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I Love OT Podcast
42 minutes | a year ago
Pet ownership and OT
My new rescue Ricky says "I may be just a four-year-old beagle, but even I can tell that this episode is an absolute must listen!" I present evidence for OT's role in facilitating pet ownership for a variety of populations and propose a crazy idea. Please let me know your thoughts and share this episode with all your OT-loving friends!
31 minutes | a year ago
Happy OT New Year!
This episode has recommendations on setting your New Year's Resolutions in OT. Whether you're a new student, new faculty, new practitioner, or starting level II fieldwork, there's something here for you! Thanks for listening and Happy New Year!
46 minutes | a year ago
The OTD Soapbox Episode
This is the one where I give my take on the entry-level OTD mandate and make an Oran "Juice" Jones reference. Enjoy! Send comments and questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
36 minutes | a year ago
Sometimes OT is all fun and games! Following up on last episode, this installment of the podcast describes two of my favorite collaborative board games and how to incorporate them into your practice. Hope you enjoy! Get in touch with me at email@example.com or on instagram at iloveotpodcast Thanks for listening! Game box photo is copyright of Gamewright Inc., retrieved from BoardGameGeek.com
43 minutes | a year ago
OT and My Favorite Things
Cue the music! "These are a few of my favorite things..." While talking to prospective students, I was extolling the value of OT as a career and talking about how you can do just about anything you want with an education in OT. With this episode, I test whether that is actually true by searching for research about OT and skiing, baking, board games, and soccer!
48 minutes | a year ago
See you in September
School is back in session, and so is the I Love OT Podcast! This episode celebrates what is unique and special about our practice, how we think, and what we do. Also, there is something special that is shared by each and every one of the varied research articles and publications discussed in the episode. Can you find the connection? Also, excited to announce I'll be presenting at the MAOT conference in October and the AOTA conference in April 2020! Stop by and say hi!
35 minutes | 2 years ago
Hello and happy summer! This episode tests your knowledge of OT influencers. Can you identify the speaker in each of the ten quotes in this episode? Take a break, have some fun, and challenge yourself. This one is a lot of fun!
41 minutes | 2 years ago
New grads (and everyone else)
It's that magical time when students are graduating and completing fieldwork, dreaming of a professional career as an OT practitioner. In this episode, I talk about what the evidence says about your first year of practice, what you need to understand about professional practice beyond your textbooks, and make recommendations about how to structure your professional development plan for the coming year. Of course, I also talk about the World Cup, Red Sox and Yankees, O'Hara and Sauerbrunn, and....cat juggling...? Tune in and let me know what you think! Also, come to my presentation on OT and podcasting at the MAOT annual conference this fall!
58 minutes | 2 years ago
After a bit of a break, the latest episode is here! In this episode, I explain why "The Future" is a great reason for me and us to love OT. I talk about how we build and ensure a strong future and value for our profession through our selection and development of the next generation of OT practitioners. I talk admissions, GPA, GRE, fieldwork, and how it all relates to a strong and impressive future for the OT profession. Tune in, tell a friend!
59 minutes | 2 years ago
Rock climbing! It's an activity! It's a sport! It's a problem! It's a challenge! It's a metaphor! This episode is a comprehensive look at the use of rock climbing, top roping, and bouldering as therapeutic modalities for different populations and a wide variety of conditions. Lots of good information here, providing you with a lot of ideas on how to use an entertaining and challenging activity to address an impressive number of client factors and skills. Try it out and let me know what you think. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or send a message at my Instagram account. Thanks for listening!
