An Introduction

Hello OT Practice Readers!
Thanks for reading Molly's article on Social Media. (You're already ahead of me, since I haven't read the previous issue yet). If you haven't been to my blog before, welcome, and please feel free to see the About Me pages or the manifesto I wrote when starting this blog 3 years ago.

Things you may want to know... I am a real OT, though I don't necessarily know what I want to be "when I grow up" so to speak. I write and rewrite material a lot (and do try to have a social life) so postings can be infrequent. I don't intend to come off as an expert about most OT-related things, I am still learning and plan to keep learning. That being said, I work hard at staying involved in OT on multiple levels. I read a lot of research articles and texts during my commute. I care about our profession and want it to grow, and me to grow with it. This blog helps me share that goal with the OT world at large.

If you're wondering what I'm doing in the upcoming months when I'm not doing something OT-related, it would include going to several concerts and shows, repotting my violets, getting outdoors, playing with my first smart phone, or reading (most current books: Thirteen Days, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and The Count of Monte Cristo).

Please feel free to comment or email me with your input, questions, encouragement, or suggestions for future posts. You can also find me on Twitter (otnotes) and OTConnections. If you're interested in other things I have written recently outside of the blog, check out the AOTA State Affairs newsletter, the MOTA newsletter, or the legislative section of the MOTA website (not up yet, but forthcoming). I will be at the upcoming AOTA Conference in Philadelphia and would be THRILLED to meet and talk with anyone who will admit to having read any portion of this blog.

Intended upcoming entries: OT-relevant smart phone applications; kitchen reorganization for energy conservation; caregiving tales; and a special shoutout to my twitter followers.

Again, thanks for reading!

1 comment:

Godhelp Mutero Nyashanu said...

This is a question;
What's your opinion on the direction mental health is taking in New Zealand? This is with regards to the government having closed the institutions and opened up homes in the communities around us for the mentally impaired who are serviced by Community Support Workers 24/7. How do you think OTs should be useful in this set up?