Let’s Talk About Death – Occupational Therapy Practice [Transcript]

Let's talk about death and dying. I think this topic is definitely not talked about enough in our society here in America. Even old...

The Trifecta Approach to Tongue Ties

The Experience Having an infant with a tongue tie can be stressful. As breastfeeding has regained popularity as the method of choice for new moms...

Top Least Stressful Occupational Therapy Settings to Work In 2021-2022

This article will describe the top least stressful occupational therapy settings to work in. Some of it will be based on research from the...

Bedside Screening for Vision – Occupational Therapy

Tags Eye Movements, Eye Disease, Visually Impaired Persons, Vision Disorders, Blindness,  Diplopia, Vision, Binocular Vision, Monocular Visual Acuity, Visual Fields, Low Ocular Motility Disorders, Cortical...

Brain Injury (ABI/TBI) Care Continuum / Settings for Occupational Therapy

Acute Emergency Services (EMS)Emergency DepartmentIntensive Care Unit (ICU)Specialty Neurotrauma OR Long-term Acute Care Post-Acute

Rancho Los Amigos Levels – Occupational Therapy

The Rancho Los Amigos Scale is used to evaluate a patient following a brain injury. The levels are based on observations of the patient's...

Log All The Things: Guide to Automatically Logging Smartthings Smarthome Data

I have been a smartthings user for a while now and have seen it go through many changes, including the Samsung acquisition and Classic...

Desensitization Techniques for the Hand and Upper Extremity – Occupational Therapy

After surgery or a condition, hypersensitivity may occur with or without pain in areas such as the upper limbs. Recovery is often slow and...

Trademark Guide for Occupational Therapy Entrepreneurs – USPTO Update 2021

If you are looking into filing for a trademark as an occupational therapist, then this guide is for you. There are many benefits to...

YSK: There is a Live HIPAA Breach Website by the US Department of Health and Human Services – Best Practices for Occupational Therapy Small...

Data breaches are a common and ongoing phenomenon these days. Patient information such as their health records, private information, and associated information make for...

Brushing Teeth and Oral Hygiene After a Stroke (How to Apply Toothpaste) – Occupational Therapy

This guide provides some ideas and insights into occupational therapy intervention for oral care after a stroke in the hospital (acute care, acute rehab). Barriers ...

Pet Care Adaptive Equipment and Assistive Technology After a Disability or Condition – Occupational Therapy

We love our pets! Myself included. "Sixty-seven percent of U.S. households, or about 85 million families, own a pet, according to the 2019-2020 National Pet...

Now What Do We Eat? – Western Diet and Fast Food Linked to Neurodegenerative Diseases and Disrupters – Occupational Therapist’s Thoughts

Some interesting topics have come up in my feed lately regarding the Western diet and plastics. First of all, I love this stuff. Cheeseburgers....

Apraxia Made Easy – Ideational vs Ideomotor vs Dressing vs Constructional & More – Occupational Therapy

This article features the most common kinds of apraxia associated with occupational therapy, prognosis, and treatment. About Apraxia Apraxia is a neurological disorder that is...

How to Choose an Occupational Therapy School for your Degree

Choosing an Occupational Therapy School can be difficult when there are many great choices out there. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics,...

How to Walk with a Cane; Hurry Cane Thoughts – Occupational Therapy

Side to Hold a Cane Which hand should you use to hold a cane (e.g., single point cane, Hurry cane, etc.) with? You should hold the...

Working as an Occupational Therapist in Abroad Another Country

Why Work Internationally Working as an occupational therapist in another country can be a unique opportunity to experience and immerse yourself in another culture. The healthcare...

How to Quickly Size / Select / Choose a Temporary Wheelchair for Occupational Therapy

Purpose A guide for occupational therapists and physical therapists to quickly size and select a wheelchair for your patient in acute care, acute rehab, and...

Breaking Away from the Monoamine Hypothesis for Depression – Occupational Therapy

Facebook Controversy Facebook has been making headlines and been the talk because of the recent controversy from a whistleblower and released internal research on social...

What is Virtual Autism? – Occupational Therapy Practice

One of my viewers brought my attention to the topic of 'virtual autism'. I was not familiar with this exact term, but I was...

Is It a Good Idea To Get Life Insurance Now? – Occupational Therapist’s Perspective

Disclaimer: Now, I am by no means an insurance expert, but I wanted to provide some insight into the current life insurance world. This...

Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) Occupational Therapy Treatment Precautions

This content is also featured in the OT Dude Academy NBCOT® Exam Prep Course. Registration and enrollment are now open and completely free. See you there! Occupational...

Virtual Occupational Therapy Shadowing During the Pandemic COVID-19

Hey Pre-OT Students, I wanted to share a cool resource for those who are looking for the required occupational therapy shadowing hours when applying...

Free NBCOT® Exam Prep Course – Development Progress and Updates

  Good News! The beta-version of the course is now live and available for registration and enrollment. Click here to get started. This page describes the latest updates...

Medical Research Council (MRC) Scoring System for Muscle Strength in the ICU for Occupational Therapy

MRC in ICU for OT Manual muscle testing (MMT) in the ICU using the Medical Research Council (MRC) Scoring...