Why I Don’t Recommend NBCOT’s Official Exam Prep Study Resources

The NBCOT sells exam prep review materials such as practice questions for the OTR and OTA exams. While this may be useful for some...
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Pediatric Movement and Fine-Motor Milestones: PodQuiz Episode 7 – OT Dude Podcast

Welcome to another podquiz episode. This topic is often very challenging for students to learn, so it's a good one to listen to. Episode...

Insights from the Research ‘Predicting Student Success on the NBCOT® Examination’: Passing Advice

Did you know there's a published article that looked at students who took the NBCOT exam and what factors they had in common that...

How to Pass the NBCOT® Exam On Your First Try

The NBCOT Exam is the thing that stands between you and becoming licensed and officially an occupational therapy practitioner. It was one of the...

Movement Disorders for the NBCOT® Exam: Let’s Review

The NBCOT Exam may test candidates on movement disorders associated with neurological conditions. Movement disorders may have confusing terminologies that all sound similar. Examples...

Healthcare Funding in the United States: Things You Wish You Learned in Occupational Therapy School

You probably already know that the US healthcare system spends and burns through a lot of money. But just how is it funded in...

APA Quotations and Citations for Occupational Therapy Students & Researchers

Quotations are often misused in APA format, and for good reason – there are very specific rules. Here is a simple cheatsheet for you...

Citing References: The Easy and Fast Way, Save Time

Cite as you write. Do not procrastinate and do this at the end. Cite as you write! Trust me, I've procrastinated and it is...

Study: AM-PAC 6 Clicks Daily Function for Acure Care Discharge Planning After Stroke

About 6 Clicks The AM-PAC 6 Clicks is a commonly used outcome measure in acute care. For example, in the hospital where I work, every...

Don’t Put it On Us: Burnout & The Gaslighting of Healthcare Workers

The Burnout Messaging Burnout has been a theme we have been seeing in healthcare lately, which was likely intensified and brought to public attention due...

Occupational Therapy in Mental Health | Overview & Updates

Did you know that occupational therapy practitioners (OTPs) play a role in mental health and work in mental health settings? While OTPs are known...

Dementia and Wandering | Occupational Therapy Interventions & Evidence-Informed Practice Guidelines

Motivation for this article I recently saw some social media posts from OTs on managing wandering or those who are a 'flight risk' with dementia....

3 CSTs and Tutorial Added to the NBCOT Exam Prep Course

Exciting News I am excited to announce that 3 NEW CSTs and a Tutorial have been added to the free NBCOT Exam Prep Course! This has been...

Occupational Therapist Unboxes and Reviews the Gladly Anthem 4 Wagon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yduNAa34sFM Summary Here are my first impressions. This will not be a full review, but I will provide my initial impressions on this product. Disclaimer: I...

CST Tutorial Added to the NBCOT Exam Prep Course

Hope the review is going well for you! Just wanted to provide an exciting update on the free NBCOT Exam Prep Course. CST (Clinical Simulation Test)...
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Dobbs v. Jackson Abortion Ban and AOTA’s Statement: Episode 12 – OT Dude Podcast

Why did the AOTA take so long as a professional association to release a statement in response to the supreme court abortion ban when...

Let’s Talk More About Death: Hospice Becoming a For-Profit Business

Currently, occupational therapists do not play that much of a role in death and dying it seems. Could it be because meaningful occupations are...

Occupational Therapy for Abortion in the Aftermath of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health | Overturning Roe v. Wade

AOTA Statement in Response to Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health The AOTA president, Alyson Stover MOT, JD, OTR/L, BCP, released a statement on July 1st on...