Providing Occupational Therapy Intervention using Telehealth

The Research on the Efficacy of Telehealth With occupational therapy intervention where services are provided using telehealth, research shows that improvements are seen in upper extremity function, parental stress levels, motivation, carryover with home programs and engagement in daily tasks such as ADLs and IADLs (Hung & Fong, 2019; Sarsak, 2020). There is also feasibility …

Ending the week on a positive note…

Another week in the books! Last week, I was fortunate enough to present at the New York State Occupational Therapy Association Conference (nysota.org) on Telehealth across the lifespan collaborating with Corinne McLees from My Virtual OT - Virtual Occupational Therapy. This was a virtual presentation using Whova and it truly was one of the best …

Free Resources: Daily and Weekly Therapy Planning Sheets

Making time to read the latest in occupational therapy news and research begins with planning. Think about how you feel when you do not have a solid schedule of your events for the week. You most likely feel disorganized and anxious. The last thought on your mind is reading any type of research material. An …

Reading as an Occupation: What I read in October.

Years ago, I saw an episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show that chose members of the audience and had those members tell their story. These members did not know this was going to happen. So, this was not staged where they were chosen because the show’s producers knew that they were particularly interesting or those …

Ending the week on a positive note…

Hopefully, where you live, fall is flexing its 'best season ever' muscle! Where I live, I am at the perfect intersection of fall hues and cooler temperatures. The aesthetics of fall provide my senses with an opportunity to self-calm at an otherwise hectic time. Currently, schools, universities, hospitals, and other community institutions where occupational therapy …

Tips for reading a research article when you have limited time.

Reading one research article can be a relaxing experience. You are gaining knowledge and learning ways to implement the research outcomes in your occupational therapy practice.  But, when you have multiple articles to read or if you had a long day at work, the thought of reading a 20-page research study is not particularly appealing. …

World Mental Health Day

Occupational Engagement and Occupational Balance: Research to Define the Role of Occupational Therapy Each profession has carved out a role with the mental health of their clients. What is occupational therapy’s role? As occupational therapy practitioners, our role is to ensure that we are engaging our clients in meaningful occupations as part of the recovery …