January reflection – 1SE

Over the last 7 months I’ve worked with kids and young adults as an occupational therapist at an outdoor day program. A lot of my clients have anxiety, amongst other diagnoses, and many of them focus heavily on what’s coming next….. like MOST of our society does. In our sessions together, one of the thingsContinue reading “January reflection – 1SE”

Reflecting on how much I love my role as a non traditional OT

OT Multipurpose Activity – DIY Clay Beads

As an Occupational therapist working at a day program where my clients are between 3-35 years old, our biggest focus is making activities not only developmentally appropriate but also age appropriate. A lot of our older clients will go along with certain activities, but won’t really enjoy them or try their best if they aren’tContinue reading “OT Multipurpose Activity – DIY Clay Beads”

Celebrating the little things

Welcome to my blog if you haven’t been here before! My name is Kristina, I am an Occupational therapist in Ontario, Canada! I work with children and young adults at a day program on an outdoor property. I have spent the last 6 months working there and have found how important the lessons that IContinue reading “Celebrating the little things”

COVID and learning occupational balance

If you have gone to school to become an occupational therapist, you’ll have heard the term “occupational balance”. Occupational balance is when your time throughout the day if balanced well between self care, leisure and productivity. When there is an significant imbalance, this can contribute to issues in your health. An example, for anyone notContinue reading “COVID and learning occupational balance”

#OTalk 14th Dec 2021 – How Neurodivergent-affirming models of practice benefit all — OTalk

In my final year of my Occupational therapy Masters’ degree, my friends and I went to the National OT conference put together by the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists. During the conference I re-activated my Twitter account from my undergrad years to follow the live tweets, and realized how much action there is from theContinue reading “#OTalk 14th Dec 2021 – How Neurodivergent-affirming models of practice benefit all — OTalk”