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?
At the end of the week, I am turning 20 (2 decades) however, before I look forward to the third decade I wanted to reflect on my last decade and talk about what I've learnt. I was debating discussing everything that I've learnt in the past 20 years but then I realised that it was… Continue reading What I Would Tell My 10-year-old Self
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
Happy New Year and happy 1st birthday to Not So Terrible Palsy! I cannot believe that I have been blogging for a year and what an amazing year it's been, I for one did not think that a year on people would still be reading my blog I'm incredibly thankful. So, I thought I would… Continue reading A Year of Not So Terrible Palsy
My initial thought for the last blog post of the year was to reflect on 2019 but seen as NSTP will be turning 1 shortly after Christmas I thought I'd save all the cheesy stuff for one long blog. Therefore, I will try and make this short so apologies if I get carried away... Christmas… Continue reading What Christmas Means to Me
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