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Best Otforlife podcasts we could find (updated April 2020)
Best Otforlife podcasts we could find
Updated April 2020
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OT 4 Lyfe looks to go beyond the typical discussion of topics relating to occupational therapy. This show goes in depth to explore the research, issues, and people that influence the lives of OT students, practitioners, and their clients. For us, occupational therapy is more than just a job.
 
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Joel and Sarah discuss: One tip for someone wanting to be better about their finances Budget is not a 4 letter word Money as a tool that is tied to your values Tracking your spending: Mint- https://www.mint.com/ Know how much money is coming in and where it is going The why behind people’s money Peace out money The big three: housing, transportatio…
 
Sarah discusses: The beginning of when I first started to hear about COVID-19 Stories from from friends who live in Venice Cancellation of conferences (i.e: AOTA) The moment that I realized COVID-19 was a big deal Cancellation of fieldwork, students, and volunteers Weighing the risks and the unknowns Navigating the changes with my family Disruption…
 
Sarah and Danielle discuss: Navigating early intervention assessment as a parent and a therapist A blessing and a curse of being an OT going through this process Roles of being a mom, an OT, getting her doctorate, and now being a therapy mom The importance of having a “village” The defining moment that made her seek out help Developmental trajector…
 
Sarah and TJ discuss: His interest in obstacle course racing 9/13/2003- The day of his accident What his life looked like before The extend of his injuries from the accident and then once in the hospital The perspective of going through inpatient care Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center: http://dhs.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/dhs/rancho Co…
 
Sarah and Laura discuss: Her favorite weekend occupation The lack of lunch breaks as a pediatric OT My secret to hot lunches on the go: https://amzn.to/3212ums Laura’s favorite food Our sensory quirks How she explains sensory processing to parents Facilitating parents to be validated with their feelings The importance of education for the caregiver…
 
Sarah and Jordan discuss: Today is a big day, why is that? Experiencing back to back fieldworks When did he find out about OT? How the Level 1 Fieldworks were integrating within his program One thing he wished he knew going into his level 2 fieldworks Realization of balancing life with fieldwork Challenges he faced during his rotations Managing sel…
 
Chantal, EJ, and Sarah discuss: Their feelings now that fieldwork is over The biggest hurdle they faced during fieldwork Coming up with novel, fun, and exciting groups in the mental health setting Where they felt like they grew the most in during the rotation Skills they will continue to work on as the make the transition to being a practitioner Le…
 
Chantal, EJ, and Sarah discuss: Their current feelings heading into the last 2 weeks of fieldwork Feelings about midterm scoring What going through the midterm looked like Importance of self reflection during fieldwork What their day-to-day looks like in fieldwork The importance of having other students with you on fieldwork Practice supervision fo…
 
EJ, Chantal, and Sarah discuss: How they feel after completing 3 weeks of fieldwork Shifting from observing to leading their own groups Distinguishing OTs unique value in mental health services What to do when your treatment plan backfires? Therapeutic use of self Learning to read the patients Daily and momentary goals How their days are structured…
 
EJ, Chantal, and Sarah discuss: Their previous level 2 fieldwork placement Getting experience in many practice areas as an OT student Hardest parts of their first fieldwork placement Challenges with documentation and relating the treatments to the big picture Transitioning from classroom to clinical practice Learning to take chances and not be afra…
 
Bianca, Kat, Celia and Sarah discuss: What their OT lives look like currently Excitement about starting Level II Fieldwork What is an OT pinning ceremony? Being a part of the inaugural doctorate program at West Coast University: https://westcoastuniversity.edu/programs/doctor-occupational-therapy.html Finishing up their didactic work for their prog…
 
Sarah and Laura discuss: Why we need more OTs starting their own practices and businesses Why OTs do not embark on the entrepreneur journey The importance of exposing students to business Taking the chance and leaning into the discomfort of starting something new Writing things down and setting intentions The mindset of being an entrepreneur Donald…
 
Sarah and Grant discuss: Occupational transitions Difficulties finding a job as a new graduate Why he became an OT and how it has impacted his life since How he got his start in inpatient rehab and mental health MH4OT on FB: https://www.facebook.com/groups/MH4OT/ AOTA’s Mental Health Special Interest Section: https://www.aota.org/Practice/Manage/SI…
 
