Introduction: On Sunday, February 24th, at 7 pm EST, 4 pm PST, the Twitter account for the Society for the Study of Occupation: USA found at the twitter handle @OccSci_USA will be hosting a topic chat that can be found following #OccSciChat. This Chat will be on the topic of occupational therapy (OT) history and […]
I discovered #OTalk2US and #OTalk while completing an article I was writing for another informal OT peer to peer website. I collected and organized roughly 200+ OT Twitter accounts by practice area such as pediatrics, mental health, and general advocacy. Certainly, there are thousands more, however, I focused on accounts that were topic specific or […]
“What’s your OT spiel?” Is an ongoing discussion for OTs. The occupational therapy (OT) spiel is similar to what’s commonly known as an elevator speech, but for OTs. My purpose in writing this article is as a personal assignment to organize my favorite OT spiels into one place. Introduction Defining OT was one of the first assignments […]
Guest Post by Ms. Waters from Hyper-Tidy.com [Bio Found at Bottom] When you received your diagnosis of chronic pain, you probably wondered how your life would change. That’s entirely normal, as this diagnosis can be serious. Thankfully, there are ways you can reduce your pain and increase your tolerance so you can maintain your quality of life. […]
How to Use Coffee for a Better Day Coffee is one of the best known drinks in the US and world, I don’t have to argue that (Mitchell et al., 2014). I recognize, to many, coffee is not just some drink, it’s part of a valuable routine. If that routine works for you, don’t let me disturb […]
The Creative Value of Lego This is not a transcript of the video, though I have wanted to share my passion for Lego and video for a while. Finally, I did it. A special thanks goes out to the family that has been supporting my Lego addiction, and my wife for letting me keep them. […]
What is Mental Health OT? People often confuse occupation for vocation, meaning therapy strictly relating to employment or job status. However, occupational therapy (OT) actually began with mental health in mind. The civil war sparked the thinking that led those observing bed-ridden soldiers during WWI to believe the soldiers were suffering more from mental […]
Content that will hopefully benefit your mental health! So don’t read this before right before bed; bedtime screen time = bad for your sleep hygiene Regular post’s to be arriving by August 15th, 2017!