Authentic OT

“Let’s Get Real”

“Let’s Get Real”

Man through the use of his hands as they are energized by mind and will, can influence the state of his own health. (Mary Reilly, 1962 I doubt that there is an OT or OTA program in the United States that doesn’t feature this wonderful […]

Conversation With Suzanne Peloquin, Ph.D.,OTR: Mindful Crafts as Therapy

Conversation With Suzanne Peloquin, Ph.D.,OTR: Mindful Crafts as Therapy

    Dr. Suzanne Peloquin is one of Occupational Therapy’s shining stars, and a great inspiration to many, myself included. Join me for a delightful conversation with Suzanne, who practices and teaches authentic occupational therapy. Here she describes her clinical practice in a unique community […]

Power in Numbers

Power in Numbers

I think we can all agree that these are not ordinary times. Of course, no one who is informed would probably say that any era is “easy” or free from trouble, but the concerns that we face right now are extraordinary in many ways. The […]

A Bee in My Bonnet

A Bee in My Bonnet

I know that what I have to say here will probably be controversial and possibly misconstrued by some, but I am just too nettled to keep quiet any longer. I love our profession of occupational therapy as much as anyone, I have been a dues-paying […]

Self-Determination: An ADL Worth Addressing

Self-Determination: An ADL Worth Addressing

Did you know that the cluster of attitudes and skills that fall under the umbrella of “self-determination” have been shown to be one of the strongest predictors of success for people with disabilities’ attainment of their transition goals? It’s as necessary to quality of life […]

Mandy Chamberlain, MOTR, owner of Seniors Flourish

Mandy Chamberlain, MOTR, owner of Seniors Flourish

Click HERE for the Podcast Join me for a conversation with Mandy Chamberlain, MOTR, owner of Seniors Flourish, a web-based source of inspiration and information for OT practitioners serving older adults. Mandy’s enthusiasm for her clinical work is energizing. Her deep understanding of ways to […]

My New ADL

My New ADL

One of the axioms that I traditionally adhered to in my professional life was to leave my politics out of the picture. My clients, colleagues and students come from diverse cultures and walks of life and our work did not relate to politics. Talking about […]

Nurturing Your Career

Nurturing Your Career

I feel very fortunate to have come of age as an occupational therapist in the 1980s. Granted, the fashions and hairstyles were questionable (what were we thinking?), but it was just before the corporatization of health care, and community mental health care was robust. Because […]