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Functional Cognition and OT: Our Time to Shine

One of things I love most about being an occupational therapist is the huge diversity in our scope of practice. Bridging the gap between physical therapy and speech pathology, occupational therapy practitioners truly get the best of both worlds. We are able to dip our hands into orthopedic conditions as well as cognitive impairments (via […]

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What Exactly Is Occupational Therapy?

If you’re an occupational therapist, you are likely destined to forever answer the question, “So what exactly is occupational therapy?” The old joke from patients goes, “But I don’t need a job!” And while I have only heard that come out of a patient’s mouth a couple of times in over a decade of clinical […]

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Finding Your Passion For All Things Vision in Occupational Therapy

My interest in all things “vision” in the occupational therapy world has been stewing for several years. Working as an occupational therapist in inpatient rehab, I became interested in perceptual skills but did not dive into furthering my education or competency because I was more concerned with continuing education courses designed for stroke recovery, neuro-shoulder […]

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A Day in the Life of an Outpatient Neuro Occupational Therapist

We’re really excited to continue our Day in the Life series featuring Renee Leuschke, OTR/L. In this article, Renee shares what a day in the life is like working as an outpatient neuro occupational therapist as well as helpful information for anyone interested in working in outpatient neuro. While I’m currently an outpatient neuro occupational […]

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