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Disability Rights

Why as a Disabled Student I Put More Pressure on Myself

As most of you know I’m in my final few months of studying to become an occupational therapist and with these final months comes a lot of pressure and unfortunately this is mainly from myself! Throughout my GCSEs and A-levels I worked hard and got the grades I needed in my final exams. When my… Continue reading Why as a Disabled Student I Put More Pressure on Myself

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Cerebral Palsy, Occupational Therapy

Using My OT Knowledge to Make Sense of Postural Management Throughout My Life

Hello, and welcome to another post. I was going to do another placement post but as much as I want to post more placement content in my final year of being a student I’m also aware that my blog is not just about being a disabled student and therefore I wanted to talk about something… Continue reading Using My OT Knowledge to Make Sense of Postural Management Throughout My Life

Occupational Therapy

5 Top Tips for Disabled Students and Their Educators During Winter Placements

Yes, you gathered all the placement blogs are back on NSTP so I’m on placement again. But, this isn’t just any placement it’s my final placement before I qualify. Scary, but still exciting!! Therefore, I thought I’d write a few tips for disabled students who like me are on placement this winter. I hope that… Continue reading 5 Top Tips for Disabled Students and Their Educators During Winter Placements

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Cerebral Palsy

Promoting My Wellbeing Through Productivity, Self-care and Leisure as I Turn 21!

Hello, I hope everyone is well and isn’t doing too bad in lockdown. If you aren’t okay that’s fine too, you are not alone. I wanted to talk about turning 21 in this post, and discuss what I want to get out of this next year as I have a big list of resolutions. Basically,… Continue reading Promoting My Wellbeing Through Productivity, Self-care and Leisure as I Turn 21!

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Occupational Therapy

Applying the PEOP Model to Placement as a Disabled Occupational Therapy Student

As a disabled student, I find placement really challenging, and I’ve highlighted this a lot on my blog. There’s a lot of planning that goes on behind the scenes, as every single factor has to be thought about. To give you an idea of what a placement looks like for me, I thought that I… Continue reading Applying the PEOP Model to Placement as a Disabled Occupational Therapy Student

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Cerebral Palsy

Reflecting on Magical Friendships at the Most Magical Time of the Year

A few months ago, in a previous post, I spoke about the significant role my family plays in my life. This was a powerful reflection, so I wanted to extend that to speak about friendships. I have many different friendship groups in my life that all influence me in different ways. I unintentionally saved this… Continue reading Reflecting on Magical Friendships at the Most Magical Time of the Year

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Occupational Therapy

Virtual Occupational Therapy Placement Round 2?

Hello, and yes, this is what you think it is, 6 months on and we’re discussing the potential of me doing another virtual occupational therapy placement!! Yes, you guessed it this time it is due to the pandemic. Let’s set the scene... I’m due to go on placement in January, and because of the pandemic… Continue reading Virtual Occupational Therapy Placement Round 2?