Must-Know Tips For Working With Aphasia As An Occupational Therapist

Brain damage, no matter what the cause is, can have devastating consequences on an individual’s daily function and quality of life. Movement restrictions, emotional changes, behavioral problems, and communication deficits differ in severity but if present, drastically reshape a person’s life as well as those of their close family and friends. In this post, you’ll […]

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Occupational Therapy in Mental Health: An Overview of 6 Typical Settings

Unless you have a background in addressing mental illness, it’s common for occupational therapists to find the mental health field to be an intimidating realm of treatment, especially for US-based OTs. Those with a lack of familiarity with mental health as a whole tend to immediately concentrate only on the abnormally aggressive behaviors, while ignoring […]

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25 OT Frames of Reference: A Quick Overview for Students and Practitioners

The occupational therapy discipline is built on several foundational theories that are fascinating, but also drawn out and extremely challenging to digest. So, we have decided to assist OT students and practitioners by providing summarized highlights of the OT frames of reference all in one location. But first, let’s get past some confusing terminology. What […]

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Occupational Therapy’s Role Working with the Burn Patient Population

Depending on the severity of the case, burns can be the root of all-encompassing disruption in a patient’s life. We’re talking about physical, emotional, and psychological trauma that can last a lifetime. Burns can also exacerbate other comorbidities that patients may have been living with prior to their newly acquired injuries. Burns are potentially life-threatening […]

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Occupational Therapy and Multiple Sclerosis: Treatment Tips and Strategies

When working in occupational therapy, have you noticed as you gain clinical experience that there is no “one size fits all” approach to intervention, particularly with patients with multiple sclerosis (MS)? Although these patients share a common diagnostic code, there is so much underlying variation in how MS affects their lives. With that being said, […]

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How to Score a Career as an International Occupational Therapist

As occupational therapists, we are instructed to constantly think outside of the box when coordinating and designing therapy interventions. We come to better understand our patients/clients if we strongly acknowledge our patient’s goals and lifestyle needs within their own environment. However, we are unable to fully comprehend individuals’ lifestyles and cultural influences by sitting in […]

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