Journey's, Occupational Therapy and Blogging

Reflecting on Past and Considering Future Placement Experiences as a Disabled Occupational Therapy Student

I explore practice placement extensively on my blogs, because planning a placement when you have a disability doesn’t happen overnight, and it is the area where I face the most challenges at university. Placement is physically and mentally challenging for anyone, not just someone with a disability, however, knowing what I will need on placement… Continue reading Reflecting on Past and Considering Future Placement Experiences as a Disabled Occupational Therapy Student

Journey's

Coming to Terms with Needing AAC in the Professional World

Effective communication is a massive part of any work and in healthcare, it is really important. It’s unlikely that you will pass a practice placement if you can’t demonstrate these skills. Which leaves me feeling very worried about being on placement. You can guarantee that most of my reflections on placement will end it being… Continue reading Coming to Terms with Needing AAC in the Professional World

OT Q&A's

Exploring the Extension from Online Therapies to Online Communities

My virtual placement may have finished but this doesn't mean that I am done raising awareness for online communities and online healthcare. It is great how more and more healthcare services are going online (although many under terrible circumstances). However, we still cannot underestimate the value of online communities therefore, I want to explore how… Continue reading Exploring the Extension from Online Therapies to Online Communities

Life of a Young Woman with CP, Occupational Therapy and Blogging

Maintaining My Physical Needs During Lockdown

Hello, it feels good to be back blogging- although I’m wary that I no longer have an editor i.e my educator to edit the blog, therefore I’m feeling a little nervous as we all know that my ataxic features (jerkiness as part of my CP) don’t shy away from making a typo or 2, that… Continue reading Maintaining My Physical Needs During Lockdown

Virtual Occupational Therapy Placement 2020

Virtual Occupational Therapy Placement 2020: Final Reflections

Here we are the end of my #VirtualOTPlacement what a journey it has been. I was looking forward to this placement so much and it did not disappoint. I cannot believe this is my last blog of the virtual placement series, however, it certainly will not be my final reflection as I know I will… Continue reading Virtual Occupational Therapy Placement 2020: Final Reflections

Virtual Occupational Therapy Placement 2020

10 Top Tips for Completing a #VirtualOTPlacement

With a virtual role-emerging placement being so new to occupational therapy I thought I’d share some top tips that my educator and I think is key in order for you to make the most out of your #VirtualOTPlacement. Plan 6 months before. If this is new to your university then you need to plan at… Continue reading 10 Top Tips for Completing a #VirtualOTPlacement

Virtual Occupational Therapy Placement 2020

Online Healthcare From Service Users Perspectives

It’s here the blog we’ve all been waiting for… the reasoning behind my #VirtualOTPlacement! So, get a cuppa and be prepared it’s a long one! Even before this pandemic, more and more healthcare services were making their way into the online world with lots of online evaluations being produced. As a result of this feedback,… Continue reading Online Healthcare From Service Users Perspectives

Virtual Occupational Therapy Placement 2020

Management of a #VirtualOTPlacement Plus Assignments With Cerebral Palsy

Hello and welcome to week 8 I cannot believe we are 3 quarters of the way through, its flying by. Last week marked a year since my supervisor, Margaret and I talked about and explored the potential of this placement and now it's nearly over! I will always look back on all my placements think… Continue reading Management of a #VirtualOTPlacement Plus Assignments With Cerebral Palsy

Virtual Occupational Therapy Placement 2020

Tips on How to Maintain Virtual Safety

At the start of my placement, I did a blog about maintaining professionalism online and how important it is to be professional at all times especially when undertaking a #VirtualOTPlacement. It is all good being professional online, but if this is not used with the correct safety precautions the chances are that the account will… Continue reading Tips on How to Maintain Virtual Safety