Time management is a problem for many university students – and occupational therapists can help! Check out this blog to see how.
Category: evidence-based practice
Using written text and hand writing notes are the best way to improve understanding of material, but sometimes digital products are the only thing available.
Nutrition in university students The American College Health Association reports that only 9% of US college students are eating the recommended 5-7 servings of fruits and veggies per day.1 College student nutrition can influence energy levels and may ultimately impact academic performance.2,3 In addition, body image related to weight in college students may influence the
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
Physical activity helps with time use and can make students more efficient with their time – while helping with their long term health!
Sleep is important for academic success! Check out this blog that looks at sleep and university students and provides both assessment and intervention ideas for occupational therapists working with students.
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.
Occupational therapy intervention and sleep in acute care Sleep is considered an occupation according to the OT Practice Framework (3rd Ed.)(AOTA, 2014). In a previous blog, I discussed sleep in general and how/why OTs should be addressing sleep – check it out here. In this particular blog, I discuss sleep as it relates to clients in
Another post in my series for OTs working in acute care… Cheat sheet for OTs: Monitoring medical status There are many tools available to an OT who works in a medical setting. These tools can help make clinical decisions about intervention. Here are the most accessible ones… HEART RATE How fast is the heart beating?
Theraputty. Are you wondering if it works, too? I was pleasantly surprised to find at least a few studies about it, since theraputty seems to be a part of most therapy department’s supply cabinet! The evidence: A study (1) with clients who have osteoarthritis used the Theraband® Hand Exerciser (not theraputty, but I thought the