The Role of Occupational Therapy in Driving
What is the role of occupational therapy in driving? Helping clients regain their sense of freedom and independence is at the core of why many of us became Occupational Therapists (OTs). And while there are roles for us across the spectrum of care, there’s one practice area that can be incredibly fulfilling. Helping clients drive…Read More
Safe Driving Tips for Transporting Grandchildren
Are you a grandparent lending a hand with transporting grandchildren? As offices across the country start to reopen, many parents return to the office for work, leaving grandparents in charge of childcare. This includes handling everyday tasks such as running errands, doctor appointments, and taking the kids to activities or other events. This also means…Read More
How has the past year changed our need to drive?
How has the past year changed our need to drive? In my opinion, one of the best outcomes from 2020 has been the increased acceptance and opportunity for working from home, ordering necessities online, and having more access to food & leisure right at our fingertips (thank you DoorDash). For my clients with disabilities, this…Read More
Driving Post-Stroke with a Left Foot Accelerator
Meet Michael. Michael has returned to driving post-stroke with a left foot accelerator! Please join me in congratulating Michael on passing his adaptive equipment driving test on a very cold and windy Tuesday! Michael is a young, very independent, hard-working father. About a month into the pandemic, he woke up, alone in his home, unable…Read More
ACL (Allen Cognitive Lacing) for the Win!
And the Allen Cognitive Test (ACL) comes to the rescue again for a win!! Hello OT friends! I used the ACL (Allen Cognitive Lacing Test) to understand my client’s readiness to drive again! It is really a great tool. This time my client, had no more than an eighth-grade education and grew up as a…Read More
Be OK with Not Knowing
HOW DO YOU RESPOND WHEN THE WORLD KEEPS SHIFTING AND IT’S HARD TO KEEP FINDING YOUR BALANCE? I use a mantra – Be OK with not knowing. It helps me focus, center, and re-group. I like to remind myself that not knowing is part of the process and part of what I need in my…Read More