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This website is still in “emerging” stages. I’ve been blogging since 2006 when I entered occupational therapy (OT) school. It started out as “OT Students Belong” (student days) then “Days of Our OT Lives” (beginning practitioner) and finally, here you are with “Miss Awesomeness” (school-based OT and then starting of own company and now working on a clinical doctorate!) I’m slowly working on turning it into a website versus blog, but it will take a snail-worthy long time. Look back at 2006-2009 archives for MOT program blog! Also, I’ve been blogging less lately, but hope to get back into it. I often post on Facebook and it shows up in sidebar. CLICK HERE FOR BLOG or click on its tab above!

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21 Nov 2014

Great adaptive doorstop

If you use a typical doorstop it requires bending over or kicking to maneuver it. If you use the equivalent of a stable fire poker as your doorstop, you can easily move it safely (ie for people prone to falls). This one is a little short and I’m not sure its true use. But it […]

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21 Nov 2014

Handmade creative clay pencil grips

A friend made these with her daughter. They took ink part out of pen then rolled it into clay and baked. To them it was just a cute gift but to me it was like hmmm easier for people to hold.

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18 Nov 2014

Occupational Therapists and Kintsukuroi: Repairing with Gold.

I can’t remember if I have shared this before on the blog or not, but I absolutely love this, so I am saying it again, haha. As occupational therapists, we often work with those who have been, or at least feel, broken. Sometimes I think applying the lacquer might be the most important part of […]

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13 Nov 2014

Quick Tip: Set up “Undo Send” function on Web Gmail

Do you use Web Gmail? Do you sometimes send an e-mail and instantly realize there was a mistake? Do you wish you could undo it? There’s a way! PATH: *Web browser* gmail > Gear Icon > Settings > Labs > Undo Send > Enable > Save Changes. More details at bottom if you need more […]

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10 Nov 2014
Birthing a bill

Birthing babies and bills into law: the similar process of fruition

I’m currently writing a short paper on how legislative bills become laws at a state and federal level, as well as how us occupational therapists can advocate/lobby for our profession in the political arena. We’ve been learning how to navigate these processes in our advocacy course in my first semester of my post-professional doctoral program […]

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9 Nov 2014

Holidays are approaching. Toys for children with special needs? This link is How to Pick a Toy: Checklist for Toy Shopping This free resource is provided by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), and it is an awesome way to decide if toys are developmentally appropriate/helpful to the growth of a child. It doesn’t mean not fun, it just means having an eye […]

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5 Nov 2014

Upcoming CEU course: Strategies to improve effectiveness of school-based OT!

Next Thursday, November 13th, I’m going up to Anaheim to take a CEU course called "Practical Strategies for Improving the Effectiveness, Efficiency and Impact of Your School‑Based, OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY SERVICES", presented by Beverly Moskowitz. She is also the inventor of the Size Matters handwriting program. She is such a firecracker and I have heard great […]

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27 Oct 2014

Is it preventative or preventive healthcare?

I had to look it up. The Affordable Care Act says "preventive" and I have always said "preventative". According to Grammar Girl, preventive is preferred by grammar snobs, but both are now considered acceptable. Now you know, just like me. YAY. PS: I can NEVER spell Jeapordy right. Ever. I wanted to hum the […]

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25 Oct 2014

Pediatric OT group on FB – wonderful resource for occupational therapists

If you are in pediatric OT, or interested, consider joining this Facebook group: The Facebook group name is "Pediatric Occupational Therapists", it’s got over 11,000 people in it, and surprisingly it’s closed? Meaning you have to ask to join and see the posts, if I understand correctly. The posts are frequent and typically high […]

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25 Oct 2014

Halloween Spider

Test to see if this posts via e-mail.

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