Stephanie P. OTR

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W.H.O. Are You?

What is the World Health Organization (WHO)?

The directing and coordinating authority on international health within the United Nation's system. (WHO, 2018)


What does WHO do?

provides leadership on matters critical to health and engaging in partnerships where joint action is needed;


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Teamwork Makes a Dream Work

Collaboration is so important in occupational therapy practice that it has been listed as an AOTA Vision 2025 guidepost. In addition my belief in collaboration was that strong that I based an entire research proposal around it. I am curious as to how collaboration can improve universal design. O…

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Rewind to the Beginning

Cue the sad graduation music because it is time to take a trip down memory lane. What seems like forever ago I was asked to define the curricular threads that are interwoven throughout my MSOT program. At the end of each semester I was asked to repeat this exercise. As I write this post, I reflect…

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What Can Brown Do for You?

Brown can actually do a lot of things! During a visit to the Assistive Device Center (ADC) located at Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, Massachusetts my classmates and I built an adapted chair using TriWall corrugated cardboard. The …

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For Your Consideration...

I did it!

Using the research methods that I developed at Regis College I was able to articulate an area of interest and submit a proposal about it. The submission is for consideration as a poster presenter at the American Occupational Therapy Association's 2019 conference. The application proces…

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This is How I Roll

What is an Orthotic?

An  orthosis  is an externally applied device used to modify the structural and functional characteristics of the neuromuscular and skeletal systems (Radomski, 2014, p. 249)

Much detail goes into a well-executed orthotic. These are the details that I discovered durin…

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Life after graduate school

     Congratulations graduate, your hard work has paid off and you are months away from becoming a licensed occupational therapist. Now what? How do you carve out your professional identity?

     First start with a professional development plan, if you haven't already done so. This will serve …

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It's Raining Venn Diagrams

What is theory?

     "Describe, explain and predict behavior and/or relationships between concepts of events.” (Cole, p. 55)

Why is theory important?

     There are three levels of theory and its this construct that guides practice from evaluation through intervention. 

  1.       Para…

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My Love Letter To The Canadian Occupational Performance Measure

Dear COPM, 

Thank you for being the most low-maintenance, considerate assessment tool that I know. You always keep things simple and I appreciate that. You always want to know what is important to me and how satisfied I am. I could not ask for a better assessment tool. Yours Truly, Stephanie

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Those Darn Brick Walls

I recently uploaded a reflection essay, about failure, to my collection of artifacts (located within the PDF tab). I had submitted this essay to fulfill a requirement in my Leadership in Occupational Therapy course. The assignment asked me to recount a time in my life when I had experienced failur…

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Wellness Over a Lifetime


Relevant artifact: Self-Discovery Tapestry Assessment


Matsutsuyu. J. S. (1969). The Interest Checklist. American Journal of Occupational …

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What Would You Say An Occupational Therapist Does?

‘What does an occupational therapist do,’ is a question that I reflect on at the end of every semester. When I do, I always envision myself sitting across the table from the Bobs' in Office Space. This memorable movie scene (Figure 1.1) helps me to put to paper, my definition of the purpose of occ…

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