Category Archives: Occupational Therapy

Altruism benefits us all

Debora A. Davidson, PhD, OTR/L, Clinical Occupational Therapy Editor

Debora A. Davidson, PhD, OTR/L, Clinical Occupational Therapy Editor

Since starting my private practice, I have had many opportunities to explain what I do to business people who work outside of healthcare. Many times their reactions run something like this, “It takes a special person to do that kind of work,” or “That is so wonderful!” While it’s fun to be considered special or wonderful, I am not really generous or self-sacrificing. I am actually taking excellent care of myself when I work with my clients. read more

Seeking your advice, ideas for OT’s future

Debora A. Davidson, PhD, OTR/L, Clinical Occupational Therapy Editor

Debora A. Davidson, PhD, OTR/L, Clinical Occupational Therapy Editor

I recently served as a CI for a Level II OT student, and it was an eye opening experience for both of us.  She split her week between Bright Futures, my private practice that serves adults who need help with transitional goals, and a local inpatient rehabilitation center serving older adults. Our OTS spent two days per week with Bright Futures and the other three days at the rehab center. read more

OT develops program to teach children with autism swimming, life skills

Amanda Hassen, OTD, OTR/L, always dreamed of a career in which she could combine her passion for occupational therapy with her love of swimming. She found that opportunity while completing her OTD at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn.

OT_News-01As part of Belmont’s OTD program, students must complete an experiential component in their final semester where they integrate the four curricular themes of clinical excellence, scholarship, service and leadership to effect a positive social change. read more