The Medical Model of Disability is often talked about in occupational therapy and in fact, it’s debated a lot. The Medical Model was most recently debated at the start of 2022 when the Royal College of Occupational Therapists changed its logo from the Phoenix which as I’m sure many will remember generated lots of conversations. … Continue reading The Medical Model of Disability and Standardised Assessments
Hello and happy Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month 2023! I can’t believe it 2 months since I’ve posted a blog! Recently, life has got pretty hectic therefore, I have a lot of goals I need to set. Goal setting works for me. Yet, I realised most of my goals were about work which are needed and will… Continue reading Managing My A-Z Occupations With Cerebral Palsy!
Happy New Year and happy 4 years of Not So Terrible Palsy, I know, 4 years! Although starting to write a blog was not a New Year’s resolution in 2019, I do enjoy starting the New Year off with a blog. The process of writing motivates me to be more creative for the year ahead… Continue reading 4 Years of Not So Terrible Palsy
Just like that, we’re at the end of the year. This year has been a really big one for me yet, it feels like it’s gone by in the blink of an eye and I feel as though I haven’t appreciated it as much as I should have. Recently, I’ll be honest, my mental health… Continue reading Georgia the Occupational Therapist or Just Georgia?
I’m always up for a bit of positive disclosure and I am quite open about my disability. Yes, I don’t owe anyone my medical history, but I like to think that as an occupational therapist my experience of disability shapes my practice to add authenticity. As well as also making sure that I am using… Continue reading Am I Too Open About My Cerebral Palsy?
Last week I attended the BAMEOTUK Symposium, and I loved every minute! Although I am a white person I did relate to a lot of what the speakers were saying about activism. This made me think about my activism and activism as a meaningful occupation. I’ve been wanting to write this blog for a while… Continue reading Exploring my Disabled Activism as a Meaningful Occupation
100th blog post, can you believe it? There are now 100 blogs post of me waffling on and yet I’m still here with a growing audience. It amazes me and I am so pleased that you are here with me - it means a lot! I honestly didn’t think I’d be here, having the different… Continue reading 100th Blog Post on Not So Terrible Palsy
As promised I am writing about my confidence in asking for help that I unpicked in my last blog. It’s a bit of a ‘typical’ blog I know, I know. But it is Disability Pride Month after all so if it’s got to be done, what better month to do it in? I always say… Continue reading Am I as Disability Confident as I Think I Am?
It’s been a while, at one point I was debating if they’d be a blog at all this month! The thought of not posting a blog for more than a month does not sit well with me. Therefore I thought why do not a general life update seen as it’s a year since I finished… Continue reading A Year Into Being an OT With CP
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