Sarah and Alexis discuss: OT settings within the hospital What is acute care? Planned and unplanned hospital stays Supporting clients in the beginning of their journey Typical length of stay in acute care setting Importance of education within the initial session/ evaluation Similarities of Acute Care and Early Intervention practice areas Getting e…
 
Sarah and Erika discuss: Meeting at AOTA 2019 and what they took away from the conference Anxiety and stress of being in OT school Factors of burnout How the symptoms of burnout can become the new norm and go unnoticed The importance of having your values line up with you work’s values How the lack of autonomy can lead to burnout Bullying and burno…
 
Sarah and Sarah discuss Sarah’s love of OT history memorabilia The Healing Heart: The Story of Ora Ruggles Pioneer in Occupational Therapy What sparked her interest in evidence and research? Changes in evidence and research over the past decade Her personal and professional connection to evidence Evidenced-based practice as a tool to guide clinical…
 
Sarah and Devlynn discuss: AOTA’s Vision 2025: “As an inclusive profession, OT maximizes health, well-being and quality of life for all people, populations, and communities, through effective solutions that facilitate participation in everyday living.": https://www.aota.org/AboutAOTA/vision-2025.aspx Role of incorporating inclusion into the vision …
 
Sarah and Miranda discuss: Her current OT role working in outpatient neuro and also teaching at a local university How she first heard about occupational therapy Transitioning from student to new practitioner Tips for incorporating evidence into practice Advocating for evidenced-based practice Collaborating with others using evidence to advance the…
 
Sarah and Brynne discuss: Her current role as a OTD student Stressful time periods for students and practitioners How to define wellness How stress impacts a person’s life Implementing strategies before getting stressed to maximize effectiveness Engaging in occupations to alleviate stress i.e. painting with watercolors, walks, being in nature Picki…
 
Sarah and Rachel discuss: Link to first episode with Rachel: www.ot4lyfe.com/13 What her orientation looked like The emotional rollercoaster it was applying to OT schools What it felt like to get the acceptance letter into an OT program? Appreciating when things don’t always go as planned Volunteering not just in OT settings to understand the bigge…
 
Sarah shares: Arriving and checking in early to avoid lines Attending the SIS Networking Reception Developmental Disabilities, Academic Education, Children & Youth, Productive Aging, Home & Community Health, Mental - Health, Rehabilitation & Disability, Sensory Integration & Processing, Work & Industry For more information about SIS: https://www.ao…
 
Meg and Sarah discuss: Common misconceptions about autism Looking at the broader picture of children with autism Utilizing the right tools for each individual child Importance of evaluation and re-evaluation Meg’s journey into specializing in autism Finding the right mentor who aligns with your purpose and values Working in early intervention and h…
 
Jason and Sarah discuss: Concepts such as efficiency, time management, prioritization, and redundancy Learning in different ways Lack of consistency in school-based reports Common problems and complaints when writing reports His personal experience and OT journey How he identifies problems and then does something about it What led him to develop Do…
 
Sensory processing is a complex entity with lots of intricacies and is often times overlooked and misunderstood. As occupational therapists, it is our job to uncover underlying sensory processing and sensory modulation problems within our clients and then educate and provide tips and strategies to help them learn to integrate the information for su…
 
Attending conferences is a great way to learn new things and connect with people within the occupational therapy community. And one of the biggest events each year within the United States is the American Occupational Therapy Association conference. This episode details specifics about what the AOTA conference looks like, how to prepare, and tips o…
 
Understanding the business side of occupational therapy is pivotal for any therapist and practice owner to know. In order to be successful within our profession, we must be aware of the state of healthcare and be solid within our purpose as a clinician. Our guest today, Brandon Seigel, is a private practice business consultant and executive directo…
 
We all discover occupational therapy through different ways and it is always fascinating to hear how each therapist is first introduced into this wonderful profession. Our guest today is the whole reason that our host Sarah became an occupational therapist in the first place after meeting her while she worked at a local preschool. Francesca Avalli,…
 
Travel therapy is a unique practice area that consists of traveling to different parts of the United States in order to provide therapy services to places in need. Usually, rotations last about 13 weeks and then the therapist moves on to another placement. Sometimes there can be a potential to sign on for additional time if the services continue to…
 
