Background Think that occupational therapy is not recognized? Sure, many people do not know what occupational therapy is or what occupational therapists do. We are also seeing a more popular trend of aging in place, but as mentioned in one...
  If you are fortunate enough to live in an area of the world right now that has not been significantly impacted by the Coronavirus compared to New York, Italy, China, or any of the other surge cities, then keep...
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 routine and non-emergency medical appointments in an effort to minimize patient exposure to COVID-19. Background We have...
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. I had a lot of fun participating in the #ABCsofOT challenge. So why stop there?...
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 that point and people were still calling it coronavirus. Although I have been following the...

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 clients and populations across the lifespan. This year's motto: Occupational Therapy: EMBRACING CHALLENGES, ENHANCING LIVES. We will be...
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 aware of the shortage of PPE for healthcare workers in the United States. There have been...

Shop Occupational Therapy Badge Reels

Shop Now! Click Here to Shop Now How it Started When we googled "occupational therapy badge reel", we were disappointed with the lack of OT products for students, new grads, and practitioners. My wife was looking for a badge reel to give...
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 the Commonwealth’s response to the outbreak of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-10), and he urged large organizations...
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 founder of International Wheelchair Day. It was founded in 2008 to provide a platform for...