At last, I can finally call myself a Newly Qualified Occupational Therapist!! I know what some of you are thinking, but couldn’t you say that back in June? No, I couldn’t. In the UK you cannot call yourself an Occupational Therapist or practice as an Occupational Therapist until you’re registered. Now, the scene is set… Continue reading Finally! Becoming a Registered Occupational Therapist
My anxiety has never been as high as it was a year ago when taking my driving test was all I could think about. Although I am more confident than I was I’d be lying if there weren’t nights where thinking about driving didn’t keep me awake. So seen as it’s been a year since… Continue reading Passing My Driving Test: A Year On
After the interview with my parents, I had many conversations and it was suggested that I interview my sister, Matilda. As the disabled sibling I’ve always been aware that this affects Matilda but I’m not Matilda so I can never really know and this is why this post is so important. How are non-disabled siblings… Continue reading An Insight Into Being the Non-Disabled Sibling: An Interview With My Sister
We are in September, how did that happen? I cannot believe how many months I was opening up my blogs with a countdown to finishing university and now I’ve been finished for 3 and a half months. I guess time flies when you are job hunting. Anyway seen as it’s September I thought I’d write… Continue reading Getting Ready for University as a Disabled Healthcare Student
Yes, you did read the title correctly after debating on whether I would blog about this I decided to take the plunge. This summer never intended to be ‘the summer of Georgia’s raw reflections’ but it certainly has been. So, what difference will another make? The post-grad accessible job hunt… well, where do I blogging… Continue reading The Post-Grad Accessible Job Hunt
Since finishing my studies I’ve been experiencing the loss of occupational role. I spent so many weeks counting down to when I would finish at university and being super excited for the summer but now it’s here and I still am looking for a job I’m not enjoying my time off as much as I… Continue reading My Transition Into Adulthood: An Interview With My Parents
A few months ago I wrote a piece about Analysing Occupational Therapy Practice With a ‘Disabled Persons’ Eye which was quite a raw reflective piece but this only scratched the surface. Therefore, I wanted to make a series out of this about challenging practice. It was also originally Margaret’s idea to do a part 2… Continue reading Using Online Communities to Collectively Analyse Disability Language in Practice
Happy Disability Pride Month 2020!! Now, I know this is the first time mentioning Disability Pride Month on the blog but, I have been very busy this month (and the last few weeks of last month preparing) so I have lots to tell you! Guess what’s back for Disability Pride Month…? ‘Dear OT Community’ is… Continue reading Will My Activism Look Different as a Qualified Occupational Therapist?- Disability Pride Month 2021
I finished university over a month ago now and of course, I’d prepared myself for a flop as mentioned in the last post I wrote whilst I was still studying. But I didn’t quite think it would last this long. After working from home since February 2020 (I started my virtual role-emerging placement before lockdown)… Continue reading Managing a Post University and Lockdown Flop with Cerebral Palsy
I got into disabled activism around 17 and in a way, I’ve always known that my disability would never be something that I ignored. Since starting (guest) blogging in 2017 my strategies of managing my disability has changed with age but many of the changes that I have made has been a result of my… Continue reading How Studying Occupational Therapy Has Changed the Way I Manage My Disability
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I am a 21-year-old occupational therapy graduate and an ambassador for CP Teens UK. I am a disability blogger writing about my lived experienced of disability and life as a disabled occupational therapy graduate.
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