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Capstone Poster Tips

In this video, I will go over some capstone tips that I wish I knew and I hope will help you when designing your capstone poster for occupational therapy. These tips will help to save you time, money, and...
Dangling is a funny term for sitting on the edge of bed, but many occupational, physical, and other therapists use it quite often. Learn why it is done, when it is done, and other tips. Definition Dangling in bed means to...
How does the public typically receive occupational therapy services in the US healthcare system? This post will describe a common progression of settings that patients/clients will experience from admission to discharge. Emergency A patient, family member, or bystander activates 911 and...
https://youtu.be/u9kpkOAwKhU What is Impostor Syndrome? Feeling like a fraud while in occupational therapy school, at fieldwork, and as a practicing occupational therapist? OTS/OTs may experience internal "phoniness" in regards to their profession and career. Those experiencing impostor syndrome may attribute their...
Where to Schedule an Appointment Check with your school, fieldwork coordinator, or fieldwork site. Check with your hospital (insurance) network. Check your local county health website, which may contain a list of vaccination sites. Sometimes other hospitals provide vaccinations...
I am excited to be releasing a series of YouTube videos titled, "Your First OT Job". These videos are the ones that I wish I had watched when I was a new grad applying for my first occupational therapy...
Should you Negotiate Salary? The short answer? Yes. Even if you are a new grad, don't let this prevent you from negotiating your salary. Glassdoor released a study that found that the average American could be earning about $7,500 more per...
Has anyone been able to work while doing fieldwork level II? what did you do? Students are probably wondering is if it is possible to work while doing fieldwork and if it is too demanding. I was in this exact position...
Here are 6 tips for occupational therapy students to survive school. #6. Use technology to your advantage Technology is your friend. While there is no wrong way to do things, there are certainly more 'efficient ways' to do things. Studying and...
The 80/20 rule is also known as Pareto's Principle - and it applies to studying and productivity. 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes. While 80 + 20 = 100, this has nothing to do with the sum....