Occupational Therapy

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Getting Ready for University as a Disabled Healthcare Student

We are in September, how did that happen? I cannot believe how many months I was opening up my blogs with a countdown to finishing university and now I’ve been finished for 3 and a half months. I guess time flies when you are job hunting. Anyway seen as it’s September I thought I’d write… Continue reading Getting Ready for University as a Disabled Healthcare Student

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How Studying Occupational Therapy Has Changed the Way I Manage My Disability

I got into disabled activism around 17 and in a way, I’ve always known that my disability would never be something that I ignored. Since starting (guest) blogging in 2017 my strategies of managing my disability has changed with age but many of the changes that I have made has been a result of my… Continue reading How Studying Occupational Therapy Has Changed the Way I Manage My Disability

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Reflecting on My Journey as a Disabled Occupational Therapy Student

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

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The Final Hurdle to Becoming a Qualified Occupational Therapist

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

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Using My OT Knowledge to Make Sense of Postural Management Throughout My Life

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

5 Top Tips for Disabled Students and Their Educators During Winter Placements

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

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Applying the PEOP Model to Placement as a Disabled Occupational Therapy Student

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

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Virtual Occupational Therapy Placement Round 2?

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?

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The Fear of Not Knowing Where I’ll Be Next Year: OT Week 2020

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

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