Category: Assessment – occupational therapy

Helping with time mangement

time management and OT

Time management is a problem for many university students – and occupational therapists can help! Check out this blog to see how.

Social media and college students

social media, OT, and students

In a previous post, I discussed the importance emerging adults place on social participation and how social participation helps with the formation of identity.  Social participation is the primary reason that emerging adults use social media; so, one could argue that social media use could also be important for identity development!  Social media and phone

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Substance misuse and students

substance misuse, students, and occupational therapy

Dark side of occupation The “dark side of occupation” is a phrase used to describe activities that are not life enhancing but people choose to spend their time doing.1 Substance misuse may be considered within the dark side of occupation, especially in university students.  Substance misuse may also be seen as a maladaptive serious leisure

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Students and leisure – it’s good for all of us!

leisure and OT with students

Adolph Meyer wrote that leisure is “[one of] the big four – work and play and rest and sleep, which our organism must be able to balance even under difficulty”.1 And, recent research suggests that leisure may be an important part of identity formation – since leisure allows exploration of who one wants to be

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Physical activity and students

physical activity and OT

Physical activity helps with time use and can make students more efficient with their time – while helping with their long term health!

Habits for student success

OT and habits

This blog discusses habits, routines, and rituals and makes the case for OTs working with post-secondary students to address habits as they relate to health, well-being, and student success.

Who am I? Students, Identity, and OT (Part one)

identity and occupational therapy in college and university

This blog post focuses on what occupational therapists need to know about identity formation in college and university students. Links to some assessment tools are provided.

OT and delirium management

OT helping a patient in the hospital

The evidence is pretty clear that the involvement of an integrated team that includes OT helps patients in the ICU get better faster! Impact of ICU on the patient Patients who are in the ICU experience many negative outcomes: delirium, polyneurophathy, myopathy, and sleep pattern disturbances. 1,2,3 In addition, extended bedrest (even without an ICU

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