Why Occupational Therapists Use Occupations for Therapy? | OT Fundamentals

https://youtu.be/UH6E1_H7vPc By now, you should be familiar with what occupations are. But the question is why? What’s the big deal with it and why should...

Homeless & Indigent Clients in Acute Care: Occupational Therapy Interventions & Discharge Planning

“Why don’t homeless people work at low-wage, entry-level jobs, which should help them get over their homelessness?” – anonymous Quora.com user Introduction In the United States, homeless...
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Passion, Exposure Therapy, & Connecting the Dots with Erica Patusco — OT Dude Podcast

https://youtu.be/Ngp9p7IbkBo In this episode, Erica — who has been practicing OT for over 10 years... we have a wonderful discussion about re-igniting our passion for...

Interventions for Cochlear Implants and Associated Barriers in Occupational Therapy

Introduction In 2019, 118,100 cochlear implant (CI) devices were implanted in adults and 65,000 in children.((Estimates based on manufacturers’ voluntary reports of registered devices to...

Brain Injury and Self-Awareness: Denial and Metacognition in Occupational Therapy

Introduction Brain injury may cause cognitive disabilities that affect one's self-awareness. One model, the Expanded Awareness Model (Toglia & Kirk, 2000), provides a framework of...

Are Occupational Therapists Becoming More Diverse? – Let’s Find Out

Introduction Are Occupational Therapists Becoming More Diverse? Historically, the profession of OT comprised of primarily white female practitioners. With the current movement and trends towards more...

Where Do Occupational Therapists Work (Settings and Practice Areas) – Workforce Trends

What settings do occupational therapy practitioners work in statistically? What are the workplace / workforce trends for occupational therapy? Another way to think...

Occupational Therapy Activity Analysis Form / Cheatsheet / Guide

Occupation What is the purpose or meaning of the activity? How does this activity relate to occupational performance? What occupation are you analyzing? An activity may...
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Occupation as Means vs Ends Explained & Examples – Occupational Therapy

https://youtu.be/-VumrCD7ZK0 Occupations as means and end were described by Catherine Trombly in 1995. Occupation Definition In the early days of occupational therapy, crafts were used as diversions,...

What is Self-Care for Occupational Therapy Students and Practitioners?

What is Self-Care? The term self-care has been on the rise. On Google Trends, there was interest around 2004...
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Back to OT School, Geriatric Passion, and Mental Health with Lyndsey Gass: Episode 13 – OT Dude Podcast

Lyndsey shares her experience going back to OT school as an OTA, how it compares to OTA school, the 'forgotten' population, and why mental...

Should We Call Occupational Therapists Doctors – For Those with Doctorate Degrees…

Introduction There was a post on Reddit about someone who was looking into pursuing a doctorate degree in OT. The story goes that the faculty...
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Balance Grades for Occupational & Physical Therapy (Normal, Good, Fair, Poor Scale)

Video Explanation, Mneumonic and Demo https://youtu.be/7ad_OHD-nVg Balance Grades for Occupational & Physical Therapy (Normal, Good, Fair, Poor Scale) Static Balance Normal : Able to maintain steady balance...

Call for Podcast Guests to Be on the OT Dude Podcast

Hello OT Community! One of my goals for creating the podcast is to have guests on and to learn about their stories and how OT...

Mindfulness Practice Made Simple for Occupational Therapy

History Mindfulness is based on Eastern practices rooted from Buddhism. Not a new practice, but has been practiced over 2500 years. Adopted by Western...

Why I Think ACT is Useful for Occupational Therapy

ACT Background ACT stands for Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and is an approach used in psychotherapy. It is considered to be a third-wave type of...

Occupational Therapy Chronic Pain Management Techniques: Evidence-Informed Guide

My Pain Story After two years since my lower back injury involving 2 slipped discs in my lower back, I continued to feel the pain....

Suicide Awareness and Training for Caregivers: Outline & Take-Home Points

Suicide Awareness and Training Overview Anyone can think about suicide, even young children. Activities such as sports and volunteering can create a sense of...