My disability is who I am, I am not trying to overcome my disability nor I am trying to define my disability as it certainly defines me. I am an occupational therapist, blogger and activist all because I am disabled so to say that my disability doesn’t define me would be a lie. My disability… Continue reading How My Personality Is Shaped by My Disability
In my last post I touched upon disrupting, what that actually means and exploring the power of a blog when disrupting. This made me think about blogging as an occupation. Of course, as occupational therapists we all know about creativity, writing, by extension blogging and how meaningful this can be. When I first started blogging… Continue reading Using My Blog Purposely With Cerebral Palsy
Happy Occupational Therapy Month (well it’s more predominant in the US but we’re going to go with it for the sake of the blog). Anyway, let’s get onto it… For Occupational Therapy Month I wanted to talk about my views of occupational therapy and how this has changed, not just since qualifying but in recent… Continue reading How My Ambitions Have Changed Since Qualifying
Some of you may know that at the beginning of last month I started my first job post-qualifying, in fact, my first job ever!! It’s so great to finally be in the working world! My new job is a non-traditional role at the University of Huddersfield my official title is Clinical Demonstrator. I know, I’m… Continue reading Going for Non-traditional Jobs Post-qualifying
Regardless of who we are and what we do, we all have different levels of confidence online than what we do in clinical practice. Yet, in this blog, I wanted to discuss the pressure that I put on myself in practice because I am so vocal online. Now, I feel extremely lucky that NSTP has… Continue reading Why Does My Online Presence and My Clinical Practice Feel So Different?
The fear and anxiety of advocating for my reasonable adjustments is a blog that I’ve been wanting to write for quite some time and is linked to my OTalk on disclosure back in 2020. Let’s take you back to my placement in December 2019, when the anxiety of being a disabled student on placement kicked… Continue reading The Anxiety of Advocating for the Reasonable Adjustments I Am Entitled To!
Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful holiday and a big shout out to those who have been working through the festive period. With the arrival of the New Year, NSTP gets a year older. It’s been a very organic growth, it wasn’t planned, it’s just the way it happened. I wanted to… Continue reading 3 Years of Not So Terrible Palsy
As I’m beginning to write this post, it’s been a few days since I was at the NEC in Birmingham, and I am still on quite a high from The Occupational Therapy Show. I cannot wait to get into this blog, and ‘re-live’ the experience. Like many of us, I have had a lot… Continue reading The Significant Impact That The Occupational Therapy Show 2021 Has Had on Me
Hey up, it’s been a while! A rather casual entry this week, but this is an blog after all and therefore, this weeks post is going to be exactly that. Not a story about an ableist experience for me to pick apart but a reflection of graduation day, so that I can look back on… Continue reading Graduating as an Occupational Therapist With Cerebral Palsy
After the interview with my parents, I had many conversations and it was suggested that I interview my sister, Matilda. As the disabled sibling I’ve always been aware that this affects Matilda but I’m not Matilda so I can never really know and this is why this post is so important. How are non-disabled siblings… Continue reading An Insight Into Being the Non-Disabled Sibling: An Interview With My Sister