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Occupational Therapy’s Role in Driver Rehabilitation

As occupational therapists, we consider driving to be an instrumental activity of daily living (IADL) that may sometimes be addressed as part of treatment, but did you know that occupational therapy’s role in driver rehabilitation can be considered its own practice area entirely? Driver rehabilitation is a specialized area of occupational therapy that helps someone […]

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Occupational Therapy’s Role in Inpatient Settings

As an occupational therapy student, I remember being completely overwhelmed by all the different practice settings where an OT can work. In particular, I had trouble discerning between inpatient hospitals (also known as acute care hospitals) and acute rehab hospitals. In my head, I used those words interchangeably until I finally learned more detail behind […]

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9 Things to Consider Before Working in a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF)

If you’re a new occupational therapist (or you are physical therapist or speech therapist!) considering working in a skilled nursing facility (SNF), there are several important factors to look at before taking the job. While there are great skilled nursing facilities to work for, there are also many facilities that can challenge ethical boundaries and […]

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Ethical Dilemmas in Occupational Therapy

Whether you’re an experienced occupational therapist or a new OT grad, we all remember taking an ethics course in OT school. The vast majority of us who decided to become occupational therapy practitioners are intrinsically good people who want to help others, so it’s tough to think about difficult situations we may encounter at work […]

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