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Written by Kaitlyn Jones, Published on September 25, 2018

Engagement in video game play is an ever-growing piece of mainstream society. Given the gaming industry’s status as a multi-billion-dollar entity that has recently surpassed the popularity of the film industry by sheer numbers alone, it is inevitable that gaming and engagement in video games have and will continue to be considered a meaningful occupation to many of our patients.

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Topics:accessibilityClinicaltips for new gradsvideo games

Written by Brittany Ferri, MS, OTR/L, CCTP, CLT, Published on September 18, 2018

Day after day, I look forward to meeting one particular OT patient, who consistently gives me words of wisdom in such a way that I always smile and laugh. Being so quick-witted in spite of her circumstances is a fantastic quality of hers and it shows in her entire demeanor. One day, it made me think — I am constantly receiving good pieces of advice and hearing wonderful things from many of my patients, but why should I be the only one who benefits from them? It made me want to share the advice I’ve received with other therapists who may be in need of it.

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Topics:Clinicalcommunicationpatient educationpatientstips for new grads

Written by Devin Diedrich, Published on September 11, 2018

Fieldwork placements come with all sorts of “new”: new setting, new commute, new knowledge, new experiences, new co-workers, new clinical instructors. And as if juggling all this newness isn’t challenging enough, some OT students get the added bonus of dealing with a clinical instructor who is not so inviting and supportive of their learning experience. What do you do when you wind up with a difficult OT fieldwork educator?

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Topics:ClinicalfieldworkGrad SchoolLevel 2 fieldworklevel IItips for occupational therapy students

Written by Taelor Millsap, Published on September 4, 2018

In OT school, you likely learned about physical trauma, from polytraumas sustained from an explosion on the battlefield, or the physical forces behind a traumatic brain injury. However, there are other kinds of trauma, resulting from different types of events than physical traumas. Psychological trauma can have long-lasting harmful effects just like physical trauma, and treating childhood trauma, as a particular form of psychological trauma, requires a specific plan.

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Topics:Clinicalevidence-based practicepediatricstrauma

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