“It was not until I actually gained more access in and out of the house that my health truly got better. My mental health went up and I felt more worth than I had felt before.” -James
Kati reflects on her experience as an occupational therapy student and discusses how she promoted our organization and her future profession.
Experiences as occupational therapists collaborating with building and design professionals.
Even though these tubs are a current design trend, we polled our Design Advisors and they all agree this product’s design isn’t safe for most people.
Kati, an occupational therapy student, shares a story about how her client was able to look and feel her best for a special event because her bathroom was universally designed.
Sarah discusses how her friend increased the functionality of her garden by using raised garden beds and how an outdoor space improves mental health.
We discuss 3 themes from a peer-reviewed article: form versus function, the earlier the better, and universal design as a specialist area.
This article unpacks three practice settings in which an an occupational therapist could collaborate with professionals in the home building industry.
Kati briefly explains the OT profession and introduces her doctoral capstone project.
Kati recounts a story about a patient who broke a hip and had struggles with a common yet meaningful task.
The process of universal design needs to be collaborative, but collaboration is challenging.
Sarah talks with Kati about discharge scenarios and what home modifications looked like for their patients.
Design can create a “good fit,” or a “poor fit.” One of the models we use is the Person-Environment-Occupation (PEO) model of Occupational Performance.
There are many areas of practice in OT. Here’s my story.