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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 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 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

Written by Shannon Kelly, MS, OTR/L, Published on May 15, 2017

What is your OT elevator pitch?

How many times have you attended an event or engaged in a conversation with someone and after you inform them of your amazing profession, they follow up with something along the lines of ...

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Topics:communicationelevator pitchnetworkingNew Grad SuccessresourcesVideos

Written by Grant Mitchell MOT, OTR/L, Published on April 26, 2017

Staying connected to prominent occupational therapists and organizations is easy using social media and OT Twitter accounts.

Twitter provides a simple and efficient platform for OTs and therapy organizations to provide concise, informative, and thought-provoking therapy information. For those of you who, like myself, have been living under a rock for the last few years, Twitter has gained traction as a primary avenue to disseminate information.

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Topics:AOTACareerscommunicationnetworkingtechnologytwitter

Written by Shannen Marie Coley OTR/L, Published on April 24, 2017

NGOT recommends following these 50 occupational therapy Instagrams if you’re on IG. Check out the square pictures depicting life’s occupations and become inspired.

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Topics:communicationinstagramnetworkingNew Grad Successtechnology

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