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Best of Occupational Therapy (04/08/2020)

This week: habits and routines for working at home, RVs 4 MDs, lived experience with COVID-19, nurturing neurodiversity, writing awesome goals when working with adults and all whole lot about money.

Curious What “The BOOT” is?

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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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Working From Home Now?

Many of us have recently been forced to work from home and I know I am not the only one who is struggling to regain some sense of a routine. Allison the OT Student recently posted a list of tips and trick to take control over your habits in order to be productive when working from home.

There’s been a ton of negativity within our current world, but two women found a way to light up the world despite these dark times. They started a facebook group called RVs for MDs which connects healthcare workers with unused RVs in which they can isolate in and decrease the potential to spread COVID-19 to their families.

Going Beyond the Diagnosis

Emily Roberts OT shares her experience from realizing that she was showing symptoms of COVID-19 to getting the official diagnosis and everything in between.

What I Would Have Told Myself

Check out this heart felt video from Nurturing Neurodiversity in which she interviews some courageous mothers of kiddos diagnosed with autism and their message to other parents who are just finding out about their own kiddo’s autism diagnosis.

Work With Adults and Need Help With Goals?

My girl, Mandy Chamberlain from Seniors Flourish, has you covered with her brand new Goal Writing ebook that will help you create measurable, client centered and attainable goals for your clients.

OT Month Continues

If you haven’t yet, check out these accounts to celebrate our wonderful profession.


Transitions, Entrepreneurship, and Money

I have officially transitioned into using teletherapy to complete my early intervention assessments and so far everything has been going really well. I am optimistic about all the positives that using this platform will have for occupational therapy moving forward.

I also I think that due to everything that is going on in the world right now, entrepreneurship will be on the rise in the future, either to address new areas of practice that are needed or due to the ever changing landscape of reimbursement and funding. If you have been considering starting your own business or creating a product, then don’t miss the upcoming OT Entrepreneur Summit that is happening in May 2020. You might even recognize some familiar OT entrepreneur faces ;o).

ICYMI, I released a new podcast episode with my buddy Joel Larsgaard from How to Money and we talk about… well, all things money. So if you want to be better about your money and get your financial ducks in a row, take a listen to this episode.

Hope you are all staying safe and occupied.

– Sarah

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