Category Archives: OT

Poem echoes beliefs in OT

As I read this today, I was struck by how much it reflected many beliefs in OT…that the simple, ordinary things in life are often the most meaningful. Do you agree? “Learn to like what doesn’t cost much. Learn to … Continue reading

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OT A to Z: D is for Deprivation

The concept of occupational deprivation is not necessarily new in occupational therapy, but I do think it is one that continues to gain attention as the area of occupational justice continues to develop. Wilcock (2006) defined occupational deprivation as deprivation of occupational choice … Continue reading

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OT A to Z: A is for Adaptation

Aside from occupation, I am not sure there is a concept that is more inherent to occupational therapy than that of adaptation. While we see the concept of adaptation in other fields (biology, psychology, anthropology), I think the knowledge and … Continue reading

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What do you look for in an applicant to OT school?

Every year during the admissions process, the same question tends to be asked in various ways: What do you look for in a future OT student? What qualities do you think make the strongest OT program candidates? What does the … Continue reading

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OT: Helping people “tinker” to improve their health and well-being

By way of a post yesterday, my friend Susan, introduced me to a research group called The Institute for the Future. The range of their work is fascinating and will definitely take some time to explore and more fully consider. However, … Continue reading

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Carl Sagan, Women Explorers, and OT

In honor what would have been  Carl Sagan’s 77th birthday, @Lettersof Note posted a letter from Carl Sagan sent to members of the Explorers Club. Written in 1981, Dr. Sagan implores the club members to admit women into its membership, providing numerous … Continue reading

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Connecting in the global world of OT

When I became an occupational therapist in the 1990s, electronic tools such as email were just emerging. The world has certainly changed over the span of a few decades! Whereas a few may disagree, I think the changes that have occurred as a result of … Continue reading

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Recommitting to blogging!

Having just returned from WFOT 2010, I am still trying to organize my thoughts and ideas about the amazing experience. One thing that I did leave with was a excitement about connecting with a group who is committed to the … Continue reading

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