MoCA Certification Requirement on 9/1/19

MoCA or Montreal Cognitive Assessment is an easy to administer screening tool for early detection of cognitive dysfunction. Conditions that the MoCA are commonly used for include Dementia, Parkinson's Disease, and Stroke. Currently, any clinician, health professional, or worker...
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...
Occupational therapy still has a long way to go compared to other disciplines. During a discharge planning meeting, I had a patient on my caseload who would have benefitted from home health occupational therapy services. I believe they were...
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?...
Hide the cones, hide the rings, and all the preparatory things. AOTA had an interesting post about Cody LaRue, MS, OTR/L, who was inspired to institute a new practice called "Functional Fridays" at his facility in Petersburg, VA. “Our emphasis is...

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...

Occupational Therapy Badge Reels

Shop Now Shop Now Shortage of Cool OT Stuff for Dudes When we googled "occupational therapy badge reel", we were disappointed with the lack of products for OT Dudes. This is not surprising as the occupational therapy profession is predominantly women. My...
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...
LA Times wrote a piece titled "Amazon Care may be to healthcare what Amazon Prime is to shopping". Now that is quite a prediction! Amazon currently handles a lot of the Internet's e-commerce, almost 50% at time of writing. Last year,...
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...