Not So Terrible Palsy

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"Well, I do have some big news with this update…I’ve PASSED my driving test!!!! I knew time was running out. I was also worried that my theory test certificate would run out as well..."

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"Well, I do have some big news with this update…I’ve PASSED my driving test!!!! I knew time was running out. I was also worried that my theory test certificate would run out as well..."

“[..]There’s a lot of planning that goes on behind the scenes... I have an idea of what I think I may need as I’ll never know for sure […]”

Applying the PEOP Model to Placement as a Disabled Occupational Therapy Student

As a disabled student, I find placement really challenging, and I’ve highlighted this a lot on my blog. There’s a lot of planning that goes on behind the scenes, as every single factor has to be th…

“[…] I still have a lot more to learn, but it’s still very special to me. I still can’t get my head around others wanting “Little G’s” content. Blogs by a girl who’s always been better with numbers! [...]"

Virtual Occupational Therapy Placement Round 2?

“[…] I still have a lot more to learn, but it’s still very special to me. I still can’t get my head around others wanting “Little G’s” content. Blogs by a girl who’s always been better with numbers! [...]"

"I know that even if it’s a virtual placement, it will still be very different to last time, as it will be working in mental health but; you still can’t replace that face to face..."

Virtual Occupational Therapy Placement Round 2?

Hello, and yes, this is what you think it is, 6 months on and we’re discussing the potential of me doing another virtual occupational therapy placement!! Yes, you guessed it this time it is due to …

"How will I ensure that the reduced time I may have is meaningful to others who interact with my content and meaningful to me as I continue my personal and professional journey?"

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"How will I ensure that the reduced time I may have is meaningful to others who interact with my content and meaningful to me as I continue my personal and professional journey?"

"This charity is so significant to many people by providing such a vital service..."

How Charities Use Online Communities to Bring People Together in Desperate Times | Promotion for Skiggle

Imagine you are, on holiday about to embark on a well-deserved week off, but then you realise you’ve forgotten to pack them all-important care consumables. What do you do when you are 5 hours away …

"This charity is so significant to many people by providing such a vital service..."

How Charities Use Online Communities to Bring People Together in Desperate Times | Promotion for Skiggle

Imagine you are, on holiday about to embark on a well-deserved week off, but then you realise you’ve forgotten to pack them all-important care consumables. What do you do when you are 5 hours away …

"Putting my occupational therapy hat on, can one model be applied to everyone with a disability? I’m only 20-years-old and I have so much more life experience to gain..

Is It Useful to Think About ‘Models’ When Accepting a Disability?

Although I’ve been disabled all my life, I’m still learning about disability every day and the older I get the more questions I have. In my previous post, I spoke about how ableism affects me and h…

"[...]when we went on a school trip to Berlin, my friends had to take it in turns to push me around and I kept saying “I’m so sorry I’m such a burden”[...]"

Reflecting on Magical Friendships at the Most Magical Time of the Year

A few months ago, in a previous post, I spoke about the significant role my family plays in my life. This was a powerful reflection, so I wanted to extend that to speak about friendships. I have ma…

”It is our goal, to use our role as occupational therapists to open up to the possibility of change, so we have the opportunity to develop more sensitivity...”

The Importance of Holding Conversations About Empowered Practice

It’s the start of Disability History Month which takes place between November 18th- December 18th and what better way to start the month to have a conversation about empowered practice. Over …

"I’m not saying that when something new comes up we all adjust overnight because it’s only normal to need time to process things..."

The Significant Role My Family Plays in Supporting My Blog

In my recent posts, I have been looking at my journey into accepting my disability with a fisheye lens and what stuck out the most was the crucial role that my relationships have played in this jou…

"Should I be questioning the barriers I face in society more vigorously?.."

Mentally Balancing the Positives and Negatives of My Disability

The aim of my blog is to capture both good experiences and bad experiences I have had and continue to have throughout my, life. Yes, I’ll admit I’m a positive person and even with the negative blog…

"[...] although mentally I am better off because I’m seeing love ones and I love being busy physically it’s going to take some getting used to, using that much energy [...]"

How Post Lockdown Is Affecting Both My Physical and Mental Health

How great is it that normal life or the ‘new normal’ way of life is resuming? I’m very much enjoying seeing friends and family again and doing things other than sitting on my garden. However, as I …

“[...] I’d be lying if said that facing new challenges with an educator who doesn’t know my needs isn’t daunting [...]”

Reflecting on Past and Considering Future Placement Experiences as a Disabled Occupational Therapy Student

I explore practice placement extensively on my blogs, because planning a placement when you have a disability doesn’t happen overnight, and it is the area where I face the most challenges at univer…

"I didn’t think admitting that I need AAC would have be as hard as it has..."

Coming to Terms with Needing AAC in the Professional World

Effective communication is a massive part of any work and in healthcare, it is really important. It’s unlikely that you will pass a practice placement if you can’t demonstrate these skills. Which l…

"[...]we still cannot underestimate the value of online communities [...]"

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"[...]we still cannot underestimate the value of online communities [...]"