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 […]

How Being A Parent Has Helped Me As A Therapist

My work as an Occupational Therapist has it’s benefits. I work specifically in mental health with young adults ages 18-24. However, many often associate occupational therapy with pediatric work. In which case, I often hear people describe the idea that my profession gives me the skills to provide my daughter with above and beyond challenges […]

The Best Job Ever: Occupational Therapy in Mental Health

Mental Health Occupational Therapy Following Your Passion First, I want you to think about a few mental health questions. Who has ever dreamed of being an Olympic athlete? How about a sports coach? Personal trainer? Or, if your like me, who of you would have been happy just being the towel or water boy? What […]