Disability Studies

This week, Natalie interviews Jessica about disability studies! We talk about the main concepts behind disability studies, with a focus on the social model of disability. We discuss the differences between the social model of disability and the medical model of disability, and how we can use social model concepts in occupational therapy. This episode is eligible for CEU credits!

2019-08-04T15:41:28-07:00August 4th, 2019|

History of Mental Health OT

This week, Jessica and Natalie talk with Barbara Ostrove and Laurel Radley about the history of mental health OT, current trends, and future directions. 

2019-07-26T08:19:35-07:00July 21st, 2019|

Graded Motor Imagery

This week, Jessica and Natalie talk with Bobby Blair about Graded Motor Imagery as an approach to pain management. We discuss how and when this approach is used and how it fits within the occupational therapy practice framework. This episode is eligible for CEU credits!

2019-07-26T08:20:25-07:00May 12th, 2019|

Auditory Processing

This week we interview Shelley Francis, and discuss sensory needs, and auditory processing disorder in particular, in children.

2019-07-26T08:20:26-07:00April 28th, 2019|


Natalie and Jess discuss the purpose of ECMO, how it works, and the role of occupational therapy in managing clients on ECMO. This episode is eligible for CEU credits!

2019-07-26T08:20:26-07:00April 14th, 2019|

Acute Care Basics

Natalie and Jess discuss important terminology, skills, and lab values important for providing occupational therapy services in acute care. This episode is eligible for CEU credits!

2019-07-26T08:20:26-07:00March 31st, 2019|

Positive Psychology

We talk with Evan Knutson about the positive psychology movement. We discuss the theory behind positive psychology and its underlying components, as well as ways to incorporate elements of positive psychology into occupational therapy practice.

2019-07-26T08:20:26-07:00March 3rd, 2019|

How to Implement a Sensory Diet in the Classroom

In this episode, Natalie and Jess talk with pediatric OT Amy Seymore about the range of sensory based and sensory integration treatments for children. They also discuss strategies to implement in a classroom to help children with sensory processing and modulation difficulties to remain focused and engaged.

2019-02-24T11:53:11-08:00February 24th, 2019|

Maternal Post-NICU Experiences

We talk with MacKenzie Kelley,  about the experiences of moms during and after a NICU stay. We discuss common mental health concerns, and the role of OT in preventing and managing these complications. 

2019-07-26T08:20:26-07:00February 17th, 2019|