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Written by Jaime Spencer, Published on August 28, 2018

Rock Star Pediatric Occupational Therapy Practitioners are often on a VERY limited budget. Budget-friendly pediatric OT tools that work on multiple areas are a great investment. And my favorite spot to get them?

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Topics:Clinicalmoneyoccupational therapy settingspediatrics

Written by Chelsea Wehrman, Published on August 21, 2018

To begin with, level II fieldwork is an overwhelming experience. You are in a new and unfamiliar setting, you typically meet your supervisor the day you begin, and you may have no idea the expectations they have for you. For the first four weeks, you are a nervous wreck every time you walk through those doors. But it gets better. You learn. You listen. You observe. You become friends with your supervisor (hopefully!) and look forward to work every morning.

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Topics:fieldworkGrad SchoolLevel 2 fieldworklevel IImental healthtips for occupational therapy students

Written by Caitlin Meador, Published on August 14, 2018

Congratulations: you made it to graduate school and are pursuing your dream career of being an occupational therapist! Now that you are in grad school, things are different than undergrad. You are likely in a small cohort of around 30 people, with a few faculty members who teach all of your classes. These faculty members are key to your success. They serve as teachers, mentors, and guides on the journey of becoming an occupational therapist. For this reason, it's important to know a few basic principles on how to create a good relationship with the faculty at your school. Knowing how to communicate with faculty — and how it's different from how you interacted with your professors as an undergraduate — is key to fostering these relationships.

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Topics:communicationGrad Schooltips for occupational therapy students

Written by Julie Wolfman, OTD, OTR, Published on August 7, 2018

There’s no such thing as “pre-OT”!

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Topics:applying to grad schoolapplying to OT schoolGrad Schoolot schoolpre-OT

Written by Brittany Ferri, MS, OTR/L, CCTP, CLT, Published on August 2, 2018

Occupational therapists understand the need for a good balance between life activities, but can still struggle with practicing it themselves. This can be especially true for occupational therapists who are caregivers. It is not an unusual situation to care for an ill loved one but it certainly is a weight to carry, especially through the trying times of graduate school and/or through your working career. Despite the wealth of knowledge you possess, you may struggle with how you can best promote quality-of-life for an ill loved one, what resources or supports to use first, and how to practice caregiver self-care in a time such as this.

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Topics:burnoutClinicalmultiple sclerosisself-carework-life balance

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