In my last post I touched upon disrupting, what that actually means and exploring the power of a blog when disrupting. This made me think about blogging as an occupation. Of course, as occupational therapists we all know about creativity, writing, by extension blogging and how meaningful this can be. When I first started blogging… Continue reading Using My Blog Purposely With Cerebral Palsy
Happy Occupational Therapy Month (well it’s more predominant in the US but we’re going to go with it for the sake of the blog). Anyway, let’s get onto it… For Occupational Therapy Month I wanted to talk about my views of occupational therapy and how this has changed, not just since qualifying but in recent… Continue reading How My Ambitions Have Changed Since Qualifying
Some of you may know that at the beginning of last month I started my first job post-qualifying, in fact, my first job ever!! It’s so great to finally be in the working world! My new job is a non-traditional role at the University of Huddersfield my official title is Clinical Demonstrator. I know, I’m… Continue reading Going for Non-traditional Jobs Post-qualifying
I’ve discussed my relationship with Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) in various posts over the years but as it is Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month, I thought why not give you an update. As yet again my relationship with AAC has changed since I entered the working world! I’ve gone on about my relationship with AAC… Continue reading My Post-Graduation Communication Challenges
Regardless of who we are and what we do, we all have different levels of confidence online than what we do in clinical practice. Yet, in this blog, I wanted to discuss the pressure that I put on myself in practice because I am so vocal online. Now, I feel extremely lucky that NSTP has… Continue reading Why Does My Online Presence and My Clinical Practice Feel So Different?
The fear and anxiety of advocating for my reasonable adjustments is a blog that I’ve been wanting to write for quite some time and is linked to my OTalk on disclosure back in 2020. Let’s take you back to my placement in December 2019, when the anxiety of being a disabled student on placement kicked… Continue reading The Anxiety of Advocating for the Reasonable Adjustments I Am Entitled To!
Transitions into adulthood is back! After this series creating quite a conversation last year I have decided to make this an ongoing series on NSTP. Especially as I am now transitioning to the working world. The conversations generated following the interview with my parents last year, inspired me to take the theme of transitions to… Continue reading My Transition Into Adulthood: Focus On Relationships
I’ve had my blog for 3 Years now, and over the years I’ve had a lot of questions from occupational therapists and other healthcare professionals about tips for starting a blog. I’ll always help out in any way that I can. Yet, I’m still learning the ropes of blogging myself and I learn something new… Continue reading Tips and Tricks for Healthcare Bloggers
Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful holiday and a big shout out to those who have been working through the festive period. With the arrival of the New Year, NSTP gets a year older. It’s been a very organic growth, it wasn’t planned, it’s just the way it happened. I wanted to… Continue reading 3 Years of Not So Terrible Palsy
As I’m beginning to write this post, it’s been a few days since I was at the NEC in Birmingham, and I am still on quite a high from The Occupational Therapy Show. I cannot wait to get into this blog, and ‘re-live’ the experience. Like many of us, I have had a lot… Continue reading The Significant Impact That The Occupational Therapy Show 2021 Has Had on Me