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10 Reasons Why OTs Should Be Using Occupation-Based Interventions

Occupation-based interventions: It may seem like common sense to use these as occupational therapists. After all, our title has the word “occupation” in it, for goodness sake! Unfortunately, assembly-line therapy has reduced the use of occupation-based treatments in favor of exercises that make point of service and high productivity the main objective versus providing quality, […]

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6 Great Occupational Therapy Forums

From the first time we enter class as aspiring occupational therapists, we find ourselves surrounded by a community of peers sharing a similar experience. The best occupational therapy forums have the ability to extend that environment beyond physical encounters into online spaces. That camaraderie, whether enjoyed in person or digitally, provides a support network through […]

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Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy: A Viable Option for Stroke Patients

The following article on Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy (along with Modified Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy) was guest-authored by Janet Meydam, OTR/L and Meredith Chandler, OTR/L. We want to give both of them a huge thanks for sharing their insight and research for this article. According to the National Stroke Association, it is estimated that 9 out of […]

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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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Steps to Get Your Occupational Therapy License State by State

One of the most common and important questions any new occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant wants to know is, “How do I get my occupational therapy license in my state?” Unfortunately, the answer isn’t always as simple as one might think. The process for getting your state occupational therapy license itself is not that […]

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