Virtual Occupational Therapy Placement 2020

Webinar: The Importance of the Online Community

Podcast for OT~What’s Your Focus: Virtual placements for OT students, Is it really an option?

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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

Myself with curly hair and the front bit pinned back on the right side. Holding a a 3 sized whiteboard with a dark pink edge. It's says '10 top tips for completing a #VirtualOTPlacement' the in written in pink a part from Virtual OT Placement. The background is white.

10 Top Tips for Completing a #VirtualOTPlacement

With a virtual role-emerging placement being so new to occupational therapy I thought I’d share some top tips that my educator and I think is key in order for you to make the most out of your #VirtualOTPlacement. Plan 6 months before. If this is new to your university then you need to plan at… Continue reading 10 Top Tips for Completing a #VirtualOTPlacement

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Online Healthcare From Service Users Perspectives

It’s here the blog we’ve all been waiting for… the reasoning behind my #VirtualOTPlacement! So, get a cuppa and be prepared it’s a long one! Even before this pandemic, more and more healthcare services were making their way into the online world with lots of online evaluations being produced. As a result of this feedback,… Continue reading Online Healthcare From Service Users Perspectives

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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

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Tips on How to Maintain Virtual Safety

At the start of my placement, I did a blog about maintaining professionalism online and how important it is to be professional at all times especially when undertaking a #VirtualOTPlacement. It is all good being professional online, but if this is not used with the correct safety precautions the chances are that the account will… Continue reading Tips on How to Maintain Virtual Safety

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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

From left to right there is my dad wearing a suit and bow tie, my sister wearing a nude dress and nude coat with blonde curly. Me with curly hair with a fascinator and in a bottle green dress, then my mum in black coat-and a white flowery tree with a Christmas tree behind use and a field in the distance.

How We Can Stay Connected With Others in Unprecedented Times

The main aim of my #VirtualOTPlacement is educating people about the importance of online communities and over the upcoming months, online communities may be the only way anyone can stay connected and not just disabled people due to COVID-19. I must admit on a personal level I’m very relieved that I’m doing this placement especially… Continue reading How We Can Stay Connected With Others in Unprecedented Times

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How Will I Define ‘Independent’ as an Occupational Therapist?

I’ve recently just turned 20 and have just written a blog- What I Would Tell My 10-year-old Self which explains a bit about what my disability has taught me over the past 10 years. Since being 20 I’ve reflected a lot, and a big topic that always comes up is my independence. As I’m getting… Continue reading How Will I Define ‘Independent’ as an Occupational Therapist?

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The Online Borders Between Being a Professional and a Disabled Activist

This week on my virtual occupational therapy placement I have been doing the normal placement bits and pieces including a bit of policy reading about RCOTs (Royal College of Occupational Therapists) social media guidelines, Introduction to social media, (2019). I must admit I’d been putting policy reading off as this is normally seen as the… Continue reading The Online Borders Between Being a Professional and a Disabled Activist

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