Myself outside with curly hair and my glasses on holding up a light blue letter board saying 'Disability Pride Month 2021.
Newly Qualified Occupational Therapist

Will My Activism Look Different as a Qualified Occupational Therapist?- Disability Pride Month 2021

Happy Disability Pride Month 2020!! Now, I know this is the first time mentioning Disability Pride Month on the blog but, I have been very busy this month (and the last few weeks of last month preparing) so I have lots to tell you! Guess what’s back for Disability Pride Month…? ‘Dear OT Community’ is… Continue reading Will My Activism Look Different as a Qualified Occupational Therapist?- Disability Pride Month 2021

Cerebral Palsy, Occupational Therapy Student

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

Occupational Therapy Student

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

Cerebral Palsy

Driving Update- 4 Years On

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

Cerebral Palsy

Mentally Balancing the Positives and Negatives of My Disability

The aim of my blog is to capture both good experiences and bad experiences I have had and continue to have throughout my, life. Yes, I’ll admit I’m a positive person and even with the negative blogs I always seem to try and find a ‘positive ending’. However, I’d be lying if I said that… Continue reading Mentally Balancing the Positives and Negatives of My Disability

Disability Rights

Reflecting on Past and Considering Future Placement Experiences as a Disabled Occupational Therapy Student

I explore practice placement extensively on my blogs, because planning a placement when you have a disability doesn’t happen overnight, and it is the area where I face the most challenges at university. Placement is physically and mentally challenging for anyone, not just someone with a disability, however, knowing what I will need on placement… Continue reading Reflecting on Past and Considering Future Placement Experiences as a Disabled Occupational Therapy Student

Cerebral Palsy

Coming to Terms with Needing AAC in the Professional World

Effective communication is a massive part of any work and in healthcare, it is really important. It’s unlikely that you will pass a practice placement if you can’t demonstrate these skills. Which leaves me feeling very worried about being on placement. You can guarantee that most of my reflections on placement will end it being… Continue reading Coming to Terms with Needing AAC in the Professional World

Virtual Occupational Therapy Placement 2020

Virtual Occupational Therapy Placement 2020: Final Reflections

Here we are the end of my #VirtualOTPlacement what a journey it has been. I was looking forward to this placement so much and it did not disappoint. I cannot believe this is my last blog of the virtual placement series, however, it certainly will not be my final reflection as I know I will… Continue reading Virtual Occupational Therapy Placement 2020: Final Reflections

Cerebral Palsy, Virtual Occupational Therapy Placement 2020

National CP Awareness Day 2020: My Experiences as a Service User

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