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”

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”

Walking as a meaningful leisure occupation – OT Journal Club

This article is titled “Walking as a meaningful leisure occupation: the implications for occupational therapy” (Wensley & Slade, 2012), published in the British Journal of Occupational Therapy. This article falls into the category VI level of evidence as seen in the above table, which is based on the effectiveness rating system by Ackley, Swan, Ladwig,Continue reading “Walking as a meaningful leisure occupation – OT Journal Club”

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!”