OT Life Hacks: #OTtips

In Occupational Therapy, our whole job is centered on making life a little easier and making sure that people can be successful.  Most of what I post about are activities to work on specific problem areas, but I have posted a few things that could be considered general life hacks.  Most of my tips are related to kids since I work with and spend most of my time with kids.  This month several OT associations are having an #OTLifeHack campaign {Read More}

Quick tip: splinting

If no towel is handy when splinting, I just use my pant leg to dry the splint and help it cool down. What? It works. Looking to find printable activities? You can find them in the community shop

Quick tip: splinting-dish soap

A couple of drops of dish soap in the splint pan will keep the splint material from sticking to the pan. Don’t use more than that or you will have suds, and can wash your dishes in your splint pan. Looking to find printable activities? You can find them in the community shop

Quick tip: splinting, just do it

The best way to improve splinting skills is to just do it. If you make a mistake, you can try again. Looking to find printable activities? You can find them in the community shop

Quick tip: handwriting neatness

Sometimes personality is a big component of good writing. If they don’t care if their writing is good, it won’t be, and OT won’t change that. You can’t change personality with OT. Looking to find printable activities? You can find them in the community shop