Let’s talk about…Sleep and ADHD

As an Occupational Therapist, I am constantly learning and seeking out opportunities to grow. Yesterday I took a course through the Centre for ADHD Awareness Canada , in which we talked about Sleep and ADHD. The Centre for ADHD Awareness Canada (CADDAC) is a national, not for profit, organization that provides leadership and support dedicatedContinue reading “Let’s talk about…Sleep and ADHD”

What skills do Occupational Therapists bring to your life?

If you have met an occupational therapist, chances are you experienced a small part of our scope of practice in the one context you met them in. Perhaps your elderly parent or grandparent was in the hospital after a surgery and their occupational therapist helped recommend some grab bars for their shower or a walkerContinue reading “What skills do Occupational Therapists bring to your life?”

The Role of Occupational Therapists : ACT team

Happy Occupational therapy month! If you’ve been following along with my blog posts, you may have read my most recent blog about Occupational therapy and where you might find us (click here to read). I have reached out to some friends and colleagues to help share their roles and scope of practices in the occupationalContinue reading “The Role of Occupational Therapists : ACT team”

October is Occupational Therapy Month!

The month of October represents a lot of different things for different people. Halloween decorating begins, the leaves start to change, fall activities are engaged in, it’s #PSL season, and different organizations and issues are brought to awareness. All of these parts of October are more or less significant to people depending on how meaningfulContinue reading “October is Occupational Therapy Month!”

The Benefits of Colouring for Children

If you’ve stepped into a dollar store, craft store, book store, etc in the last couple years, you must have seen the HUGE variety of colouring books lining the shelves. From Frozen, to Power Rangers and Paw Patrol, to more specifically created colouring books to focus on mindfulness, there is literally a colouring book forContinue reading “The Benefits of Colouring for Children”

Play time – it’s not just all fun and games!

As an occupational therapist that works with pediatric clients, daycare supply teacher and volunteer with Camp Oochigeas (where the power of camp and “being a kid” is celebrated through inclusive programming for children experiencing childhood cancer), I believe strongly in the power of play. As a new occupational therapist, parents of my clients were apologeticContinue reading “Play time – it’s not just all fun and games!”

“Occupational therapy… So you do physio?” and why you’re kind of right but only just.

I’m a new occupational therapist, freshly graduated from Queens University last year, and I honestly don’t think my family fully understands what I do. But most people don’t. In our first year of our two year Masters program, we spent at least a small part of EVERY course practicing explaining what an occupational therapist does.Continue reading ““Occupational therapy… So you do physio?” and why you’re kind of right but only just.”