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Best of Occupational Therapy (10/28/2020)

This week, the best of occupational therapy includes: World OT Day!

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.

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


best of occupational therapy

Since this week is OT Week across the world, we’re going global today and featuring some international resources. Happy OT Week!

WFOT

For anything and everything related to world occupational therapy, WFOT is the place to go. The World Federation of Occupational Therapists has tons of resources about OT across the globe. I’ve been a WFOT member for years and highly suggest if you’re not one yet, that you look into it to continue to support occupational therapy around the world.

AOTA’s International Interests

The American Occupational Therapy Association has a great resource for people interested in international OT, including international fieldwork, working in the US if you’re from another country, and considerations for a a culturally sensitive practice.

The OT Hub

The OT Hub is a fantastic platform that was created by occupational therapists and consists over 174 countries across the globe. If you’re looking for resources to to connect with practitioners, look no further.

Therapists Beyond Borders

TBB is an organization that was formed to connect therapy practitioners to communities that have expressed a need for therapy. It consists of occupational therapy practitioners, physical therapists, and speech language pathologists and strives to promote responsible and sustainable differences within the communities that it partners with. To hear from the OT who started the organization, check out the interview I did with Lauren Stanley and hear more about this amazing program.

Reimagine Doing

Here’s a recent article from an OT in Dhaka to celebrate World OT Day and the importance of occupational therapy.


OT 4 Lyfe is 2 Years Old!

Not only am I celebrating OT Week and World OT Day, but I am also celebrating a huge milestone for OT 4 Lyfe. I can’t believe it, but I have been podcasting for 2 years as of this week. I released a special fun episode highlighting a few of the lessons I have learned of the past 2 years in order to celebrate. Check it out to hear what I mentioned and join in the celebration.

Don’t forget about the current question of the month. Check it out here and remember to get your voicemails in. All you gotta do is call in and answer this- What are your favorite continuing education courses that you have taken and why? I will be sharing all the voicemails I get on an upcoming episode of the OT 4 Lyfe podcast.

We’re a few days in to the new 30 movement challenge #mountainclimberslikewhoa (50 mountain climbers every day for 30 days) and all the #accountabilots are crushing it. If you wanna join in all you gotta do is post a video of you doing the challenge on your Instagram story, tag me @ot.4.lyfe and use the hashtag #mountainclimberslikewhoa so we can hold each other accountable. Check out my IG stories everyday to see all the mountain climbers in action.

If you’re interested in starting an OT podcast or already have one and want to take it to the next level, I’m here to help. I am now offering podcast consulting services so if you’re interested in setting up a call, contact me here.

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.

Cheers!

– Sarah

For us, OT is more than just a job!

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