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
Happy Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month 2021! Now, I know what you’re thinking and yes, this post is a bit late in the month to just be addressing this subject, there is a reason and that’s because I have just finished my daily posts on Twitter for CP awareness month. This year because I’m knee-deep in… Continue reading Dear Occupational Therapy Community
Next week is my last week on placement and not just my last week on any placement it’s the last week of my final placement. Where have 3 years gone? So, I thought I’d do one last placement blog before this chapter comes to an end, and I decided to do this on being honest… Continue reading Finally… Being Honest About My Needs on Placement
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
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
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!
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
Happy New Year! I’ve hope you’ve had a lovely festive period, it was a strange one, wasn’t it? In a way it was special, as I had not seen my grandparents (apart from on the doorstep), for a long time, so to have them around Christmas Day meant so much. Today though, I not here… Continue reading 2 Years of Not So Terrible Palsy
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
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?