Ending the week on a positive note…

With May being Mental Health Awareness Month and Stroke Awareness month, I have provided a wealth of resources in these two areas, in addition to resources for home care occupational therapy, AOTA and AOTF webinars, and more! These stories have helped my week end on a positive note. Occupational therapy 13-year-old Cedar Rapids girl excited …

Ending the week on a positive note…

May appears to be the month for many observances. May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Mental Health Awareness Month, National Stroke Awareness Month, contains Teachers’ Appreciation Week, and so much more. In addition to observances, there are also celebrations with Mother’s Day being celebrated this Sunday. I hope everyone is able to …

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 …

Free Resources: Occupational Therapy Journal Club Review Form and Spreadsheet

Just a friendly reminder that reviewing research does not have to look the same way for everyone and reading some research is better than reading no research. However you consume research in your occupational therapy life, tracking and being reflective about what you read, helps with meeting that evidence-based practice gold standard, allowing you to …

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 …