Ending the Week on a Positive Note…

Last week, I was nervous because of a virtual 5K that was sponsored by my state occupational therapy association. My nerves were due to the pressure I placed on myself to finish under a certain time (read: win!). I was over my time goal. However, I came in first female. Honestly, after I finished, in that moment, I was simply happy to take part and finish the run. It did not matter whether I was first or not. In the end preparation, hard work, solid goals, and doing my best resulted in the outcome I wanted.  I have always thought running was a mantra for life and every time, it lives up to that billing.

Here are some stories I found this week in occupational therapy, research, and in general.

Occupational Therapy

Different Fieldwork Supervisory Models With a shortage of Level II Fieldwork sites, this post provides a variety of supervisory models that can help meet the fieldwork needs of students to ensure graduation.  

Enjoying Halloween With Sensory Challenges  I am always on the lookout for resources to help parents who have a child that has sensory overload during Halloween. AOTA provides concrete strategies to help with costumes, sounds, and more.

Virtual Handwriting Camp led by Occupational Therapists Handwriting intervention reimagined using Zoom.

Understanding telehealth rules is key during COVID-19 public health emergency With telehealth use on the rise, knowing the rules and regulations are important during (and after) the COVID-19 public health emergency.  


Physiological impact of occupational imbalance. As occupational therapy practitioners, the need for balance in all occupations is well understood. This article provides information on the impact of occupational imbalance on physiology.

Open Access Cost Finder for Taylor and Francis Authors Knowledge is power when it comes to knowing how much it will cost to make your article open access. Research outcomes translates to the community when clinicians can freely access research. The following link also provides a TON of resources on open access from the why to the how to make your article an open access resource: What is open access?

Sensory Integration: Interventions, Assessment Tools & Outcome Measures Occupational Therapy Hub Forum on Sensory Integration with information on the varying levels of evidence-based assessment and intervention resources. I came across the Occupational Therapy Hub a few months ago and it is truly a great global OT community.

Using AOTA’s EBP Resources in Education A wealth of evidence-based resources from AOTA to provide interventions in the educational setting.

Navigating Research During the COVID Pandemic: Perspectives of PIs on Pivots and Challenges The American Occupational Therapy Foundation is providing a webinar on completing research in the time of COVID.


Susan Stark, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Andrew Persh, PhD, OTR/L, BCP, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
Elizabeth Pfeiffer, PhD, OTR/L, BCP, FAOTA, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Moderator: Mary Lawlor, ScD, OTR/L, FAOTA, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

On my TBR pile:

Occupational therapy training on palliative and end-of-life care: Scoping review


48 literary social media accounts you should be following.  I followed @Poetry_Daily and @Wwm_Shakespeare!

This fast and satisfying vegetarian weeknight pasta packs in a whole pound of brussels sprouts.  Brussel sprouts gets a bad rap. They are actually pretty good and I think this recipe will do them justice.

16 new books to watch for in November. I want all of them!

Best Books 2020: see our selections for the top 100 adult books and the top 50 children’s + YA books of the year   Best books in a TON of genres.

Thanks for reading! Have a great weekend!

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