Black and white image of my self with a black background. Holding my hand to my chin trying to be curious but I'm laughing because I'm not very good a posting for photo. I'm wearing a jumpsuit with a plain top underneath and my hair is curly.
Disability Rights

Is It Useful to Think About ‘Models’ When Accepting a Disability?

Although I’ve been disabled all my life, I’m still learning about disability every day and the older I get the more questions I have. In my previous post, I spoke about how ableism affects me and how it challenges me to question whether I’ve accepted my disability. So, I took to Twitter to find out… Continue reading Is It Useful to Think About ‘Models’ When Accepting a Disability?

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

Cerebral Palsy

How Post Lockdown Is Affecting Both My Physical and Mental Health

How great is it that normal life or the ‘new normal’ way of life is resuming? I’m very much enjoying seeing friends and family again and doing things other than sitting on my garden. However, as I am classed as more vulnerable, I’d be lying if I said that returning back to somewhat normal isn’t… Continue reading How Post Lockdown Is Affecting Both My Physical and Mental Health

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

Cerebral Palsy

Maintaining My Physical Needs During Lockdown

Hello, it feels good to be back blogging- although I’m wary that I no longer have an editor i.e my educator to edit the blog, therefore I’m feeling a little nervous as we all know that my ataxic features (jerkiness as part of my CP) don’t shy away from making a typo or 2, that… Continue reading Maintaining My Physical Needs During Lockdown

Virtual Occupational Therapy Placement 2020

Management of a #VirtualOTPlacement Plus Assignments With Cerebral Palsy

Hello and welcome to week 8 I cannot believe we are 3 quarters of the way through, its flying by. Last week marked a year since my supervisor, Margaret and I talked about and explored the potential of this placement and now it's nearly over! I will always look back on all my placements think… Continue reading Management of a #VirtualOTPlacement Plus Assignments With Cerebral Palsy

Disability Rights

Establishing Effective Terminology to Minimise Barriers

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

Occupational Therapy

OT Week 2019: Small Change Big Impact

Happy OT week 2019! This week many occupational therapists have been sharing their stories through the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and social media to spread awareness about a small change they've made and how much of a big impact this has had on a service user. I sit here writing this blog on day… Continue reading OT Week 2019: Small Change Big Impact

Cerebral Palsy

How Cerebral Palsy Affects Me During Illness

This week I have been a bit poorly and I think it's fair to say that I certainly have the 'it's autumn- welcome to the colder months cold. Everyone has a cold as unfortunately, it's cold and flu season, however, having CP means that when I become ill it's affects me a lot more in… Continue reading How Cerebral Palsy Affects Me During Illness

Cerebral Palsy

The Hidden Elements of My Disability

A few months ago I wrote a blog post on How My Physical Disability Can Be Perceived in which I kind of defended myself in saying I'm not always as complicated as I seem. I've mentioned on multiple occasions that I don't like the fact that when I say I did maths at college people… Continue reading The Hidden Elements of My Disability