failed the nbcot

So You Failed the NBCOT?
Get Advice To Succeed On Your Next Try

Take a deep breath. Don’t panic. If you’re reading this, you may have just received the stressful news that you didn’t pass the NBCOT. After weeks and weeks of studying and stressing, you’re feeling super de-motivated and hopeless. These feelings are 100% normal and you should expect to feel crappy about it for a few days. It’s […]

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quick reference guide for occupational therapy

Review of “Quick Reference to Occupational Therapy”

When I started working in inpatient rehab, I felt totally clueless to all the conditions I was seeing. My favorite and most-used resource during that time was the Quick Reference Guide to Occupational Therapy by Kathlyn L. Reed.  It has been massively useful at times when I need to look up something very specific fast. I use this book regularly and […]

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Caregiver burnout occupational therapy

Educating Clients To Prevent Caregiver Burnout

Caregiver burnout, caregiver stress, and caregiver exhaustion. Whatever you choose to call it, caregiver burnout among all settings and diagnoses is unfortunately a very real and very common phenomenon. It not only affects caregivers’ mental health but their physical health as well. Studies show that at this time, 43.5 million people (or 18%) of the U.S. […]

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OTR vs COTA

OTR vs. COTA: What’s the Difference?

If you’re in the pre-application process of becoming an Occupational Therapy practitioner and are trying to decide which path to choose, this post is for you. General Difference Between OTR vs. COTA Registered Occupational Therapist (OTR) To start with the basics for those of you who are not yet fully aware of the difference, OT(R) […]

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reparing for Level II Fieldwork

Preparing For Level II Fieldwork

So you’re just about done with your program’s curriculum and about to start preparing for your level II fieldwork. Hooray! You’ve made it so far and are so close to the home stretch. As you’ve likely been told, fieldwork will incorporate everything you’ve learned during your coursework in a real-life, hands-on setting. Fieldwork really is […]

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