Evidence-Based Occupational Therapy Practice for Cerebral Palsy

Summary of Evidence for CP OT Interventions most supported by EBP Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT) Orthotics and Casting (Lower limb casting) Goal-directed training Bimanual...

Do I Regret Going into the Occupational Therapy Profession? – Ask OT Dude

This excerpt is from a question that a student who was considering OT and a particular school asked me via e-mail. Do I regret going...

OT Dude Content Updates April 2022

Hope everyone is doing well! It may seem like I have not been creating content for OT Dude, especially blog posts. And that is true,...

Occupational Therapist’s Thoughts on the Rodanda Vaught Criminal Nursing Medicational Error Case

I am deeply disappointed in the legal controversy surrounding the Rodanda Vaught case. That's the one where a nurse made a medication error that...

Occupational Therapy Intervention for Children with ADHD with Cog-Fun EBP

Introduction The latest OT research for children with ADHD. Historically, medications were used to treat children with ADHD, but had side effects and were effective...

Splitting in Mental Health: Split Thinking vs Staff Splitting (Video) – Occupational Therapy

This video introduces the two types of splitting: 1) Split thinking (perception) 2) Staff splitting (behavior). https://youtu.be/hVLbMzgd76Y  

Isometric vs Isotonic vs Isokinetic – Occupational Therapy Foundations of Practice

Root word meanings Isometric - same length for muscles. Isotonic - same tension. Isokinetic - same speed throughout the movement. Isometric In isometric exercises, the muscles...

Motivational Interviewing for Vaccine Hesitancy (COVID-19) – Occupational Therapy EBP

Introduction I have been thinking for a while about how we can help those who are anti-vax or the vaccine-hesitant to change their mind and...

CDC Updated Milestones (2022) for Occupational Therapy Practice

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eW0lWYNQZvs Introduction The CDC has updated and revised the developmental milestone checklist for children on their website. The last update was almost 20 years ago from...

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) Occupational Therapy Practice

Introduction Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is characterized by persistent unexplained symptoms of fatigue for more than 6 months in duration. People with CFS may experience...

Is Occupational Therapy School Worth It? (Video)

Interested in becoming an occupational therapist? This video covers some commonly asked questions about OT school as well as insights into the career from...

Stroke Impact Scale and Impact on Activities – Occupational Therapy

Stroke survivors may have changes in their participation of activities that they usually do and that are meaningful to them. This depends on the...

Next Generation of Durable Medical Equipment! Graves x CVS Collection – Occupational Therapist’s Initial Impressions

Tired of the same old looking DME: shower chairs, commodes, walkers, etc.? The Michael Graves CVS collection is now available to redesign and reinvent...

Occupational Therapist Imposter Syndrome: Not a Bad Thing

https://youtu.be/A5R9O31TqmQ On social media and even in studies of other healthcare workers, imposter syndrome often comes up as a subject. This is common for new...

Interested in Becoming an Occupational Therapist?

Occupational Therapist's Role Assess, plan, organize, and participate in rehabilitative programs that help build or restore vocational, homemaking, and daily living skills, as well as...

Blog/Website vs. Social Media – Paid vs. Free

This post contains affiliate links in which we may get paid for your purchase of third-party services. It Takes Some Time and/or Money Producing content, marketing...
Occupational Therapy Shadow Hours

How to Get Occupational Therapy Shadowing Observation Hours: COVID Pandemic Update

  https://youtu.be/r_0fIyOhGO4 To limit the spread of the coronavirus, many facilities are restricting visitors (including family members) from going to hospitals, schools, nursing facilities, private practices,...

OT School Acceptance Story – Jeff (OTDUDE)

This is the story behind Jeff's aka OTDUDE's acceptance as a Pre-OT student and his journey to becoming an occupational therapist. Profile OT Program: Dominican...