Dr. Michael Roberts, OTD, OTR/L, is the founder and current program director of the master’s degree program in Occupational Therapy at Regis College, in Boston Massachusetts. He has a strong passion for all things occupational therapy, as well as educating and empowering current occupational therapy students. His clinical background focused on adul…
 
Andy Nielsen, OTS is an business innovator having founded products like the patented 8Scape folder and a Facebook advertising company called Big Ocean Commerce. He currently attends A.T. Still University in Mesa, Arizona and is completing his masters in occupational therapy. Integrating his background in business and his holistic approach to health…
 
Dr. Karen Ni, OTD, MA, OTR/L, CPDT-KA is passionate about using animal assisted therapy as a meaningful and powerful therapeutic tool. She uses her dogs, Dottie and Tater, as her canine co-therapists to assist in her therapy sessions and provide a different perspective and aspect to therapy interventions. She has also opened her own private practic…
 
Ijeoma (EJ) Ikpeze OTA/S is a OTA student at Erie Community College who recently finished her school work and is about to embark on her first Level II fieldwork. She has a passion for leadership and profound interest in promoting the profession of occupational therapy. EJ is currently the only student and only OTA representative in the AOTA Emergin…
 
Elizabeth DeBlasi, MS, OTR/L is a professor at Long Island University who woke up one night with a passion for international volunteer work. Within two weeks she was on a plane to Cape Town, South Africa to learn more about Therapists Without Borders. She and Sarah discuss their passions for pediatric therapy and how much they value sharing their k…
 
Pediatric occupational therapists work in a variety of settings which present their own challenges and advantages. School Based OT’s have their own distinct perspective on working in pediatrics and working in conjunction with teachers and school administrators to provide the most benefit to their clients. Jayson, Abby, and Sarah discuss a variety o…
 
Physical therapy in early intervention has a very distinct view. Collaborating with occupational therapists allows each practitioner the ability to see the same therapy intervention from a fresh set of eyes. Jennifer Ogawa joins to discuss collaborating in early intervention. Sarah and Jennifer discuss: The benefits of collaborating between discipl…
 
As occupational therapy clinicians, our jobs drastically shape our values and perspective on life. We share a unique outlook and approach to meaningful engagement in all of life’s occupations. Today is the first round table session in which Brock and Erika, a few OTs from different practice areas, come together to discuss topics within the field. G…
 
The student’s first Level 2 fieldwork is over: Feelings during the last couple of weeks Level of growth and now possessing a new prospective Structure of Level 2 fieldworks: back to back or having more schooling in between AOTA Final Evaluation and the Student Evaluation of the Fieldwork Experience Reflections on their perceived strengths and weakn…
 
It’s week 9 of Level II fieldwork and Rachelle and Maya are here to discuss their current state’s as they head into the last few weeks of their clinical rotation: Current expectations at the end of their fieldwork How to handle schedule changes Strategies for documentation and report writing The benefits of having a support system outside of OT Wor…
 
Every occupational therapists journey begins with OT school. And before school, comes pre-requisites, the GRE, volunteer hours, and applications. Being right in the middle of this process, Rachel Moore discusses how she is managing all the requirements and preparing to begin applying to OT programs. She shares some great insight into resources she …
 
It’s Midterm and Rachelle and Maya have completed 6 of their 12 weeks of fieldwork. Sarah reconnects with Rachelle and Maya to discuss details regarding the AOTA midterm evaluation and to get updates in regards to their current fieldwork experience. We’ll hear information about: AOTA midterm evaluation Communication with supervisors Pros and cons o…
 
While working as a school-based OT, Deedee Levine MS, OTR/L, YT-200, CD has found gardening and gardens to be a unique and integral part of her Occupational Therapy treatments. In addition to that, it’s helping children understand their overall health from a whole new perspective. Using Occupational Therapy as a pillar of her holistic healing appro…
 
It’s Thanksgiving in the US and that means it’s time to sit down and reflect on all the things in your life that you are thankful for. Sarah sits down to contemplate all the things and people she is thankful for in her life, including: The ability to impact the lives of her clients Being a fieldwork educator and impacting the next generation of OT’…
 
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