4. Practicing OT/COTA

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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Occupational Therapy Toolkit Review

If I had to pick one and only one textbook or resource to use as both a student and as a new occupational therapy practitioner, I would hands-down 100% pick the Occupational Therapy Toolkit (currently 6th edition, which is the one I have). It is written and illustrated by occupational therapist and real-life wonder-woman Cheryl Hall. I […]

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skilled occupational therapy

Is What I’m Doing Skilled?

You always want to be sure that what you’re working on with your patients requires truly skilled occupational therapy and also provides them with the best possible outcome. We also need to ensure our services are skilled and medically necessary; that they require an OT to complete the intervention (we want to avoid a denial at all costs!). […]

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ot school taught me

Has OT School Taught Me Anything?!

You Are Not Alone… First things first: you certainly aren’t the only new grad that feels this way. I’ve had this conversation with countless new grads as well as seasoned practitioners and they have all said the same thing. Many of us start our Level II Fieldwork and new jobs wondering if OT school taught […]

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