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Sarah Putt, MA, OTR/L
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What are your favorite/go-to occupational therapy resources?

Examples could be books, podcasts, journal articles, blogs, websites, or anything else that you find useful.

You can also leave a voicemail to get included in the show here: ot4lyfe.com/voicemail

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letiorti
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@sarahot4lyfe

You, aota.org, and OT Potential. I listen to her podcast and she has great resources on her website. I am a member of her club even thought I'm a pre-OT student. 

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Sarah Putt, MA, OTR/L
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@letiorti These are great resources. I am constantly popping on AOTA to see what goodies they have and also am an avid listener of the OT Potential Podcast. I love how active you are as a pre-OT student! 

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ClarissaMedrano
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@sarahot4lyfe Therapistaid.com, Tools to Grow OT and Seniors Flourish. 

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Thelymphtherapist
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@sarahot4lyfe my primary area of practice is Lymphedema management - so i go to national lymphedema network, conferences, advanced practice courses, as well as journal articles to inform my practice. I recently started to listen to podcasts covering different health practices that would inform me about wholistic health (bulletproof radio, stop chasing pain). I also have a wonderful group of OTs in my hospital who I can go to for brainstorming and ideas! 

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Christine Duda
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Your Therapy Source is a great resource for the school based OT

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Sarah Putt, MA, OTR/L
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@Christine Duda

YourTherapySource is a great resource.  Thanks for sharing that.

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Kelsey
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My OT Go-Tos: AOTA (love those sheets, great way to learn about different settings), Willard and Spackman’s Occupational Therapy Books, Podcasts (OT4Lyfe & OT After Dark are my faves), and finally, my Dad! He’s been an OT for over 30 years and he is a great resource

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Sarah Putt, MA, OTR/L
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@Kelsey Your dad?  That's amazing.  What practice area does he work in?

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Debra Battistella
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The AOTA website, the OT practice Framework 3rd Ed., “Occupation-Based Activity Analysis, 2nd Ed.” by Heather Thomas, peer reviewed journals...

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Sarah Putt, MA, OTR/L
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@Debra Battistella AOTA is always a great place to look.  Any peer reviewed journals stick out in particular?

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Heather
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I have been a Seniors Flourish member and especially appreciate the educational videos as they cover a variety of topics. I love listening to OT podcasts especially OT4lyfe. I love Sarah’s passion and enthusiasm for OT and have really enjoyed the different guests and the topics they bring which have been very educational.

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Sarah Putt, MA, OTR/L
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@Heather Seniors Flourish is a great place to look for stuff.  And Mandy is a fantastic person as well.  

Thanks for the kind words, I'm trying my best to keep the podcast educational and entertaining.

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Mike
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I work in Pediatrics and am a huge fan of the Lite Brite. I had one growing up and I love how excited kids get when using it. In addition it is great to work on visual motor skills, fine motor skills, executive functioning with following directions, and patience as I have kids wait until they finish their design before they turn it on.

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Sarah Putt, MA, OTR/L
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My go to OT resources are podcasts. I have gained so much insight and knowledge from listening from other practitioners in our field.  Plus, there are a bunch about all different areas in occupational therapy.

For a list of OT podcasts, check out:  http://www.otpodcasts.com/

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