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Best of Occupational Therapy (07/15/2020)

This week, the best of occupational therapy includes: Partnering with diversity, partnering students and practitioners, partnering with plants, partnering with online communities, and partnering with parents.

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 content. This includes podcast episodes, blog posts, videos, journal articles, social media posts, you name it.  Then, I’ll pick my favorites for you to enjoy.

If you want to get all of this amazing OT content sent right to your inbox, make sure to sign up here.

Is there anything that you think should be included in the BOOT? Email me and let me know.

Also, make sure you subscribe to the podcast and feel free to join in on the discussion in the free community.

More importantly, let’s find out who gets “The BOOT” this week…

best of occupational therapy

Partnering With Diversity

The Coalition of Occupational Therapy Advocates for Diversity (COTAD) has an awesome IGNITE series which is committed to ending discrimination, creating equity, and amplifying the voices of Black and brown members of the OT community.

Partnering Students and Practitioners

With many fieldwork sites being cancelled, OT students across the world are coming up with fantastic ways to keep their OT brains active. This week, two current students interviewed a new OT practitioner about his role working in acute care during the pandemic.

Partnering With Plants

Connecting with plants and nature has always been important. But it is even more so important now during the current state of the world and the impact it is having people’s mental and physical health.

Partnering With Online Communities

Many of us have been forced into being online for therapy and education. Check out this article to find out how occupational therapy practitioners are utilizing online communities and the impact it is having. We even have one on OT 4 Lyfe.

Partnering With Parents

Pediatric therapy providers do not just work with children. They work with the parents as well. Here are some simple ways to better partner with parents in pediatric therapy settings.

What’s Going On Over here?

So far Seattle has been treating us well and my hubby and I have been adjusting to life in a new city. It’s been a week and a half since we’ve been here and here’s some things I’ve noticed so far:

  • We’ve only 2 days of rain so far
  • I’ve seen 3 cats on leashes on my street- starting to learn it’s kinda a thing here
  • There are 100s of craft breweries nearby (my beer-loving heart is so happy)
  • The views of the water are spectacular
  • Finding a place and location to live is a lot of work

I’ve got a fantastic episode lined up to come out next week. If you are interested in learning more about early childhood movement and mobility and it’s importance, then definitely subscribe to the show so don’t miss this episode.

Only 8 days left of the #30dayplankchallenge. Check out my Instagram stories if you want to see what we are up to. Wanna join in? All you have to do is post a video on your Instagram story and tag me @ot.4.lyfe so we can hold each other accountable #accountabilOT.

Got resources you want to share? Hit me up because I would love to feature them or have you as a guest blogger for “The BOOT”. Contact me here.


– Sarah

For us, OT is more than just a job!

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