therapy

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