@OccSci_USA 24th Feb, by Grant Mitchell. Pre Chat Reading

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 […]

OTalk2US 2nd Sept, by Grant Mitchell. Pre Chat Reading

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 is Occupational Therapy? An OT Spiel

“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 […]

What To Do After Being Diagnosed With Chronic Pain

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. […]

What I Teach for Mental Health

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 […]