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Challenges to Advancing Clinical Reasoning as an Occupational Therapist!
As therapists, we strive to advance ourselves professionally by developing clinical experience and reasoning. Advances in professional experience and clinical decision -making are essential to meeting the needs of clients. Below you will find more information about challenges related to advancing clinical reasoning as an occupational therapist. These challenges are points of consideration that can impact clinical decision-making and reasoning. Once clinical factors are identified, it can be possible to identify and strategize effective means for advancing as a professional.
2 votes | 14  views
created Nov 30, 2017
Ways to Network as a Busy Occupational Therapist
As therapists, we know the advantages of collaborating with others to meet goals. When it comes to our clients, we encourage communicating with others to meet goals, address values related to function, while we network and collaborate with other members of the client’s team. Use these strategies to network with other OT professionals.
2 votes | 3  views
created Nov 30, 2017
Ways to reflect and develop as an Occupational Therapist
For the occupational therapist, clinical experience develops over time. This occurs through learning on the job and applying experiences to situations. Adding evidence-based information into clinical needs and using research-based strategies is another important piece to clinical experience. As therapists, we strive to develop and grow our clinical expertise. However, there can be challenges to professional development; time, cost, energy, geographic location, and limited networking opportunities can interfere with professional growth. One way to overcome these challenges is to make individual professional development a priority by reflecting on clinical experiences.
1 vote | 7  views
created Nov 28, 2017
Navigating challenges in finding Occupational Therapy resources
As therapists, there is a common thread of struggling with time and energy when it comes to finding online Occupational Therapy resources. Many therapists struggle with fitting in professional advancement between work schedules and home life. Take into consideration all that needs to be done for a therapist to maintain licensure requirements, learn on the job, and other efforts for advancing clinical expertise. T
2 votes | 11  views
created Nov 28, 2017
How to Write a Blog Post
Use these tips to write a blog post on The OT Toolbox Community. Print the tutorial for ease of creating a blog post.
1 vote | 1  view
created Nov 08, 2017
Alternative Seating Options
Seating options designed to promote postural awareness, trunk strength, & lower body weight bearing to facilitate upper body activation.
1 vote | 19  views
created Oct 16, 2017
1 vote | 9  views
created Oct 16, 2017
Classroom Seating Options
Classroom seating options to help students regulate their sensory systems and prepare to learn.
1 vote | 15  views
created Oct 16, 2017
Fine Motor Stations for School and Home
Use these ideas to develop fine motor centers or stations to strengthen and develop fine motor skills.
1 vote | 26  views
created Oct 16, 2017
Resources for school-based OT
Information for school based OTs including Evaluation, Frequencies, 504 Plans, Workloads, Must follow blogs, AT Resources, Social Stories, and more.
2 votes | 46  views
created Oct 16, 2017
Norms for core strength in children
Norms for core strength in children
1 vote | 16  views
created Oct 16, 2017
Writing SMART goals for school based OT and PT
Write Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time bound goals for school based OT and PT.
1 vote | 19  views
created Oct 16, 2017
Guide to Self Regulation
Activities and resources for self-regulation
1 vote | 33  views
created Oct 16, 2017
Quick Ways to Calm Down
Sensory solutions based on sensory processing theory designed to calm children, using a sea theme.
1 vote | 17  views
created Oct 16, 2017
Crossing the Midline Activity
Creative activity to promote crossing midline and integrating the right and left sides of the body.
1 vote | 22  views
created Oct 16, 2017
How to Play With Your Newborn Baby
10 simple ways to play with a newborn baby to promote development and bonding.
1 vote | 6  views
created Oct 16, 2017
Developmental milestones and activities to promote independence at each stage
.Developmental milestones for tummy time, learning to roll, sit, crawl, stand, and cruise. Each milestone includes links to posts more information and activities to promote development. progress toward each one.
1 vote | 12  views
created Oct 16, 2017
Strategies for language stimulation
Use these activities to develop and stimulate language.
1 vote | 1  view
created Oct 16, 2017
Eye Can Learn website
Activities and exercises designed to develop and strengthen visual processing skills
1 vote | 15  views
created Oct 12, 2017
Zones of Regulation site and resources
Strategies and resources to teach students to become more aware of, and independent in controlling their emotions and impulses, managing their sensory needs, and improving their ability to problem solve conflicts using the Zones of Regulation curriculum to categorize and challenge the way our state of alertness makes us feel and act.
1 vote | 17  views
created Oct 12, 2017
Free handwriting printables and free handwriting email series
This 6 day free email series covers main areas of handwriting struggles. Each day includes a free handwriting printable that can be distributed to parents, teachers, and shared with therapists.
1 vote | 16  views
created Oct 12, 2017
AOTA's member appreciation week celebration
AOTA will host a member appreciation celebration November 6-10, 2017 with daily raffles and prizes; live, interactive webinars; and the opportunity to earn up to 10 FREE contact hours through November 30! Webinar Registration Opens October 20.
1 vote | 0  views
created Oct 12, 2017

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