Best of Occupational Therapy (03/04/2020)

This week: #OTBlackHistoryMonth, a bullseye for inclusion and representation, life in teletherapy, making up for parkinson’s, and tips for tough IEPs.

Curious What “The BOOT” is?

Here’s the Deal: This is where I bring you the best of the best from the field of OT.

I’ll consume all sorts of wonderful occupational therapy related material, from podcast episodes, to blog posts, YouTube videos, journal articles, social media posts, you name it.  Then I’ll pick a few of my favorites and feature them here for you to enjoy.

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Let’s find out who gets “The BOOT” this week…


And Alondra La OT featured some amazing practitioners on her instagram page throughout February, or #OTBlackHistoryMonth.

A Bullseye Hit for Inclusion & Representation

I was walking through the aisles at Target the other day and noticed a new line of ads all about inclusion and representation. I literally got all the feels when I first caught glimpse of these beautiful, inclusive pictures.

That Teletherapy Life

Ever wondered what it looks like to work in teletherapy? Well, Sarah Stormsdorfer from My OT Spot has us covered with her interview with Rachel Morris as we get a peek into what a day in the life looks like in teletherapy.

Shake It Off

A new line of make-up is shaking things up by designing products specifically for people shaky hands.

Nervous About That Upcoming IEP?

Don’t be.

Jayson Davies, from OT Schoolhouse, has you covered with 7 tips to conquer tough IEPs.


Feel the Rhythm! Feel the Rhyme!

Get on up, it’s bobsled time!

I spent the long weekend hanging out on the beach in Jamaica. It was my first time there and can I just say that it was glorious.

While there, I released a new podcast episode with Connie Hunt, MS, CCC-SLP all about collaboration, i.e. collaboration between therapists and other healthcare professionals (i.e. speech and OT), with students and supervisors, as well as with the clients and their families. Connie is also an author of a children’s book series and we’re doing a special giveaway of her books.

To enter the giveaway:

You will get an entry into the giveaway for each action you take… Do all 5 and you will double your entries for a total of 10 entries into the giveaway. You don’t want to miss out on these amazing books!

By the way, the BOOT is going to come out on Wednesdays from now on, so I can get all my episode stuff together. I hope that’s ok, because it’s gonna happen :-). Cheers to BOOT Wednesdays!!!!

The Countdown Begins

AOTA 2020 is less than a month away!

Don’t forget to mark your calendars and catch me, Occupied, Seniors Flourish, I Love OT Podcast, and OT After Dark at Tech Lab 303A- OT Podcasts: A Modern Medium Connecting & Educating Individuals Around the Globe on Saturday March 28, 2020 from 1:30-3:00pm.

Also did you hear about the special meet-up? It’s gonna be Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 7:00 PM. Make sure to follow me @ot.4.lyfe for more details.

If you’re gonna be at the conference, hit me up. I’d love to connect with you, plus I have stickers!

Cheers- Sarah

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