Imagine you are, on holiday about to embark on a well-deserved week off, but then you realise you’ve forgotten to pack them all-important care consumables. What do you do when you are 5 hours away from home? Skiggle was inspired by Will’s story and is run by Helen (Will’s full-time carer) and Christine (Will’s mum… Continue reading How Charities Use Online Communities to Bring People Together in Desperate Times | Promotion for Skiggle
Although I’ve been disabled all my life, I’m still learning about disability every day and the older I get the more questions I have. In my previous post, I spoke about how ableism affects me and how it challenges me to question whether I’ve accepted my disability. So, I took to Twitter to find out… Continue reading Is It Useful to Think About ‘Models’ When Accepting a Disability?
The aim of my blog is to capture both good experiences and bad experiences I have had and continue to have throughout my, life. Yes, I’ll admit I’m a positive person and even with the negative blogs I always seem to try and find a ‘positive ending’. However, I’d be lying if I said that… Continue reading Mentally Balancing the Positives and Negatives of My Disability
How great is it that normal life or the ‘new normal’ way of life is resuming? I’m very much enjoying seeing friends and family again and doing things other than sitting on my garden. However, as I am classed as more vulnerable, I’d be lying if I said that returning back to somewhat normal isn’t… Continue reading How Post Lockdown Is Affecting Both My Physical and Mental Health
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
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
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
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
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
A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog about Online Healthcare From Service Users Perspectives, but now we are coming to the end of my placement, so to round it all off, I looked at this from professional perspectives. However, placement is not finished just yet I have 1 last blog post up my sleeve… Continue reading Online Healthcare: Why Is It Important?