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Best of Occupational Therapy (11/11/2020)

This week, the best of occupational therapy includes: OT authors.

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

Finishing out my OT author posts (at least for now). When I first started researching OT practitioners who had become authors, I had no idea my list would be as long as it ended up being. But I had to feature all the OT authors I came across and so last, but definitely not least, introducing a few more OT authors for you.

Gary’s Gigantic Dream (The Able Fables)

In this book, Dr. Nicole Julia tells the story of a big giraffe with even bigger dreams. The story promotes inclusion and accessibility for all.

Balanced and Barefoot

In this day and age, too many children are addicted to screens and sedentary play. Angela J. Hanscom details in her book how unstructured outside play promotes confidence, strength, and capability for all children.

The Big Book of OT Telehealth

This book provides a practical compilation of 120 worksheets to use with children, students, parents, and teachers. Melanie McCalister definitely created a huge resource of pediatric worksheets for every occasion.

Sensational Kids

This book is one I read years ago while I was a brand new grad OT and still one I recommend to this day. Dr. Lucy Jane Miller shares a practical guide for parents and professional who work with children with sensory processing disorder.


I’m Going, Going, Back, Back to Cali, Cali

At the end of this week, I am headed back to California for the holidays and I seriously can not wait. If you happen to be in the Los Angeles area and want to meet up (socially distanced of course) hit me up.

This week, I dropped a podcast episode with the one and only Nancy from @lovelyy_ot and let me just say it was as real as real can be. She shared her passion for working in a skilled nursing facility, the challenges she has faced since the pandemic, and how she has navigated her own self-care amidst this trying time. If you haven’t listened yet, what are you waiting for?

I also need your answers to the 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’ll need your responses by November 20, 2020 and will be sharing all the voicemails I get on an upcoming episode of the OT 4 Lyfe podcast.

The #mountainclimberslikewhoa challenge is going swimmingly as we are now about 2/3 of the way done. 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. And get ready for the next challenge because we’re gonna be dancing our way into the holidays.

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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