Ending the week on a positive note…

Hello September?! How?! I think at this point, most college students are back in school and parents are getting ready to work with the new school plan of their child or children. The resiliency of everyone during this time is so inspiring. This is a busy time of the year for occupational therapy, committees, education, …

OT/OTA Admission Series Part 2: Strategies for Academic Success in an OT/OTA Program

Dear (Insert your name here), Congratulations! You have been accepted into the Occupational Therapy Program. You did it! Your hard work paid off and you got into an OT/OTA Program! Now what? The nice thing about occupational therapy is that you are entering a profession. This is not just a job, this is your future, …

Ending the week on a positive note…

The nice thing about occupational therapy practitioners is the versatility of our profession. Occupational therapy practitioners work in mental health facilities, nursing homes, hospitals, schools, and hand centers. The list can really go on if you include non-traditional sites such as community centers, transitional housing, or group homes. The list grows even longer if you …

OT Research Spotlight

What is the impact of screen time on children's fine motor and visual perceptual skills? This research study compares the visual perceptual and fine motor skills between children that use electronic tablets and those that do not use tablets. The results are interesting, pointing to areas for further exploration by occupational therapy students and intervention …

Reading as an occupation–July reads.

The Body keeps the score by Bessel van der Kolk, MD Publisher: Penguin Books; (September 8, 2015) With the focus on trauma-informed care, becoming aware of the impact of trauma on the healing process is a key clinical skill for occupational therapy practice. The body keeps the score presents trauma and the healing process in a …

OT Research Spotlight

Article: Predicting Student Success on the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy® Examination Authors: Amy L. Kurowski-Burt, SueAnn Woods, Shay M. Daily, Christa L. Lilly, Brian Scaife, Diana Davis Research Design: Causal-comparative research Objective: Determine the likelihood of passing the NBCOT® Exam based on characteristics of academic and professional behaviors of student cohorts. Participants: …