Welcome to the second blog in my #OTalk series and the last blog of my placement for a few weeks whilst I'm on Easter break. I was debating just carrying on, but I have an assignment to get done and a few to start so I don't want to overdo it! I’ve talked about disclosure… Continue reading To Disclose or Not to Disclose?
On Tuesday night I hosted an #OTalk on Twitter. I was very nervous about making a mistake or a #CPjerk as I like to call them as sometimes due to my involuntary movements, I do make a typo or two. But it went well, I struggled to keep up, but I think I managed to… Continue reading An Insider’s View of Occupational Therapy
Happy National CP Awareness Day 2020!! Due to this placement I have been more focused on delivering occupational therapy content rather than cerebral palsy content. In this blog I aim to share a bit of both, alongside some photos of my younger self, to illustrate my journey. As many of you know, I have received… Continue reading National CP Awareness Day 2020: My Experiences as a Service User
The main aim of my #VirtualOTPlacement is educating people about the importance of online communities and over the upcoming months, online communities may be the only way anyone can stay connected and not just disabled people due to COVID-19. I must admit on a personal level I'm very relieved that I'm doing this placement especially… Continue reading How We Can Stay Connected With Others in Unprecedented Times
I've recently just turned 20 and have just written a blog- What I Would Tell My 10-year-old Self which explains a bit about what my disability has taught me over the past 10 years. Since being 20 I've reflected a lot, and a big topic that always comes up is my independence. As I’m getting… Continue reading How Will I Define ‘Independent’ as an Occupational Therapist?
This week on my virtual occupational therapy placement I have been doing the normal placement bits and pieces including a bit of policy reading about RCOTs (Royal College of Occupational Therapists) social media guidelines, Introduction to social media, (2019). I must admit I'd been putting policy reading off as this is normally seen as the… Continue reading The Online Borders Between Being a Professional and a Disabled Activist
Hello people! I'm blogging on here for the first time in 4 weeks and it feels great! It felt strange missing a blog I didn't like it, but I needed some time away and, in this blog, you're going to find out why I've had to take a short break. If you follow me on… Continue reading What Is a Virtual Occupational Therapy Placement?
If you follow me on Twitter, you'll know that at the moment, I'm on my level 5 occupational therapy placement. I've always said that having the experience of being a service user will help me in my career- some of my lecturers and previous educators have said that my disability is a great tool in… Continue reading Transitioning from a Service User to a Healthcare Professional
Happy OT week 2019! This week many occupational therapists have been sharing their stories through the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and social media to spread awareness about a small change they've made and how much of a big impact this has had on a service user. I sit here writing this blog on day… Continue reading OT Week 2019: Small Change Big Impact
As previously mentioned, I have now finished my first year at university so, seen as I mention university a lot throughout my posts I thought I'd reflect on my first year to give you some insight on my experiences this past year. But first, I'd just like to say how I can't believe that I… Continue reading Reflecting on My First Year at University