How to get accepted into OT/OTA School.

Strategies to get accepted into Occupational Therapy or Occupational Therapy Assistant School Applying to an occupational therapy or occupational therapy assistant program is a process and any misstep along the way can negatively impact admission because of the competitive nature of occupational therapy programs. When does planning begin when applying to an occupational therapy or …

Ending the Week on a Positive Note…

I have to say that I miss AOTA in-person. I believe that this year the location was beautiful San Diego, California. However, I trust that this online conference will still be a great learning experience! The big this month is the AOTA conference is happening basically all month long with live and on-demand presentations. I …

Free Resource. Where to Start Research Topic Sheet: Yoga and the Role of Occupational Therapy.

Sometimes, the most difficult part of completing a literature review for a research project is finding the articles. Some research topics will net you hundreds of results and reviewing each article can be daunting. A Where to Start Research Topic Sheet   provides a list of articles on topics within the field of occupational therapy …

Reading as an Occupation: What I read in March

Early this year, I really felt that I had lost my reading mojo. For the first couple of months of 2021, I leaned into comfort reading and while my reads were lovely, they were really not very OT related. I am slowly getting back into reading a variety of genres, with some books touching on …

Reading as an Occupation: What I read in February.

The Meal Deal: Blaze your Own Trail to a Healthier Eating Lifestyle by Lisa Kiersky Schreiber  (*) With so many different  food programs available today, determining the best way to follow a specific food program can be difficult. I have seen many people unsuccessfully try Whole 30, Atkins, low-carb, no-carb, vegan, vegetarian….the list is extensive. …

Ending the week on a positive note…

Another week in the books! This has been quite a  week for people all over the country. Having lived in Texas for a few years, I was concerned for the people of Texas withstanding such intolerable weather without services. I am sending positive thoughts their way and hope that the warm weather that is coming …

Research Bite: Measuring the impact of a researcher.

Being a researcher requires a high level of focus. As with any profession, setting goals ensures progression in your chosen field.  With research, the general goals are to (1) complete quality research, (2) publish findings, and (3) translate findings to those you serve in your profession. The process seems straightforward. However, there are other universal …