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Using Online Communities to Collectively Analyse Disability Language in Practice

A few months ago I wrote a piece about Analysing Occupational Therapy Practice With a ‘Disabled Persons' Eye which was quite a raw reflective piece but this only scratched the surface. Therefore, I wanted to make a series out of this about challenging practice. It was also originally Margaret’s idea to do a part 2… Continue reading Using Online Communities to Collectively Analyse Disability Language in Practice

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Analysing Occupational Therapy Practice With a ‘Disabled Persons’ Eye

As I am now approaching the end of my studies (just in case you’ve missed the previous 7 posts- get original Georgia) I find myself questioning occupational therapy practices more and more. I have certainly developed more of a ‘raised eyebrow’ as my lecturer would say. Yet, although it’s only natural to become more critical… Continue reading Analysing Occupational Therapy Practice With a ‘Disabled Persons’ Eye

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Why as a Disabled Student I Put More Pressure on Myself

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

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The Importance of Holding Conversations About Empowered Practice

It’s the start of Disability History Month which takes place between November 18th- December 18th and what better way to start the month to have a conversation about empowered practice.  Over the past month and a half, my friend Millie and I have been planning to host conversations about oppressive/empowered practice to our cohort at… Continue reading The Importance of Holding Conversations About Empowered Practice

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How Charities Use Online Communities to Bring People Together in Desperate Times | Promotion for Skiggle

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

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Is It Useful to Think About ‘Models’ When Accepting a Disability?

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?

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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

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Establishing Effective Terminology to Minimise Barriers

As previously mentioned, I am very active on social media, Twitter in particularly- as I find this a very useful tool to connect with other disabled people and occupational therapists not just across the UK but worldwide. Not only this, social media platforms such as Twitter are useful to educate people about disability, and how… Continue reading Establishing Effective Terminology to Minimise Barriers