I’ve done many reflections on my blog over the last two and a half years about my experiences as a disabled occupational therapy student and have even used my blog as part of a placement (in case you didn’t know seen as I never mention it). Despite this, I have never appreciated how my blog… Continue reading Reflecting on My Journey as a Disabled Occupational Therapy Student
As you are reading this I will have entered my final week of studying, and I cannot wait to finish! Yet, I must admit I’m worried about job hunting and finding an accessible job as previously discussed. But before I begin the hunt I need to take some time to wind down (also to look… Continue reading The Final Hurdle to Becoming a Qualified Occupational Therapist
Next week is my last week on placement and not just my last week on any placement it’s the last week of my final placement. Where have 3 years gone? So, I thought I’d do one last placement blog before this chapter comes to an end, and I decided to do this on being honest… Continue reading Finally… Being Honest About My Needs on Placement
Hello, and welcome to another post. I was going to do another placement post but as much as I want to post more placement content in my final year of being a student I’m also aware that my blog is not just about being a disabled student and therefore I wanted to talk about something… Continue reading Using My OT Knowledge to Make Sense of Postural Management Throughout My Life
Yes, you gathered all the placement blogs are back on NSTP so I’m on placement again. But, this isn’t just any placement it’s my final placement before I qualify. Scary, but still exciting!! Therefore, I thought I’d write a few tips for disabled students who like me are on placement this winter. I hope that… Continue reading 5 Top Tips for Disabled Students and Their Educators During Winter Placements
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
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 #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
My virtual placement may have finished but this doesn’t mean that I am done raising awareness for online communities and online healthcare. It is great how more and more healthcare services are going online (although many under terrible circumstances). However, we still cannot underestimate the value of online communities therefore, I want to explore how… Continue reading Exploring the Extension from Online Therapies to Online Communities
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
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