My self in a grey jumper without my glasses and with straight hair. With my friends who's wearing glasses and has curly hair and is in a black blouse with pink flowers. There's stairs in the background and it has a mixture of blues and yellows you can see the kitchen of the restaurant in the distance.
Cerebral Palsy

Mentally Balancing the Positives and Negatives of My 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

Myself without glasses (and really dark eyebrows must be a bad make up day), straight hair. A pink flowered grey top, and in that background is a bridge with a river and lots of greenery.
Cerebral Palsy

How Post Lockdown Is Affecting Both My Physical and Mental Health

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

A picture took at the back of me, my hair is straight and you can just see the right side of my sunglasses. I am looking out into the sea but this is very faint. I have a white blouse on with a very intricate patterns of flowers.
Disability Rights

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

Myself in my glasses with a big girl holding up my phone showing my text to speech communication app. Written in the app in a yellow box is "Hello my name is Georgia".
Cerebral Palsy

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

Myself on my black laptop looking at my website. Not So Terrible Palsy, before I updated it.
Occupational Therapy

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

Myself in a CP Teens UK t-shirt. The CP is in a green speech bubble and Teens is in a pink speech bubble then top is white. I am stood in a corner with a white wall and duck egg curtains with trees and a dark brown wood door.
Cerebral Palsy

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

Sat in one the garden patio on outdoor furniture reading a book named '500 Social Media Tips' I have a white top on with black stripes with and light blue denim skirt with buttons down it.
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

A brides eye view of a pink background with an apple mouse and keyboard, a grey pen and white notebook which has a material band round it to keep every together.
Virtual Occupational Therapy Placement 2020

Online Healthcare: Why Is It Important?

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?

Myself with curly hair and the front bit pinned back on the right side. Holding a a 3 sized whiteboard with a dark pink edge. It's says '10 top tips for completing a #VirtualOTPlacement' the in written in pink a part from Virtual OT Placement. The background is white.
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

Myself sat on a duck egg computer chair with head rest, against a white background looking at my iPhone. Wear a white blouse with outlines of small flowers. I have my glasses on and my brown hair is straight.
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