018: “How does inaccessibility impact your health?”

“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

017: What is it like interning with us?

Kati reflects on her experience as an occupational therapy student and discusses how she promoted our organization and her future profession.

016: Housing and Collaboration: Stories from the Field

Experiences as occupational therapists collaborating with building and design professionals.

015: Freestanding tubs, are they safe?

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.

013: Good Bathroom Design is a Confidence Builder

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.

009: Benefits of a Well-Designed Garden

Sarah discusses how her friend increased the functionality of her garden by using raised garden beds and how an outdoor space improves mental health.

008: Research about interprofessional design

We discuss 3 themes from a peer-reviewed article: form versus function, the earlier the better, and universal design as a specialist area.

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Advocacy

Occupational Therapy and Our Role in Housing

This article unpacks three practice settings in which an an occupational therapist could collaborate with professionals in the home building industry.

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Journal

The Blueprints of My Doctoral Project

Kati briefly explains the OT profession and introduces her doctoral capstone project.

006: Mail & Macular Degeneration

Kati recounts a story about a patient who broke a hip and had struggles with a common yet meaningful task.

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Journal

Takeaways from a universal design exercise

The process of universal design needs to be collaborative, but collaboration is challenging.

003: Reflections on patients and their homes

Sarah talks with Kati about discharge scenarios and what home modifications looked like for their patients.

002: PEO Model & Collaboration

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.

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Journal

My journey into a non-traditional Occupational Therapy job

There are many areas of practice in OT. Here’s my story.