Studying Occupational Therapy

Photo of the back of my driving off in my wheelchair in surrounded by trees.

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

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

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

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

Exploring the Extension from Online Therapies to Online Communities

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

Transitioning from a Service User to a Healthcare Professional

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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