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Long Time No See

Somehow, after graduating OT school, life just seemed to take over and I have quite abandoned this blog. Apologies! For any of those interested, here’s a brief recap of what I’ve been doing since finishing my Level II Fieldworks (in a SNF and acute inpatient rehabilitation), OT school in May 2015 and passing the NBCOT … Continue reading

Culture / Occupational Therapy

The Myth of Cultural Competence

In OT school, we often discussed the idea of becoming culturally competent so we are better able to serve the ever-growing/changing culturally diverse needs of our clientele. This idea of cultural competence is based on cultural awareness – that we are first aware of our own culture/biases, and secondly aware of  and sensitive to cultural differences. Perhaps this … Continue reading

International Fieldwork: At a Crossroads
Occupational Therapy / Social Justice

International Fieldwork: At a Crossroads

I attended the AOTA (American Occupational Therapy Association) Conference in Baltimore last Thursday, which was my first AOTA Conference experience. It was invigorating to see and hear from many OTs interested in topics that I too am interested in, like international and cross-cultural work, social justice, community-based practices, and work with underserved populations like refugees etc. … Continue reading

Guatemala / Occupational Therapy / OT Without Borders / Social Justice

Occupational Therapy in Guatemala and Nicaragua

Ryan was my housemate in Guatemala for the NAPA-OT Field School last summer. He completed this video as part of a project/scholarship he was involved in and discusses what he saw and learned from volunteering as an OT student in Guatemala and Nicaragua. Ryan is pretty incredible – he just passed the NBCOT exam, is … Continue reading