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Best of Occupational Therapy (01/27/2020)

This week: OT degrees, time and money management, making a difference with early intervention, advocacy, and inclusion.

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.

Throughout the week, 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…

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Are We Defined By Our Degrees?

These days there seems to be tension within our profession with people feeling inferior or superior based on their chosen degree. Taylor Blaine, OTD, OTR/L from @becomingot confronted this issue head on here: Join the discussion.

Do You Wish You Had More Time? Money?

Having a healthy mindset around time and money is helpful for all therapists, not just entrepreneurs. The latest episode of the Mind Your OT Business with Melissa LaPointe discusses this and more here: Episode 18: Melissa LaPointe on Embracing Life as a Digital CEO

OT in Early Intervention Makes a Difference

The New York Times highlights the astounding impact early intervention made in the life of one family. Go EI therapists!

Think Advocacy Doesn’t Matter?

AOTA has made some important changes because people spoke up. Well done AOTA!

What Does LGBTQIA+ Even Mean?

Good thing Devlynn Neu aka The Rainbow OT spelled it out for us. Check out the first post of his series here: What Do the Letters Mean.

A New Week, A New Podcast Episode

It was back to real life this past week with a few evals, tackling my unread emails, and lacing up my workout shoes. It also meant I finally got around to putting out episode 53, make sure to check it out.

Guess what’s 8 weeks away? That’s right, the AOTA 2020 conference. I signed up, have you? Looking forward to seeing you all there.

Thanks to everyone that signed up and made the first BOOT post a huge success!

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