11 of the Best Occupational Therapy Blogs
For today’s post, I wanted to discuss a few of my favorite blogs I really enjoy and enjoyed in OT school as either a very helpful resource or reading relatable stories from other occupational therapy students. Depending on what you’re searching for, here are my favorites and little snippets of what they’re all about.
OT Potential was created by Sarah Lyon, who has been blogging since 2012 and has clearly put so much time and effort into creating awesome content geared for new OTS and veterans alike. She covers pretty much anything you can imagine, from resume building to all-inclusive design. Her site is well categorized and has so much content that you can get lost for hours diving in.
This is a free (hooray!) resource for current evidence-based interventions ranging from pediatric information to geriatrics, with quick and easy to read summaries of the current studies along with self-reflection and peer discussion questions to fully take in the study information.
Created by an occupational therapy student named Lauren who has outlined so much helpful info for applying to grad school as well as her experiences of what it’s been like for her during OT school.
Advance is a great well-maintained, professional site with evidence based research on OT interventions with regular updates to keep you in the know of current research and treatment ideas.
WebPT is a great business site geared toward OT, PT and SLP’s that focuses a lot on the business side of therapy. There is a lot of great info on starting your own practice as well as info about documentation (G-codes, ICD-10, etc) that is also really helpful if you’re doing any kind of outpatient therapy.
OT Connections is useful if you have an AOTA membership. You’ll find the most up to date evidence-based research (but I’m sure you already knew that!). If you don’t have a membership but still want current evidence, Google Scholar is your friend (when you get full access to the articles) for free evidence-based interventions. During my thesis, I was a Google-Scholaring fool, but that’s a story for another blog post.
OT Notes is a blog that was started by an OT named Cheryl in 2008 and has posts up to late 2015 at this point, but has so much useful content ranging from pediatrics to geriatrics as she has worked in the school system, acute care, skilled nursing, and outpatient pediatrics, so there’s something for everyone.
This is a pediatric OT blog created by Abby, an occupational therapist with experience working in school-based practice, early intervention, and feeding therapy. She not only has great info for pediatric OT’s, but also excellent resources for parents and teachers as well. There is also great content about OT school and fieldwork that applies to all OT settings (not just peds).
Anonymous OT is a blog written by an anonymous pediatric occupational therapist who offers her unfiltered (yay for being anonymous!) opinions about our field as well as a plethora of pediatric interventions including handwriting, sensory integration, visual perceptual interventions, ethics, and more.
A blog created by an OT named Christopher Alterio who owns his own OT practice in New York. He regularly updates his blog and has super in depth articles about pretty much anything OT you can think of, from policy to the new OTD requirements to early intervention. You can probably find just about anything on his site as he’s been blogging on this site since 2005.
Seniors Flourish is a website created by Mandy Chamberlain, an occupational therapist specialized in geriatric occupational therapy, whose mission is help OTs working with older adults as well as caregivers to keep older adults independent in daily living with educational posts, videos, tips, and product reviews.
I know there are so many other great occupational therapy blogs out there that I have yet to discover, so please let me know in the comments some of your favorites so I can update and add to this list.