Category: OT

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.

Screens and academics: The evidence

screens and academics and OT

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.

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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What does nutrition have to do with school?

nutrition and occupational therapy

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

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Step 5: Get ethics board approval

ethics and clinical research for therapists

Any time you are doing research on human subjects, you need to get approval from an ethics or institutional review board (IRB).  Why do you need to do it? In order to protect human subjects who agree to be in a research study, an outside, neutral party must review the research and decide if the

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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!

Sleep and students

sleep and university students

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.

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.