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?
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
It’s #OTWeek2020! This is a week where occupational therapist around the country share their stories. This year the theme has promoted why individuals should #ChooseOT. Earlier on in the week, I did a head-to-head with Margaret in which we discussed my journey into occupational therapy and towards the end of the head-to-head, we talked briefly… Continue reading The Fear of Not Knowing Where I’ll Be Next Year: OT Week 2020
August this year marked 4 years that I have been on my driving journey, as I have spoken about in my previous post. So, I just thought that I’d update you with what’s going on with my driving, as it’s such a massive part of my life. What’s going on… Well, I do have some… Continue reading Driving Update- 4 Years On
In my recent posts, I have been looking at my journey into accepting my disability with a fisheye lens and what stuck out the most was the crucial role that my relationships have played in this journey. On Tuesday it was World Cerebral Palsy Day and this year I dedicated my posts on my social… Continue reading The Significant Role My Family Plays in Supporting My Blog
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
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?