16 minutes | 2 years ago
Commencement addresses inspire you, make you think, challenge you to examine your path forward in life. Only thing is, you usually only get one when you complete your OT program. Why can't we have one every year? We could all certainly use the inspiration! In that spirit, I offer a brief Commencement Address for Current and Future and Former OT Students. It is small, but it is powerful. It is the Lyanna Mormont of OT podcast episodes... Enjoy, and let me know what you think at iloveOTpodcast@gmail.com or on Instagram at @iloveotpodcast
44 minutes | 2 years ago
OT Role in Disaster Preparation and Response
Disaster strikes! How will the community respond and rebuild? It may well depend on how OT practitioners are involved before, during, and after the event. This episode describes research that challenges us to re-think our role in our communities and imagine our profession as a critical link to a bright and successful future after disasters or emergency situations. Let me know what you think at email@example.com, check out the Instagram account, subscribe, share, and spread the word! Thanks for listening, and happy OT Month!
49 minutes | 2 years ago
This episode is my recap of all the fascinating, challenging, wonderful experiences and ideas I encountered at the AOTA Annual Conference in New Orleans. So many great people, great concepts, tough questions, so much to help us learn and grow as OT practitioners. From the posters to the yoga to the beignets to the Slagle to the conversations about practice and research, the tweets and treats, the new colleagues and old friends, the banks of the River Charles and the impact of OT in Kyrzgyzstan, it's all here! Enjoy and let me know what you think on Instagram or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for listening!
30 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode Twelve: Get the Most Out of the AOTA Conference
Episode Twelve is focused on tips, tricks, and hacks that will help you get the most out of your experience at the AOTA Annual Conference in New Orleans in early April. I guarantee that you will find something helpful, insightful, and/or inspirational from this episode if you are going to the national conference. Tips address everything from portable chargers to your morning coffee to scheduling your time to which events will give you the most bang for your conference buck. Please let me know what you think of the episode, or send along your own tips, tricks, or hacks for a successful conference at email@example.com or catch me in New Orleans and tell me in person. Thanks for listening to this episode and all the great OT podcasts out there!
31 minutes | 2 years ago
Motivation for the Long Haul
Episode Eleven continues our discussion on motivation! Now we're talking about how to sustain motivation and engagement over longer term programs and interventions. What are the keys to sustained success and what barriers need to be avoided when we want to make motivation and engagement endure for the long haul? I hope you enjoy, let me know what you think at firstname.lastname@example.org. Episode Twelve will get us ready for the annual AOTA conference in New Orleans. Can't wait!
36 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode Ten: OT and Motivation
What keeps us going? What drives our clients to succeed? Why is motivation so important to our work as OT practitioners? This episode will get you thinking about why we do what we do in OT, and how we can create the most motivating context for our clients. Let me know what you think at iloveOTpodcast@gmail.com and please keep spreading the word about this podcast and our wonderful profession! Thanks for listening!
32 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode Nine: Magic Part II
Amaze your friends! Impress your family! You can do magic! We've already established that OT is magic, so it's time for examples of how magic can be OT! Listen to these examples of the use of magic in OT, look up the websites with examples of easy magic tricks, and in a few short hours you are ready to become an OT magician! Doesn't that sound like a great job description? Well, don't wait! Alakazam and abracadabra! Transform your practice!
36 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode Eight: OT and Magic!
We all know that OT is magical, but can magic be OT? Of course it can! In this first part of a two-part episode, we'll talk about research that describes the intersection of OT and magic and I'll share my recent experience using magic in the classroom. Who knew you could make teaching research interesting? All it takes is a little magic... Be sure to review the podcast wherever you listen and contact me at email@example.com with any feedback or ideas!
42 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode Seven: OT and VR
Episode Seven gets us thinking about virtual reality and how it will fit into our practice as OT begins its second century. Research about pain management, stroke rehab, motor learning, and strategies for implementation will have you considering new technologies in your own practice. Thanks for listening and let me know what you think at iloveOTpodcast@gmail.com!
47 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 6: OT and Africa
The 6th Episode of the I Love OT Podcast turns its attention toward OT in Africa! I'll discuss unique programs and approaches to intervention, lessons to be learned, and new ideas for practice from research related to OT in Africa. Many thanks to the practitioners working and collaborating in OT from Morocco to Nigeria to South Africa and everywhere in between!
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