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Fidgeting vs. Stimming in Autism
This post will use identify-first language, e.g., Autistic person, as the community overwhelmingly prefers this language, and the capital A is in accordance with...
Stereotypy vs. Stimming: Restricted & Repetitive Behaviors in Autism (ASD) | Occupational Therapy Interventions
This article will use identity-first language based on the community's preference for such language in accordance with the APA's recommendations. Introduction Restricted and repetitive behaviors (RRBs)...
Can an Occupational Therapy Student Find Their Own Fieldwork Setting? And Other Fieldwork Issues in Occupational Therapy School
One question that students commonly asked is if they can find their own fieldwork opportunities in occupational therapy school. The answer is it depends....
Occupational Therapy Practice and the History of the Medical Model: A Case for Why OT is Awesome
Recent movements on social media have made claims that occupational therapy as a profession is moving away from the medical model. However, occupational therapy...
States that Require or Don’t Require NBCOT Certification for Occupational Therapy License Renewal | Requirements List
Is NBCOT Renewal Required for Practice? One question that I have and I get asked is whether it is required for you to renew your...
History Lesson: How the Flexner Report Shaped Occupational Therapy Reimbursement in the United States
The Flexner Report had a large influence on the course of healthcare in the US despite being over 100 years old. In the early 1900s,...
Motherhood, Autoimmune Disease, and Balancing Life as a Student with Kelsey Cathcart — OT Dude Podcast
In this episode, Kelsey shares her story about how she balanced life and overcame her obstacles with Crohn's Disease, finances, and early motherhood to...
Autistic and Neurotypical Valued Occupations Model (ANVOM): A Proposed Model for Occupational Therapy Practice
Purpose The purpose of this article is to propose a model of practice for occupational therapy based on research that includes the voices of those...
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) Occupational Therapy Practice
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vB1bgColzZ8 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...
Mental Health, Latinx, and LGBTQ+ Care with Ricky Ramirez — OT Dude Podcast
My special guest in this episode is Ricky Ramirez, OTD, OTR/L, an instructor at the RUSH University Department of Occupational Therapy. We discussed his...
Proper & Safe Transfer Techniques Occupational Therapy
Transferring is the client's movement from one surface to another. The process involves the pre-transfer, transfer, and post-transfer. As the client has some physical...
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....
Big List of Examples of Heavy Work Activities for Occupational Therapy
Heavy work interventions in occupational therapy can involve activities that provide deep pressure (proprioceptive) stimulation to the body, which can help to regulate the...
Weighted Blanket Precautions Contraindications | Death-Related Product Recall
Introduction Occupational therapists often recommend weighted blankets for their patients. Research is not definitive about the effectiveness of this modality for certain uses such as...
Overview of Social Skills Interventions for Autism in Occupational Therapy
Introduction Social skills interventions are designed to address barriers in social skills for clients with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). These social skills interventions can be...
Which Side to Face Bed, Chair and Place Objects After Stroke for Occupational Therapy
After a stroke, patients may experience decreased awareness of their side, such as the left side of either themself or their environment. One way...
I Asked ChatGPT: How Is Occupational Science Different Than Occupational Therapy?
I have been experimenting with the popular AI called ChatGPT to generate a response to a common question to see if it would be...
Sensory-Based Strategies Are Not the Same as Ayres Sensory Integration
Incorrect Use? Sensory strategies are often incorrectly used with sensory integration interventions. One way to distinguish sensory integration methods involve active client participation, whereas sensory...