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OT 4 Lyfe

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A weekly show discussing all topics relating to occupational therapy.
Project: Sensory with Rachel Harrington and Jessica Hill
Mar 25 • 56 min
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…
The Ins and Outs of the AOTA Conference
Mar 18 • 30 min
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…
The Business Side of Occupational Therapy with Brandon Seigel
Mar 4 • 74 min
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.…
The Power of Play in Clinic Based Therapy with Francesca Avalli
Feb 26 • 79 min
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…
Exploring the Country Through Travel Therapy with Emily Ann Becker
Feb 18 • 67 min
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…
How Deep is Your Love For OT with Michael Roberts
Feb 11 • 82 min
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…
Crafting Your Life for Success with Intention and Purpose with Andy Nielsen from OT Growth
Feb 4 • 101 min
Andy Nielsen, OTS, is a current OT student at A.T. Still University in Mesa, Arizona who comes to our profession after many years in tech sales and business. He has designed his life with purpose and intention in order to maintain a family-friendly…
Incorporating Dogs into Animal Assisted Therapy with Karen Ni from Sun Dog Therapy
Jan 28 • 68 min
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…
Leading From Where You Are with Ijeoma Ikpeze
Jan 21 • 46 min
Ijeoma (EJ) Ikpeze OTA/S is an OTA student at Erie Community College who recently finished her school work and is about to embark on her first Level II fieldwork. She is also the only current student and only OTA accepted into the prestigious AOTA…
Happiness Through Movement, Education and Volunteering with Elizabeth DeBlasi
Jan 14 • 74 min
Elizabeth DeBlasi, MS, OTR/L has developed her passion in pediatric occupational therapy into international travel and volunteer work. She immediately took action to make her dreams about volunteering internationally come true. She has since become an…
Notes From the OT School House with Jayson Davies and Abby Parana
Jan 7 • 101 min
Jayson Davies, MA, OTR/L and Abby Parana, MS, OTR/L are pediatric occupational therapists that work in a school based setting. They have a unique view on how to provide treatment and advocate for their clients. They also host their own OT podcast: OT…
OT-PT Collaboration in Early Intervention with Jennifer Ogawa, PT
Dec 28, 2018 • 70 min
Occupational and Physical Therapists often work together on clients to achieve similar goals through different lenses. Jennifer and Sarah discuss how they approach early intervention from each of their view points and the benefits of collaborating between…
OT Round Table: The Best Parts, The Hardest Parts and What We Wish Others Understood About OT
Dec 17, 2018 • 133 min
This is the first edition of the OT Round Table, a casual discussion with OT practitioners from different background about the best and worst parts as well as what we wish others understood about our profession.
Level 2 Fieldwork Mini Series - Part 6 of 6 - Week 13: Reflections on the Experience
Dec 14, 2018 • 63 min
The fieldwork rotation is a vital part of becoming an OT. Follow 2 students as they transition into occupational therapy practitioners. This is episode 6 of a 6 part mini-series.
Level 2 Fieldwork Mini Series - Part 5 of 6 - Week 9: Struggling to Balance Fieldwork with Life
Dec 7, 2018 • 50 min
The fieldwork rotation is a vital part of becoming an OT. Follow 2 students as they transition into occupational therapy practitioners. This is episode 5 of a 6 part mini-series.
The Very First Steps in Becoming an OT with Rachel Moore
Dec 3, 2018 • 36 min
Rachel is an OT volunteer with Sarah’s private practice who is gaining volunteer hours for her application to OT school.
Level 2 Fieldwork Mini Series - Part 4 of 6 - Week 6: Halfway Through Fieldwork and Experiencing the Midterm Review
Nov 30, 2018 • 61 min
The fieldwork rotation is a vital part of becoming an OT. Follow 2 students as they transition into occupational therapy practitioners. This is episode 4 of a 6 part mini-series.
Using Gardens in a Holistic Approach to Occupational Therapy with Deedee Levine
Nov 26, 2018 • 55 min
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.
A Special Episode Full of Thanks
Nov 23, 2018 • 17 min
Sarah takes the time on a special holiday to reflect on all the things she’s thankful for. From the families that allow her to have impact on their lives to the people that have helped her get the podcast off the ground.
Making A Difference Around The Globe With Lauren Stanley-Alpert
Nov 19, 2018 • 48 min
Lauren Stanley-Alpert, MS, OTR/L created Therapists Without Borders to connect occupational therapists, physical therapists, and speech language pathologists with communities across the globe that have a significant need for therapy services while making…
Level 2 Fieldwork Mini Series - Part 3 of 6 - Week 5: Bridging the Gap Between Student and OT Practitioner
Nov 16, 2018 • 48 min
The fieldwork rotation is a vital part of becoming an OT. Follow 2 students as they transition into occupational therapy practitioners. This is episode 3 of a 6 part mini-series.
From Occupational Therapist to Entrepreneur with Cami Culwell
Nov 12, 2018 • 59 min
Starting a business takes a lot of nerve. Learn how Clinitote was started and how occupational therapy helped push Cami Culwell through the hurdles of starting a new business.
Level 2 Fieldwork Mini Series - Part 2 of 6 - Week 2: Moving from Observation to Hands-On Practice
Nov 9, 2018 • 43 min
The fieldwork rotation is a vital part of becoming an OT. Follow 2 students as they transition into practitioners. This is episode 2 of a 6 part mini-series.
Limiting Beliefs, Accountability and Masterminds with Leo Valenzuela
Nov 5, 2018 • 47 min
Everyone needs support networks. Sarah and Leo discuss limiting beliefs, holding each other accountable and setting up mastermind groups and private practices.
Level 2 Fieldwork Mini Series - Part 1 of 6 - Week 0: Excitement and Trepidation as Fieldwork Begins
Nov 2, 2018 • 39 min
The fieldwork rotation is a vital part of becoming an OT. Follow 2 students as they transition into practitioners. This is episode 1 of a 6 part mini-series.
Fresh Perspectives from First Year OT Students with Alex, Christina, and Regina
Oct 26, 2018 • 50 min
Current OT students bring an undeniable passion and energy to the profession with a fresh new perspective. Listen as we discuss their excitement for their OT careers.
Voices from the OT Community at the 2018 AOTA Conference
Oct 24, 2018 • 44 min
Share in the excitement as the OT community gathers every year at AOTA.
Inspiration, Sensory Integration and Zen with Roxie Fernandez
Oct 22, 2018 • 53 min
Roxie Fernandez walks us through all of life’s twists and turns that lead her to become an Occupational Therapist.