California Governor’s Executive Order Expands Telehealth Services

Governor Gavin Newsom today signed Executive Order N-43-20 expanding protections to medical providers as they increase the use of video chats and similar applications to provide...

May OT Challenge – First Annual #mayOTchallenge with @OTDUDEDOTCOM

Background Story This year we had awesome participation for OT Month on social media. There were so many great posts advocating for the OT profession....

Best Watch for Occupational Therapists (2020)

I purchased this product with my own money. I own and personally use it. I decided to review this product on my own without...

Occupational Therapy Coronavirus COVID-19 Update #2

This update has been long overdue. I first wrote about COVID-19 on February 10 - I think it was not even called COVID-19 at...

Happy OT Month 2020

This is OTDUDE.com's first year celebrating OT month. We are very fortunate to be apart of this amazing community of inspiring professionals working with...

My Thoughts on PPE for COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

3/3/20 Coronavirus Cases: 859,338 Deaths: 42,334 Recovered: 178,125 Social media has been spreading positive awareness, but also misinformation about the novel coronavirus. The general public has now become...

Occupational Therapy Badge Reel

We are excited to announce our new line of Occupational Therapy (OT) Badge Reels in our Store! The Shortage of Cool OT Stuff for Dudes When...

2020 AOTA Conference Cancelled Due to Coronavirus & Virtual Alternative

Why was AOTA’s 2020 Annual Conference & Expo in Boston canceled? The Governor of Massachusetts declared a state of emergency on March 10 to support...

Happy International Wheelchair Day Occupational Therapy (March 1, 2020)

Q&A When is International Wheelchair Day? International Wheelchair Day is on the 1st of March every year - around the world! How did it begin? Steve Wilkinsonis the...

PHQ-9

Objectifies degree of depression severity. Ask the patient: "How often have they been bothered by the following over the past 2 weeks?" Kroenke, K.,...

Affiliate Tutorial for OTDUDE.com

This is a quick tutorial explaining how to get started with earning using your unique Affiliate referral links. Getting Started You will be directed to click...

Updoc Health Diary – Occupational Therapy App Review

I was not paid or compensated to write this review. I decided to review this product on my own without any external influence. UpDoc: Health...
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Parenting Life Hack: Screen Time Setup Guide

Screen Time Background The advent of mobile devices compared to desktop computers and laptops have made screen time much more accessible. Too much screen time...

Cyber Bullying Laws

There is no federal law that specifically applies to bullying. In some cases, when bullying is based on race or ethnicity, color, national origin,...
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Occupational Therapy Tips for Interacting with Persons with Blindness

General Guidelines Communication Treat Blind people as individuals. Identify yourself when entering a room. Speak directly to the individual. Give specific directions (instead of vague...