Think Beyond COVID

There are so many different ways to practice Occupational Therapy. Some of us tighten screws on lateral supports of wheelchairs to position them so that a person can reach for their frying pan and dance with their partner. Some of us coach people in skill-development, self-advocacy, exposure therapy, and stress management so that people can […]

A long time ago my dad told me “life isn’t about what happens to you it’s  about how you react to what happens to you”. I never imagined I would be  applying that to something like a pandemic whilst working in the medical field, but here I am. I know we all have unique challenges […]

I am a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, Mum, and Occupational Therapy student from the Panhandle of Texas. I have a question for you. Do you have COVID-19 cabin fever? Go outside! Despite being at various levels of quarantine since March, there is absolutely nothing and no one keeping us from going outside. Feeling the warm […]

“Whoah, I need another shower, I think” as I take off my PPE for the fifth time today, and know I will have to don and doff it all at least five more times before the day is over. I am sweating, the protective gowns don’t let me body circulate air, and my N-95 mask […]

With COVID-19 overshadowing our every plan, it can become mentally exhausting trying to live a “normal” life, or at least life as it was pre-COVID. For me, my job went virtual and everything shut down in my area. I, like so many others, lost interactions with my peers and students and the ability to travel. […]

Accessibility is for everyone. The more we include the participation of everyone in our society, the more diverse and creative we get, the more we drive innovation and create better living standards for everyone.

Accessibility doesn’t have to be radical. It doesn’t have to be a far reach. It can be the norm.  We all have big things on our minds right now. These are uncertain times. Things continue to get more serious by the day. It feels weird to talk about anything other than the coronavirus pandemic right […]

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